STAR TIMES PLAYERS ARE SELECTED BY THE SEATTLE TIMES SPORTSWRITERS AND EDITORS WHO COVER HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL. PLAYERS ARE PICKED FROM SCHOOLS IN KING AND SNOHOMISH COUNTIES.
Jacqueline Bennion 5-7, G, Sr., Tahoma "J.Q." is a four-year starter and two-time all-SPSL North Division selection. A hard-nosed defensive player averaging 7 rebounds and 7 steals, she also delivers plenty of offense with 21.6 points and 4 assists per game. Scored school-record 45 points in one game this season and has scored more than 30 points seven times.
Kellie O'Neill 6-1, F, Sr., Meadowdale Two-time Star Times pick owns 16 school records, including career scoring (1,313 points), rebounding (772) and blocked shots (159). Three-time all-WesCo selection and Husky signee has averaged 16.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks top-ranked, unbeaten Meadowdale to fourth straight state tournament.
Ann McColl 6-2, C, Sr., Cascade Wyoming-bound, four-year starter averaged a double-double (19 points, 10 rebounds) to lead Bruins to first state tournament berth in school history. Had 20 points and 20 rebounds in regular-season finale that clinched Cascade's first league title since 1985. A dominating inside presence. Averaged 2.1 blocks, shot 57 percent from the field.
Kristen Poe 5-8, G-F, Sr., Enumclaw The only returning starter from last year's 4A state runner-up team, Poe has shouldered the load for the Hornets, averaging 24.8 points, 13.5 rebounds, 6.5 steals and 4.0 steals. SPSL North Division MVP scored 30 or more points six times, with a season-high 36. Plays with tremendous heart and desire. Likely will play at Air Force.
Lindsey Wilson 5-9, G, Sr., Roosevelt Led Roughriders to their second straight KingCo 4A title, a state-tournament berth and 24 consecutive victories to start the season. Averaged 22 points, 7 assists, 6 steals and 5 rebounds. Ultra-determined player with natural ability and willingness to do what it takes to get better. Chose Iowa State over Arizona State.
Tyler Besecker 6-6, F, Sr., Mercer Island KingCo 3A MVP played out of position this season, filling the post instead of floating on the wing, and helped undersized Islanders win third consecutive league title. Averaged 16.4 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks, and always defended opponents' toughest inside player. Turned down Penn to walk on at Stanford.
Curtis Borchardt 6-11, F, Sr., Eastlake Unanimous KingCo 4A MVP averaged 30.2 points in league, 27.4 in regular season. Led Wolves to their best record and first state tournament. Can score inside or from three-point range. Dominates the lane defensively. Stanford signee averaged 14.9 rebounds, 5.7 blocks. Had high games of 46 and 41 points, and 10 games with 30 or more.
Jamal Crawford 6-5, G, Sr., Rainier Beach Gifted, flashy player is among most entertaining to watch in state history. In first high-school season, helped Beach win state 3A title last year. Fifth-year senior averaged 22.6 points, 8 assists in league this season. Wonderful leaper and shot blocker. One of two repeat Star Times boys selections, with Borchardt. Committed to Michigan.
Teyo Johnson 6-7, F, Jr., Mariner Star Times' only underclassman is being recruited coast to coast. Versatile big man can handle ball on perimeter and in paint. Averages 18.0 points, 11 rebounds overall, and 24.3 points in playoffs. Led Marauders to first state tournament since '91. Voted top power forward from California to Washington by West Coast Hoops rating service last summer.
Ryan McDade 6-6, F, Sr., Enumclaw SPSL North Division MVP for second straight season. Led league in scoring and rebounding both seasons. Averaging 21.0 points, 14.0 rebounds this season, leading Hornets to 4A state tournament for first time since 1996. Had 25 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks in victory that clinched state-tournament berth. Committed to Northern Arizona.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Bill Resler, Roosevelt girls First-year coach led the Roughriders to their first state berth since 1993, when it was a Class AA school. Roosevelt has not been to the big-school tournament (now 4A) since 1981. Resler, a former practicing lawyer who teaches tax law in MBA program at University of Washington, spent four previous seasons on Roughrider staff. KingCo 4A champion Roosevelt was 24-0 and ranked No. 2 in state before losing to Lake Washington in a playoff game last Saturday.
