Basketball: All-Northern 4A, all-league teams announced

Douglas High reaped the rewards of its strong basketball seasons with three all-region picks and a league MVP award.

Northern 4A coaches released the all-Region and all-League postseason honors Monday night.

Douglas girls' junior center Jessica Waggoner led the group as she was named the Northern 4A and Sierra League Co-Player of the Year for her efforts this season.

She was among the most dominant post-players in the North, averaging 16.25 points per game even though she was often double- or triple-teamed.

It was a big year for Douglas post players all around as 6-7 center Jeff Nady earned first-team all-region and all-league honors for his play during the season.

Nady, who signed a letter of intent to play football at Nevada next season, averaged 17.96 points per game. He was an all-region honoree as a defensive lineman and punter during football season.

Senior point guard Bridget Maestretti was a first-team all-region and all-league selection for the girls after averaging 9.06 points per game. She was also a solid 3-point shooter, hitting 28 shots from outside this year, and ran the floor well in Douglas' motion offense.

Junior guard James McLaughlin took home first-team All-Sierra League honors for his play this season, averaging 11.06 points per game and hitting 37 3-pointers.

Senior power forward David Laird was a second-team all-league honoree. He averaged 9.87 points per game and was widely considered to be among the region's best interior defenders this season.

Senior Kevin Emm took home an honorable mention for his play this season.

On the boys' side, Galena standout Luke Babbitt, who will be playing for Nevada next year, was named the region's player of the year while Damonte Ranch's Torrey Sheets and Spanish Springs' Kyle Penney shared coach of the year honors.

North Valleys' Bob Bentley and Galena's Karen Friel shared coach of the year honors on the girls' side.

Waggoner's player of the year award was shared with Reno's Raimy Novacek and Spanish Springs' Jordan Rogers.


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