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Iowa high school girls' basketball 2018-19: Area players to watch

14 return after earning IPSWA honors last season, and 10 are juniors

Cascade's Nicole McDermott (0) runs up against North Union's Breanna Anderson in their Class 2A state semifinal last season. McDermott is a returning 2A first-team all-stater. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Cascade's Nicole McDermott (0) runs up against North Union's Breanna Anderson in their Class 2A state semifinal last season. McDermott is a returning 2A first-team all-stater. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

Returning Iowa Press Sports Writers Association all-state girls’ basketball players for the 2018-19 season:

Caitlynn Daniels, 5-7, jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier — Averaged 11.6 points, 4.7 assists and 2.7 steals per game last season. Shot 42.5 percent from 3-point range, 73.9 percent from the free-throw line. 4A 2nd-team all-state.

Grace Flanagan, 5-8, jr., North Linn — Averaged 13.3 points, 4.8 assists and 2.9 steals per game last season. Shot 40.3 percent from 3-point range, 90.5 percent from the free-throw line. 2A 3rd-team all-state.

Aubrey Joens, 5-9, jr., Iowa City High — Averaged 12.9 points, 3.0 assists and 3.2 steals per game last season. Shot 73.5 percent from the free-throw line. 5A 3rd-team all-state.

Adrianna Katcher, 5-11, jr., Center Point-Urbana — Averaged 10.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season. Shot 44.3 percent from the field, 72.2 percent from the free-throw line. 4A 3rd-team all-state.

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Kayba Laube, 5-9, jr., Marion — Averaged 13.5 points per game last season. Shot 50.4 percent from the field, 41.2 percent from 3-point range and 81.6 percent from the free-throw line. 4A 1st-team all-state.

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Sid McCrea, 5-10, jr., Cedar Rapids Prairie — Averaged 12.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game last season. 5A 3rd-team all-state.

Nicole McDermott, 5-5, jr., Cascade — Averaged 14.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 2.8 steals per game last season. Shot 51.9 percent from the field, 77.7 percent from the free-throw line. 2A 1st-team all-state.

Cailyn Morgan, 5-9, sr., Iowa City West — Averaged 9.8 points per game last season. Shot 71.4 percent from the free-throw line. 5A 3rd-team all-state.

Jessica Musgrave, 5-9, sr., South Tama — Averaged 21.8 points, 3.4 assists and 5.5 steals per game last season. Shot 52.6 percent from the field. 3A 1st-team all-state.

Rose Nkumu, 5-8, jr., Iowa City High — Averaged 13.2 points, 3.1 assists and 3.2 steals per game last season. Shot 55.2 percent from the field. 5A 2nd-team all-state.

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Karsyn Stratton, 5-8, jr., Clear Creek Amana — Averaged 21.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game last season. Shot 52.9 percent from the field. 4A 3rd-team all-state.

Sam Wall, 5-8, sr., Maquoketa Valley — Averaged 20.6 points, 4.1 assists and 2.5 steals per game last season. Shot 46.8 percent from the field, 37.6 percent from 3-point range and 84.5 percent from the free-throw line. 2A 1st-team all-state.

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Shateah Wetering, 6-1, jr., Montezuma — Averaged 13.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game last season. Shot 60.2 percent from the field. 1A 3rd-team all-state.

Alex Wiese, 5-11, sr., Iowa City Regina — Averaged 15.4 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. Shot 57.9 percent from the field, 70.1 percent from the free-throw line. 2A 1st-team all-state.

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