Region 11 coaches announce girls basketball awards – Cache Valley Daily

Ridgeline Riverhawks player Emilee Skinner dribbles the ball in a game against Green Canyon. Photo by Clint Allen

MILLVILLE – A magical season for the Ridgeline Riverhawks came up short after two overtimes in the state championship game at Dixie State University last month, but that didn’t prevent the team from capturing several post-season awards as voted on by Region 11 coaches. Emilee Skinner was recognized as the Region MP and Defensive MVP. Her coach, Ainsli Jenks, was also recognized as the Coach of the Year but she shares that honor with Logan High coach Tori Craner.

The Ridgeline and Logan seasons were a story in contrasts. The Riverhawks were regarded as the top team in the state for much of the season and routinely had large margins of victories over their opponents. The Grizzlies, on the other hand, were a rebuilding basketball program after having appeared in the state championship just last year. The Logan girls team never won a game and suffered defeats by wide margins throughout the year, one of which made headlines when Ridgeline blew out the Grizzlies 96-15. Coach Jenks was suspended for one game by Ridgeline administration for what was deemed poor sportsmanship. The following Logan home game, players from multiple Region 11 teams showed up to show their support for the Grizzlies.

When it came to voting, coaches were not allowed to vote for any of their own players.

Region 11 MVP: Emilee Skinner, Ridgeline High School
Region 11 Defensive MVP:  Emilee Skinner, Ridgeline High School
Region 11 Coach of the Year: (tie) Tori Craner, Logan & Ainsli Jenks, Ridgeline High School

Region 11 1st team:
Havyn Brown, Mountain Crest
Macy Hellstern, Sky View
Elise Livingston, Ridgeline High School
Maren McKenna, Green Canyon
Hannah Radford, Sky View
Cambree Tensmeyer, Green Canyon

Region 11 2nd team:
Sadie Coggins, Mountain Crest
Melanie Hiatt, Sky View
Brooke Monson, Green Canyon
Gracie Riley, Bear River
Hallee Smith, Ridgeline High School

Region 11 Honorable Mention:
Stella Anhder, Green Canyon
Macie Brown, Ridgeline High School
Lexie Coggins, Mountain Crest
Kate Dahle, Bear River
Milly Garren, Logan
Ella Goldman, Bear River
Kali Jones, Mountain Crest
Onyx Kennington, Logan
Kallie Marchant, Bear River
Addy Merrill, Sky View

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