The Winfield-Mount Union Wolves were one of the state’s best girls’ basketball teams this season, winning 23 games and going undefeated in conference play on their way to reaching the Class 1A quarterfinals. Their efforts were well rewarded by the Southeast Iowa Super Conference North, where seven players receive all-conference honors.

Leading the way for WMU is senior forward Bradie Buffington, who has been named the Super Conference North Player of the Year. Buffington led the Wolves in scoring, averaging over 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots per game. Melina Oepping joins Buffington on the first team in her final season after putting up nearly 13 points, nine rebounds and three steals per contest. Keetyn Townsley is also a first-team selection after shooting nearly 52 percent on three-pointers and averaging nine-and-a-half points and three-and-a-half steals a game.

Senior Keely Malone affected all aspects of the game, posting over 8.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and a conference-high 4.5 assists per game on her way to the second team. Josie Nelson put over three points and three rebounds a game in her sophomore season and also makes the second team. Anna Anderson hit over 30% of her threes and makes it all five Winfield-Mount Union seniors that earn all-conference by receiving an honorable mention. The same honor has been given to sophomore Mariana Piper.