Basketball award winners announced

By Ryan Sparks, Curry Coastal Pilot April 15, 2014 08:03 pm

The Brookings-Harbor High School boys and girls basketball teams recently announced their award winners for the 2013-2014 season. 

Both the Bruins and Lady Bruins had winning seasons with deep playoff runs as their teams were ripe with all-league talent. Both teams were also recognized by making the Dairy Farmers Academic List, an honor bestowed upon teams having a GPA over 3.0. Additionally, all 12 Lady Bruin varsity players have an individual GPA over 3.0. 

The Lady Bruins finished the season at 23-4 (10-2 in league), good enough for second in the Far West league. They qualified for the 4A state finals at Gil Colisuem before losing to eventual champion Sutherlin.

The Bruins finished 15-9 (7-5 in league) and won a play-in game at Junction City before falling at Tillamook, just one win away from the state finals.

The award winners were as follows:

Boys team

Far West League Honors: 1st Team All-League - Ronnie Manley; 2nd Team All-League - Justin Murray; All-League Honorable Mention - Dexter Vaughn; All-Defensive Team - Jake Vaughn.

Varsity Team Awards: Best Defender - Jake Vaughn; Most Inspirational - Justin Murray; Most Improved - Derek Hodge and Dexter Vaughn.

JV Team Awards: Best Defender - Riley Frazier; Most Inspirational - Buell Gonzales III; Most Improved - Brandon Curtis. 

Freshman Team Awards: Best Defender - Noah James; Most Inspirational - Fernando Lira; Most Improved - Matt Morris.

Girls team

Far West League Honors: 1st Team All-League - Drew Farmer, 2nd Team All-League - Iva Hart, All-League Honorable Mention - Mallory McDonald and Francesca Farr; All-Defensive Team - Drew Farmer.

4A All-State Honorable Mention - Drew Farmer. 

 State Tournament Moda Player of the Game: Courtney Kay - Sutherlin game; Drew Farmer - Henley game.

Varsity Team Awards: Offensive MVP - Drew Farmer; Defensive MVP - Mallory McDonald; Most Improved - Brenna Clarke and Francesca Farr.