Phil Lumpkin, O'Dea boys Won his fourth Metro League championship in five seasons and has been to the state tournament seven consecutive years. Irish lack consistent scorer, but have prevailed with tenacious defense. Lumpkin played college basketball at Miami of Ohio, then spent a year each with Portland and Phoenix in the NBA. Was on Phoenix team when Garfield Heard made his "Shot Heard Round the World" in 1975 playoff game against Boston in what has been called the most exciting NBA game of all time.
ALL-LEAGUE BOYS TEAMS
Selected by coaches unless noted
Metro (Selected by The Seattle Times) First team - Jamal Crawford, 6-5, Sr., Rainier Beach; Terry Thompson, 6-3, Sr., Ingraham; Lamar Cummings, 6-0, Sr., Ingraham; Eddie Lincoln, 6-5, Sr., O'Dea; Erik Bond, 6-7, So., Seattle Prep. Second team - Jesse Dismute, 6-4, Sr., Ingraham; Michael Thompson, 6-4, Jr., Ballard; Nate Burleson, 6-2, Sr., O'Dea; Nick Crespinel, 6-5, Sr., West Seattle; Lorenzo Durant, 6-1, Sr., Hale. MVP - Jamal Crawford, Rainier Beach. Coach of year - Phil Lumpkin, O'Dea.
First team - Curtis Borchardt, 6-11, Sr., Eastlake; Jimmie Haywood, 6-3, Sr., Franklin; Jeremy Treat, 6-0, Sr., Redmond; Finn Rebassoo, 6-4, Sr., Garfield; Brad Ditter, 6-1, Sr., Redmond. Second team - Ryan Wildenborg, 6-11, Sr., Juanita; Ed Roy, 6-5, Jr., Garfield; Alvin Snow, 6-3, Jr., Franklin; Roy Smiley, 6-4, Jr., Garfield; Paul Gunther, 6-5, Sr., Eastlake. MVP - Curtis Borchardt, Eastlake. Coach of year - Rich Belcher, Eastlake.
First team - Tyler Besecker, 6-6, Sr., Mercer Island; Josh Fisher, 6-3, Sr., Mercer Island; Matt Logie, 6-3, Sr., Mercer Island; Joe McDermott, 6-1, Sr., Interlake; Elliott Prasse-Freeman, 6-3, Sr., Mercer Island. Second team - Brian Caton, 6-4, Sr., Newport; Isaiah Cormier, 6-0, So., Mount Si; Landon Dyksterhouse, 6-4, Sr., Issaquah; Julius Marshall, 6-4, Sr., Issaquah; Will Smith, 6-5, Jr., Interlake. MVP - Tyler Besecker, Mercer Island. Coach of year - Jeremy Eggers, Bellevue.
First team - Will VanDuine, 6-3, Jr., Snohomish; Nic Lano, 6-7, Sr., Mountlake Terrace; Jay Smith, 6-1, Sr., Sehome; Ross Benson, 6-10, Sr., Cascade; Dennis Rousu, 6-5, Sr., Marysville-Pilchuck. Second team - Tony Auckland, 6-4, Sr., Cascade; Seamus Boxley, 6-5, Jr., Mountlake Terrace; Josh Green, 6-0, Jr., Mountlake Terrace; Roger Russaw, 6-1, So., Mountlake Terrace; Matt Vitalich, 6-4, Sr., Sehome. Coach of year - Pat Fitterer, Sehome.
WesCo 3A South
First team - Scott Alseth, 6-0, Sr., Edmonds-Woodway; Jordan Church, 6-0, Sr., Meadowdale; Nate Collord, 6-1, Sr., Jackson; Amon Gordon, 6-4, Jr., Mariner; Teyo Johnson, 6-7, Jr., Mariner. Second team - Tyler Davidson, 6-5, Sr., Meadowdale; Mike Ding, 5-9, Jr., Shorewood; Tom Jensen, 6-6, Sr., Mariner; Scott Kaloper, 6-0, Jr., Jackson; Sam Prichard, 6-2, Sr., Edmonds-Woodway; Joel Wildeboer, 6-2, Jr., Shorewood.
