’s girls basketball team made up four of the 10 spots on the Golden Empire League’s “all-league” team announced two weeks ago, and if health problems hadn’t gotten in the way, it probably would have had five.
“Brea [Faulk] was the MVP of the league the last two years,” head coach Suzanne Baker said. “She probably would’ve followed suit this year if she had been healthy.”
. She was named to the league’s “Optimist” team, but sat out the game, which was played over the weekend.
The four Capital Christian players given “all-league” honors this year were Coryn Galloway, Shelby Hicks, Lisa Huizenga and Haleigh Filer.
Baker described Coryn Galloway, a senior, as a “rebounding machine.”
“She led our team in rebounding and steals,” Baker said. “She broke the school record for steals in her career in a game and in a season–and she’s a post player.”
Galloway averaged 8 points, 4.2 steals and 11.4 rebounds per game, according to MaxPreps.com.
Baker said Shelby Hicks, a junior, was one of the major players who was able to step up and try to help fill the void created by Faulk’s absence.
“She was probably second or third in every stat,” Baker said. “She was just a constant out there. I don’t think she came off the floor.”
Hicks averaged 6.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, according to MaxPreps.
The Capital Christian players who made it to the “all-league” list didn’t do so because their coach voted for them; they were selected based on votes from rival coaches. Baker said the other coaches recognized something in Lisa Huizenga, a 5-foot-11 senior.
“[She’s] at the top of our trapping defense, and all of the coaches appreciated the length of her arms and her speed,” Baker said. “She got balls that I don’t know how she got her hand on them.”
Huizenga averaged 4 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, according to MaxPreps.
Haleigh Filer did something this season that not many freshman do–led the league in scoring, earning a total of 278 points.
“She logged a lot of minutes for her being a freshman,” Baker said. “She learned a lot. She had to grow up really fast, and she did.”
Filer had an average of 9.6 points per game and a total of 34 three-pointers this season, according to MaxPreps. She also shot 72 percent from the free throw line.