Community sports roundup: EvCC hoopsters named regional MVPs

The Trojans’ Markieth Brown Jr. and Hannah Hezekiah were honored as top players.

The Northwest Athletic Conference named its regions’ Most Valuable Players in basketball last week, and Everett Community College swept the North Region awards as the Trojans’ Markieth Brown Jr. was named the men’s North Region MVP, while Everett’s Hannah Hezekiah was named the women’s North Region MVP.

Brown, a sophomore guard from Spokane, is second in the NWAC in scoring at 26.2 points per game, making 4.0 3-pointers per contest. He also averaged 3.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game as the Trojans went a perfect 14-0 in region play for their second straight region title. Everett lost in the first round of the NWAC tournament this past Thursday to finish its season 22-8 overall.

Hezekiah, a freshman forward from Mariner High School, is fifth in the NWAC in scoring at 20.2 points per game. She also averaged 6.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest for an Everett team that played the majority of the season with just six players. The Trojans finished 5-9 in league and 10-19 overall.

Edmonds freshman guard Sean Kirk (a Mountlake Terrace High School graduate) and sophomore guard Drew Magaoay (Shorecrest/Cascade) were named men’s first-team All-North Region, while Everett freshman forward Magnus Jespersen and sophomore guard Tori Odom were named to the second team. Odom and Edmonds sophomore guard Thomas Doyle were named to the All-Defensive Team. Kirk was the Freshman of the Year, while Everett’s Mike Trautman was the Coach of the Year.

Everett sophomore guard Serafina Balderas (Arlington) was named women’s second-team All-North Region. Balderas and Edmonds freshman guard Sheilaika Agbayani were named to the All-Defensive Team. Hezekiah was named Freshman of the Year.

Ball places fifth at wrestling nationals

Meadowdale high school graduate Ciaran Ball, a senior on the Simon Fraser University wrestling team, placed fifth in the 285-pound bracket at the NCAA Division II National Championships held over the weekend in Cleveland.

Ball lost his opening match, but then won three of four in the consolation bracket to reach the fifth-place match, where he defeated Ashland’s Tristen Weirich — the wrestler he lost to in his opener — by a 4-1 decision. Ball earned All-American status as he completed his season 45-18.

If you have an item for the community sports roundup, email Nick Patterson at npatterson@heraldnet.com.

Talk to us

More in Sports

The AquaSox have the bases load in the first inning against the Vancouver Canadians Tuesday evening at Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett June 29th, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Patterson: AquaSox’s facilities need major upgrade

Funko Field’s facilities aren’t up to MLB’s standards, so Everett’s time as a partner with the ESD will likely have to end.

The Herald's prep football roundup. (Photo by Elaine Thompson)
Prep football roundup for Friday, Sept. 30

Prep football roundup for Friday, Sept. 30: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report… Continue reading

Calgary's Steel Quiring looks for a shot during a game against Saskatoon on Feb. 20, 2022, at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Candice Ward / Calgary Hitmen)
Silvertips trade Wright to Calgary for Quiring and picks

The trade eases Everett’s crunch of 20-year-olds and brings in some needed size to the roster.

Seattle Mariners including Jesse Winker, left; Ty France, third from right; Logan Gilbert, second from right; and Adam Frazier, right celebrate a home run by Cal Raleigh in ninth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Seattle. The Mariners won 2-1 to clinch a spot in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Raleigh’s walk-off HR clinches M’s 1st playoff berth since 2001

The young catcher’s solo shot in the bottom of the ninth inning lifts Seattle past Oakland 2-1.

UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson (1) leaps over Washington linebacker Kamren Fabiculanan during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
No. 15 Washington’s late rally comes up short in loss to UCLA

The Huskies score a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but lose 40-32 in their first road game of the season.

X
Vote for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Week for Sept. 19-25

The Athlete of the Week nominees for Sept. 19-25. Voting closes at… Continue reading

Kevin Clark / The Herald

***Silvertips Special Sections*****
Yan Khomenko signals for substitution Sunday night at Xfinity Arena in Everett, Wa on September 6th, 2015

Sports:  Silvertips Special Section
Shot on: 09/06/15
Silvertips top Americans to start season with 2 straight wins

Four different Everett players score in a 4-2 victory over the Americans.

White line on Green grass sport field for sport concept
Prep roundup for Friday, Sept. 30

Non-football high school sports results.

California running back Jaydn Ott (6) runs the ball for a 73-yard touchdown against Arizona during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Berkeley, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez)
Preview: California at Washington State

The Cougars will be looking to slow down Cal freshman running back Jaydn Ott.

Most Read