Girls High School Basketball

2016 5A All-Idaho girls basketball team

Mountain View High’s Destiny Slocum drives to the basket against Centennial on Jan. 5 at Mountain View High.
Mountain View High’s Destiny Slocum drives to the basket against Centennial on Jan. 5 at Mountain View High. kgreen@idahostatesman.com

GIRLS FIRST TEAM

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: DESTINY SLOCUM, MOUNTAIN VIEW

 

Why she is Player of the Year: The McDonald’s All-American finishes her career with two state titles and school records for points (2,281), rebounds (510), assists (442) and steals (304). She averaged 25.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.2 steals as a senior.

Coach’s comment: “She’s a student of the game. She’s a leader, and you can count on her to make clutch plays at crunch times,” Mountain View coach Connie Skogrand said.

What others are saying: “Can anyone stop her? Destiny can do whatever she decides on the court,” Coeur d’Alene coach Dale Poffenroth said.

What’s next: Slocum has signed a letter of intent to play for Maryland.

MANDY SIMPSON, BOISE

 

Almost unstoppable inside, the 6-foot junior forward averaged 17.0 points, 11.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals, helping the Braves win the third-place trophy at state. Simpson has 11 Division I scholarship offers, including Boise State and Fresno State, coach Kim Brydges said.

TORI WILLIAMS, CENTENNIAL

 

The 15th-ranked guard nationally in the 2017 class by ESPNW, Williams led the state runner-up Patriots with averages of 16.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.4 steals and 3.3 assists per game while shooting 44 percent from the floor and 42 percent from 3-point range.

LINDSAY COOK, HILLCREST

 

Versatile enough to move seamlessly from point guard to post, the 5-11 senior forward averaged a double-double of 20.6 points and 10.2 rebounds while shooting 57.4 percent from the floor. She possesses a tough combination of speed and strength.

ISSY HADDEN, BOISE

 

As a four-year starter, the 6-2 Idaho signee attracted a lot of attention, creating scoring opportunities for her teammates while still averaging 13.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game. Hadden is a first-team selection for the second year in a row.

SECOND TEAM

Player

School

Height

Year

Position

Stats

Dominique Williams

Centennial

6-0

Senior

Guard

10.7 ppg, 6.8 reb

Cassidy Tiegs

Eagle

5-8

Junior

Guard

12.3 ppg, 4.7 reb, 3.0 ast

Melody Kempton

Post Falls

6-0

Soph.

Post

13.8 ppg, 10.0 reb, 1.6 blk

Nina Carlson

Lake City

6-2

Junior

Guard

11.2 ppg, 6.5 reb

Whitney Meier

Lake City

5-5

Senior

Guard

12.2 ppg, 3.0 ast

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