When the 2016 Associated Press Washington all-state boys and girls basketball teams were released Wednesday, several Mid-Columbians made the cut.
Richland’s Steven Beo appeared on the Class 4A boys first team for the second consecutive year. The BYU-bound guard and two-time Mid-Columbia Conference player of the year averaged 26.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists in his senior season.
Meanwhile, Braydey Hodgins became the first Chiawana basketball player to make the AP all-state first team. The teams are voted on by a panel of sports writers and editors from around the state.
Hodgins, who will play for Boise State next season, earned her spot on the 4A girls squad with averages of 27.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.8 steals and 3.4 blocks. She also was the MCC MVP and defensive player of the year.
Mikaela Rivard (2010), Sadie Sparks (2012) and Hodgins’ older sister Delaney (2013, 2014) were honorable mention or second-team picks for the Riverhawks.
Touchet senior Cierra Jo McKeown was a repeat selection to the Class 1B girls first team along with Sunnyside Christian senior Katelyn Banks.
McKeown, who will play at Walla Walla Community College, had 25.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 5.7 steals per game for the Indians, who lost to Sunnyside Christian in the state regional round. Banks scored 39 points in that game for the Knights (26-1), who went on to finish third at state.
Mabton’s Roy Zavala finished his high school career with his second consecutive Class 2B all-state first-team selection.
Among the honorable mention picks were Grandview sophomore Gunner Chronis (2A boys), Sunnyside Christian sophomore Luke Wagenaar (1B boys) and Mabton seniors Desanay Guerrero and Irene Pineda (2B girls).
State player of the year, all classes — Malachi Flynn, sr., Bellarmine Prep.
Player of the year — Malachi Flynn, sr., Bellarmine Prep.
First team — Malachi Flynn, sr., Bellarmine Prep; Jalen McDaniels, sr., Federal Way; Tony Miller, sr., Woodinville; Aushanti Potts-Woods, sr., Curtis; Steven Beo, sr., Richland.
Honorable mention — Ferron Flavors, sr., Federal Way; Drew Magaoay, sr., Cascade (Everett); Cameron Cranston, jr., Union; Christian Davis, sr., Yelm; Eric Wattree, sr., South Kitsap.
Player of the year — Isiah Brown, sr., Lakeside (Seattle)
First team — Isiah Brown, sr., Lakeside (Seattle); Jaylen Nowell, jr., Garfield; Sam Cunliffe, sr., Rainier Beach; JaQuori McLaughlin, sr., Peninsula; David Jenkins, sr., Wilson.
Honorable mention — David Woodward, sr., Edmonds-Woodway; Roberto Gittens, jr., Foss; Mikey Henn, sr., Bellevue; Ryan Lacey, sr., Auburn Mountainview.
Player of the year — Trevon Allen, sr., Clarkston.
First team — Trevon Allen, sr., Clarkston; Sterling Sommers, sr., Lynden; Coleman Sparling, sr., Ellensburg; Jordan Blodgett, sr., Wapato; Philip Pepple, so., Shorecrest.
Honorable mention — Cole Rabedeaux, sr., North Kitsap; Kobe Key, sr., River Ridge; Gunner Chronis, so., Grandview; TJ Mickelson, jr., Black Hills; Will Burghardt, jr., Mark Morris.
Player of the year — Corey Kispert, jr., King’s.
First team — Corey Kispert, jr., King’s; Scotty Burge, sr., Zillah; Kienan Walter, sr., King’s Way Christian; Zach Roetcisoender, sr., Lynden Christian; Brock Johnson, sr., Castle Rock.
Honorable mention — Timothy Soares, sr., Mount Baker; Tyler Morris, sr., Sultan; Hunter Esary, sr., Kalama; Trey Delp, jr., Zillah.
Player of the year — Jaron Kirkley, sr., Mossyrock.
First team — Jaron Kirkley, sr., Mossyrock; Kaleb Poquette, sr., Morton-White Pass; Luke Lovelady, jr., Life Christian; Roy Zavala, sr., Mabton; Ryan Ricks, jr., Northwest Christian.
