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Four Spartans make all-region

Moya, Lair-Van Meter, Warren and Kueth receive selections

Four Southwestern Spartans basketball players received all-region selections for Region XI.

The all-region teams for NJCAA Div. II Region XI were voted on by coaches within the conference. Coaches were not able to vote for their own players.

For the women, outgoing sophomores Madelyn Moya and Tina Lair-Van Meter received selections to the second and third team, respectively.

An integral part of the Spartans core starting five, Moya averaged 15.6 points per game while grabbing 6.8 boards per contest. She ranked second on the Spartans in 3-pointers made, connecting on 40 shots. She also got to the charity stripe the most out of her teammates, taking 154 shots, landing 70.1 percent. She assisted 48 scores and led the team in steals with 46.

A dominant member on the inside, Lair-Van Meter averaged 10.5 points per game, falling just short of averaging a double double on the season with 9.6 rebounds per game. Her rebounds per game total led the ICCAC and her 31 blocks (1.1 per game) were second in the conference. She had the second highest field goal percentage on the team with 44.5 percent.

SWCC men

Ryan Warren and Gatdoar Kueth received honors from the men’s Region XI all-region team.

Warren received second team honors and Kueth received an honorable mention.

Warren averaged 12.5 points per game, the highest of players with 700-plus minutes of court time. As the primary point guard Warren led the team in assists with 138 (5.3 per game), good enough for third in the ICCAC. He also led the team in steals with 27 (1.0 per game) and in 3-pointers made with 50.

Kueth received an honorable mention on the all-region team. The 6- 7 big man grabbed 161 rebounds (5.4 per game), a team high. Kueth swatted 38 shots (1.3 per game), a team high. He also shot a team-high 57.2 percent from the field and was a dual threat from beyond the arc, shooting 33.9 percent on 62 attempts.

Women’s all-region

First team

Aliyah Robinson, DMACC, So.; Brittany West, Iowa Central, So.; Breanna Wendland, Iowa Lakes, Fr.; Shareece Smith, Iowa Lakes, Fr.; Anasha Hurst, Kirkwood, So.; Talia Paytiamo, Little Priest, So.; Mandy Willems, NIACC, Fr.; Jada Buford, NIACC, Fr.; Autam Mendez, NIACC, Fr.; Miah Shelby, Southeastern, So.

Second team

Grace Stalzer, DMACC, So.; Ellie Horn, DMACC, So.; Avery Terwilliger, Iowa Central, So.; Samantha Hagedorn, Iowa Lakes, Fr.; Haley Mullinix, Kirkwood, So.; Ju Gaston, Kirkwood, Fr.; Paige Bradford, Kirkwood, Fr.; Tahya Campbell, NIACC, So.; Andreisha Waller, Southeastern, So.; Madelyn Moya, Southwestern, So.

Third team

Asia Mena, DMACC, Fr.; Tayla Nulty, Ellsworth, So.; Meredith Lincoln, Ellsworth, So.; Shariah Smith, Iowa Central, So.; Safiyer Coleman, Iowa Lakes, Fr.; Mackenzie Jenkins, Kirkwood, SO.; Leah Robinson, Kirkwood, So.; Amaya Leon, Little Priest, Fr.; Kelcie Hale, NIACC, Fr.; Benedetta Murpurgo, Southeastern, So.; Tina Lair-Van Meter, Southwestern, So.

Coach of the Year: Todd Ciochetto, NIACC.

Player of the Year: Mandy Willems, NIACC.

Men’s all-region

First team

Tray Buchanan, DMACC, So.; Royshawn Webb, Iowa Central, So.; Kevin Jennings, Iowa Lakes, Fr.; Solomon Clayton, Iowa Lakes, So.; Allante Pickens, Kirkwood, So.; Douglas Wilson, Kirkwood, So.; Deundra Roberson, NIACC, Fr.; Quentin Hardrict, NIACC, Fr.

Second team

Deshawn Davidson, DMACC, So.; Dyllan Robinson, DMACC, So.; LJ Harris, Ellsworth, So.; Dallas Bailey, Iowa Central, So.; Luke Appel, Kirkwood, Fr.; Wendell Matthews, NIACC, Fr.; James Harris, NIACC, Fr.; Ryan Warren, Southwestern, So.

Honorable mention

DeVonta Prince, DMACC, So.; Quinton Taylor, DMACC, So.; Equan Ards, Iowa Lakes, So.; Boston Grimes, Iowa Lakes, Fr.; Devonte Thedford, Kirkwood, Fr.; Connor Kasperbauer, Kirkwood, r-Fr.; Donte Innocent, Little Priest, Fr.; Gatdoar Kueth, Southwestern, So.

Coach of the Year: Mark Mohl, NIACC.

Player of the Year: Douglas Wilson, Kirkwood.

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