|TRIO OF LADY BRUINS EARN ALL-LEAGUE RECOGNITION|
|March 04, 2008 11:00 pm|
By Josh Bronson
Pilot staff writer
Three members of the Brookings-Harbor High School girls' basketball team received Far West All-League honors last week for their performances throughout the season.
Senior Kara Miller led the Bruin trio with a second team All-League selection while fellow senior Jessie Goergen and freshman Miriam Hernandez were honorable mention selections.
Miller led the team in scoring, averaging 8.3 points per game with seven games in double figures, and put up a career-high 26 points in a 40-30 win over Rogue River.
"Kara did so much for us this year," Coach Chris Schofield said. "She was first or second in almost every statistical category."
Miller was the Bruins' biggest inside threat, but she was also a good 3-point shooter and decent ball-handler, which made it difficult for opposing teams to find someone versatile enough to guard her.
Goergen was the Bruins' second leading scoring, tallying 10 or more points on five different occasions with a season-high 15-point performance in the first game of the year.
"The biggest thing she brought was her defense, Schofield said. "I think she was probably the quickest on-the-ball defender in the league."
Hernandez was the only freshman voted to the All-League team as she started almost every game for the Bruins.
"This is exciting for Miriam and a nice honor for a freshman," Schofield said. "She improved tremendously in the second half of league play and I think the other coaches noticed that as well."
Although the Bruins ended league play with a 1-9 record, their overall record of 7-17 was the most wins for the program since 2003.