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Senior wing Katie Ensign named to First Team, Mya Hammack earns Honorable Mention nod

PMG PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Hammack makes her first appearance on the All-State team after teaming with Ensign to post the second-best defense in the state at the 4A level.PMG PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - North Marion senior Katie Ensign finished her high school basketball career by being named to the 4A All-State First Team.The North Marion girls basketball team added two final accolades to the 2019-20 season after senior forward Katie Ensign and junior guard Mya Hammack were each named to the 4A Girls Basketball All-State teams.

Ensign, the Tri-Valley Conference Player of the Year, was named to the 4A First Team after posting averages of 14.6 points and eight rebounds per game to go along with 1.6 blocks and 1.6 steals. Ensign shot 40 percent from the floor — 30 percent from 3-point range — and 76 percent from the free-throw line.

Ensign was joined on the 4A Classification First Team by Baker senior Sydney Younger, Astoria senior Brooklynn Hankwitz, Hidden Valley junior Kaiah Fisher, and Philomath sophomore Sage Kramer.

Hammack was selected as an Honorable Mention to the All-State team, averaging 12.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.2 assists as well as 2.3 steals per game. Hammack was 42.5 percent from the field and 32.6 percent from 3-point range.

Like Ensign, Hammack was a First Team selection in this year's All-Conference awards after helping to guide the Huskies to a perfect 10-0 record against the Tri-Valley Conference for the second consecutive year.

North Marion (19-6, 10-0) finished the season on a 17-game winning streak, including a 37-34 victory over Stayton in the first round of the state playoffs on March 6.

PMG PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - North Marion junior guard Mya Hammack was named to the 4A All-State Honorable Mention Team.The North Marion girls finished the season with the second-best defense in the state at the 4A level, holding opponents to just 33.04 points per game, behind only defending state champion Baker at 30.35 ppg.

The No. 6 Huskies qualified for the state quarterfinal tournament bracket for the fourth consecutive year. They were scheduled to face off against No. 3 Hidden Valley (23-2, 10-0 Skyline) before the OSAA canceled the remainder of the winter state championships due to the spread of COVID-19.

2019-20 4A GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL-STATE TEAM

COACH OF THE YEAR

Ben Silva, Philomath

PMG PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Ensign was the lone member of the North Marion girls basketball program to be on all four state quarterfinal-qualifying teams since head coach Trevor Bodine took over the program in 2016.

FIRST TEAM

Katie Ensign, 12, North Marion

Kaiah Fisher, 11, Hidden Valley

Brooklynn Hankwitz, 12, Astoria

Sage Kramer, 10, Philomath

Sydney Younger, 12, Baker

SECOND TEAM

Emma Pankalla, 12, Philomath

Camryn Collman, 11, La Grande

Matt Ladd, 11, Cottage Grove

Josie Napoli, 11, Valley Catholic

K.J. Nyquist, 12, Stayton

HONORABLE MENTION

Mya Hammack, 11, North Marion

Ella Dunlap, La Grande, 11

Teryn Powers, 10, Hidden Valley

Mia Rust, 11, Philomath

Jiana Smith-Francis, 12, Madras


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