Koenig Earns MVP Honors at Eastern Iowa All-Star Game


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Tatum Koenig had a lot of memorable performances in a West Branch uniform during her standout career.

The all-time leading scorer in West Branch history added one more to that list on Wednesday.

Koenig poured in a team-high 21 points on her way to being named the Most Valuable Player at the Eastern Iowa All-Star Game at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids.

The 21 points from Koenig helped the North team to an 89-76 win over the South squad in the girls game of the boys and girls doubleheader.

Koenig was a first-team Class 2A all-state pick this season after leading West Branch in scoring at 21.1 points per game.

The 5-foot-7 Bradley recruit was right at that season average in Wednesday’s all-star event, leading four North Team players in double figures.

City High’s Miss Iowa Basketball Ashley Joens had a game-high 22 points to lead the South Team while West High’s Logan Cook had 16 points.

Rachael Saunders of West High had four points for the South Team.

Saunders, Koenig, Cook and Joens will all compete for the Southeast team at the IBCA all-star game on Saturday at Dallas Center-Grimes High School.

North (89) – Chloe Rice (Marion) 2, Hailey Dolphin (Cedar Rapids Kennedy) 5, Kamryn Finley (Cedar Falls) 14, Tatum Koenig (West Branch) 21, Shannon Pisney (Crestwood) 11; Mia Laube (Marion) 5, Kiana Barney (Cedar Falls) 17, Allie Wooldridge (Center Point-Urbana) 6, Ashley Tull (North Linn) 8.

South (76) – Ashley Joens (City High) 22, Amber Nicol Buch (Fairfield) 2, Rachael Saunders (West High) 4, Emily Ivory (Bettendorf) 5, Rylee Menster (Springville) 2, Autum Barthelman (Sigourney) 0, Logan Cook (West High) 16, Maci Gambell (Pekin) 8, Mikayla Nachazel (Springville) 17.