A trio of graduating basketball players in the Comox Valley have been selected to the North Island girls Grade 12 all-star team.
They include Emma Warren of Highland, Meghan Linegar of Isfeld and Reese Douglas of Vanier.
Highland coach James Warren, a community coach who has been with the team since his daughter Emma was in Grade 8, was chosen to coach the North Island team.
Emma — the only Grade 12 on Highland’s squad — led her team in scoring throughout the season. In her final match at Island playoffs, she scored 35 points and earned player-of-the-game honours.
Douglas, who plays guard, was team captian who also led her team in scoring. Vanier coaches describe her as a hard-working and competitive player.
“Reese was an inside and outside threat,” Vanier vice-principal David Mayert said. “She is also a strong academic student and an all around great kid.”
Linegar is a multi-sport athlete who has earned all-star acclaim in volleyball and basketball. However, soccer might be her best sport. A few years back, she won a provincial championship as a member of the Riptide soccer academy.
“She is a phenomenal leader who tends to outwork her opponents, and has a crazy, positive energy which is infectious through her teammates,” Isfeld coach Craig Follis said.
The North Island team plays the South Island all-stars April 9 in Victoria. The teams comprise players from single A to quad A schools.
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