Buena Vista University seniors Malarie Gilley and Susan Kies have each landed spots on the Women’s Basketball All-Iowa Conference Second Team as announced by the league’s head coaches. BVU finished with a 12-15 overall mark, 5-9 in IIAC games.
The duo each earned the honors for the first time in their respective careers. Kies was an Honorable Mention selection as a junior in the 2012-2013 season.
Kies was second on the Beavers and ranked fifth during Iowa Conference play in scoring, averaging 14.1 points per game; in the top 10 of the IIAC in assists with 3.7; free-throw percentage, second, 84.6 percent; three-point percentage, eighth, 35.2 percent; three-point makes per game, fifth, 2.21; and assists-turnover ratio, fifth, 1.10.
Kies scored in double figures in 10 of the 14 conference games including 27 points and four three-point baskets in a home win over Luther College. She matched a season’s high five made three-pointers in the team’s win over Central. Early in the season, she joined the school’s 1,000-point club and finished her career ranked second in school history in made three-pointers.
Gilley, despite missing the team’s final five regular season games after suffering a career-ending knee injury, still ranked second on the team overall in scoring and rebounding. During league play, she averaged 14.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per contest. She was in double digits in all nine conference games she played in, including scoring 22 points against Coe before she left the game in the final minutes after suffering the injury. She also posted a pair of double-doubles and blocked at least two shots in eight of the nine conference games.
Gilley finished her career ranked second on the all-time career blocks list and was four shy of matching the single-season mark of 51.
It’s the first time since the 2010-2011 season that BVU has landed multiple All-IIAC selections.
Jade Lynn Vlotho, a freshman from Ireton, played in 25 games and started in 19 for the Beavers. She had 126 total points, making 40-of-59 shots from the free-throw line, 43-of-93 shots from the field and was 0-of-7 from three-point range. She is an alumni of West Sioux.
Alex Lynott, a senior from Hawarden, played in 15 games and scored 30 points before being injured. She is an alumni of West Sioux.