Nevada Union’s Sydney Porter was electric on the basketball court this season with possibly the quickest first step in the league, an ability to score from any spot on the floor and a nose for the ball on the defensive end. So, it is no surprise the talented senior guard won the Sierra Foothill League girls basketball MVP.
“There’s some girls that score points but I don’t know if there are any that matchup with what she does on a daily basis,” Nevada Union head coach John McDaniels said of Porter.
Porter, a commit to Cal State San Marcos, has been a varsity starter since she was a sophomore and has led NU in scoring the past three seasons. In her senior campaign she averaged 20 points per game, grabbed a team-high 3.2 steals per game and had 3.5 rebounds per game.
The rest of the NU’s starting lineup also garnered all-league honors, with senior Emma Peterson (13 points per game, 2.5 steals), junior Sammy DeHart (13.5 points per game, 7.7 rebounds, 3.2 steals, 1.8 blocks) and senior Erin Selleck (5.3 points per game, 5.3 assists) making the first team, and Melanie O’Brien (8.2 points per game, 7.4 rebounds) being named to the second team.
For the Pioneer Valley League champion Bear River girls basketball team seniors Kaitlyn Reina (14.9 points per game, 9.5 rebounds, 3.3 steals), Maddi Dunn (6.8 points per game, 2.6 steals) and Teryn Rath (8.5 points per game, 9.1 rebounds) were all named to the All-PVL team.
The Central Valley California League champion Forest Lake Christian Falcons placed four players on the CVCL All-League teams, had two players receive honorable mentions and head coach Jason Camacho was named co-coach of the year.
Camacho led his team to a 25-5 record which included a league title and two playoff wins.
Senior Chase Augustino (15.4 points per game, 4.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 3.6 steals) and Luke Jordan (16.1 points per game, 2.9 steals)both made the first team.
“Chase has this on-off switch, where he will just pace himself until its time to turn it on; as a coach you wish he would just leave it on,” Camacho said earlier this year. “He will just watch and watch, and when he’s needed, he’ll grab four steals in a row, sink six buckets, then sit back and let others score.”
Senior J.J. Griffiths (6.2 poinst per game, 2.7 steals) and junior Christian Dethlefs (14.4 points per game, 6.7 rebounds) were named to the second team.
And, Kyle Soria and Jacob Yarborough both received honorable mention nods.
For Nevada Union, first-year player and defensive standout Josiah Barber was named to the All-Sierra Foothill League team. Senior Garrett O’Callghan and sophomore point guard Mario Edwards were named to the All-SFL second team.
For Bear River two players were named to the All-PVL team, as Jake Sypnicki (7.5 points per game) made the first team and Braden Duncan (12.3 points per game, 5 rebounds) was named to the second team.
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