The Iowa girls’ basketball All-State teams were recently released and Dallas Center-Grimes and Waukee had girls who made that list. Dani Heritage of DC-G was selected for the first team as a back court player in Class 4A and Reilly Jacobson of Waukee was selected for the second team as a front line player in Class 5A.
Heritage, a senior this season who led her team in scoring with 16.2 points per game this season, helped led the Fillies to the state tournament for the first time since 2008 and only the third time since Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union sponsorship. She went 45.4 percent from 3-point range going 49-of-108 from long range and 50.2 percent in all field goals.
Heritage also led the team in rebounding, grabbing 169 rebounds throughout the season. She finished second on the team in assists and steals with 43 assists and 55 steals.
The Fillies lost in the first round of the state tournament to Carlisle by a score of 53-48 despite beating them in a 62-27 blowout in the first game of the regular season back on Nov. 26, 2013. Heritage hit three treys and had a game-high 15 points in the state tournament game on March 4.
Jacobson, who is only a sophomore this season, also led her team in scoring with 14 points per game on average while helping the Warriors to a No. 4 ranking at the end of the regular season and a state tournament apperance despite being unranked to start the season.
Jacobson went 124-of-227 from the field this season for a 54.6 field goal percentage. She also led the team in rebounding with 193 while also having 40 assists, 42 steals and blocking 27 shots.
The Warriors also lost in the first round of the state tournament to West Des Moines, Dowling Catholic by a score of 62-56 in Des Moines on March 5. Jacobson went 5-of-9 from the field, 1-of-1 from 3-point range and 6-of-8 from the free throw line with 17 points while also grabbing 11 rebounds in the state tournament game.
The Fillies are graduating three starting seniors this year, including Heritage, and five overall while the Warriors are also graduating five seniors, but will have Jacobson returning.