The Iowa Girls Basketball Rankings for the 2019-2020 Season have been released and there are some big shakeups in the top 10! See where your favorite team ranks and who they’ll be playing this season.
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The top rated team in class 5A according to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union is West Des Moines Valley. They are 6-0 on the season with convincing wins over their opponents. They have an average margin of victory of 23.8 points per game The number two ranked team is Ankeny Centennial, who is also 6-0 on the season. They have an average margin of victory of 16.5 points per game
1. Ankeny Centennial
The Ankeny Centennial Girls basketball team is currently ranked as the number one team in Class 3A. They have a record of 13-0 and are led by senior guard Elise Welker. Welker is averaging 18.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3 assists per game The other key contributors for the Jaguars are sophomore forward Carly Grenfell and junior guard Ally Disterhoft. Grenfell is averaging 10 points and 5 rebounds per game while Disterhoft is averaging 12 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists per game
2. West Des Moines Valley
The West Des Moines Valley Girls Basketball team is currently ranked as the number two team in Class 3A. They have a record of 11-1 and are led by senior forward Madison Wise. Wise is averaging 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals per game. The other key contributors for the Tigers are junior guard Kennedy Brown and sophomore forward Ellie Joa. Brown is averaging 9 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists per game while Joa is averaging 10 points and 6 rebounds per game
3. Cedar Rapids Kennedy
The Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls basketball team is currently ranked as the number three team in Class 3A. They have a record of 10-2 and are led by junior forward Bre Cera. Cera is averaging 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 steals per game. The other key contributors for the Cougars are senior guard Katelyn Boydston and junior guard Melissa Dixon. Boydston is averaging 9 points per game while Dixon is averaging 8 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists per game
1. Dyersville Beckman Blazers
The Dyersville Beckman Blazers girls Basketball team is currently ranked #1 in Class 2A by the Iowa Girls high school Athletic Union. The team is off to an undefeated start this season with a record of 12-0. The Blazers are led by seniors Macy Ubben and Taryn Krueger, who are both averaging over 15 points per game
2. Cascade Cougars
The Cascade Cougars are currently ranked #2 in Class 2A after starting the season with a record of 11-1. The Cougars lone loss came against Class 3A opponent Anamosa, whom they defeated earlier in the season. The Cougars are led by junior Faith Johnson, who is averaging a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds per game.
3. Mount Vernon Mustangs
The Mount Vernon Mustangs come in at #3 with a record of 10-2 on the season. The Mustangs have wins over some quality opponents, including Anamosa and West Delaware The team is led by sophomore Macy Kyner, who is averaging 16 points and five assists per game this season.
The top Iowa girls basketball Rankings for the 2019-2020 Season have been released, and Class 1A looks competitive as ever.
The top ranked team in Class 1A is Dike-New Hartford, who are looking to defend their title from last year. They are followed closely by Pella Christian who finished as runners up last year.
Both of these teams will be looking to dethrone last year’s champions, and it should be a close race to the top. Other teams in contention for the title include Western Christian and North Butler.
Top Overall Players
1. Caitlin Clark, Iowa City West
2. Ashley Joens, Iowa City High
3. Kennedy Kirkpatrick, Ankeny Centennial
4. Monika Czinano, Waterloo West
5. Emma Gaworski, Cascade
6. Morgan Hansen, Sioux City East
7. Hannah Stipe, Ames
8. Lauren Zacharias, Ankeny Centennial
There are many things to consider when determining who the top shooters in Iowa girls basketball are for the 2019-2020 season. Some of the factors that we considered when making our list include:
*3-point shooting percentage
*field goal percentage
*free throw percentage
*Points per game
After taking all of these factors into consideration, we have compiled a list of the top 10 shooters in Iowa Girls Basketball for the 2019-2020 season.
In addition to being one of the top scorers in the state, center Mallory Duncanfrom Ankeny is also one of the top rebounders. As of January 6th, she was averaging 12.4 rebounds per game. Other top rebounders in the state include:
1. Kennedy Kirkpatrick (Ankeny) – 11.9 rpg
2. Carlee Gress (New Hampton) – 11.8 rpg
3. Kari Heckart (Dyersville Beckman) – 10.7 rpg
4. McKenna Blackford (Creston) – 10.4 rpg
5. Breeley McCurdy (Southeast Polk) – 9.9 rpg
The top ball-handlers in the state of Iowa for the 2019-2020 season are:
1. Tania Davis, Iowa City West
2. Ashley Joens, Iowa City High
3. Morgan Litwiller, Ames
4. Kennedy Brown, Valley, West Des Moines
5. Leia Kander, Ankeny
Size and athletic ability make for great defenders. They can block and intimidate shots, as well as grab rebounds. Here are the top defenders in the state of Iowa for the 2019-2020 season.
1. Taryn Wertz, sr., Wahlert
2. Keely Gee, sr., Cascade
3. Aubrey Joens, so., Iowa City West
4. Kennedy Brown, jr., Ankeny Centennial
5. Ellie Holterhaus, sr., Davenport Assumption