Kamiakin's Clyde, Nelson earn Mid-Col player of the year honors

February 14, 2013 

Kamiakin's Cooper Clyde and Courtney Nelson were named Mid-Columbia Conference basketball players of the year Thursday.

The two seniors led their respective teams to the Class 3A top seeds in the split classification conference.

Nelson's Braves will host University at 6 p.m. Friday with a regional berth on the line. Clyde's season is over, after being upset by Rogers on Tuesday.

Joining Clyde on the all-league first team are Richland's Nathan Streufert and Payton Radliff, Hanford's Joe Douglas and Walla Walla's Tanner Cranor.

Kamiakin's Brian Meneely and Richland's Earl Streufert split coach of the year honors.

The girls' first team includes Chiawana's Delaney Hodgins, Hanford's Colette Gall, Walla Walla's Mikayla Ferenz and Richland's Britney Pringle.

Chiawana's Steve Davis earned coach of the year honors.

MID-COLUMBIA CONFERENCE ALL-LEAGUE BASKETBALL

BOYS

Superlatives

Player of the year: Cooper Clyde, senior, guard, Kamiakin

co-Coaches of the year: Brian Meneely, Kamiakin; Earl Streufert, Richland

First team

Clyde; Nathan Streufert, junior, forward, Richland; Joe Douglas, senior, forward, Hanford; Payton Radliff, junior, guard, Richland; Tanner Cranor, senior, post, Walla Walla

Second team

Wesley Henderson, junior, forward, Chiawana; Kylle Robertson, junior, guard, Kamiakin; Julian Figueroa, senior, guard, Pasco; Jalen Watson, senior, guard, Hanford; Mitchel Mueller, junior, guard, Kennewick

Honorable mention

Javan Williams, senior, guard, Kamiakin; Austin Molt, senior, guard, Southridge; Jacob DeVries, junior, guard, Richland; Gabe Porter, junior, guard, Walla Walla; DeDrain Miller, senior, guard, Pasco

GIRLS

Superlatives

Player of the year: Courtney Nelson, senior, forward, Kamiakin

Coach of the year: Steve Davis, Chiawana

First team

Nelson; Delaney Hodgins, junior, guard, Chiawana; Colette Gall, junior, forward, Hanford; Mikayal Ferenz, sophomore, guard, Walla Walla; Britney Pringle, senior, guard, Richland

Second team

Bianca Gonzales, senior, guard, Chiawana; Panisesi Taimani, senior, post, Kennewick; Torri Crawford, senior, post, Walla Walla; Sira Toure, junior, guard, Kamiakin; Madi Doepker, sophomore, post, Walla Walla

Honorable mention

Kennedy Corrigan, junior, guard, Richland; Kate Ferenz, sophomore, forward, Walla Walla; Melissa Rodriguez, senior, guard, Pasco; Janey Valerio, senior, guard, Kennewick; Emma Sanders, senior, guard, Southridge

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