MVC Girls Basketball Honors List

By Jeremy McDonald

West Salem’s Lizzy Bennett won Player of the Year and Titan Head Coach Katie Singleton won Coach of the Year. Peyton Gardner of Bend won Defensive Player of the Year in the Mountain Valley Conference Major awards.

Here’s the Complete List:

First Team
Peyton Gardner Bend
Kasey Booster Mountain View
Maddie Dustin South Salem
Rose Koehler Summit
Lizzy Bennett West Salem
Mya Adams West Salem

South Salem’s Maddie Dustin was the lone Saxon to be named to the Mountain Valley Conference first team in 2022 (Picture by Jeremy McDonald)

Second Team
Chloe Leluge Bend
Olive Nye Bend
Kylie Nepstad McNary
Avery Buss McNary
Ava Rubio McNary
Avery Andrews Mountain View
Maggie Lapray South Salem
Halley Barram South Salem
Sam Coronado Summit
Mady Diaz West Salem

Ava Rubio and Avery Buss both landed on the MVC Second-Team in 2022. The Celtics went 8-16 overall and 6-8 in MVC play (Picture By Jeremy McDonald)

Honorable Mention
Lena Zahniser Bend
Ellie Kowalski Bend
Patricia Mike McKay
Brezlyn Schwalm McKay
KJ Custer McNary
Hailey Schwinof McNary
Ruby Haarberg Mountain View
Lexi Dalton South Salem
Nora Williams South Salem
Emma Cordero South Salem
Sadie Paterson South Salem
Alyssa Meza Sprague
Makenna Trussell Sprague
Reese Beyrouty Sprague
Emerson Williams Summit
Baylee Butler West Salem
Adria Dixon West Salem

McKay landed two girls on the MVC Honors List, Patricia Mike and Brezlyn Schwalm, as the Scots went 4-20 overall and 1-13 in league play (Picture by Jeremy McDonald)

West Salem host Grants Pass (6:30pm), South Salem host Sherwood (7pm), Mountain View travels to Oregon City (6:30pm), Bend travels to Jefferson of Portland (6pm) to open the first round of the 6A State Playoffs Wednesday. The second round is scheduled for Saturday with the Elite 8 being set for March 10-12 at the Chiles Center in Portland.


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