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Several area girls named IBCA All-Staters

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association released its girls basketball All-State teams, with plenty of talented players from the area getting recognition.

In 1-A, Indian Creek's Brooke Heiman gets the nod after becoming the all-time leading scorer in the Little Ten's conference history. Eastland's Karlie Krogman was a double-double machine for the Lady Cougars, and she gets IBCA All-State recognition after another excellent season following Eastland's state title in 2020.

Elsewhere in 1-A, Amboy teammates Abi Payne and Mallory Powers both received All-State honors from the IBCA. The duo would have given Amboy a legit chance at making a run at a state title this year, had the season not been shortened. Still, they helped the Lady Clippers finish as the No. 1 ranked team in the state AP rankings.

A couple of friends and rivals from the NUIC round out the 1-A honorees. Stockton's Tiana Timpe finished off a great career with the Lady Blackhawks putting up more big numbers and helping Stockton stay a consistent force in the state rankings before she heads to play in college at Central Michigan. Her friend and Dakota standout Tabytha Toelke also gets All-State status from the IBCA. She become the program's all-time scoring leader this season.

Aquin's Addie DeMichele and Maddie Hildebrand, Amboy's Olivia Dinges and Gabby Jones, South Beloit's Kaya Lervick and Eastland's Talena Rogers all earned 1-A special mention.

In 2-A, Winnebago teammates Miyah Brown and Renee Rittmeyer both earned All-State recognition. The dynamic duo helped the Lady Indians win a Big Northern Conference title. Marengo's Jennifer Heinberg also gets the nod. Receiving special mention in 2-A are Rockford Lutheran's Mikayla Huffine and Byron's Ava Kultgen.

In 3-A, Sterling's Brook Borum and Sycamore's Faith Feuerbach garner All-State accolades, while Sterling's Bree Borum, Sycamore's Evyn Carrier and Dixon's Abby Guthrie all received special mention.

Derek Bayne

Derek Bayne joined 13 WREX as the sports director in December of 2011. He grew up in the Chicago suburbs and moved back to Illinois after working several years in North Carolina. For any sports story ideas or tips, you can email dbayne@wrex.com.

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