Van Buren girls land two on first team all-SEISC
■ One Comet named to all-SEISC first team.
Van Buren senior Hanna Haynes and sophomore Kaitlyn Johnson were named to the Southeast Iowa Super Conference South Division first team for the 2012-13 girls’ basketball season.
In her final season, Haynes ranked fifth in all of Class 2A in scoring with 19.4 points per game. The 6-foot-2 Warrior shot the ball at a 54.1 clip, and she ranked fifth in the class in rebounds (273) and third in blocked shots (131).
Johnson, a transfer from Mount Pleasant, makes her first appearance on the all-SEISC team after scoring 11.6 points per game and connecting on more than 81 percent of her free throws. The guard also led the Warriors in assists with 4.2 per game.
The 17-6 Warriors also landed seniors Payten Hughes and Jordan Billups on the all-conference second team. Hughes was a consistent source for rebounds with eight per game, while Billups was the team’s third-leading scorer at seven points per game.
Representing Cardinal on the first-team South Division squad is senior Lindsay Moore, who makes her second straight appearance on the team after leading her Comets to a 8-14 record this winter. Moore broke her school’s — and her own — single-season scoring record with 395 points. The Comet senior made nearly 40 percent of her shots while also leading her team in assists (51) and steals (76).
Freshman Delaney Ridgway was a second team selection for the Comets. The rookie scored more than 10 points per game and was the team’s leading rebounder at 8.9 per game.
Van Buren junior Abby Rider and sophomore Shayla Filson were named honorable mention, as were Cardinal senior Morgan Honomichl and sophomore Danae Moses.
Over in the North Division, Pekin landed no players on the all-SEISC first team, but freshman Gwynne Wright did earn a spot on the division’s second team. Wright made an immediate splash in her rookie season, finishing with 9.7 points per game and a team-high 44 steals.
Juniors Samantha Wright and Jessica Horras also were major contributors in Pekin’s 10-12 season, and they both were named honorable mention for their part.