All-WCC girls basketball lists released

Panorama players, from left: junior Faith Powell (25), sophomore Morgan Johnk (23), sophomore Bailey Beckman (13), junior Hope Wilderman (21) and junior Devyn Kemble (33). wait to be introduced before their Regional Final Feb. 20 in Waukee.

Panorama sophomore Bailey Beckman and Panther junior Devyn Kemble were joined by Woodward-Granger senior Mary Hansen to comprise one-half of the All-West Central Conference First Team. Joining the trio were Van Meter seniors Mackenzie Roberts and C.J. Jones along with Des Moines Christian senior Beth Zimmer.

Sophomore Morgan Johnk of Panorama earned Second Team honors, with Van Meter sophomore Emily Roberts, DMC senior Mia Rosener, Earlham senior Kelcie Hale, Madrid junior Shayla Peters and West Central Valley senior Kristin Culp round out the squad.

Woodward-Granger senior Riley Jamison and sophomore Kayley Dresback collected Honorable Mention recognition, as did Panorama juniors Faith Powell and Hope Wilderman. The names of the remaining players tabbed for Honorable Mention status were not available.

The WCC was tough all season, with Panorama 22-2, 15-1 winning the league title thanks in part to a pair of overtime wins against Van Meter (21-4, 14-2), who avenged those losses with a one-point win in the Regional Final before falling in the state quarterfinals. DMC (15-8, 13-3) was third, with W-G finishing 8-15 and 5-11.

Beckman led the league in scoring with 237 points, an average of 14.8 per game. She was tied for third with 40 steals while making 31 assists and grabbing 33 rebounds from her point guard position. Beckman finished 66-of-85 (77.6 percent) at the foul line, second most accurate among those attempting more than 40 free throws.

Kemble was fourth in scoring with 202 points and a 13.5 per game average. She was second in steals in the WCC with 42, made 29 assists and averaged 4.7 rebounds per outing. Her 85.7 percent foul shooting (54-of-63) led the league.

W-G senior Mary Hansen is fouled while trying to score under the basket against Martensdale-St. Marys Dec. 1.

Hansen averaged 13.1 points and 6.9 boards per game, with her 44 offensive rebounds second-best in the conference. She was tied for fourth in blocks (13), tied for fifth in steals (38) and distributed 20 assists. The Hawk leader shot 20-of-65 (30.8 percent) behidn the 3-point arc and was 51-of-74 (68.9 percent) at the foul line.

Hansen finished her W-G career with 878 total points and 596 total rebounds. She had 126 career steals, 78 assists and 34 blocks among all games, in and outside of conference play.

Johnk scored 8.6 points per game while clearing 104 boards, a 6.5 per contest clip. She was second in the WCC in blocks (20) while shooting 54-of-117 (46.2 percent) from the floor and 25-of-38 (65.8 percent) at the charity stripe.

Jamison scored 124 points (7.8 ppg) and was tied for third with 24 3-pointers. She was 24-of-84 (28.6 percent) on treys while tallying 32 steals and making 17 assists.

Dresback averaged 4.4 points per game and made 26 steals while tying for fourth in the conference with 39 assists.

Statistics in conference play for both Powell and Wilderman were not available.

All statistics (save Hansen’s career numbers) are from 2016-17 WCC games only.


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