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Stokes redeems herself at all-star game

INDIANAPOLIS -- Linn-Mar senior Kiah Stokes redeemed herself in a national all-star basketball game Saturday.

Stokes collected seven points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots to help the White team defeat the Red, 83-73, in the 22nd Annual WBCA All-Star Game at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Stokes was not happy with her performance in the McDonald's All-America Game Wednesday night in Chicago, where she scored only one point in 16 minutes. She said at the time she wanted to "redeem" herself in the WBCA game and play better.

Stokes shot 3-for-3 from the field Saturday and tied for second-best on her team with seven rebounds in 24 minutes.

Betnijah Laney of Clayton, Del., led the White team with 21 points. Briyona Canty of Trenton, N.J., was named the White team MVP with 13 points and eight assists.

Elizabeth Williams of Virginia Beach, Va., collected 20 points, eight rebounds and three blocks and was named the Red team MVP.

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Saxen helps Grey Team to All-Star win

Xavier senior Alex Saxen scored 12 points for the winning Grey Team in the Class 4A game of the Iowa Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Games at Mount Mercy's Hennnesseey Recreation Center on Saturday.

The Grey Team beat the White Team, 82-76. Jefferson's Brittney Steffeny scored three points for the Grey. Kennedy's Olivia Meier scored seven points and Xavier's Krissi Tow four for the White Team.

Washington senior Tia Dawson scored six points for the 4A Select in its 87-63 rout of the 3A Select.

Game 1

4A WHITE (76): Payton Strawser 1 0-0 3, Lindsey Jipp 0 0-0 , Katelyn Sandon 8 0-0 17, Jordan Gillenwater 5 4-6 14, Alana Warren 3 0-0 7, Laura Brewer 6 0-2 14, Ashley Stokes 1 0-0 2, Olivia Meier 1 4-4 7, Krissi Tow 2 0-0 4, Mady Van Metre 3 1-2 8. Totals 30 9-14 76.

4A GREY (82): Josse Jansen 2 0-0 5, Jordan Johnston 5 0-0 12, Summer Gordon 3 1-2 7, Antonea Stuckey 0 0-0 0, Khanish Williams 8 0-1 17, Alex Saxen 5 2-4 12, Caitlin Fuller 4 2-2 11, Brittney Steffeny 1 1-2 3, Maggie McClelland 4 2-2 11, Autumn Alitz 2 0-0 4. Totals 34 8-13 82.

Halftime -- Grey 41, White 39. 3-point goals -- White 7 (Brewer 2, Strawser, Sandon, Warren, Meier, Van Metre), Grey 6 (Johnston 2, Jansen, Williams, Fuller, McClelland).

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Griffin flies at John Ask Relays

It was the first meet of the season for many of the teams at the John Ask Relays on Friday (April 1) at Kingston Stadium and one thing was on the runners minds.

"It's cold, its very cold," said Washington junior sprinter Will Griffin.

But Griffin was able to put that out of his mind as he had a terrific night, winning the 100 and 200 meter dashes and the 4x200 relay. In his final event, the 4x100, Griffin seemed to get Washington out of the gates with a bit of a lead, but a slow hand-off between the second and third legs slowed down the relay and the Warriors ended up second.

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Frosh Breitbach stars for Saints girls

Freshman Molly Breitbach was the bright spot for host Xavier in an otherwise poor showing for the Saints at the Xavier Invitational.

Breitbach won the 100 meter dash, was a part of the winning 4x200 relay, and was on the sprint medley that took second Friday at Xavier.

“She’s a hard worker, she will do whatever she is asked,” Xavier Coach Russ Camacho said. “There is not much more you can ask from her.”

As a team, the Saints struggled as their guests were more than willing to beat up on them all night. The Saints finished tied with Kennedy for last with 54 points.

“There were some highlights tonight and some things we need to work on,” Camacho said.

Kennedy joined the Saints to represent the Metro area at the invitational. The Cougars also struggled to keep up with the competition.

Kristin Huebsch got the Cougars their only first place finish by winning the high jump with a mark of 4-feet-10.

Cedar Falls won with 171.5 points and Benton placed second with 106 points.

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Xavier girls soccer ranked No. 1, too

The Xavier girls soccer team is ranked No. 1 in Class 2A in the preseason rankings released Friday by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

The Saints' boys soccer team also is ranked No. 1 to start the season.

Xavier won the last five Class 1A titles, but has been moved up to 2A this season as the IGHSAU expands from two to three classes.

Four Metro teams are ranked in the top 15 in Class 3A. Linn-Mar is No. 4, Kennedy No. 8, Jefferson No. 11 and Washington No. 14.

West Des Moines Valley, which won the Class 2A title last season, is ranked No. 1 in Class 3A. Iowa City West is No. 2.

LaPorte City Union, which was beaten in last year's 1A final by Xavier, is ranked No. 1 in Class 1A. Dubuque Wahlert is No. 2.

The girls soccer season opens April 4. The Metro Jamboree is April 5 at Kingston Stadium.

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