Honorable mention — Wyatt Stanley, jr., Napavine; Chance Williams, sr., Brewster; JR Delgado, jr., Warden; Chase Burnham, jr., Liberty; Brock Ravet, jr., Kittitas.
Player of the year — Dallas Isaak, sr., Almira/Coulee-Hartline.
First team — Dallas Isaak, sr., Almira/Coulee-Hartline; Trazil Lane, jr., Lummi; Ryan Moss, sr., Neah Bay; Nathan Powers, sr., Bickleton; Kenrick Doherty Jr., jr., Neah Bay.
Honorable mention — Jerrod Harn, jr., Entiat; Jeffrey Parker, sr., Evergreen Lutheran; Rwehabura Munyagi Jr., so., Neah Bay; Zach Cain, jr., Taholah; Matt Holbrook, sr., Garfield-Palouse; Luke Wagenaar, so., Sunnyside Christian.
State player of the year, all classes — Mikayla Pivec, sr., Lynnwood.
Player of the year — Lexie Hull, so., Central Valley.
First team — Lexie Hull, so., Central Valley; Jessie Loera, sr., Moses Lake; Riley Lupfer, sr., Lewis and Clark; Braydey Hodgins; sr., Chiawana; Nia Alexander, sr., Todd Beamer.
Honorable mention — Madison Pollock, sr., Snohomish; Madeline Smith, sr., Snohomish; Jenna Randich, sr., Olympia; Taya Corosdale, jr., Bothell.
Player of the year — Mikayla Pivec, sr., Lynnwood.
First team — Mikayla Pivec, sr., Lynnwood; Anna Wilson, sr., Bellevue; Tamia Braggs, sr., Lincoln; Shelby Cansler, sr., Bellevue; Lydia Giomi, sr., West Seattle.
Honorable mention — Kiara “Kiki” Knox, sr., Wilson; Gracie Castaneda, sr., Arlington; Jordyn Edwards, sr., Lynnwood.
Player of the year — Uju Chibuogwu, sr., Shorecrest
First team — Uju Chibuogwu, sr., Shorecrest; Elisa Kooiman, jr., Lynden; Kendall Bird, jr., White River; Kassidy Malcolm, sr., Ellensburg; Makenna Schultz, sr., River Ridge.
Honorable mention — Alyssa Blankenship, sr., Washougal; Tarryn Hart, so., Wapato; Emma Duff, jr., Black Hills; Darian Gore, sr., White River; Edie Breckenridge, Burlington-Edison.
Player of the year — Kara Bajema, sr., Lynden Christian
First team — Kara Bajema, sr., Lynden Christian; Shoni Pritchett, sr., Charles Wright; Jordan Spradlin, jr., Montesano; Kaelyn Shipley, jr., Kalama; Alexis Castro, jr., Granger.
Honorable mention — Parker Esary, jr., Kalama; Daylee Hanson, sr., King’s.
Player of the year — Jill Townsend, jr., Okanogan.
First team — Jill Townsend, jr., Okanogan; Melissa Lee, so., Napavine; Karlee Freeman, so., Raymond, Sam Woodley, sr., Toutle Lake; Peyton Souvenir, jr., Wahkiakum.
Honorable mention — Jordyn Boesel, jr., Okanogan; Makenzie Kaech, so., Ilwaco; Irene Pineda, sr., Mabton; Desanay Guerrero, sr., Mabton; Hailey Higashi, jr., St. George’s; Rachel Bozlee, sr., Northwest Christian.
Player of the year — Zoe Moser, sr., Colton.
First team — Zoe Moser, sr., Colton; Katelyn Banks, sr., Sunnyside Christian; Cierra Jo McKeown, sr., Touchet; Emily Holder, sr., Evergreen Lutheran; Megan Weller, sr., Quilcene.
Honorable mention — Demi Jo Vaughn, sr., Republic; Karleena Walther, sr., Taholah; Shania Graham, jr., Republic; Adiya Jones, sr., Tulalip Heritage.