Girls Basketball

Central’s Wilken is first-team all-state; Nashville’s Harre earns second-team honors

After helping her team to another Class 2A state tournament appearances, Central Cougars girls basketball standout Kendra Wilken on Thusday was named a first-team all-state selection by The Associated Press.

Nashville senior guard Jordi Harre was a second-team all-state pick.

Wilken averages 19.9 points and 11 rebounds for the Cougars (30-3), who will face Immaculate Conception in the 2A state semifinals at 8:15 p.m. Friday at Redbird Arena in Normal. The DePaul University recruit is coming off a season-high 34-point outing Tuesday in the super-sectional victory over Athens.

Wilken is the seventh-leading scorer in the St. Louis region and third in the metro-east.

The 5-foot-7 Harre averaged 16 points, 7.4 rebounds, five steals and four assists per game for Nashville, which lost to Central in the sectional championship.

Class 2A First Team

Khadaizha Sanders, Bishop McNamara; Kendra Wilken, Central; Brittin Boyer, Sullivan; Lexi Wallen, St. Thomas More; Ellie Lehne, Byron.

Class 2A Second Team

Madison Greeling, Piasa Southwestern; Jordi Harre, Nashville; Jill Berg, Midwest Central/Delevan; Megan Axcell, Knoxville; Abby Brockmeyer, Litchfield/Raymond Lincolnwood.

Class 1A First Team

Grace Baalman, Hardin Calhoun; Paulina Castro, Elgin Harvest Christian; Ashley Schneider, Nokomis; Lexi Macomber, Lanark Eastland; Corrie Reiley, Prophetstown.

Class 1A Second Team

Vanessa Markert, Brown County; Jayde Van Hyfte, Annawan; Ryan Dooley, Moweaqua Central A&M; Addison Stoller, Cissna Park; Morgan Van Hyfte, Annawan.