Prolific scorers Emma Duff and Hodges Bailey highlighted local selections to the Associated Press’ all-state high school boys and girls basketball teams, which were announced Monday.
Duff, a Black Hills senior, and Bailey, a Centralia senior, were both named to the Class 2A first team while five other locals were honorable mention selections. The all-state teams are voted on annually by sportswriters around the state and compiled by AP.
Duff led the Wolves, who were the top-ranked team in 2A for much of the season, to back-to-back state tournament appearances — including a fifth-place finish earlier this month in Yakima — her junior and senior seasons.
The Western Washington University signee was named The Olympian’s 2017 All-Area girls basketball player of the year in February, and was a two-time 2A Evergreen Conference MVP.
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She led the area in scoring her senior season with 18.4 points per game — pouring in 459 points this season to finish with 1,248 in her career — and seven rebounds per game on her way to her second consecutive All-Area selection. Duff was also named 2A all-state honorable mention as a junior after averaging 17 points, 7.5 rebounds per game.
Bailey, who is committed to play at the The Master’s University in California, broke several school and 2A Southwest District scoring records on his way to 1,290 career points in just 55 games.
An Olympian All-Area first-team selection, he scored a season-high 42 points against Mark Morris in February to break Centralia’s single-game record, and the district tournament record. He finished the four-game tournament with a record 127 points to carry the Tigers to the 2A state regionals.
Bailey led the area in scoring as a senior with 634 points — 26.4 per game — and finished his career with a lifetime average of 23.5 points per game.
Five players from the 3A and 2A classifications rounded out local all-state selections in the honorable mention category.
In 3A, Capital’s TJ Mickelson — The Olympian’s 2017 All-Area boys basketball player of the year — led the Cougars to the inaugural 3A South Sound Conference title before a broken collarbone ended his senior season. Mickelson, who transferred from Black Hills for his final season, averaged 14.3 points, 8.5 assists and seven rebounds per game for Capital.
Mickelson was an honorable mention selection for the third consecutive season — he was twice named all-state honorable mention in 2A at Black Hills. He was a two-time 2A EvCo MVP for the Wolves, and the 3A SSC MVP this season with Capital. He was a three-time Olympian All-Area selection.
Mickelson has drawn Division I interest since his sophomore season, and finished his career with 1,711 points.
Following another productive season, Timberline junior Erik Stevenson nabbed an honorable mention nod. Stevenson — who has five Division I offers from Old Dominion, Cal Poly, Wichita State, Washington State and Hawaii — averaged 19.5 points per game for the Blazers.
He was an Olympian All-Area first team selection for a second consecutive season, a 3A SSC first team selection, and led Timberline to the first round of the 3A state tournament. He broke Timberline’s single-game scoring record — previously held by Montana’s Donaven Dorsey — with 45 points in a rivalry win over North Thurston.
All three 2A honorable mention selections are from 2A EvCo teams.
Tumwater senior Brian Marty, the league’s co-MVP with Bailey, averaged 19.1 points per game to lead the T-Birds to a third consecutive league title. He had two buzzer-beating shots against Capital and crosstown rival Black Hills, and scored in double digits in all but one game. Marty was an Olympian All-Area first team selection.
Julia Johnson, a junior, helped W.F. West to third-place finish at the 2A state tournament in Yakima, averaging 10.4 points per game on a balanced offense. She was an Olympian All-Area first team selection and a 2A EvCo first team selection, and scored a season-high 24 points against White River in January.
Tumwater’s Sierra Snyder passed the 1,000-point career mark in January and finished her career with 1,062. She poured in 344 points as a senior, averaging 17.2 per game, and led the T-Birds to a 2A Southwest District tournament appearance.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE BASKETBALL TEAMS
State player of the year: Michael Porter Jr., Nathan Hale, sr.
Player of the year: Cameron Cranston, Union, sr.
Cameron Cranston, Union, sr.
Malcolm Cola, Federal Way, sr.
Darius LuBom, Kentwood, sr.
Carson Tuttle, Kamiak, jr.
Tyler Kurtz, Richland, sr.
Riley Sorn, Richland, jr.
Anton Watson, Gonzaga Prep, soph.
Marcus Stephens, Federal Way, sr.
Colby Kyle, Monroe, jr.
Rayvaughn Bolton, Kentwood, sr.
Player of the year: Michael Porter Jr., Nathan Hale, sr.
Michael Porter Jr., Nathan Hale, sr.
Jaylen Nowell, Garfield, sr.
Nate Pryor, West Seattle, sr.
Daejon Davis, Garfield, sr.
Trevante Anderson, Lincoln, sr.
Kevin Porter Jr., Rainier Beach, jr.
TJ Mickelson, Capital, sr.
Erik Stevenson, Timberline, jr.
Jontay Porter, Nathan Hale, jr.
Emmitt Matthews Jr., Wilson, jr.
Player of the year: Roberto Gittens, Foss, sr.
Roberto Gittens, Foss, sr.
Elijah Pepper, Selah, soph.
Hodges Bailey, Centralia, sr.
Donald Scott, Foss, sr.