WesCo 3A North
First team - Hal Bisnett, 6-3, Sr., Lake Stevens; Brian Hart,6-4, Sr., Stanwood; Dave Klinzing, 6-6, Sr., Monroe; Robb Richardson, 6-4, Sr., Arlington; Zlatko Savovic, 6-3, Sr., Everett. Second team - Anthony Curcio, 5-10, Sr., Monroe; Taylor Grant, 5-10, Sr., Lake Stevens; Jon Richardson, 6-4, Sr., South Whidbey; John Richer, 6-0, Sr., Everett; Brandon Rude, 5-10, Sr., Stanwood.
First team - Ryan McDade, 6-6, Sr., Enumclaw; Keith Browne, 6-4, Sr., Kent-Meridian; Jesse Rossmeier, 6-6, Sr., Auburn; Stefan Dickason, 6-1, Sr., Kentridge; Jesse Brown, 6-2, Sr., Enumclaw; Matt Scarlett, 6-1, Sr., Auburn Riverside. Second team - Jason Reed, 6-8, Sr., Kentlake; Ryan McDaniels, 6-4, Sr., Kentwood; Ben Beeles, 6-3, Sr., Kentridge; Dan Bursch, 6-1, Sr., Auburn Riverside; Jason Dudley, 6-0, Sr., Kentridge. MVP - Ryan McDade, Enumclaw. Coach of year - Bill Hawk, Enumclaw.
First team - Jay Sherrell, 6-8 Sr., Bethel; Josh Barnard, 6-4, Sr., Bethel; Bryan Bell, 6-7, Sr., Rogers; Lavelle Alexander, 6-3, Jr., Federal Way; Ben Riipi, 6-1, Jr., Puyallup; Wes Nurse, 6-0, Sr., Decatur. Second team - Josh Barsh, 6-3, Sr., Puyallup; Leroy Johnson, 6-2, Sr., Spanaway Lake; Jerrell Everson, 6-2, Jr., Bethel; Kevin Louwsma, 6-5, Sr., Decatur; Dan Bogrand, 5-10, Jr., Curtis. MVP - Jay Sherrell, Bethel. Coach of year - Pat Mullen, Bethel.
First team - Rashaad Powell, 6-4, Sr., Renton; Dylan Leptich, 6-4, Sr., Kennedy; Bobby Johnson, 6-3, Sr., Mount Rainier; Austin Nicholson, 6-2, Sr., Lindbergh; Aaron Fitzgerald, 6-1, So., Kennedy. Second team - Michael Girias, 5-10, Sr., Hazen; Jeff Briggs, 6-7, Sr., Highline; Daniel Alderete, 5-9, Sr., Mount Rainier; Raleigh Fletcher, 6-6, Sr., Renton; Mike Trujillo, 6-1, Sr., Evergreen. MVP - Rashaad Powell, Renton. Coach of year - Mike Willis, Kennedy.
First team - Luke Ridnour, Jr., Blaine; Brent Douma, Jr., Bellevue Christian; Tyler Mitchell, Jr., Nooksack Valley; Jesse Newell, Sr., Blaine; Lucas Revey, Sr., Mount Baker; Nathan Zoerink, Sr., Lynden Christian. Second team - Jeff Bennum, Jr., Meridian; Bear Cochran, Sr., Meridian; Grant Dykstra, So., Lynden Christian; Tony Nymeyer, Sr., Blaine; Eli Slesk, So., Meridian. MVP - Luke Ridnour, Blaine. Coach of year - Don McMains, Meridian.
First team - Calvin Ento, Jr., Vashon; Naaman Hinton, Sr., Steilacoom; Yusef Aziz, Sr., Foster; Darnell Lyons, Sr., Foster; Josh Starkell, Jr., Eatonville. Second team - Jamaal Gary, Sr., Foster; Kenny Ento, Jr., Vashon; Dwayne Cardwell, Sr., Steilacoom; Chris Simmons, Sr., Steilacoom; Derek Shride, Sr., Vashon. MVP - Calvin Ento, Vashon. Coaches of year - Rico Ancheta, Eatonville, and Grant Cussac, Foster.
