In a season filled with outstanding players, Whatcom Hoops ranked the top 30 girls. Each day we featured an amazing player in our county and counted down until we got to #1. We hope you enjoyed the countdown as we honored the best of the best.
Hallie Kamphouse, senior, Nooksack Valley
WHY SHE’S #10: As every Nooksack Valley fan and opponent knows, whenever Kamphouse got the ball anywhere outside the 3-point line you hold your breath. Because the 5-foot-9 wing was perhaps the Northwest Conference’s deadliest shooter, whose smooth stroke and killer timing could change the game in an instant. She picked her spots, averaging 10.2 points a game while hitting 61 3s at a 41 percent clip. She also pulled down 3.6 rebounds a game, averaged an assist and a steal per game, and was an underrated defender. All of which put her on the all-NWC first team and Scorebook Live’s Class 1A all-state second team.
COACH SHANE WICHERS: “We never had anyone at Nooksack in my 27 years who could shoot like Hallie. She could consistently hit 3’s four to five feet behind the line. Hallie was a good defender for us and did a nice job in our press getting steals and pushing the ball in transition. And she was a great teammate.”
Links to the Whatcom Hoops Top 30
#1: Devin Coppinger, Nooksack Valley
#2: Grace Hintz, Lynden Christian
#4: Lainey Kimball, Nooksack Valley
#8: Demi Dykstra, Lynden Christian
#10: Hallie Kamphouse, Nooksack Valley
#12: Tana Hoekema, Nooksack Valley
#14: Emmy Hart, Sehome
#16: Adia Newcomb, Lynden
#17: Jemma James, Lummi Nation
#18: Makayla Heaton, Squalicum
#20: Daisy Poag, Lynden Christian
#21: Madisyn Butenschoen, Ferndale
#22: Mallory Butenschoen, Ferndale
#23: Deja Dube, Blaine
#25: Aliesha Solomon, Lummi Nation
#26: Raven Solomon, Lummi Nation
#28: Reganne Arnold, Lynden Christian
#30: Ellie Wolverton, Bellingham
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Jim Carberry is a former Bellingham Herald sports editor and author of several books on Whatcom County prep basketball. Follow him on Twitter @whatcomhoops and visit the Whatcom Hoops Facebook page.