R.A. Long’s Jacob Thompson, and Madi Haakenson of W.F. West were named boys’ and girls’ Most Valuable Players of the annual Lower Columbia Area High School All-Star Games at Truman Myklebust Gymnasium on Tuesday at Lower Columbia College.
Thompson had 11 points, 18 rebounds and blocked two shots as he helped the Red team to an 83-79 victory in the boys’ game. Haackenson had 29 points, 13 rebounds and four assists for the White team in a 76-70 loss to the Reds.
BOYS — Red 83, White 79: Toledo’s Andreas Malunat made 5 of 17 3-pointers to lead the Red team with 19 points and three rebounds. Kelso’s Shaw Anderson added 13 points and four rebounds, and La Center’s Avery Seter and Reece Gibb of Mark Morris had eight points and four rebounds apiece. Toutle Lake’s Mike Adams and Woodland’s Tyler Flanagan grabbed six rebounds apiece, with Ilwaco’s Alex Kaino and Flanagan dishing four assists each.
Kelso’s Riley Noah paced the White team with 20 points and seven rebounds, with Rarey Sommer of Mark Morris netting 16 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Westin Wallace of Toledo had 12 points and 17 rebounds, and Kelso’s Jayden Hardeman had 11 points and three steals. MM’s Dawson Fritz grabbed seven rebounds and dished four assists, and Toledo’s Fano Arceo-Hansen pulled six rebounds.
GIRLS — Red 76, White 70: Haakenson’s twin sister, Sarah, led the Red team with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Fernanda Alvarez of Warrenton had 14 points and seven rebounds, Woodland’s Audrey Adams added 13 points, six rebounds and three steals, and Ilwaco’s Ebby McMullen had 10 points and nine rebounds. Wahkiakum’s Mckensi Fluckiger and Macie Elliott dished four assists apiece.
For the White team, Wahkiakum’s Ellie Leitz had nine points, Ocosta’s Kaylee Barnum had six points, five rebounds and two steals, and RAL’s Eastyn Reeves had six points, three assists and two steals. Tenino’s Kaylee Schow chipped in six points and three steals.