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High School Team Capsule: Johnston (IA)

10/22/2022, 10:15am CDT
By Chuck Thompson

Returning Starters:

Aili Tanke, 5'10" 2024 Forward (Iowa State Commit)

     *8.2 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 1.4 APG

Aaliyah Riley, 5'7" 2024 Guard

     *6.9 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 3.6 APG


Key Reserves:

Molly Noelck, 5'8" 2023 Guard

     *8.7 PPG, 1.9 RPG

Emma Hampton, 6'1" 2023 Guard

     *3.2 PPG, 2.4 RPG

Jayce Blanchard, 5'10" 2023 Forward

     *3.1 PPG, 1.3 RPG

Isabella Balsley, 5'6" 2024 Guard

     *1.9 PPG, 1.4 RPG, 1.0 APG


Top Newcomers:

Jenica Lewis, 5'10" 2026 Point Guard/Shooting Guard

Jaliyah Kinnetz, 5'5" 2026 Guard


Coaches Comments:

We lost some big pieces from last years state title team, the first team to ever go undefeated in Iowa's Class 5A but we were a deep team. We had some bench / role players from last years team that didn't get a lot of minutes but would have started at a lot of schools. This year those players will play big roles. You add it 2 of the best freshman in the Midwest and we have pretty high expectations for our team again. We won't have a great deal of size but we will have great team speed and a lot of shooters.


Head Coach: Chad Jilek

2021-22 Record: 26-0

     *Class 5A State Champions

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