Basketball standouts Abby Johnson of Ankeny and Maggie Phipps of Ankeny Centennial have both earned all-district honors from the Iowa Girls’ Coaches Association.
Johnson and Phipps were named to the Class 5A West team. The squad consists of 17 players, 15 of them from the CIML.
Phipps, a senior guard, has led the Jaguars to a 15-2 record and a berth in next week’s Class 5A state tournament. She is averaging 18.3 points per game while shooting 93.4 percent from the free-throw line.
Phipps, a Drake recruit, has scored in double figures in 16 of the 17 games. She set a single-game school record with 31 points in a victory at Ames.
Johnson, a senior forward, led Ankeny to a 10-7 mark, its first winning season under coach Dru McAnelly. The Hawkettes reached a regional final before losing at top-ranked Waukee.
Johnson, a Northern State recruit, averaged 15.8 points and 4.9 rebounds. She scored a career-high 23 points in her final game.
Johnston and Waukee led the all-district team with three selections apiece. Ames and Southeast Polk each had two players on the squad.
Johnston’s Chad Jilek was named coach of the year.