First team - Jordan Lee, Jr., Life Christian; Josh Davis, Sr., Life Christian; Dan Steele, Sr., Seattle Christian; Tony Andrisek, Sr., Chief Leschi; Kyle Jensen, Sr., Seattle Christian. Second team - Brandon Brown, Jr., Chief Leschi; Thomas Kortus, Sr., Cascade Christian; Josh Martin, Sr., Auburn Adventist; Isaac Richardson, Jr., Chief Leschi; Jeff Hobson, Sr., Cascade Christian. MVP - Jordan Lee, Life Christian. Coach of year - Roger DeBoer, Seattle Christian.
ALL-LEAGUE GIRLS TEAMS
Selected by coaches unless noted
Metro (Selected by The Seattle Times) First team - Maureen Lane, 6-0, Sr., Seattle Prep; Khalila O'Rielly-Williams, 5-11, Jr., Holy Names; Morgan Richards, 5-9, So., Lakeside; Leah Stewart, 5-7, Jr., Chief Sealth; Gillian d'Hondt, 6-2, Jr., Blanchet. Second team - Alana Woodard, 5-5, Jr., Holy Names; Myriah Newson, 5-11, So., Rainier Beach; Danika Desclos, 5-6, So., Eastside Catholic; Cecily O'Rielly-Williams, 5-9, Jr., Holy Names; Courtney Cunningham, 5-8, Sr., Blanchet. MVP - Maureen Lane, Seattle Prep. Coach of year - Matt Newhouse, Holy Names.
First team - Lindsey Wilson, 5-9, Sr., Roosevelt; Yolanda Dixon, 5-6, Sr., Franklin; Emily Ashbaugh, 6-4, Jr., Redmond; Cathrine Kraayeveld, 6-3, Jr., Lake Washington; Jennie Rondel, 6-2, Jr., Lake Washington. Second team - Jenny Maag, 5-11, Sr., Bothell; Lisa Milne, 5-7, Sr., Redmond; Jamie Nelson, 5-9, Jr., Eastlake; Devon Crosby-Helms, 5-11, Jr., Roosevelt; Brina Chaney, 6-5, Jr., Inglemoor. MVP - Lindsey Wilson, Roosevelt. Coach of year - Bill Resler, Roosevelt.
First team - Taylor Benson, 6-1, Jr., Skyline; Kristen Connolly, 5-10, Jr., Mercer Island; Kedzie Gunderson, 6-0, So., Bellevue; Tory Mauseth, 5-11, So., Skyline; Nichole Sauvageau, 5-3, Sr., Liberty. Second team - Jessie Brashen, 5-6, Sr., Bellevue; Moriah Hover, 6-0, So., Mount Si; Hannah Owings, 5-11, Jr., Liberty; Lexie Richards, 5-10, Sr., Mercer Island; Suzanne Santos, 5-8, Sr., Interlake. MVP - Kristin Connolly, Mercer Island. Coach of year - Wes Benjamin, Liberty.
First team - Kirsten Brockman, 6-1, So., Snohomish; Ann McColl, 6-2, Sr., Cascade; Angela Jensen, 5-6, Sr., Sehome; Kayla Huss, 5-7, So., Cascade; Ciara Papac, 5-5, Sr., Cascade. Second team - Lindsay Page, 6-0, So., Kamiak; Mandy Schuett, 5-9, Sr., Sehome; Michelle Beaumont, 5-11, Sr., Sehome; Julie Yates, 5-6, Sr., Snohomish; Mary Etter, 5-9, Sr., Snohomish.
Wesco 3A South
First team - Kellie O'Neill, 6-1, Sr., Meadowdale; Jane Ireland, 6-0, Jr., Meadowdale; Nina Lowe, 5-7, Jr., Shorewood; Stephanie Trimble, 5-7, Sr., Meadowdale; Heather Fortney, 5-7, Sr., Mariner. Second team - Kristen O'Neill, 6-0, So., Meadowdale; Stephanie Hart, 5-11, Jr., Shorewood; Erin Zabukovec, 6-0, Jr., Shorecrest; Kelly Freimuth, 6-1, Sr., Jackson; Nicolette Dresback, 5-7, Jr., Shorewood.
Wesco 3A North
First team - Kayla Burt, 5-10, So., Arlington; Hanni Wenzel, 5-11, Jr., Stanwood; Tina Donahue, 6-0, Jr., Stanwood; Fauziya Muhammad, 5-8, So., Monroe; Kendrah Wick, 5-11, Sr., South Whidbey. Second team - Kelsey Ellis, 5-10, Jr., South Whidbey; Megan Toth, 6-0, Jr., Arlington; Kisha Kalahiki, 5-7, Jr., South Whidbey; Nicole Pewitt, 6-2, So., Monroe; Lauryn Jones, 5-10, Jr., Arlington.
