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.