Basketball: Myers repeats as player of the year as all-region honors announced
Basketball coaches around Northern Nevada announced their postseason award honorees Saturday morning and Douglas hauled in its fair share of winners.
Senior standout Hunter Myers claimed Sierra League Player of the Year honors for the second-consecutive year and shared Region Player of the Year honors with Hug’s Sam Williams.
Coaches did not vote on a single regional player of the year this year, instead allowing the two league’ top players share the regional award.
Myers averaged 17.96 points per game, but as with the rest of the year, he was the most dominating player under the glass in the region, grabbing well over 220 rebounds and blocking close to 100 shots. He also had a high number of assists for a post-player.
Junior guard Austin Evans, who hit 32 3-pointers this year while averaging 8.23 points per game, was a first-team all-region honoree.
Evans was also third on the team in rebounds with 67 behind the team’s two tallest players, James Herrick and Myers. He also had 24 assists and 13 steals.
Evans was joined on the All-Sierra League first team by point guard Michael Nolting, who led the team in assists and steals on the year while averaging 6.3 points per game.
Herrick, a 6-10 junior who seemed to hit his stride at about the mid-season point, was a second-team all-league honoree. He averaged 5.9 points per game while coming up with 106 rebounds and 29 blocks.
First-year varsity player Pat Johnson and senior veteran Joe Syammach were each all-league honorable mentions.
Johnson was the Tigers’ top outside shooter, hitting 35 3-pointers, while Syammach was among the top sixth-men in the region, averaging 5.57 points per game off the bench to go with 24 steals and 31 assists.
On the girls’ side, Diana Regalado was a first-team all-region and all-league honoree for Douglas after scoring 237 points to lead the team this season.
McKenna Kynett and Corryne Millett were both second-team all-leaguers after scoring 158 and 154 points respectively. The two players tied for the team lead in 3-pointers with five each.
Senior forward Desiree Cage, the team’s second-leading scorer at 170 points, was an honorable mention.