2017-'18 Season Coverage
updated: 3/2/2017 2:59 PM

Larkin's Kyles named AP first team All-State

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  • Marlee Kyles

    Marlee Kyles

  • Grace Loberg

    Grace Loberg

Daily Herald report

The postseason accolades have started to roll in for Larkin senior Marlee Kyles.

Named the Honorary Captain of the Daily Herald's Fox Valley All-Area Girls Basketball Team, Kyles on Thursday earned first team All-State recognition from The Associated Press.

A statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters awarded the 5-foot-8 Kyles 50 points, making her the second leading vote-getter on the Class 4A team, following only the 54 points earned by Rock Island sophomore Brea Beal.

Kyles, an Arizona recruit, finished the season averaging 28.9 points per game as well as 9.7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3.2 steals. She shot 40 percent from the field and made 75 3-pointers. She had a high game of 50 points against Woodstock and scored 40-plus three times, 30-plus 10 times and was held under 20 just four times in the 25 games she played this season (she did miss five games with a concussion).

Kyles finished her career with 2,039 points.

Joining Kyles and Beal on the first team were Homewood-Flossmoor senior Nadia Green, Edwardsville senior Makenzie Silvey and Montini senior Kaylee Bambule.

Geneva senior Grace Loberg earned second team honors.

Heading into Friday's state semifinal against Fremd and senior standout Grace Tworek, who was also voted to the second team Loberg, who is headed to Wisconsin to play volleyball, averaged 14 points and 11.1 rebounds while becoming the first Viking with over 1,000 points (1,487) and rebounds (school-record 1,073).

Other second team selections included Granite City senior Addaya Moore, Edwardsville junior Rachel Pranger and Glenbrook South senior Carie Weinman.

Geneva junior Margaret Whitley and Streamwood senior Jenejah Williams were named honorable mention.

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