Lady Whalers land two on all-state team
Everyone already knew Lynette Hepa and Hilary Lowery were among the best players in the state. The Alaska Schools Activities Association made it official, though.
ASAA officials selected the two Barrow High School standouts to the 2013 Class 3A all-state tournament team on Saturday following the Lady Whalers' win over Anchorage Christian School Lady Lions in the state championship game at Sullivan Arena. Overall, 10 girls and nine boys were selected.
Hepa, a 6-foot-4 forward, and Lowery powered Barrow to its second state title in three years with standout efforts at the three-day state tournament. Both scored better than 50 points in the tournament.
Joining Hepa and Lowery on the all-state tournament squad were two players from ACS and Hutchison. Making the team from ACS were Sara Geagle and Dallas Dickerson. Hutchison's Mimi Wood and Elly Veazey represented the Lady Hawks.
Also named to the team were Valdez's Marian Wamsley and Alex Derifield, Houston's NeNe Hale and Sitka's Megan Reed.
Bethel's Theodore Naneng was among two Western Conference players making the boys' all-state tournament squad. Also making the team was Nome-Beltz's Dominique Hall.
2013 ASAA All-State Tournament Teams
Marian Wamsley Valdez
Sarah Geagle Anchorage Christian
Lynette Hepa Barrow
Megan Reed Sitka
Mimi Wood Hutchison
Ne Ne Hale Houston
Dallas Dickerson Anchorage Christian
Hilary Lowery Barrow
Alex Derifield Valdez
Elly Veazey Hutchison
Calvin Hoffman Anchorage Christian
John Peterson Mt. Edgecumbe
Scooter Bynum Monroe Catholic
Theodore Naneng Bethel
Dominique Hall Nome-Beltz
Kyle Merkel Grace Christian
Ryan Morgan Mt. Edgecumbe
Tyler Wells Monroe Catholic
Jalon Terry Anchorage Christian