Girls basketball post season awards

basketball 2The IMS girls basketball team received three Southeast Iowa Super-conference basketball selections last week.  IMS freshman point guard Suzanna Yoder earned second team all-conference honors as she led the team in scoring, assists, rebounds and steals.  Yoder averaged eight points per game and finished with 45 assists, 108 rebounds, and 32 steals.  “I’m happy for Suzanna, she deserves this honor,” IMS head coach Kari Heusinkveld said.  “She did a very nice job of leading us from the point guard position this season and elevated the level we competed at on a daily basis.  Her drive and determination to get better is something that will continue to serve her well.  We will see some great things from her over the next several years.”

Co-captain senior center Jessica Bender was an honorable mention selection.  Bender averaged five points per game and led the Super-conference North with 71 blocks on the year.  “Jess really brought a lot to this team,” Heusinkveld said.  “She was a force to be reckoned with on the interior and really made it tough for teams to get easy buckets in the paint.  We will miss her shot-blocking ability next season and are grateful for the dedication and love for the game she brought to this program.”

Sophomore co-captain guard Rachel Miller was also an honorable mention selection.  Miller averaged seven points per game and led the team in three-point shooting.  “Rachel brought toughness and a great work ethic to this team,” Heusinkveld said.  “Much of what she did for us this year won’t show up on the stat sheets; deflections, hustle plays, defending the opponents top scoring guards and so on, but these are essential parts of the game.  We are excited to have her for a couple more seasons and look forward to watching her develop her game.”

The SEISC also honors student athletes in grades 9-12 who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the quarter. Payton Hart, Rachel Miller, Joya Schrock and Suzanna Yoder were named to the academic all-conference team.