Girls High School Basketball

3A All-Idaho girls basketball team | 2019

GIRLS FIRST TEAM

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: MADISON JACKSON, PARMA

Why she is player of the year: One of the state’s top athletes in all classifications, the 5-8 point guard led the Panthers to a state runner-up trophy, the best finish in program history. She averaged 17.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.1 steals as a senior and has her name all over the school record books with 1,674 career points.

Coach’s comment: “(She’s) the best player in 3A, if not the state,” Parma coach Michael Calkins said.

What others are saying: “Jackson was the type of player that you couldn’t match up against. You guard her with a post, she blows by them. You put a guard on her, she posts them up. She was too fast, too skilled, too athletic of a basketball player,” Payette coach Tory Bratcher said.

What’s next: Jackson has signed to play for Montana State.

[Related: Full all-state boys and girls basketball teams in every classification]

MACIE KNAPP, SUGAR-SALEM

The back-to-back state champ’s captain, the 5-10 senior point guard has signed to play for the College of Southern Idaho. She led the Diggers in scoring the past three years, including pouring in 15.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game this year.

BROOKE JESSEN, TIMBERLAKE

The 5-11 sophomore forward averaged a double-double of 16.4 points and 11.4 rebounds. While she dominated the paint, she was also a threat off the dribble and added 3.2 steals and 1.9 assists a game for the third-place finishers.

HOLLY ANSLEY, BONNERS FERRY

Coaches spent the year drawing up exotic defense to stop the 5-7 sophomore point guard. Despite constant double teams, box-and-one defenses and no-help defenses, she still posted 15.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.8 steals a night.

JOSEE STEADMAN, SNAKE RIVER

The state consolation champ relied on the 5-11 sophomore forward to anchor its trademark defense. But she was also a creative offensive force too, averaging 15.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.1 blocks.

COACH OF THE YEAR: CRYSTAL DAYLEY, SUGAR-SALEM

Dayley led the Diggers to back-to-back titles to repeat as 3A’s coach of the year.

SECOND TEAM

Player

School

Height

Year

Position

Stats

Grace Parker

Gooding

5-10

Senior

Wing

17.8 ppg, 7.2 reb

Taryn Soumas

Timberlake

5-2

Sophomore

Point guard

13.9 ppg, 4.0 ast, 3.7 stl

Madi Fillmore

Sugar-Salem

5-7

Senior

Guard

11.0 ppg, 2.0 stl

Emily Gorrell

Buhl

5-7

Senior

Guard

14.1 ppg, 6.3 reb

Olivia LeCheminant

South Fremont

6-0

Senior

Center

14.8 ppg, 8.5 reb

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