Hughes, Blagg land on CIC North 2nd team

Samantha Hughes and Rachel Blagg will both be key returners to the 2014-15 Marshalltown girls’ basketball team. And they will bring with them all-conference honors after the Central Iowa Conference Northern Division coaches picked the Bobcat duo for the second team.

Marshalltown senior Amanda Hughes also was an honorable mention selection.

Sam Hughes led the Bobcats in scoring at nine points per game and was second behind Blagg in rebounds at 5.1 per tilt. She was the runaway team leader in blocks with 37 and also led the squad in steals with 26 and ended up third in assists, as well.

Blagg was third in scoring at 5.7 points per game and her 6.3 rebounds per game led the Bobcats.

Blagg also tied Amanda Hughes with 22 steals, which was good for second on the squad.

Amanda Hughes finished second to her younger sister in scoring at 7.7 points per game but also grabbed nearly three rebounds per game and led the team in assists.

MHS went 0-6 in conference play this past season.

The CIC Northern Division first team consisted of Mason City’s Mackenzie Meyer and Myah Mellman, Ames’ Molly Sanders, Kiana Peterson and Jamie Steyer and Fort Dodge’s Lani VanZyl.

Joining Sam Hughes and Blagg on the second team was Mason City’s Lexy Pederson and Allison Scott, Fort Dodge’s Tiana Mericle and Ames’ Deja McAtee.