PREP BASKETBALL: Pfennigs, Kempton head all-Idaho hoop teams

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Post Falls High seniors Jake Pfennigs and Melody Kempton were named 5A boys and girls Players of the Year, respect-ively, as the Idaho Statesman newspaper of Boise announced its all-Idaho teams.

Pfennigs, a 6-foot-7 senior wing who has signed to play baseball at Oregon State, averaged 17.3 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists.

“I think most teams just told themselves, ‘Hey, Jake is going to get his, so we just need to stop the other players,’” Mountain View coach Jon Nettleton told the Statesman.

Kempton, who has signed with Gonzaga, led the Trojans to a state title by averaging 16.0 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.1 blocks, 2.5 steals and 2.0 assists per game. She is Post Falls’ career leader in points (1,486), rebounds (892) and blocked shots (211).

“Melody has incredible natural athleticism, incredible career numbers and an incredible motor,” Capital coach Blas Telleria told the paper.

Post Falls senior point guard Bayley Brennan, who averaged 14.1 points, 4.1 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. Brennan has signed with Division II Seattle Pacific.

Marc Allert of Post Falls was named 5A girls Coach of the Year.

Post Falls senior guard Tanner McCliment-Call was named to the 5A boys second team.

Sandpoint senior guard Grace Kirscher, an Eastern Washington signee, was named to the 4A girls first team, and Moscow senior forward Gracey Meyer was named to the 4A girls second team.

Three Timberlake Tigers were named to the 3A girls second team — senior guards Lilly Kelley and Shelby Starr, and freshman forward Brooke Jessen.

Junior forward Kaci Haeg of St. Maries was named to the 2A girls second team.

Junior forward Bella Murekatete and junior point guard Rachel Schroeder of Genesis Prep were named to the 1A Division II girls first team. Murekatete averaged 20.6 points and 18.6 rebounds, and Schroeder averaged 16.7 points and 8.9 assists for the state runner-up Jaguars.

Junior guard Jonny Hillman and senior guard Junior Williams of Genesis Prep were named to the 1A Division II boys first team. Hillman, last year’s state Player of the Year, averaged 19.3 points, 3.9 assists and 3.3 rebounds as the Jaguars repeated as state champs. Williams averaged 10.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists.

Senior Chase Jerome of Kellogg was named to the 3A boys first team. Jerome averaged 15.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.7 steals.

The all-Idaho teams were compiled by the Statesman, following voting by coaches statewide.

See complete teams at idahostatesman.com

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