Nelson, Schroeder lead local contingent on AP high school all-state basketball team

By the Associated Press and Tri-City HeraldApril 1, 2013 

The Associated Press announced the Washington high school boys and girls all-state basketball teams Monday, with Bothell senior guard Zach LaVine and Mount Rainier junior guard Brittany McPhee leading the way as the state players of the year.

Two Mid-Columbia girls players were named to the first team: Kamiakin senior guard Courtney Nelson, who led the Braves to their third consecutive state tournament appearance this season, and Kiona-Benton senior guard Bailey Schroeder, who averaged more than 22 points and eight rebounds a game. Schroeder became only the third girls player in Bears history to score 1,000 points.

Several other players from the Tri-Cities were named to the second team.

Nelson, who averaged 16.5 points, 6.5 assists and five rebounds a game, was the Tri-City Herald girls player of the year. Nathan Streufert, a Richland junior, was named to the 4A second team after leading the Bombers in points (16.5), rebounds (8.5), assists (3.5) and blocks (1.1). Streufert was named the Tri-City Herald boys player of the year after Richland swept the Mid-Columbia Conference, District 5/8 and regional championships.

Two more MCC girls players earned second-team honors: Chiawana junior guard Delaney Hodgins and Kamiakin junior guard Sira Toure.

Sunnyside Christian picked up several all-state spots after both boys and girls teams made it to the 1B state title games. Brandon Broersma, a senior guard for the Knights, was named the 1B player of the year and joined senior guard Alex Brouwer on the 1B first team after Sunnyside Christian won its fifth championship in the last seven seasons. On the girls side, the Knights earned two spots on the girls all-state team. Stormee Van Belle, a junior post, got a first-team nod, while teammate Kara DenHoed was named to the second team.

LaVine and McPhee were also the respective players of the year in Class 4A when the all-state teams were announced on Monday. LaVine edged out Class 3A player of the year D.J. Fenner of Seattle Prep for the honor, while McPhee was a unanimous selection.

LaVine, who has signed with UCLA, led the Seattle area averaging 28.3 points per game. McPhee averaged 26.5 points, 12.4 rebounds, 3.3 blocks and was the MVP of the Class 4A state tournament. She was the Class 4A player of the year in 2012.

Fenner was voted player of the year in Class 3A following a senior season at Seattle Prep where he averaged 27.3 points per game. Pullman senior Corey Langerveld was voted the Class 2A player of the year after leading his team to the state championship. Langerveld was the MVP of the Class 2A state tournament.

Brennan Rakoz of Toledo was voted the Class 1A player of the year, while Brandon Gfeller of Colfax repeated as the 2B player of the year. Sunnyside Christian’s Brandon Broersma was the 1B player of the year, a season that included a triple-double in the state title game.

On the girls side, Cleveland junior Makala Roper added the 3A state player of the year to honors that already included the Metro League and 3A state tournament MVP awards. Mark Morris sophomore Kourtney Eaton was voted the 2A player of the year in helping lead the Monarchs to the state title. Her sister Karly was voted to the second team.

Classes 1A, 2B and 1B all featured unanimous player of the year selections. Brewster’s Chandler Smith was the 1A selection; Arizona State-bound senior Kelsey Moos of Reardan was the 2B honoree; and Colton junior Jenne Moser was voted the 1B player of the year.

State player of the year, all classification
— Zach LaVine, sr., Bothell.
Player of the year — Zach LaVine, sr., Bothell.
First team — Zach LaVine, sr., Bothell; Jason Todd, jr., Jackson Tucker Haymond, sr., Garfield; Lucas Miekle, sr., Bellarmine Prep; Dominic Robinson, sr., Curtis.
Second team — Terry Dawn, sr., Arlington; Austin Rehkow, sr., Central Valley; Nate Streufert, jr., Richland; Braxton Tucker, sr., Spanaway Lake; Carlos Vijarro, sr., Davis.
Player of the year — D.J. Fenner, sr., Seattle Prep.
First team — D.J. Fenner, sr., Seattle Prep; Tre’Shaun Fletcher, sr., Lincoln; Dezmyn Trent, sr., Foss; Shaqquan Aaron, jr., Rainier Beach; Brett Bailey, sr., University.
Second team — Donaven Dorsey, jr., Timberline; Ahmaad Rorie, jr., Lincoln; Josh Hawkinson, sr., Shorewood; Tramaine Isabell, jr., Lakeside; Isaiah Smith, sr., Columbia River.
CLASS 2A Player of the year — Corey Langerveld, sr., Pullman.
First team — Corey Langerveld, sr., Pullman; Brad Wallace, sr., River Ridge; David Crisp, jr., Clover Park; Jalen Peake, sr., West Valley (Yakima); Tanner Brill, sr., Mark Morris.
Second team — Jayson Brocklesby, sr., Sequim; John Shine, sr., Lynden; Johnathan Patterson, sr., Renton; Quentin Phillips, sr., Olympic; Dak Shagren, sr., Lynden.
Player of the year — Brennan Rakoz, sr., Toledo.
First team — Brennan Rakoz, sr., Toledo; Brady Widner, jr., Zillah; Isaac Reimer, sr., Lynden Christian; Austin Trafelet, sr., Toledo; Trey Drechsel, jr., Cedar Park Christian.
Second team — Devante Harris, sr., Tenino; Josh Wall, sr., Kalama; Caleb Taylor, sr., King’s; Justin Rivas, jr., Okanogan; Dylan Boyd, jr., Cashmere.
Player of the year — Brandon Gfeller, sr., Colfax.
First team — Brandon Gfeller, sr., Colfax; Dexter Sienko, jr., St. George’s; Kalen Dunlap, jr., Morton-White Pass; Spencer Novak, sr., LaConner; Eric Mulheims, jr., St. George’s.
Second team — Lars Blix, sr., Wahkiakum; Michael Garrett, sr., Riverside; Christian; Enrique Hernandez, sr., Winlock; Bryce Morgan, sr., Seattle Lutheran; Dylan Hartz, jr., Lind-Ritzville/Sprague.
Player of the year — Brandon Broersma, sr., Sunnyside Christian.
First team — Brandon Broersma, sr., Sunnyside Christian; Alex Brouwer, sr., Sunnyside Christian; Alec Bluff, so., Cusick; Segun Amosun, sr., Christian Faith; Andrew Nye, sr., Puget Sound Adventist.
Second team — A.J. Kieffer, sr., Wellpinit; Lowell Kirkwood, sr., Moses Lake; Christian; Leyton Doherty, sr., Neah Bay; Jason Korneychuk, sr., Soap Lake; Keanu Curleybear, jr., Taholah.

