North Tahoe, Truckee hoops players honored
Kelly Stephens was one of the primary reasons the Truckee High girls basketball team was able to mount its march to the Northern 3A playoffs this season.
As it turned out, the efforts of the senior guard did not go unnoticed, as she was rewarded with a spot on the Northern 3A all-league team as well as the 3A all-state team.
Stephens had some big games along the way, including a 23-point performance for the Wolverines in their critical win against Fernley late in the season.
Truckee’s Angelo Tenorio was also recognized as Northern 3A Coach of the Year on the girls’ side.
“It’s pretty incredible,” Tenorio said of the honor. “I’m pleased to be picked by the other coaches. I’m very honored.”
In all, six players between the North Tahoe and Truckee high boys and girls basketball teams were named to the Northern 3A all-league squads.
On the boys’ side, North Tahoe seniors Michael Forte and Spencer Marple and Truckee senior Drew Stewart were awarded honorable mention recognition, while Stephens made the first team all-league and first team all-state for the girls. Truckee sophomore Breanne Busby was named to the first team all-league and second team all-state, and North Tahoe senior Joelle Lazzareschi was awarded honorable mention recognition.
Below are the complete all-league results, which were voted on by Northern 3A coaches.
Coach of the Year: Angelo Tenorio, Truckee
MVP: Johnna Ward, Spring Creek
First team all-league
Point Guard Alicia Echevarria Lowry, senior
Guard Kelly Stephens Truckee, senior
Forward Lacey Rider Spring Creek, sophomore
Forward Kylie Owsley Lowry, senior
Center Karrie-Ann Quartz Yerington, sophomore
Utility April Shaw Fernley, senior
Point Guard Sierra Shaw Sparks, junior
Guard Brittany Hill Dayton, junior
Forward Kayla Lommori Yerington, sophomore
Forward Savannah Carlo Lowry, junior
Center Breanne Busby Truckee, juinor
Utility Tia Jaques Spring Creek, senior
Joelle Lazzareschi North Tahoe, senior
Shelby Hooper Incline, junior
Kiara Ross Yerington, sophomore
Dena Helme Yerington, senior
April Wilson Lowry, senior
Cristal Herrera Lowry, senior
Ariella Ruybal Dayton, freshman
Brittany Garrett Spring Creek, senior
Tara Usko Spring Creek, junior
Jayme King Fernley, sophomore
MVP Erik Hopper, Dayton, senior
Co-Coaches of the Year TW Cunningham (Dayton), Dave Burns (Fernley)
First Team all-league
Point Guard Garey Smith Yerington Senior
Guard John Weber Lowry, senior
Forward Tony Gill Spring Creek, senior
Forward Sean Arrington Fernley, senior
Center Jacob Jones Dayton, senior
Utility Travis Wood Dayton, senior
Point Guard Davey Walton Lowry, senior
Guard Mikey Adams Spring Creek, senior
Forward Kyle Baumann Incline, senior
Forward Michael Vincent Dayton, senior
Center Jacob Ragsdale Lowry, junior
Utility Casey Wildermuth Yerington, junior
Michael Forte North Tahoe, senior
Spencer Marple North Tahoe, senior
Drew Stewart Truckee, senior
James Roberts Yerington, junior
Marcus Kness Yerington, junior
Ian Quinn Lowry, junior
Michael Cox Lowry, junior
Jacob Bromley Sparks, junior
Jay Nichols Sparks, junior
Travis McCurry Fernley, senior
Matt Zumoff Fernley, senior
Drew Brunson Spring Creek, senior
Rudy Renya Dayton, senior
Ryan Ransdell Dayton, junior
Jonathan Chang Incline, sophomore
Dillion Hale Incline, sunior
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