Girls Basketball

Marion's Chloe Rice, Corby Laube headline all-Metro girls' basketball team

Marion duo sweeps top honors

Marion’s Chloe Rice drives the ball upcourt in Tuesday’s regional-final win over Keokuk. Rice is the all-Metro girls’ basketball player of the year. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
Marion’s Chloe Rice drives the ball upcourt in Tuesday’s regional-final win over Keokuk. Rice is the all-Metro girls’ basketball player of the year. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

Marion’s Chloe Rice and Corby Laube swept the top individual awards for the 2017 all-Metro girls’ basketball team. The duo combined to lead the Indians to a 22-1 record, a Class 4A No. 1 ranking and a spot in next week’s state tournament. 

FIRST TEAM

Kennedy Dighton, sr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Sarah Schmitt, soph., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Lexi Noonan, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Hailey Dolphin, jr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Kamryn Finley, jr., Linn-Mar; Kayba Laube, fr., Marion; Chloe Rice, jr., Marion.

Player of the year — Rice.

Coach of the year — Corby Laube, Marion.

SECOND TEAM

Mia Laube, jr., Marion; Caitlyn Smith, jr., Marion; Carly Spies, jr., Linn-Mar; Jayla Johnson, jr., Cedar Rapids Washington; Sammy Mia, soph., Cedar Rapids Washington; Erica Oler, jr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Kylie Brown, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Sidney McCrea, fr., Cedar Rapids Prairie.

HONORABLE MENTION

Randi Wright and Sophie Willette, Marion; Ally Johnson and Lexi Frese, Linn-Mar; Amelia Ivester and Caitlynn Daniels, Xavier; Avery Guy and Kylie Wise, Jefferson; Auddie Alepra and Olivia Hellweg, Kennedy; Isa Truemper and Caitlyn Riley, Washington; Mallory McDermott and Jenna Wagemester, Prairie.

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