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Top stars, best performances from this week in Iowa high school girls basketball (Nov. 28-Dec. 2)

Some of the top performances from Iowa prep girls basketball this week

By Barry Poe 

Here are some stars from the past week's high school girls basketball games across Iowa. 

If you know of a top performance we should include, please let us know. 

Audi Crooks, Algona Garrigan

The Iowa State signee poured in 48 points (22-of-30 from the field), grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked a shot in a 93-89 overtime win over Minnesota prep power Providence Academy in the Twin Cities Classic.

Sydney Doeschot, Kingsley-Pierson

The freshman, who is leading the state in points scored early on, fired in 23 points as the Panthers opened the Western Valley Conference season awith a 72-35 win over OABCIG.

Melina Oepping, Winfield-Mt. Union

The senior had 19 points, nine rebounds and three assists for the Class 1A No. 15 Wolves (4-0) in a 68-21 win over Louisa-Muscatine.

Jenna Twedt, Benton

Twedt scored 27 points, grabbed five rebounds, handed out three assists, blocked two shots and had two steals in the Class 3A No. 5 Bobcats’ 53-44 victory over Class 2A No. 8 Iowa City Regina.

Carlee Rochford, New Hampton

The senior recorded a double-double with 31 points and 12 rebounds, to go along with six assists and four steals, in a 55-40 win over Turkey Valley.

Sadie Cox, Lenox

The sophomore finished with 29 points, eight rebounds and five steals in the Tigers’ 68-23 win over Orient-Macksburg.

Grace Hennessy, Denver

Hennessy almost came up with a double-double, finishing with 29 points and nine rebounds in a 54-35 win over East Marshall.

Arianna Jackson, Des Moines Roosevelt

The Iowa State commit had 26 points, eight rebounds and six steals in the Roughriders’ 64-18 triumph over Marshalltown.

Bryar Duwe, Decorah

The senior posted 24 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Vikings down Prairie Du Chien (Wisc.) 76-61 in an interstate contest.

Meena Tate, Iowa City West

Tate, a Dartmouth College signee, ignited a late run and scored a game-high 25 points in the Class 5A No. 7 Trojans turned back Class 4A No. 8 Clear Creek-Amana 61-47 in a season opener.

Riley Batta, South Central Calhoun

Batta’s double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds led the Titans to a 59-27 victory over East Sac County.

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Kenna Mongan, Cherokee

The senior rained in seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points, to go along with eight assists and six rebounds, in a 73-60 win over Le Mars Gehlen Catholic.

Callie Levin, Solon

The junior University of Iowa commit scored 22 points while leading the Class 3A No. 9 Spartans to a 67-42 win over Nodaway Valley.

Brielle Engelmann, Alta-Aurelia

Alta-Aurelia is off to a 3-0 start thanks, in part, to the play of Engelmann, who had 10 points, six rebounds and four steals in a 63-26 rout of Storm Lake St. Mary’s/.

Makynlee Yockey, MVAOCOU

The sophomore contributed 21 points, six rebounds and five steals in the Rams’ 70-28 victory over Missouri Valley.

Nakia Ollivierre, AGSWR

The freshman led the way with 26 points and five assists as the unbeaten Cougars topped Hampton-Dumont 58-21.

Desta Hoogendorn, Central Lyon

Hoogendorn, a junior, scored 14 points and snared 14 rebounds as Class 2A No. 2 Central Lyon beat Okoboji 60-41.

Alyssa Lux, Cascade

The Cougars, ranked No. 7 in Class 2A, opened the season with a 60-56 win over West Liberty with Lux scoring 22 points and snaring seven rebounds.

Laynee Hogan, East Buchanan

The sophomore collected 18 points, six rebounds and four assists in the Buccaneers’ 60-44 win over Lisbon.

Alyssa Fowler, Northeast

The senior tallied a double-double, scoring 22 points (9 of 13 from the field) and grabbing 13 rebounds in a season-opening 49-35 win over Durant.

Chloe Wierson, Collins-Maxwell

The junior scored 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in the Spartans’ 60-42 victory over BCLUW.

Haylee Stokes, Estherville-Lincoln Central

Iowa’s defending Class 3A state champions are off to a 3-0 start. Sophomore point guard Stokes had 22 points, five rebounds, five steals and five assists in a 64-30 win over Algona.

Presly Blommers, Oskaloosa

The senior scored 21 points and snared six rebounds while also coming away with six steals for the 3-0 Indians during a 57-29 victory over Fairfield.

Ivy Davison, Van Buren County

The junior narrowly missed a triple-double with 21 points, 19 rebounds and nine steals in a 44-30 win over New London.

Brenna Bodensteiner, Waverly-Shell Rock

The junior nailed five 3-pointers and tossed in 21 points as the Go-Hawks downed Western Dubuque 62-43.