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Okawville’s Noah Frederking is a unanimous first-team all-state selection

Fans give Okawville Rockets a send-off as they head to state hoops tourney

The Okawville boys basketball team was given a hero's send-off by fellow students and fans Thursday morning. The team is back in the state finals for the first time in 30 years.
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The Okawville boys basketball team was given a hero's send-off by fellow students and fans Thursday morning. The team is back in the state finals for the first time in 30 years.

Okawville Rockets senior Noah Frederking was named to the Associated Press Class 1A all-state basketball team for the second straight season Thursday.

The Evansville recruit was the top vote-getter and a unanimous selection.

The 6-foot-4 senior guard got 95 points, more than any other Class 1A player in the state. Frederking averages 21.8 points and eight rebounds per game and is Okawville’s all-time leading scorer.

He will lead the Rockets (31-3) against Newark (28-4) in the Class 1A state semifinals at 12:45 p.m. Friday in Peoria.

Gibault senior forward Trevor Davis was an honorable mention all-state selection in Class 2A, and Marissa senior guard Kyle Smith earned honorable mention all-state in Class 1A.

Davis led Gibault (22-8) in scoring (17.6 ppg) and rebounding (9.6 rpg). Smith, Marissa’s all-time leading scorer, averaged 23.6 points with 70 3-pointers and 81 assists.

Norm Sanders: 618-239-2454, @NormSanders

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