The DI North all-league teams were released last week as the season came to a close.
High Desert League champion, Reno, led the region with seven selections (including HDL Coach of the Year Matt Ochs). Sierra League and DI North champion, Carson, had six (including Sierra League Coach of the Year Carlos Mendeguia).
Spanish Springs and Galena both had five selections. McQueen had four. North Valleys, Douglas, Damonte Ranch and Wooster all had three. And Reed and Hug both had a pair.
Spanish Springs junior Marcus Loadholt was named the HDL Player of the Year after averaging 18.2 points per game for the Cougars. He was joined on the first team by senior big man Ryan Anderson, who averaged 8.1 ppg and 6.5 rebounds per game, and junior forward Josh Prizina (11.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg).
Junior Bryce DeLong and sophomore Jalen Townsell were voted to the second team by the league’s coaches.
For the Raiders, who advanced to the postseason as the HDL No. 4 seed, junior Lincoln Turner was the lone first-team selection. Turner averaged 16.7 ppg and 6.8 rpg. Fellow junior Jeremy Ramos landed on the second team after averaging 15.1 ppg.
HDL Coach of the Year: Matt Ochs, Reno
Sierra League Coach of the Year: Carlos Mendeguia, Carson
HDL Player of the Year: Marcus Loadholt (11), Spanish Springs
Sierra League Player of the Year: Asa Carter (12), Carson
HDL First Team
Mike Heydon (12), Reno
Karn Goraya (12), Reno
David Kyle (12), Reno
Josh Prizina (11), Spanish Springs
Ryan Anderson (12), Spanish Springs
Octavian Corley (12), McQueen
Lincoln Turner (11), Reed
Sierra League First Team
Tez Allen (11), Carson
Jayden DeJoseph (11), Carson
Johnny Reiley (12), Bishop Manogue
Aidan Cantwell (11), Bishop Manogue
Dillon Voyles (11), Galena
Zach Williams (12), Galena
Tre Jackson (12), Douglas
HDL Second Team
Logan Shaw (12), Reno
Tavian Cheathon-Dayton (11), McQueen
Garrett Ill (12), McQueen
Jalen Townsell (10), Spanish Springs
Bryce DeLong (11), Spanish Springs
Jeremy Ramos (11), Reed
Zonathan Williams (12), Hug
Sierra League Second Team
Jace Keema (11), Carson
Jared Rooker (12), Carson
Brevin Bansuelo (11), Bishop Manogue
Noah Peck (12), Galena
Jace Hart (12), Douglas
Brett Cooper (12), Damonte Ranch
Isaac Zinnerman (12), Wooster
HDL Honorable Mention
Alex Tsaniff (12), Reno
Drew Rippingham (11), Reno
Jaylan Franklin (12), McQueen
AJ Dennis (11), North Valleys
Jalen Mendors (10), North Valleys
Josh Mea (12), North Valleys
Malik Youmes (11), Hug
Sierra League Honorable Mention
Moses Wood (10), Galena
Derek Kline (10), Galena
Zach Kellar (12), Douglas
Drew Damboise (10), Damonte Ranch
Cameron Criss (12), Damonte Ranch
Myster Smith (11), Wooster
Ben Ginn (10), Wooster
Guadron, Lopez recognized for Railroaders
Sparks finished the season 7-16, 6-10, one game out of the postseason. Ricky Guadron led Sparks’ best season in the last couple years, averaging 9.1 points per game. For his efforts, the senior was named to the DI-A North’s second team.
The team’s leading scorer, Danny Lopez, who averaged 9.4 ppg, received honorable mention.
Pair of Excel Christian players honored
The Warriors finished in fifth place, one spot out of the DIV North playoffs but still had two players receive postseason accolades.
Noah Dahir was voted to the first team after averaging 14 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and four blocks a night.
Josh Behymer-Smith landed on the second team. He scored seven points and grabbed 10 boards a game.