This was a record year for Girls Valley Basketball with Sierra Pacific winning the Division 5 state championship. The Clovis Cougars and Mission Oak made a great run in the division 3 state playoffs along with Clovis West in the Open division.
The Pag Meter would like to thank Brian Tessler for helping out with the All Valley All Star team. Coach Tessler will be helping out on the Pag Meter Website this year coming up!
A recap of the Selland Arena games for 2018
VALLEY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION
Golden Eagles win their 6th Straight Valley championships and 8 out of 9 beating Clovis North 63-49
Maddie Campbell 20 points. Nikki Tom 19 points. Clovis North, Savannah Tucker 19 points and Rowan Hein 18 points.
Bakersfield Drillers beat the Mission Oak Hawks 54-52
McKenna Hsiung nailed both free throws and the Drillers are the Champions and the 1st time in school history.
Immanuel Eagles beat the Golden Valley Bulldogs 43-37
The Eagles got hot at the right time
Memorial Panthers beat the Sierra Pacific Golden Bears 58-51
SJM won the the Division 5 championship in 2017 and now the Division 4 Championship.
Chowchilla Tribe beat the Firebaugh Eagles 49-41
The Chowchilla Tribe are the Division 5 Section Champions! 1st time since 1987
Sierra Pacific Golden Bears are the Division 5 State champions beating Lowell 52-26
Alana Roberts 20 points, 12 rebounds, Celeste Lewis 12 points 8 rebounds, 5 steals
Sierra Pacific finishes the year at 32-5
PAG METER ALL VALLEY ALL STAR GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM
PAG METER TEAM OF THE YEAR
CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
CW wins their 6th Straight Valley championship and 8 out of 9 years. This again was a no brainer on Pag Meter team of the year. People were talking that this Golden Eagles team might struggle because they were so young but again C Dub dominated finishing 32-4 and 10-0 in the TRAC. Clovis West has now won 59 straight TRAC League games breaking the record of 58 in 2005-11.
PAG METER PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MADDIE CAMPBELL, Jr, Clovis West Golden Eagles
This was another no brainer that Maddie Campbell would be the Pag Meter Player of the year. Every team knew that to slow down Clovis West you would have to play good defense against Maddie and she still averaged 21 ppg. Maddie was named Cal Hi All State 1st Team Open/Division 1. Maddie set 3 school records by scoring 737 points, made 120 3-pointers & 4th best in Valley history, scored 41 points earlier in the season and has scored 1,265 career points. Verbally committed to play for the USC Trojans.
PAG METER OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Hannah Hurley, Jr, Kern Valley Broncs
What a year for the High Desert MVP who can score! Hannah averaged 30.4 ppg and was selected Cal Hi 3rd Team All-State Junior team. Hannah’s senior year should be off the charts! She finished the year scoring 669 points.
PAG METER CO-COACH OF THE YEAR
AMY BUSH, Sierra Pacific Golden Bears
Amy is one of the best young coaches in the state. Sierra Pacific Golden Bears beat Lowell 52-26 and are the Division 5 State Champions finishing the year at 32-5 and the best record in school history
CRAIG CAMPBELL, Clovis West Golden Eagles
It’s official, coach Craig is the best coach in the state. I get that the Golden Eagles were very good last year with 5 outstanding super seniors with CW won the state and national championship by beating out every private professional high school in the land. Last year’s team will go down as the greatest valley team ever. Some thought that this year’s team was very young and would battle to win at Selland Arena…Coach Craig took a young team and won the valley and made it to Southern Section Regional finals. Craig has won 13 straight TRAC championships with a record of 126-3. WOW!!
PAG METER SENIOR, PLAYER OF THE YEAR
KAHLAIJAH DEAN, Independence Falcons
The best to ever play at Independence and was the BVarsity Player of the Year. She was a 4 year starter and averaged 20.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.4 steals. Next stop will Oakland, Michigan University.
PAG METER JUNIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
KIARA BROWN, Tulare Union Tribe
The EYL Player of the year averaged 27 ppg and in the win Monache, 72-64, Kiara scored a school record 46 points. She was named to the Cal Hi 3rd team All State team. She finished the year scoring 741 points.
PAG METER SOPHOMORE OF THE YEAR
ROWAN HEIN, Clovis North Broncos
She was the Cal Hi State Sophomore player of the year. Rowan was a huge part of the Broncos team that had the best year in school history at 26-6.
