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Lady Whalers land two on all-state team

March 29th, 2013 | Tommy Wells Print this article   Email this article  

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


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