GIRLS FIRST TEAM
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: IRIS DOMEBO, LAPWAI
Why she is Player of Year: Voted the All-Idaho Player of the Year for the second straight season, the 5-9 junior guard helped the Wildcats win back-to-back state titles. Domebo averaged 13.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, 5.3 steals and 5.2 assists per game.
Coach’s comment: “She commands double teams at times, and all coaches know they have to prepare for her play,” Lapwai coach Eric Spencer said.
What others are saying: “Smart, athletic, sacrifices personal stats for team wins,” Genesee coach Brandon McIntosh said.
What’s next: Domebo returns for her senior season with a chance to win three state championships in a row.
KALEIGH RANISATE, GENESEE
She often guarded the opposing team’s tallest player despite being 5-8. The senior guard notched a double-double in nearly half of Genesee’s games and averaged 17.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.4 steals, 2.3 blocks and 2.1 assists. She is named to the first team for the second year in a row.
TAYLOR WHITNEY, LAPWAI
A dominant force inside, the 6-1 senior post averaged a double-double of 10.2 points and 11.7 rebounds for the back-to-back state champions. Whitney also added 5.3 blocks, 3.2 assists and 3.6 steals per game. “(She’s an) incredible force in the middle,” Lapwai coach Eric Spencer said.
KOYAMA YOUNG, LAPWAI
Credited with great anticipation on defense, the 5-8 junior guard grabbed 6.8 steals per game with 12.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists. Young led the Wildcats in the title game with 25 points and 14 rebounds. “Does everything. Unselfish,” Kamiah coach Abraham Broncheau said.
MARGARET ANDERSON, IDAHO CITY
After landing on the All-Idaho second team a year ago, the 6-foot senior forward received first-team honors in 2016 with averages of 15.7 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.3 steals per game. “Her versatility on the floor is unmatchable,” Idaho City coach Monica Cockerille said.
13.7 ppg, 6.2 ast, 4.7 stl
10.0 ppg, 6.4 reb, 4.7 stl
13.3 ppg, 3.4 reb, 3.0 stl
9.5 ppg, 6.0 reb, 3.5 ast
12.8 ppg, 5.5 reb, 5.2 ast