This should make up for the eight points Makenna Schultz didn’t score during her basketball career at River Ridge High School.
The Associated Press announced Wednesday that Schultz and five other South Sound athletes were selected to its all-state basketball teams.
Schultz was a Class 2A first-team selection, and five other area players earned honorable mention in 4A and 2A. This is Schultz’s first all-state selection.
“I’m very grateful for it,” she said. “I’m just glad that all of the work I’ve done ever since I was little has finally paid off.”
Schultz, a Saint Martin’s University signee, finished her four-year career just shy of 2,000 points. She tallied five in her final game — a 2A state regional loss to Ellensburg — to bring her career total to 1,992.
This season, she averaged 19.6 points, 6.2 assists and 4 steals per game. She shot 50 percent (77 of 154) from 2-point range and 52 percent (59 of 114) from 3-point range during the regular season.
She broke River Ridge’s school record this season for most 3-pointers in a single game, when she went 10 of 12 against Washington on Jan. 29. She also scored a season-high 32 points in that game.
“It’s just kind of one of those things where I’m so competitive, and I’ve been raised playing basketball,” Schultz said. “I put full effort out into every game I play, and whatever happens, happens.”
A lot of recognition for a stellar career is what has happened for Schultz.
She was a first-team selection on The Olympian’s All-Area girls basketball team and was the player of the year as a junior.
She also holds River Ridge records for most assists (14) and most steals (7) in a single game. Her career totals in both of those categories are school marks as well (554 assists, 297 steals).
“Putting all of that effort and heart into it just leads to those things,” Schultz said. “And having the team that I had really helped me get those (records) and succeed that much.”
Five other athletes — from River Ridge, Yelm, Black Hills and Olympia — earned honorable mention. The all-state teams were selected based on votes by sportswriters across Washington. At least two votes were required to be considered for honorable mention.
Yelm’s Christian Davis — The Olympian’s All-Area boys basketball player of the year — earned 4A honorable mention. He averaged 26.1 points per game this season and led the Tornados to the playoffs for the first time since 2003.
He scored a season-high 44 points against Rogers in Yelm’s season-opener on Nov. 28. He scored 30 or more points in eight games and had 521 total.
Davis was one of three players from the soon-to-be-disbanded 4A Narrows League to be named to the all-state team. Bellarmine Prep’s Malachi Flynn was named player of the year across all classifications, and South Kitsap’s Eric Wattree earned honorable mention.
River Ridge’s Kobe Key and Black Hills’ TJ Mickelson received 2A honorable mention selections. Both were also first-team selections on The Olympian’s All-Area basketball team.
Key averaged 10.6 points per game and added 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists as the pacemaker for a balanced River Ridge team. The senior point guard led the Hawks to a fourth-place finish at the 2A state tournament and the school’s first No. 1 selection in the AP state basketball poll — a distinction it held for the final two weeks of the regular season.
Mickelson earned honorable mention for the second consecutive year. He led Black Hills with 20.7 points per game and has 1,442 career points at the end of his junior season. He has also been the 2A EvCo co-MVP each of the last two years.
Olympia’s Jenna Randich — The Olympian’s All-Area girls basketball player of the year — was a 4A honorable mention selection. She led the Bears with 18.7 points per game and finished her four-year career with 1,122.
She signed to play at University of Great Falls in Montana next season. She shot 46 percent from the field as a senior — 39 percent from 3-point range.
Black Hills’ Emma Duff, a first-team selection on The Olympian’s All-Area girls basketball team, received 2A honorable mention. Her 17 points and 7.5 rebounds per game led the Wolves to their first 2A state tournament appearance since 2009.
Black Hills took sixth in 2A and returns its offensive core — including Duff, who is a junior — next season. Duff was also named the 2A EvCo co-MVP this season.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE BOYS BASKETBALL TEAMS
State player of the year: Malachi Flynn, sr., Bellarmine Prep
4A player of the year: Malachi Flynn, sr., Bellarmine Prep
Malachi Flynn, sr., Bellarmine Prep
Jalen McDaniels, sr., Federal Way
Tony Miller, sr., Woodinville
Aushanti Potts-Woods, sr., Curtis
Steven Beo, sr., Richland.
Ferron Flavors, sr., Federal Way
Drew Magaoay, sr., Cascade of Everett
Cameron Cranston, jr., Union
Eric Wattree, sr., South Kitsap.
3A player of the year: Isiah Brown, sr., Lakeside of Seattle
Isiah Brown, sr., Lakeside of Seattle
Jaylen Nowell, jr., Garfield
Sam Cunliffe, sr., Rainier Beach
JaQuori McLaughlin, sr., Peninsula
David Jenkins Jr., sr., Wilson.
David Woodard, sr., Edmonds-Woodway
Roberto Gittens, jr., Foss
Mikey Henn, sr., Bellevue
Ryan Lacey, sr., Auburn Mountainview.
