Two Fallon basketball players were recognized with one of the highest honors in varsity basketball, playing in Tuesday’s all-star game in Carson City.
Dalton Kaady and Zoey Swisher were both selected to play in the game along with some of the best players in the state.
Kaady played for the blue team of the boys’ game, winning 110-109. Rochelle Tisdale, Kaady’s mother, said he played for much of the game and scored five points for his side. She added the players were playing more for fun than competition and they were showing off with their moves.
“It was super nice getting to watch him play again,” Tisdale said, noting there was a big Fallon presence cheering for Kaady. “I thought I would never get to see him play basketball again.”
Fallon boys’ basketball coach Brad Barton said this was a great way for Kaady to end his high school basketball career. Barton said it was an honor to be selected and a great opportunity.
The coach said it was an honor to coach Kaady and he’s excited for the senior to move on to the next stage of his life.
“It’s been a pleasure to be his coach,” he said.
While she was selected, Swisher did not play in the girls’ game. According to Fallon girls’ basketball coach Anne Smith, Swisher elected not to play after the game was rescheduled from Monday to Tuesday due to a scheduling conflict.
Smith said it would have been nice to see Swisher play one more time. She was excited for her though, and said even being selected was a nice way to end her senior year.
“I’m disappointed I couldn’t see her play one more time,” Smith said. “It just didn’t work out, unfortunately.”
Kaady enlisted with the Nevada Air National Guard and earned his associate degree from WNC earlier this week. Swisher will be attending the University of Nevada, Reno this fall; as of the end of basketball season, she did not plan to pursue college athletics.