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Beamer highlights All-City Girls Basketball Team

Beamer sophomore Quinessa Caylao-Do averaged 11.1 points a game this season for the Titans, who lost in the state regionals.   - Casey Olson/The Mirror
Beamer sophomore Quinessa Caylao-Do averaged 11.1 points a game this season for the Titans, who lost in the state regionals.
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Megan Huff, Beamer

The 6-foot-2 Huff was a force in the middle of the Titans’ offense and defense. Huff was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection after leading Beamer in scoring and rebounding. Huff averaged 13.5 points a game and had a high game of 25 points during a win over Bellarmine Prep at the West Central/Southwest District Tournament. Huff also had 24 during a loss to Mount Rainier in the SPSL Championship game.

Huff and Beamer missed out on qualifying for the program’s first-ever state tournament with an overtime loss to Arlington at Regionals, 35-33. The Titans finished a perfect 16-0 in the SPSL South.

Huff is headed to the University of Hawaii in the fall to play volleyball after signing in November. Huff was a four-year starter at Beamer. During her senior season, Huff led the Titans in kills with 212 and aces with 54. She was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection.

Since 1997, the Rainbow Wahine have led the nation in home game attendance, with a cumulative average of more than 6,800 fans per match. The program is the second-largest source of financial income for the University of Hawaii athletic department, behind only the school’s football program.

Nia Alexander, Beamer

The 5-foot-9 wing was a first-team, All-South Puget Sound League South Division selection by the league’s coaches after a stellar sophomore season for the Titans.

The daughter of Beamer head coach, Alexander averaged 10.5 points on the season, which was third on the ultra-deep Titans. But Alexander always seem to play big during the biggest games of the season, averaging 12 points during the postseason.

Alexander’s high scoring game of 21 points came during a regional-clinching win over Kentridge on Feb. 15. She also had 17 during a loss to Mount Rainier in the SPSL Championship game.

Quinessa Caylao-Do, Beamer

The sophomore had another impressive season for the Titans and was named a first-team, All-SPSL South selection. Caylao-Do is a 5-foot-9 guard and averaged 11.1 points for Beamer during the season.

She finished in double figures 14 times during the year and had a high game of 24 during a win over Emerald Ridge. Caylao-Do also finished with 12 points during the Titans’ season-ending loss to Arlington at the Regional Tournament.

Bria Rice, Beamer

The 5-foot-8 Rice was the point guard for the Titans for the second year in a row and was named a second-team, All-SPSL South selection. Rice averaged 8.2 points a game and led Beamer in assists.

She had her best scoring game of the season during the Titans’ impressive 64-59 victory over Mount Rainier during the regular season. Mount Rainier went on to win the SPSL, West Central/Southwest District title and finish as the state runner-up. Rice finished with 16 points against the Rams on Dec. 27.

Rice will return for the Titans next season, along with Alexander and Caylao-Do. Beamer should be an early-season favorite to win the state championship.

Kayla Smith, Federal Way

Smith led the Eagles in scoring this season at 13.5 points a game. The 6-foot senior was an honorable mention, All-SPSL South selection by the league’s coaches. Smith scored in double figures 11 times during the season and led Federal Way to eight wins.

Smith scored a season-best 23 points during a 56-55 win over Battle Ground on Jan. 4 and had 22 during a season-opening loss to Auburn Mountainview. She also had 20 points during a loss to Curtis on Jan. 21.

 

SPSL 4A North (named by league's coaches)

MVP—Brittany McPhee, Mount Rainier

Coach of Year—Bob Bolam, Mount Rainier; Bob Sandall, Kentridge

FIRST TEAM

Sarah Toeaina, Sr., Kentwood; Jordan McPhee, Sr., Mount Rainier; Courtnae Williams, Sr., Kentridge; Chardonae Miller, Sr., Tahoma; Emily Fiso, Jr., Mount Rainer.

SECOND TEAM

Kate Kramer, Sr., Kentwood; Alicia Dugan, Jr., Kentridge; Brittany Williams, Jr., Auburn Riverside; Jenny Johnson, Sr., Kentwood; Brianna Aldridge, Fr., Tahoma.

HONORABLE MENTION

Auburn — Seandalynn Faleagafulu. Auburn Riverside — Simona Allen, McKenzi Williams, Emily Valnes. Kent-Meridian — Savannah Lackey. Kentlake — Morticia McCall, Sydney Peterson, Jada Leonard. Kentridge — Bobbi Westendorf, Michelle Keowla. Kentwood — Alycea DeLong, Ashley Rolsma, Zaria Jones. Mount Rainier — Aqeelah Williams, Kaiti Freeberg. Tahoma — Rachel Paulsen, Kaelan Shamseldin.

SPSL 4A South

MVP—Megan Huff, Beamer

Coach of Year—Jackie Thomas, Curtis

FIRST TEAM

Quinessa Caylao-Do, So., Beamer; Riley Clarke, Jr., Emerald Ridge; Braylie Jeffers, Sr., Puyallup; Sierra Dean, Sr., Curtis; Nia Alexander, So., Beamer.

SECOND TEAM

Bria Rice, So., Beamer; Maloree Miller, Sr., Rogers; Marissa Miller, Sr., Puyallup; Addie Picha, Sr., Puyallup; Kayreeona Mack, Sr., Bethel.

HONORABLE MENTION

Bethel — Peyton Schwartz. Curtis — Murielrose Shipp, Makenna Woodfolk, Qua’Shaya Hammon. Emerald Ridge — Alyssa Heslip, Kayla Frank, McKayla Mattes. Federal Way — Zaedrea Robinson, Kayla Smith, Sydney Dewitt. Graham-Kapowsin — Hannah Kennach.

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