2A player of the year: Trevon Allen, sr., Clarkston.
Trevon Allen, sr., Clarkston
Sterling Sommers, sr., Lynden
Coleman Sparling, sr., Ellensburg
Jordan Blodgett, sr., Wapato
Philip Pepple, soph., Shorecrest.
Cole Rabedeaux, sr., North Kitsap
Gunner Chronis, soph., Grandview
Will Burghardt, jr., Mark Morris.
1A player of the year: Corey Kispert, jr., King’s.
Corey Kispert, jr., King’s
Scotty Burge, sr., Zillah
Kienan Walter, sr., King’s Way Christian
Zach Roetcisoender, sr., Lynden Christian
Brock Johnson, sr., Castle Rock.
Timothy Soares, sr., Mount Baker
Tyler Morris, sr., Sultan
Hunter Esary, sr., Kalama
Trey Delp, jr., Zillah.
2B player of the year: Jaron Kirkley, sr., Mossyrock.
Jaron Kirkley, sr., Mossyrock
Kaleb Poquette, sr., Morton-White Pass
Luke Lovelady, jr., Life Christian
Roy Zavala, sr., Mabton
Ryan Ricks, jr., Northwest Christian.
Wyatt Stanley, jr., Napavine
Chance Williams, sr., Brewster
JR Delgado, jr., Warden
Chase Burnham, jr., Liberty of Spangle
Brock Ravet, jr., Kittitas.
1B player of the year: Dallas Isaak, sr., Almira/Coulee-Hartline.
Dallas Isaak, sr., Almira/Coulee-Hartline
Trazil Lane, jr., Lummi
Ryan Moss, sr., Neah Bay
Nathan Powers, sr., Bickleton
Kenrick Doherty Jr., jr., Neah Bay.
Jerrod Harn, jr., Entiat
Jeffrey Parker, sr., Evergreen Lutheran
Rwehabura Munyagi Jr., soph., Neah Bay
Zach Cain, jr., Taholah
Matt Holbrook, sr., Garfield-Palouse
Luke Wagenaar, soph., Sunnyside Christian.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-STATE GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAMS
State player of the year: Mikayla Pivec, sr., Lynnwood
4A player of the year: Lexie Hull, soph., Central Valley.
Lexie Hull, soph., Central Valley
Jessie Loera, sr., Moses Lake
Riley Lupfer, sr., Lewis and Clark
Braydey Hodgins; sr., Chiawana
Nia Alexander, sr., Todd Beamer.
Madison Pollock, sr., Snohomish
Madeline Smith, sr., Snohomish
Taya Corosdale, jr., Bothell.
3A player of the year: Mikayla Pivec, sr., Lynnwood.
Mikayla Pivec, sr., Lynnwood
Anna Wilson, sr., Bellevue
Tamia Braggs, sr., Lincoln
Shelby Cansler, sr., Bellevue
Lydia Giomi, sr., West Seattle.
Kiara “Kiki” Knox, sr., Wilson
Gracie Castaneda, sr., Arlington
Jordyn Edwards, sr., Lynnwood.
2A player of the year: Uju Chibuogwu, sr., Shorecrest
Uju Chibuogwu, sr., Shorecrest
Elisa Kooiman, jr., Lynden
Kendall Bird, jr., White River
Kassidy Malcolm, sr., Ellensburg
Alyssa Blankenship, sr., Washougal
Tarryn Hart, soph., Wapato
Darian Gore, sr., White River
Edie Breckenridge, Burlington-Edison.
1A player of the year: Kara Bajema, sr., Lynden Christian
Kara Bajema, sr., Lynden Christian
Shoni Pritchett, sr., Charles Wright
Jordan Spradlin, jr., Montesano
Kaelyn Shipley, jr., Kalama
Alexis Castro, jr., Granger
Parker Esary, jr., Kalama
Daylee Hanson, sr., King’s.
2B player of the year: Jill Townsend, jr., Okanogan.
Jill Townsend, jr., Okanogan
Melissa Lee, soph., Napavine
Karlee Freeman, soph., Raymond
Sam Woodley, sr., Toutle Lake
Peyton Souvenir, jr., Wahkiakum
Jordyn Boesel, jr., Okanogan
Makenzie Kaech, soph., Ilwaco
Irene Pineda, sr., Mabton
Desenay Guerrero, sr., Mabton
Hailey Higashi, jr., St. George's
Rachel Bozlee, sr., Northwest Christian.
1B player of the year: Zoe Moser, sr., Colton.
Zoe Moser, sr., Colton
Katelyn Banks, sr., Sunnyside Christian
Cierra Jo McKeown, sr., Touchet
Emily Holder, sr., Evergreen Lutheran
Megan Weller, sr., Quilcene.
Demi Jo Vaughn, sr., Republic
Karleena Walther, sr., Taholah
Shania Graham, jr., Republic
Adiya Jones, sr., Tulalip Heritage