First team - Kristen Poe, 5-8, Sr., Enumclaw; Emma Haywood, 6-2, Sr., Kent-Meridian; Alissa Tarsiuk, 5-11, Sr., Kent-Meridian; Jaqueline Bennion, 5-7, Sr., Tahoma; Michelle Demetruk, 5-4, Sr., Tahoma; Stacie Lukkes, 6-0, Sr., Kentwood. Second team - Stacey Welch, 5-8, Sr., Kentwood; Natasha Hicks, 5-9, Sr., Auburn; Carly Glockner, 5-7, Jr., Tahoma; Heather Huffman, 6-0, Jr., Kentlake; Katie Watson, 5-9, Sr., Kent-Meridian; Rebekah Gamblin, 5-5, Jr., Enumclaw. MVP - Kristen Poe, Enumclaw. Coaches of year - Tec Carlson, Enumclaw, and Derek Powell, Kent-Meridian.
First team - Michelle Betschart, 5-10, Sr., Rogers; Danielle Banaszak, 5-10, Sr., Puyallup; Coty Kilpatrick, 6-0, Jr., Puyallup; Loni Ainslie, 5-6, So., Bethel; Natalie Steck, 6-0, Sr., Rogers; Careo Wells, 6-0, Sr., Rogers; Mandi Salzman, 5-10, Sr., Curtis. Second team - Claire Zovko, 5-9, Jr., Federal Way; Anne Gibbon, 6-0, Sr., Curtis; Vanika Dickerson, 5-4, Sr., Jefferson; Stephanie Blackner, 5-5, Sr., Federal Way; Heather Journey, 6-2, Sr., Rogers. MVPs - Michelle Betschart, Rogers, and Danielle Banaszak, Puyallup. Coaches of year - Collette Stewart, Puyallup, and Jeff Kindle, Rogers.
First team - Chandra Rathke, 5-9, Jr., Highline; Kristin Zompetti, 5-5, Sr., Kennedy; Rachel Tanev, 5-5, Sr., Mount Rainier; Jackie Codiga, 6-0, So., Kennedy; Nicole Oberg, 5-10, Jr., Hazen. Second team - Rashawna Redmond, 5-9, So., Lindbergh; Natalie McMahan, 5-10, Jr., Lindbergh; Jamie Orth, 6-1, Sr., Mount Rainier; Sarah Rerecich, 5-7, Jr., Hazen; Amy Bouska, 5-10, Jr., Mount Rainier; Chimere Mazique, 5-7, Sr., Renton; Desiree Johnson, 6-2, Jr., Renton. MVP - Chandra Rathke, Highline. Coach of year - Jacquie Monks, Hazen.
First team - Becky Burden, Sr., Blaine; Heidi Collier, Jr., Blaine; Tessa DeBoer, 5-10, Jr., Lynden Christian; Heidi DeHaan, Jr., Lynden Christian; Jenny Oiness, Jr., Meridian; Megan Quarterman, 5-9, Sr., Granite Falls. Second team - Deanna Freeman, Sr., Granite Falls; Rockell Heutink, Sr., Nooksack Valley; Bree MacDonald, Sr., Meridian; Natalie Nelson, Sr., Sultan; Mariko Trias, So., King's. MVP - Megan Quarterman, Granite Falls. Coach of year - Jennifer Childress, Meridian.
Nisqually (Not available)
First team - Jennifer Wells, Sr., Tacoma Baptist; Melissa Bennett, Jr., Seattle Christian; Jami Guenthoer, Sr., Charles Wright; Jody Gerald, So., Cascade Christian; Jacki Shively, Sr., Cascade Christian. Second team - Rachel Simmons, Sr., Chief Leschi; Kristen List, Jr., Cascade Christian; Kristen Ridgway, Jr., Seattle Christian; Melissa Kiyohara, So., Seattle Christian; Shawna Moor, So., Seattle Christian. MVP - Jennifer Wells, Tacoma Baptist. Coach of year - Scott Moe, Seattle Christian.