Snohomish’s Kyra Beckman (center) goes up for a shot with Edmonds-Woodway’s Adrienne Poling (left) and AJ Martineau defending during a game on Jan. 12, 2018, at Edmonds-Woodway High School. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish’s Kyra Beckman (center) goes up for a shot with Edmonds-Woodway’s Adrienne Poling (left) and AJ Martineau defending during a game on Jan. 12, 2018, at Edmonds-Woodway High School. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2018 all-area girls basketball teams

A look at the top girls basketball players in the area this past season.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kylee Griffen, sr., F, Lake Stevens

COACH OF THE YEAR

Corey Gibb, Mariner

Gibb guided the Marauders’ long-struggling program to their first winning season in more than two decades. Mariner finished 15-10 and came within one win of its second state berth in program history.

FIRST TEAM

Kylee Griffen, sr., F, Lake Stevens

Griffen, the Wesco 4A player of the year, averaged 20.9 points per game and tied a single-game school record with 42 points against Seattle Prep. The Gonzaga University signee also provided 10.5 rebounds and three assists per contest. Griffen led the Vikings to the Wesco 4A crown, a district title and a spot in the Hardwood Classic.

Ashley Alter, sr., G, Stanwood

Alter averaged 15.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 3.4 steals per game. The Seattle Pacific University signee helped lead the Spartans to a district title and a fifth-place trophy at the 3A Hardwood Classic — the highest state finish in program history.

Kyra Beckman, jr., F, Snohomish

Beckman, the Wesco 3A player of the year, averaged 16 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. She helped the Panthers claim the Wesco 3A title with an undefeated record in league play.

Jelly Perry, sr., G, Lakewood

Perry averaged 17.4 points, 15.5 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game. The 5-foot-7 guard recorded a double-double in 20 of 21 games and grabbed a season-high 26 rebounds in a win over Bellingham.

Emily Rodabaugh, jr., G, Archbishop Murphy

Rodabaugh, the Cascade Conference co-Most Valuable Player, averaged 15.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 3.4 steals per game. She led the Wildcats to the Cascade Conference title and a second-place finish in the 2A Hardwood Classic.

SECOND TEAM

Hannah Hezekiah, sr., G, Mariner

Hezekiah averaged 15.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.7 steals per game. The four-year starter was integral in turning around Mariner’s long-struggling program, helping lead the Marauders to their first winning season in more than two decades.

Kaitlin Larson, sr., F, Stanwood

Larson averaged 12 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. She helped lead the Spartans to a district title and a fifth-place trophy at the 3A Hardwood Classic — the highest state finish in program history.

Alexyss Newman, jr., F, Glacier Peak

Newman averaged 15 points and nine rebounds per game. She recorded 11 double-doubles and helped lead the Grizzlies to the 4A state regionals.

Raigan Reed, soph., G, Lake Stevens

Reed averaged 15.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. She helped lead the Vikings to the Wesco 4A crown, a district title and a spot in the Hardwood Classic.

Julia Strand, sr., C, Shorecrest

After missing nearly all of last season with a torn knee ligament, Strand returned to action this winter and led the Scots to the 3A Hardwood Classic. She averaged 13.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 3.0 steals per game.

(The player of the year and All-Area teams were chosen by The Herald sports staff and based on stats, first-hand observations, input from area coaches and all-league selections.)

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