Fallon junior Brady Alves was named to the 3A All-State, All-North and All-East League teams after helping the Greenwave reach the postseason.
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Brady Alves made the 3A North all-region basketball’s first team and Braden Sorensen was honorable mention. Alves also made the 3A East’s first team, while Sorensen and senior Shawn Alexander were named to the second team. Sophomore Trevor Hyde was an honorable mention.
Alves, Sorensen, Luis Lopez and Samuel Sorensen were named to the academic all-state team.
Alves’ clutch shooting, especially from deep, helped keep Fallon in the playoff race, including strong efforts in double-overtime losses to Fernley and North Valleys. He was second on the team in scoring with 13 points per game and led in assists with 3.6. Alves, who converted a team-high 34 percent of his 3’s, was the team’s leader in defense with 3.9 steals and 0.5 blocks per game.
Braden Sorensen, like Alves, was a threat from long distance and averaged 9.9 points and 2.3 assists per game. Alexander was the team’s best scorer, averaging 14.5 points per game, while Hyde gave Chelle Dalager a presence in the key as he grabbed a team-high 5.4 rebounds per game.
Fernley’s Cade Knutson was named the region’s Coach of the Year after leading the Vaqueros to an undefeated league season before finishing second in the regional tournament and losing to the 3A state champion, Losee, on a last-second 3-pointer in the state semifinal.
For the Lady Wave, who were in rebuilding mode this season, junior Zoey Jarrett was named an all-region honorable mention and all-league second-team selection. Freshman Jada Anastasio was a 3A East honorable selection, and freshmen Lea Williams and Dylan Ekins-Faught were named to the academic all-state team.
Jarrett was Fallon’s most consistent on both sides of the floor, leading the team in defense with 3.2 steals per game and was third in scoring at 6.9 points per game. Anastasio ran the point for Kevin Wickware’s young team, coming in second in points scored with 7.1 while dishing out a team-high 2.3 assists and pulling down 4.3 rebounds per game.
Lowry’s Chelsea Cabatbat was named the region’s Coach of the Year and Lowry junior Savannah Stoker was named the state’s MVP after the Buckaroos won their second-straight state title.