SEATTLE (AP)- High-scoring Kentridge guard Gary Bell and Holy Names’ Erika Johnson have been voted the Associated Press Washington prep basketball players of the year for the 2010-11 season.
Bell and Johnson were the winners in voting conducted by sports writers and editors from around the state and announced on Thursday.
Bell edged out Garfield’s Tony Wrotten Jr., and Gonzaga Prep’s Chris Sarbaugh for state player of the year honors. Bell averaged 28.5 points and eight rebounds for the Chargers.
Johnson was a near-unanimous selection on the girls’ side after helping Holy Names to the Class 3A title. The California-bound senior averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds and nearly five assists leading Holy Names to an undefeated season.
Bell was also the Class 4A player of the year and same for Johnson in Class 3A.
Bell was joined on the Class 4A first team by Sarbaugh, his future teammate at Gonzaga beginning next fall. Wrotten, bound for Washington, is also on the first team, along with Oregon-bound Brett Kingma of Jackson and DaVonte Lacy of Curtis, who is headed for Washington State.
The talent in the Tacoma area was well-represented with Lakes’ guard Issac Winston voted the Class 3A player of the year; Tana Pritchard the Class 2A player of the year; and Cascade Christian’s Cody Shackett the Class 1A player of the year.
Kwinn Hanson from Northwest Christian of Colbert was voted the Class 2B player of the year and Steven Broersma of Sunnyside Christian received the honor in Class 1B.
On the girls’ side, Federal Way forward Talia Walton was voted the Class 4A player of the year after leading the Eagles to the state championship game. She was joined on the first team by Gonzaga Prep’s Tia Presley, Sarah Hartwell of Bellarmine Prep, Kat Cooper from Auburn Riverside and Devyn Galland of Lewis and Clark.
Johnson was joined on the Class 3A first team by teammate Claire Conricode and juniors Heather Corral (Prairie), Khadidja Toure (Kamiakin) and Airashay Rogers (Hazen).
Prosser star Tamara Jones was voted the player of the year in Class 2A for a second straight season and helped lead the Mustangs to the state title. Mackenzie Taylor from Freeman was voted the Class 1A player of the year after leading her team to a second straight state crown.
Darrington’s Hailey Wales was honored in Class 2B and Colton guard Mollie Kramere was voted the Class 1B player of the year.
Among those repeating on the All-State first teams from a year ago were: Kingma, Shackett, Concrete’s Tyler Clark, Ben Servatius of Asotin, and Broersma. Repeat honorees on the girls’ side included: Cooper; Port Angeles’ Jessica Madison; West Valley of Spokane’s Shaniqua Nilles, La Salle’s Savannah Bonny and Lynden Christian’s Jasmine Hommes.
SEATTLE (AP) – The 2011 Washington All-State prep basketball teams as voted on by sports writers and editors from around the state:
Player of the year, all classes — Gary Bell, sr., Kentridge.
Player of the year — Gary Bell, sr., Kentridge
First-team — Gary Bell, sr., Kentridge; Tony Wrotten, Jr., sr., Garfield; Brett Kingma, sr., Jackson; Chris Sarbaugh, sr., Gonzaga Prep; DaVonte Lacy, sr., Curtis.
Honorable mention — David Trimble, jr., Davis; Riley Stockton, sr., Ferris.
Player of the year — Issac Winston, sr., Lakes.
First-team — Issac Winston, sr., Lakes; Nate Sikma, sr., Bellevue; Mitch Brewe, jr., Seattle Prep; Jerron Smith, sr., Decatur; Case Rada, sr., Kamiakin.
Honorable mention — Dustin Watts, sr., O’Dea; Sekou Wiggs, jr., O’Dea.
Player of the year — Tana Pritchard, sr., Clover Park.
First-team — Tana Pritchard, sr., Clover Park; Daniel Nielsen, sr., Grandview; Joshua Hall, sr., Hockinson; Jacoby Hall, sr., Wapato; Riley Newmann, sr., South Whidbey.
Honorable mention — Zane Ravenholt, sr., Kingston; Brady Bagby, sr., West Valley (Spokane); Rahmel Moton, jr., River Ridge; Joseph Chunphakvenn, jr., Squalicum; Eric Walser, sr., Burlington-Edison.
Player of the year — Cody Shackett, sr., Cascade Christian.
