NORMAL -- Maddie Spagnola and Alyssa Iverson get to finish their girls basketball seasons this weekend at the IHSA state finals at Redbird Arena, and they get to do so as all-staters.
Spagnola, a senior at St. Edward, and Iverson, a junior at Harvest Christian, were each selected as Associated Press first-team All-State players Thursday.
The AP All-State teams are voted on by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters.
For Spagnola, St. Edward's 5-foot-3 senior guard, it's a culmination of a career in which she has scored just under 1,600 points and has led the Green Wave (27-5) to a Class 2A state semifinal battle on Friday against Bloomington Central Catholic.
This season, Spagnola has averaged 21.2 points per game and made 96 3-pointers.
"I know Maddie will be proud of this honor," said St. Edward coach Michelle Dawson. "It's a testament to the countless hours she puts into improving her game. She leads our team with her competitive level of play every time she steps on the court."
Iverson, a 5-8 guard, has led Harvest Christian to a 29-3 season entering Friday's Class 1A state semifinal against Annawan. She averages 19.5 points per game and over 4 rebounds and 4 assists. She has scored over 1,000 career points.
"She played at a high level during the summer and she has really stepped up this year," said Harvest coach Rich DeTamble. "She's such an outstanding young lady and she's the complete package as a basketball player. I; just so proud of her."