All-NICL West Girls Basketball Team: Thoren named Outstanding Player

Grundy Center senior Lainy Thoren earned the NICL West Outstanding Player award for the 2021-22 season. (Jake Ryder photo)
Jake Ryder
The Grundy Register

Grundy Center senior Lainy Thoren earned the Outstanding Player award as part of the release of the 2021-22 All-NICL West Girls Basketball Teams on Feb. 24.

Thoren averaged 13.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.2 steals per game in division play for the Spartans. Grundy Center won the NICL West with a perfect 10-0 record.

Thoren is one of three Spartans on the first team, along with seniors Paiton Wallis and Bailey Reding. Thoren and Wallis were unanimous picks to the first team, as were BCLUW senior Allison Engle and East Marshall sophomore Morgan Neuroth.

Also on the first team are seniors Grace Finger of AGWSR and Katie Clark of Gladbrook-Reinbeck.

2021-22 All-NICL West Girls Basketball Team

Outstanding Player

Lainy Thoren, Grundy Center

First team

(* unanimous)

*Lainy Thoren Grundy Center SR
*Paiton Wallis Grundy Center SR
*Allison Engle BCLUW SR
*Morgan Neuroth East Marshall SO
Bailey Reding Grundy Center SR
Grace Finger AGWSR SR
Katie Clark Gladbrook-Reinbeck SR

Second team

Brynn Smith AGWSR JR
Megan Cooley Gladbrook-Reinbeck JR
Alli Sheldahl South Hardin FR
Ellie Hull East Marshall SR
Emma Beck Grundy Center SR
Mahayla Olson Gladbrook-Reinbeck SR
Chloe Walters BCLUW SR

Honorable mention

Karis Lippert AGWSR SO
Sydney Anderson BCLUW SO
Delaney Runner East Marshall JR
Lauren Boyer Gladbrook-Reinbeck SO
Dahlia Gardiner Grundy Center SR
Hailey Rosonke South Hardin SO

Coach of the Year

Matt Lindeman, Grundy Center


Grundy Center 10-0


Gladbrook-Reinbeck 6-4


South Hardin 2-8

East Marshall 0-10



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