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.
Haylee Koetje, junior, Lynden
WHY SHE’S #11: A gifted all-around athlete who could jump center and guard posts and could also step outside and shoot the 3 or run the break, Koetje did what was needed for the Lions. She averaged 11 points a game on 45 percent shooting and pulled down 7 rebounds a game. Whether running a play or creating her own shot, the 5-foot-9 wing was often the one the Lions looked to for offense and for her efforts was named to the all-Northwest Conference second team.
COACH VIC WOLFFIS: “Haylee was our most versatile player in the number of roles, offensive and defensive assignments she was given, and what she brought to the floor.”
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.