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Warriors’ Keahna one of area all-state players

March 14, 2013
By Chronicle/News Herald Staff , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

DES MOINES - The Marshalltown area's four ranked girls' basketball squads each had a player honored with selection to one of the Iowa Newspaper Association's all-state teams.

Grundy Center senior forward Sam Meyers was voted to the Class 1A first team - her second all-state honor - after leading the sixth-ranked Spartans to the regional finals.

Also honored in Class 1A were Meskwaki Settlement senior guard Dia Keahna and Colo-NESCO sophomore point guard Shayla Dean. Keahna was named to the second team while Dean was picked for the third team.

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Meskwaki's Dia Keahna scores a layup during the Warriors' home game against Grundy Center.

West Marshall junior post Jennifer Davis gained third-team recognition in Class 2A as well.

Meyers was named to the eight-player first team after scoring an NICL West Division-leading 18.8 points per game. She also led the Spartans in rebounding (8.6 per game), field-goal percentage (53.8), free throws (99-for-154) and blocked shots (20). Meyers was the ninth-leading scorer in 1A.

Keahna garnered second-team all-state selection after finishing second in Class 1A scoring with a 21.6 ppg average. She scored 20 points or more 19 times while leading the No. 9 Warriors with 40 3-pointers, 106 free-throw makes, 110 steals and 21 blocked shots.

Dean earned third-team honors after finishing second in the state - all classes - with 162 steals. Her 124 assists put her 16th in all classes, and she also averaged 8 points per game for the seventh-ranked Royals.

Davis was eighth-ranked West Marshall's leading rebounder with 9.3 boards per game and its second-leading scorer at 13.4 ppg. The Trojans shared the NICL West Division title with Grundy Center, as Davis ranked fifth in scoring and sixth in rebounding in league games.

Iowa City West senior guard Ally Disterhoft was named Miss Basketball after leading the state in scoring at 26.3 ppg. The 6-foot University of Iowa recruit helped Iowa City West reach the state tournament for the third year in a row, leading the Women of Troy in scoring, rebounding (7.7 rpg), steals (53) and blocked shots (40).



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