GIRLS State player of the year, all classes — Brittany McPhee, jr., Mount Rainier.
Player of the year — Brittany McPhee, jr., Mount Rainier.
First team — Brittany McPhee, jr., Mount Rainier; Brooke Pahukoa, sr., Lake Stevens; Haley Smith, sr., Skyline; Jade Redmon, sr., Mead; Raven Benton, sr., Federal Way.
Second team — Otiona Gildon, soph., Gonzaga Prep; Anushka Maldonado, sr., Yelm; Aubrey Ward-El, sr., Skyview; Lindsay Brown, sr., Arlington; Delaney Hodgins, jr., Chiawana.
Player of the year — Makala Roper, jr., Cleveland.
First team — Makala Roper, jr., Cleveland; Bethany Montgomery, sr., Wilson; Kayleigh Valley, sr., University; Cori Woodward, sr., Prairie; Courtney Nelson, sr., Kamiakin.
Second team — Jordan Rodriguez, soph., Sunnyside; Tia Briggs, sr., Wilson; Shelby Cansler, fr., Bellevue; Masha Shtikel, sr., Shorewood; Sira Toure, jr., Kamiakin.
Player of the year — Kourtney Eaton, soph., Mark Morris.
First team — Kourtney Eaton, soph., Mark Morris; Kennedy Hobert, sr., White River; Jamika Parker, sr., W.F. West; Jazzlynn Brewster, jr., 5-6, G, River Ridge; Beth Carlson, sr., Archbishop Murphy.
Second team — Payton Parrish, sr., Grandview; Taylor Farris, jr., Renton; Karley Eaton, soph., Mark Morris; Ashli Payne, sr., Olympic; Maria Swanson, sr., Burlington-Edison.
Player of the year — Chandler Smith, jr., Brewster.
First team — Chandler Smith, jr., Brewster; Maddi Seidl, sr., Castle Roc;k Lyndsay Oswalt, sr., Granger; Bailey Schroeder, sr., Kiona-Benton; Kaycee Creech, sr., Cascade Christian.
Second team — Kara Staggs, sr., Okanogan; Macee Utecht, sr., Castle Rock; Becky Mae Taylor, sr., Brewster; Tierney Uhlenkott, sr., Castle Rock; Megan Finger, Sr., Elma.
Player of the year — Kelsey Moos, sr., Reardan.
First team — Kelsey Moos, sr., Reardan; Abby Maneman, sr., Raymond; Alissa Brooks-Johnson, sr., Pe Ell; Autumn Durand, sr., Onalaska; Jessica Filtz, sr., Concrete.
Second team — Chantel Heath, sr., Reardan; Sarah Ott, soph., Shoreline Christian; Sami-Jo Robinson, sr., Pe Ell; Breezy Byrne, sr., Riverside Christian; Lily Hilderbrand, soph., Oroville.
Player of the year — Jenne Moser, jr., Colton.
First team — Jenne Moser, jr., Colton; Stormee Van Belle, jr., Sunnyside Christian; Anna Yarbro, fr., Moses Lake Christian; Paige Vincent, sr., Colton; Elizabeth Larrew, sr., Columbia Hunters.
Second team — Olivia Ho, soph., Muckleshoot Tribal; Cierra Moss, jr., Neah Bay; Kara DenHoed, sr., Sunnyside Christian; Karlee Martin, sr., Almira-Coulee/Hartline; Kyla Emme, sr., Grace Academy

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