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Lower Columbia College sophomore Brandon Cotton and Spencer Sweet were selected to the West Region All-Region first team, announced Tuesday.

The Red Devils finished the year 20-8 on the year and second in the region.

Sweet paced the Devils with 16.9 points per game on 46.5 percent shooting. He also shot 39.7 percent from beyond the arc, added 4.3 rebounds per game and 1.5 assists per game.

Cotton averaged 14.6 points per game, and added 3.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. The Devils start NWAC Tournament play on Thursday against North Idaho.

Also making the first team were Centralia’s Marqus Gilson, Highline’s David Harris and Tacoma’s Dayton Pascua. South Puget Sound’s AJ Hodges was named the West Region MVP, Aaron Landon was named Coach of the Year and John Moore was named Defensive Player of the Year. Gilson was selected as Freshman of the Year.

Other region MVPs included Everett’s Gio Jackson, Walla Walla’s Landon Radliff and Portland’s Gabe Garrett.

Abbott, Daugherty make first team

Lower Columbia sophomores Tywanna Abbott and Cherita Daugherty were named to the West Region All-Region first team, announced Tuesday.

Abbott averaged a team-high 15 points per game on 50.1 percent shooting in 30 games for the Red Devils, who finished the year 22-8 and 12-2 in the region. Abbott also averaged 6.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.

Daugherty tallied an 8.2 points per game average, and finished 37.5 percent from beyond the arc. Daugherty chipped in 7.1 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 2.1 steals per game. Daugherty also made the West Region all-defensive team. The Devils start NWAC Tournament play on Thursday against North Idaho.

Also on the first team were Centralia’s Kylie Smith, Highline’s Sharon Ajayi, and Grays Harbor’s Angela Sikora. The Chokers’ Alexia Thrower was named West Region MVP and Defensive Player of the Year and Chad Allen was named Coach of the Year. Ajayi was also picked as the Freshman of the Year.

LCC’s Shanay Dotson qualified for the West Region second team, after averaging 11.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

Other region MVPs included Bellevue’s Brenda Akoto, Walla Walla’s Cierra Jo McKeown and Umpqua’s Jordan Stolter.

Girls’ Golf

Kelso at the GSHL 3A Jamboree at Lewis River: Lassies’ freshman Liz Dolan shot a 41, good for third overall Monday afternoon. Prairie’s Delaney Patterson led the day with a 38.

R.A. Long at Heron Lakes: Josie Nickerson medaled with a 47 for the Lumberjills Tuesday, though the match was called due to darkness. The furthest any other RAL golfer got was to the 7th green.

Kelso 206, Union 209: Liz Dolan medaled with a 44 and Kelli Rakoz shot a 52 in the Lassies’ regular season opener at Three Rivers on Tuesday. Both golfers are freshmen, which led coach Jim Langenbach to call it “a really great start to the season.”

Ellia McCoy also shot a 53, while Ellie Woodard finished with a 57.


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