First-team — Cody Shackett, sr., Cascade Christian; Joel Yellow Owl, sr., Zillah; Kyle Impero, sr., Nooksack Valley; Brandon Oswalt, sr., Granger; Alex Wegner, sr., Vashon.
Honorable mention — Jerid Ronquillo, sr., Hoquiam; Mitchell Zapien, sr., Zillah; Karl Oman, sr., Ilwaco; Michael Amsel Jr., so., Chelan.
Player of the year — Kwinn Hanson, Northwest Christian (Colbert)
First-team — Kwinn Hanson, Northwest Christian (Colbert); Lawrence Fiander, jr., White Swan; Tyler Clark, jr., Concrete; Aaron Friese, sr., Willapa Valley; Ben Servatius, sr., Asotin.
Honorable mention — Brandon Gfeller, so., Colfax; Ty Egbert, jr., Lake Roosevelt; Ryan Strandin, sr., Bear Creek; Kyle McKnight, sr., La Conner.
Player of the year — Steven Broersma, sr., Sunnyside Christian.
First-team — Steven Broersma, sr., Sunnyside Christian; Nathan Richards, sr., Rosalia; Derek Isaak, jr., Almira/Coulee-Hartline; Drexler Doherty, sr., Neah Bay; Trevor Wagenaar, jr., Sunnyside Christian.
Honorable mention — Antonio Cabanas, sr., Muckleshoot Tribal; Tyler Edwards, sr., Cusick.
Player of the year, all classifications — Erika Johnson, sr., Holy Names.
Player of the year — Talia Walton, sr., Federal Way.
First-team — Talia Walton, sr., Federal Way; Tia Presley, sr., Gonzaga Prep; Sarah Hartwell, sr. Bellarmine Prep; Kat Cooper, sr., Auburn Riverside; Devyn Galland, jr., Lewis and Clark.
Honorable mention — Jordan Loera, sr., Moses Lake; Kylie Huerta, sr., Kentwood; Deborah Anderson, sr., Mount Tahoma.
Player of the year — Erika Johnson, sr., Holy Names.
First-team — Erika Johnson, sr., Holy Names; Heather Corral, jr., Prairie; Claire Conricode, sr., Holy Names; Khadidja Toure, jr., Kamiakin; Airashay Rogers, jr., Hazen .
Honorable mention — Cheyenne Wilson, sr., Cleveland; Camille Williams, sr., Timberline; Riley Holsinger, sr., North Central.
Player of the year — Tamara Jones, sr., Prosser.
First-team — Tamara Jones, sr., Prosser; Jasmine McDonald, sr., River Ridge; Jessica Madison, sr., Port Angeles; Shaniqua Nilles, sr., West Valley (Spokane); Tayshia Hunt, sr., Prosser.
Honorable mention — Cambie Edwards, sr., Burlington-Edison; Tayler Weiks, sr., Tumwater; Beth Carlson, Archbishop Murphy; Jamie Weisner, jr., Clarkston.
Player of the year — Mackenzie Taylor, sr., Freeman.
First-team — Mackenzie Taylor, sr., Freeman; Savannah Bonny, sr., La Salle; Jasmine Hommes, jr., Lynden Christian; Carly Meister, jr., Elma; Kristen Schoenherr, sr., Rainier.
Honorable mention — Katie Collier, jr., Seattle Christian; Rachel Staudacher, jr., Cedar Park Christian; Lexie Zappone, sr., Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls); Italia Mengarelli, sr., Granger.
Player of the year — Hailey Wales, sr., Darrington.
First-team — Hailey Wales, sr., Darrington; Christian Carlson, sr., Toutle Lake; Becky Mae Taylor, soph., Brewster; Mandy Southard, jr., Entiat; Makenzie Carroll, Christian Faith.
Honorable mention — Breyenne Mosey, sr., Crosspoint; Kami Bates, jr., Northwest Christian; Amber Jones, jr., White Swan.
Player of the year — Mollie Kramere, sr., Colton.
First-team — Mollie Kramere, sr., Colton; McKenzie Heaslet, sr., Colton; Nikki Osborne, sr., Almira/Coulee-Hartline; Analisa Van Oostrum, sr., Sunnyside Christian; Katelynn Clinton, sr., Bickleton.
Honorable mention — Madeline Isaak, jr., Almira/Coulee-Hartline; Liz Vogt, sr., Trout Lake-Glenwood.