PAG METER FRESHMEN OF THE YEAR
NIKKI TOM, Clovis West Golden Eagles
By the time Nikki graduates from Clovis West, she will be one of be the best in school history. Nikki hit some big shots in the semifinals and valley championship games that took the pressure off Maddie Campbell. It’s pretty simple, Clovis West doesn’t win the valley without Nikki Tom. Nikki was named to the Cal Hi 1st team All State freshman team.
PAG METER ALL VALLEY ALL STAR TEAM
HALEY BETTENCOURT, Sierra Pacific Golden Bears
East Sequoia League Co-MVP was the best in Sierra Pacific school history for the State Champions! Haley did it all on defense and offense. Haley averaged 14 points and went over the career 1000 point mark and was named to the Cal Hi 1st team division 5.
JIANA BOSTON, Sr, Stockdale Mustangs
The Southwest Yosemite MVP had an outstanding career for the Mustangs. Jiana averaged 15.3 points,3.9 assists and 2.8 steals per game.
CHAMPNEY PULLIAM, Jr, Clovis West Golden Eagles
Champney hit the biggest shot in her career when she hit the game-winning 3-pointer in the win over Harvard-Westlake 46-45 in the open state playoffs.Champney was named to the Cal Hi 4th team open/division 1 All State team and has verbally committed to play for the University of Idaho.
JASMINE HEU, Jr, Clovis Cougars
Outstanding player for the Cougars that can do it all. Clovis made it to the Regional finals of the division 3 state playoffs. The TRAC All Star will be one of the best in the valley her senior year.
ALIYAH JOHNSON, So. North Stars
AJ is now a star after averaging 22 points and 12 rebounds per game. Aliyah will be up for Pag Meter Player of the year her junior and senior year. She was named to the Cal Hi 2nd team Sophomore All State team.
MACIE JAMES. Fr, Memorial Panthers
A star was born with this outstanding Freshmen. The division 4 section champions have a tremendous scorer for the next 3 years and SJM will be the favorites again and leading the way will be James.
KATE MCCLARD, Sr, Hanford Bullpups
A 4 year starter and one of the best ever to play for the Bullpups. Kate was always double teamed and still scored 18 points, 12 rebounds along with 4 assist per game. Next stop will be Fresno Pacific University. The Sunbirds are getting a good one.
KAMBRYA ELZY, Sr, Mission Oak Hawks
One of the best to ever play for Hawks nation. The EYL All Star averaged 17 points and 7 rebounds per game. Kam was named to the Cal Hi 1st team division 3 All State Team. Kambrya finished her great career scoring 1,699 career points, 3rd best in school history.
SHAY GIBBONS, Sr, Bullard Knights
The CMAC Player of the year did it all for the young Knights. Shay was the team leader and averaged 15 points per game.
SAVANNAH TUCKER, So, Clovis North Broncos
One of the most dangerous players in the valley that averaged over 20 points per game. When Tucker gets going, the Broncos are very good! Savannah was named to the Cal Hi Sophomore Ist team All State.
KRYSTALE GUTIERREZ, Sr, Immanuel Eagles
Krystale is simply miss gamer! When the Eagles needed a big basket, KG would hit it. The Central Sequoia MVP averaged 18 points per game and will leave with 2 section championship rings for this year and 2016. Krystale set a school record by scoring 46 points, made 16 free-throws, 15 rebounds, 10 steals in a 78-68 over Firebaugh.
RHEGAN FERNANDEZ, Sr, Mission Oak Hawks
Outstanding Hawks career and lost a tough one in the division 2 championship game at Selland 54-52. Rhegan averaged 14 points and 6 rebounds per game. Rhegan scored 1,322 career points.
NAHIEM SUAREZ, Jr, Fresno High Warriors
The NYL Player of the year was outstanding for the NYL Champions. The team leader that averaged 12 ppg will be even better next year
MARYJANE JONES, Sr, East Blades
One of the best to ever play at East. She Set a single-game school-record with 52 points in the win over Tehachapi. Averaged 21.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 3.9 steals and was on the Cal Hi 1st team division 5 All State team.
AVERY EVANS. So, Clovis Cougars
Will be one of the best the next 2 years. Avery averaged 19 ppg and made the Cal Hi 2nd team All State sophomore team.