Will Burghardt, Mark Morris, sr.
Scott Blakney, Prosser, sr.
Jett Sobota, Clarkston, sr.
Jesse Keltner, Anacortes, sr.
Bryce Mulder, Woodland, sr.
Hunter Jacob, Wapato, sr.
Brian Marty, Tumwater, sr.
Player of the year: Trey Delp, Zillah, sr.
Trey Delp, Zillah, sr.
Corey Kispert, King’s, sr.
Marky Adams, Forks, sr.
JR Delgado, Warden, sr.
Ryan Maine, Freeman, sr.
Jack Adams III, Hoquiam, sr.
Cole Bajema, Lynden Christian, soph.
Jake Wise, LaCenter, sr.
Nate Whitaker, Zillah, sr.
Player of the year: Brock Ravet, Kittitas, soph.
Brock Ravet, Kittitas, soph.
Luke Lovelady, Life Christian, sr.
Matt Poquette, Morton-White Pass, jr.
Ryan Ricks, Northwest Christian (Colbert), sr.
Edgar Najera, Brewster, sr.
Wyatt Stanley, Napavine, sr.
Chase Burnham, Liberty (Spangle), sr.
Wesley Abrams, White Swan, sr.
Reece Wallace, Toledo, jr.
Jared Cattell, Crosspoint, jr.
Player of the year: Trazil Lane, Lummi, sr.
Trazil Lane, Lummi, sr.
Zach Cain, Taholah, jr.
Luke Wagenaar, Sunnyside Christian, jr.
PJ Talen, Tacoma Baptist, sr.
Peyton Nielsen, Almira-Coulee-Hartline, jr.
Kenrick Doherty Jr., Neah Bay, sr.
Cade Bosma, Sunnyside Christian, jr.
Bailey Moss, Chief Kitsap, sr.
Ryan Moffet, Odessa-Harrington, fr.
Co-state players of the year: Jadyn Bush, Bishop Blanchet, sr.; Anna Luce, Mercer Island, sr.
Player of the year: Lexie Hull, Central Valley, jr.
Lexie Hull, Central Valley, jr.
Taya Corosdale, Bothell, sr.
Shalyse Smith, Bellarmine Prep, jr.
JaQuaya Miller, Kentridge, soph.
McKenzi Williams, Auburn Riverside, sr.
Samantha Fatkin, Glacier Peak, sr.
Emilee Maldonado, Sunnyside, sr.
Paisley Johnson, Glacier Peak, sr.
Jamie Loera, Moses Lake, jr.
Player of the year: Jadyn Bush, Bishop Blanchet, sr.
Jadyn Bush, Bishop Blanchet, sr.
T’ea Adams, Juanita, sr.
Josie Matz, Wilson, sr.
Promise Taylor, Sammamish, sr.
Anna Luce, Mercer Island, sr.
Kaprice Boston, Lynnwood, sr.
Tianna Brown, Bethel, jr.
Juanita Agosto, Garfield, sr.
Brynna Maxwell, Gig Harbor, soph.
Taryn Shelley, Shorewood, sr.
Oumou Toure, Kamiakin, soph.
Player of the year: Kendall Bird, White River, sr.
Kendall Bird, White River, sr.
Elisa Kooiman, Lynden, sr.
Emma Duff, Black Hills, sr.
Alexius Foster, Franklin Pierce, sr.
Brandy Smith, Burlington-Edison, sr.
Julia Johnson, W.F. West, jr.
Janealle Sutterlict, Wapato, soph.
Sierra Snyder, Tumwater, sr.
Elle Burland, East Valley (Spokane), sr.
Katie Campana, Olympic, sr.
Player of the year: Jill Townsend, Okanogan, sr.
Jill Townsend, Okanogan, sr.
Hailey Van Lith, Cashmere, fr.
Jordan Spradlin, Montesano, sr.
Stephanie Soares, Mount Baker, jr.
Alexis Castro, Granger, sr.
Taylor Turner, Columbia (Burbank), sr.
Avery Dykstra, Lynden Christian, jr.
Danielle Tyler, Mount Baker, soph.
Abbie Johnson, Cashmere, sr.
Player of the year: Peyton Souvenir, Wahkiakum, sr.
Peyton Souvenir, Wahkiakum, sr.
Parker Esary, Kalama, sr.
Kaelyn Shipley, Kalama, sr.
Makenzie Kaech, Ilwaco, jr.
Mollie Olson, Napavine, jr.
Sydney Abbott, Davenport, jr.
Hailey Higashi, St. George’s, sr.
Nakiya Edwards, La Conner, sr.
Melissa Lee, Napavine, jr.
Player of the year: Shania Graham, Republic, sr.
Shania Graham, Republic, sr.
Brooklyn Pascua, Tacoma Baptist, jr.
Salome Yosef, Cedar Park Christian (Mountlake Terrace), sr.
Kristen Broersma, Sunnyside Christian, sr.
Katelyn Schwartz, Evergreen Lutheran, sr.
Sailor Liefke, Sunnyside Christian, jr.
Dakota Patchen, Colton, soph.
Tristin Johnson, Neah Bay, sr.