Four Vikings earn All-Region honors

Four Vikings were selected to the Northwest Athletic Conference's Eastern All-Region Team from Big Bend. They included Hailey Garrity, Miranda Johnson, Sunnie Martinez, and DeAngelo Stowers.
Four Vikings were selected to the Northwest Athletic Conference's Eastern All-Region Team from Big Bend. They included Hailey Garrity, Miranda Johnson, Sunnie Martinez, and DeAngelo Stowers.

by ADAM CICHOSKI of iFIBERONE SPORTS

MOSES LAKE- Last night the NWAC released the all-region teams for both the men's and women's divisions and Big Bend has multiple appearances.

Big Bend has four representatives, three from the women's team that made the playoffs, and one from the men's team.

 

For full regular-season stats for each player, please click on the links embedded in their highlighted names!

 

From the women's team, sophomore point guard Sunnie Martinez secured a spot on the second-team. Martinez's specialty was her three-point shooting. Martinez finished the season with 101 three-point shots made, including 11 in the season finale, which saw her finish third in the entire NWAC and second in the East Region. Only Walla Walla's Cierra Jo McKeown had more with 109.

Martinez was also accurate with her three-point shots, making 40.1 percent of them. That mark had her finish fourth in the entire NWAC and third in the region.

Another Big Bend player to make second-team was freshman Miranda Johnson. Johnson started the season as a role player and eventually worked her way into the starting lineup mid-January. Johnson finished as the team's highest scorer, edging out Martinez by two points for the title.

Johnson buried a game-winning three against Wenatchee Valley in the second meeting between the two teams. She also scored 36 points against North Idaho, leading her team to a win in that game. Those two games were critical in helping Big Bend make its playoff appearance.

Hailey Garrity made her mark on the all-defensive team. Garrity was a rebound machine, pulling down 190 defensive rebounds and 277 total rebounds. Her rebounds are the most of any East Region players in the NWAC, edging out Walla Walla's Jade Skidmore by one rebound on the season.

Garrity was also effective on offense, scoring double-digit points in 16 of Big Bend's 29 games. She also had 10 double-doubles on the season, where she had double-digit rebounds and points.

The lone man representing Big Bend is freshman DeAngleo Stowers. Stowers took the starting job early January and started making an impact as a scorer. In six games Stowers scored over 20 points, showing up big in games against Blue Mountain and Treasure Valley. In both of those games, his team won and he scored over 30 points.