GIRLS FIRST TEAM
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: ALLISON KIRBY, TIMBERLAKE
Why she is Player of the Year: The 5-7 junior point guard was part of a state title team that played its entire roster, meaning Kirby was limited to 12-14 minutes per game. She still averaged 9.8 points, 3.7 steals, 3.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.
Coach’s comment: “She does everything for us,” Timberlake coach Matt Miller said. “She is a leader, she scores, rebounds, distributes and is an excellent defender.”
What others are saying: “(She was the) best player we faced all year. Could score 30 a night if she wanted. Super smart defensive player,” Teton coach Shon Kunz said.
What’s next: Kirby returns for her senior year with a chance to win two titles in a row.
KEELIE LAWLER, TIMBERLAKE
An All-Idaho first-team selection for the third consecutive season, the 5-8 junior forward led the state champions in points (12.8) and rebounds (6.3) while adding 2.6 steals and 2.2 assists per game. “She can play inside and on the perimeter,” Timberlake coach Matt Miller said.
JENNA ABBOTT, TETON
The 5-11 junior forward scored 18, 30 and 28 points in three games at state, and she averaged 14.9 points and 7.2 rebounds on the season as the Redskins claimed the third-place trophy. “All-around great player,” Teton coach Shon Kunz said.
LILLIE SMITH, EMMETT
The 5-7 sophomore point guard led the Huskies to the state consolation title with averages of 18.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists. “She could score 20 points even if a team spent a week game-planning for her,” Parma coach Michael Calkins said.
KIRA MARLOW, SHELLEY
Making her second straight appearance on the first team, the 5-10 senior forward led the Russets in scoring at 15.7 points per game and was charged with defending the opposing team’s best player. “(She) can play inside and out on both ends of the floor,” Shelley coach Trevor Elordi said.
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