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Postseason awards come in for ELC

By David Swartz - Managing Editor | Mar 12, 2021

With the 2021 Iowa Girls State Basketball Tournament winding up last week, postseason awards have come out with juniors Jaydan Nitchals and Kaitlyn Tendal both receiving honors.

Nitchals earned second team All-State honors from both the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association and the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.

Each year, the Iowa Girls Coaches Association selections their all-state basketball teams for the five classes of girls basketball in the state of Iowa. The selection committee consists of coaches that are members of the IGCA.

The IGCA also selects all-district teams and Nitchals all named to the Northwest Iowa Class 3A All-District Basketball Team.

The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association also selects its all-state teams in the five classes.

Both Nitchals and Tendal were named to the 2021 Iowa Basketball Coaches Association Class 3A Region 2 Team.

Nitchals led ELC in scoring, rebounding and blocks this season with 386 points, 168 rebounds and 20 blocks. She also had 43 steals and 37 assists. That averaged to 16.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 1.5 assists, and 0.8 blocks per contest.

Tendal scored 281 points this season with 84 rebounds, 47 steals, 46 assists and 10 blocked shots. That averaged out to 12.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.0 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game.

The 2021 Iowa Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA)

Class 3A Region 2 Basketball Team was announced recently.

The IBCA Class 3A Region 2 is made up of the following schools: ELC, Algona, Unity Christian, Southeast Valley, Clear Lake, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura, Humboldt, and Forest City



Gracie Schoonoven Unity So.

Janie Schoonoven Unity Sr.

Shae Dillavou Forest City Jr.

Kendal Clark Humboldt Sr.

Kaitlyn Tendal ELC Jr.

Jaydan Nitchals ELC Jr.

Coach of the Year…Jay Schuiteman…Unity Christian

Each year the Iowa Girls Coaches Association selects a

Northwest Iowa Class 3A All-District Basketball Team.

Here are the schools that make up the IGCA Northwest Iowa Class 3A District: Algona, Humboldt, MOC-Floyd Valley, Unity Christian, Cherokee, Okoboji, ELC, OABCIG, Sheldon, Panorama, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura, Sioux Center, Forest City, Southeast Valley, Spirit Lake and West Lyon

The team was announced recently.

Jaiden Ainley…Clear Lake

Payton Beckman…Panorama

Kendal Clark…Humboldt

Jaydan Nitchals…ELC

Brooklyn Meyer…West Lyon

JaMae Nichols…Cherokee

Alexis Pingel…Cherokee

Teagan Slaughter…Cherokee

Gracie Schoonhoven…Unity Christian

Janie Schoonhoven…Unity Christian