All-League basketball: Incline’s Porter named MVP, Winquest Coach of Year |

All-League basketball: Incline’s Porter named MVP, Winquest Coach of Year

Two of the top players in the state — Incline's Kira Porter and White Pine's Debra Kingston — jostle for position during the Division III state championship. Both players made the All-State first team, while Porter was the MVP of the Division III North.
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Northern Division III All-League

MVP: Kira Porter, Incline, Sr.

Coach of the Year:  Indra Winquest, Incline

First Team

Taylor Redfern, Incline, Fresh.

Syndney Reamer, West Wendover, Jr.

Bailey Wanner, Pershing County, Sr.

Sarah Sam, Yerington, Jr.

Sruti Bhatka, Battle Mountain, Fresh.

Second Team

Shania Frank, Yerington, Jr.

Taryn Houston, Pershing County, Soph.

Anahi Esparza, West Wendover, Jr.

Mikayla Renfroe, Pershing County, Jr.

Briana Barraza, Incline, Sr.

Mackenzie Hammock, Yerington, Sr.

Honorable Mention

Lilia Lopez, West Wendover, Soph.

Destiny Espinoza, Silver Stage, Jr.

Jillian Argiris, North Tahoe, Jr.

Riane Schroeder , Battle Mountain, Jr.

Yulissa Vasquez, Battle Mountain, Jr.

Harmony Bates, Incline, Jr.

Emily White, Incline, Soph.

Maria Martinez, Yerington, Sr.

Itatty Espinoza, Pershing County, Soph.

Nayda  Rodriquez, West Wendover, Jr.

Division III All-State

MVP: Ashlyn Huntington, White Pine, Sr.

First Team

Debra Kingston, White Pine

Savannah Hart, Lincoln

Destiny Rover, Agassi Prep

Kira Porter, Incline

Taylor Redfern, Incline

Sydney Reamer, West Wendover

Second Team

Easton Tingey, Lincoln

Hannah Hafen, Lincoln

Brenna Chavez, Needles

Bailey Wanner, Pershing County

Sarah Sam, Yerington

Shruti Bahtka, Battle Mountain

Honorable Mention

Jayne Antone, Needles

Emily Bischoff, White Pine

Malia Lee, Calvary Chapel

Sharmayne Finley, Agassi Prep

Anahi Esparza, West Wendover

Taryn Houston, Pershing County

Five Incline girls basketball players were selected to the Northern Division III All-League team, led by senior forward Kira Porter’s Most Valuable Player honor.

In addition to Porter’s MVP selection, Incline coach Indra Winquest was named Coach of the Year after leading the Highlanders to the Northern regional title and state runner-up finish.

Incline freshman guard Taylor Redfern made the All-League first team, senior point guard Briana Barraza made the second team, and junior Harmony Bates and sophomore Emily White received honorable mention recognition.

The awards are determined by the league’s coaches.

Porter was the league’s most dominant force. At a lengthy 6 foot, the athletic post led the Division III with 129 blocks in 21 games, which equates to 6.1 swats per contest, while also topping the state with 11.3 rebounds per game. Her 11.7-point scoring average ranked third in the league and fourth in the state.

One of the only Division III players to top Porter in scoring was freshman teammate Taylor Redfern, a smooth-moving sharp shooter who led the state with a scoring average of 13.2 points per contest. Redfern, who scored 45 points in two games in the state championship tournament, also led the DIII with 54 three-pointers made.

Porter and Redfern were both named to the Division III All-State first team. White Pine senior Ashlyn Huntington was the state MVP.

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