Prospect's Gordon nabs top MVL honor
Despite his team finishing second to last, Prospect's Dakota Gordon was named most valuable player of the Mountain Valley League, capping a remarkable season for the junior guard.
Gordon averaged more than 25 points per game in league play this season and set the Cougars' school record with a 53-point outburst against nonconference foe Milo Adventist on Dec. 20.
Twice this season, Gordon reached 42 points as Prospect finished 9-15 overall and 3-11 in the MVL.
Rogue Valley Adventist senior guard Tyler Robertson also earned first-team honors after averaging 11 points and seven rebounds per game and leading the Red Tail Hawks (16-6, 9-5 MVL) to the playoffs in only the program's fourth year in existence.
Ryan Cool, RV Adventist's senior point guard, was named second team. Cool averaged 8.5 points and six assists per game.
Butte Falls (10-15, 7-7 MVL) had two players listed with second-teamer Joey Knighton and honorable-mention performer Josh Sutfin.
Knighton, a senior point guard, scored 11.5 points per game, while Sutfin, a junior post, averaged 10 points per game.
Prospect's Catherine Anderson and Becky Musard were named to the second team on the girls side, and Butte Falls senior guard Karlee Stephenson received honorable mention. Stephenson averaged nearly 15 points, including a career-high 35 in one game, and seven assists per game for the Loggers (12-12, 6-8 MVL) this season.
Dakota Gordon Prospect
Preston Fivecoat North Lake
Ethan Smith Triad
Tyler Robertson RV Adventist
Dacodi Martin North Lake
MVP - Dakota Gordon, Prospect.
Tyler Smith Gilchrist
Joey Knighton Butte Falls
Jeff Sizemore Hosanna
Sean Reese Triad
Ryan Cool RV Adventist
Jake Anding Gilchrist
Honorable Mention - Josh Sutfin, Butte Falls; Rogier Dekkers, Paisley.
Rachel Estabrook Triad
Colleen Hunt North Lake
Jenny Bruzda Triad
Kate Anderson Hosanna Christian
Lacey Matchett Hosanna Christian
MVP - Rachel Estabrook, Triad.
Amanda Dark North Lake
Catherine Anderson Prospect
Shelby Scevers Gilchrist
Maddie Parsons Triad
Becky Musard Prospect
Jesse Phipps Gilchrist
Honorable Mention - Karlee Stephenson, Butte Falls; Kali Smith, Gilchrist; Hilary Negus, Paisley.