BRIANNA HURT, So, Kerman Lions
Had a tremendous sophomore year for the Lions averaging 22 points and 9 rebounds per game. Breanna became the 9th player in valley history to score 50 points in one game. Breanna also reached 1,000 career points. Next year the Lions could be playing at Selland Arena.
KALEA BUSH, Sr, Sierra Pacific Golden Bears
The Team leader and she leaves with a state championship ring. Kalea was selected to the 1st team division 5 All State team
PAG METER ALL VALLEY 2nd TEAM/HONORABLE MENTION ALL STARS
ALANA ROBERTS, So, Sierra Pacific Golden Bears
Should be a slam dunk pick for Pag Meter 1st team All Star next year after averaging 11 points and 10 rebounds per game. Alana was a big part of the Golden Bears winning the state championship and will be the team leader next year.
JAQUE MAGANA, Jr, Caruthers Blue Raiders
Co-MVP of the West Sequoia league averaging 22 points and 8 rebounds per game. Jaque will be one of the best point guards in the valley next year,
Grace Webb, GRACE WEBB, Jr, Clovis North Broncos
A big part of the Broncos team that had the best record in school history at 26-6.
SAVANA FLOYD, Sr, Fresno High Warriors
The leader for the NYL Champion Warriors averaging 10 points and 6 rebounds per game.
KENEDI BAXTER-JONES, Sr, Exeter Monarchs
The CSL All Star averaged 17 points per game and was the team senior leader. Kenedi scored a season high of 33 points in the win over Kingsburg.
Ava Galpin, AVA GALPIN, Sr, Immanuel Eagle
Was big inside for the Division 3 section champions averaging 18 points and 13 rebounds per game. Ava set a school record by pulling down 30 rebounds, which tied her for 5th best in section history.
Alison ALISON CARGILL, Sr, Chowchilla Tribe
Had an outstanding career for the Tribe and did a great job her senior year averaging 15 points and 11 rebounds per game.
JAZMINE SOTO, Fr, Strathmore Spartans
Jazmine became the 3rd freshman in valley History to score 600 points in a season averaging 24 points for the season and scored 712 points.
TAYLOR PILOT, Jr, Clovis North Broncos
Taylor was injured during year and came back and played hard. When Taylor played the Broncos were a much better team. Next year the Broncos will give Selland Arena another run especially with Taylor back!
TAYLOR CALDWELL, SR, BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS
For the Drillers to win the division 2 section championship, they needed Taylor Caldwell healthy. She missed 10 games this season due to an injury but came back strong and the Drillers won the division 2 section championship. She Averaged 13.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 5.3 steals, 2.1 blocks per game and was on the Cal Hi 2nd team division 2 All State team. Next stop will be at Grand Canyon.
MORGAN MATHIS, So, Buchanan Bears
Keep an eye on this outstanding sophomore. She will only get better. By the time Morgan is a senior she will be one of the best to ever play at Buchanan.
AARI SANDERS, Jr, Clovis West Golden Eagles
Aari was huge with her inside game for the Valley Champions. One of the best rebounders in the valley. Next stop will be playing at Academy of Arts University
LUCY PARKS, Jr,San Joaquin Memorial Panthers
Always came up with the big basket for the division 4 section champions
JESSICA SPENCER, Sr, Central Grizzlies
Was the leader of the Grizzlies especially after players quit. Jessica help keep the Grizzlies together and was dangerous to slow down.
IRIS TORRES, Jr, Fresno High Warriors
Plays hard on both sides of the ball averaging 9 points and 8 rebounds per game
TAYLOR LINZIE, So, Bakersfield Drillers
A big part of the division 2 section championship team averaging 9 points and a team-high 11 rebounds per game.
FELICIA RAMIREZ, Jr, Caruthers Blue Raiders
Co-MVP of the West Sequoia league is one of the best defensive players along with being a tough rebounder averaging 14 rebounds and 20 points per game. Felicia scored 37 points, 14 steals & 14 rebounds in a 89-15 win over Riverdale.
JAYLA GREEN, Jr, Central Grizzlies
She played a big role for the Grizzlies. The TRAC All Star should have a big senior year.
TAJA HOLLIDAY BALL Sr, Golden Valley Bulldogs
She came on strong at the end of the year scoring 32 points in the semifinals. Averaged 13 points, 6 rebounds and 3.4 steals per game in leading the Bulldogs into Selland Arena..
NATALY MATA, Jr, Fresno High Warriors
She will be up for the NYL Player of the year next year. Nataly averaged 12 points and 5 steals per game.