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We’re taking a conference-by-conference look at some of the state’s top high school basketball players. Here’s the Intermountain Conference girls list.

Every league has numerous standout players, and these lists are not intended to be comprehensive. Let us know which other players you think should be added to the list. 

Crook County

P Emma Bales, Sr., 5-10

Bales was a first-team all-IMC selection in the spring. She is averaging 12.4 points and 11 rebounds per game. “A great teammate who can do it all,” coach Bob Boback said.  

P Grace Brooks, Sr., 6-0

Brooks complements Bales up front for the Cowgirls as someone who can score at all three levels. She averaged 10 points and eight rebounds in December.  

G Katelynn Weaver, Jr., 5-7

Weaver has been a terror in the backcourt, following a sophomore season in which she led the IMC in assists and steals by averaging 16 points, six steals and 5.4 assists. “The best guard I have coached in 23 years of coaching,” Boback said. 

Hood River Valley

W Marina Castaneda, So., 5-10

Castaneda was a second-team all-IMC selection as a freshman who has picked up where she left off in the spring, leading the Eagles at 18 points and six rebounds per game. “She’s a versatile scorer who can post up or shoot the three,” coach Steve Noteboom said.

F Reese Leiblein, Sr., 5-10, and G Emma Kroll, Sr., 5-6

Two players who don’t post big statistics but are among the team’s most efficient per their point value system. 

Pendleton

W Chloe Taber, Sr., 5-7

Taber has developed into an all-around standout for the Buckaroos, a first-team all-IMC selection in the spring who averaged 15 points (shooting 39% from three-point range) and five rebounds in December. “She was primarily known as an outside shooter early in her career,” coach Kevin Porter said. “She has worked hard on her game and now has the ability to take girls off the dribble.” 

G Jaden Samp, Sr., 5-7

Samp is a defensive specialist who gets many deflections to go with her two steals per game. She also is a deep threat on offense, hitting 32% from three-point range and averaging seven points per game.

F Muriel Hoisington-Jones, Sr., 5-10

A first-team all-IMC selection as a junior (10 points, 4.3 steals, 3.5 assists per game), Hoisington-Jones returned to the lineup during winter break from an injury, scoring 19 points in 16 minutes in her second game back. “She made a noticeable difference in our team instantly,” Porter said. “She is a tremendous defender and can score in the post, off the dribble, and knock down shots from the outside.”  

Redmond

G Carson Castrow, So., 5-6

Castrow was a second-team all-IMC selection as a freshman. She averaged six points and three steals during December. 

G Jenna Gallacher, So., 5-7

An all-IMC honorable mention selection as a freshman, she led the Panthers in scoring at eight points per game in December while making two steals per game.

F Brynn Capps, So., 5-10

Another youngster who gained valuable experience during the spring, she averaged 7.5 points and a team-high five rebounds in 11 December games.

G Azlynn Ure, Fr., 5-5

Ure has not looked like a ninth-grader for the Panthers, averaging seven points, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals in December. 

Ridgeview

W Jenna Albrecht, Sr., 5-8

Albrecht, a first-team all-IMC selection in the spring as a complement to IMC player of the year Paige Pentzler, has become the lead Raven this winter, averaging 19 points per game while shooting 35.5% from three-point range. “She is having to adjust to being known as a go-to player,” coach Alicia Love said. “She brings that energy and competitiveness every day, which makes her the leader she is.” 

P Faye Davis, Sr., 6-0

Davis, a second-team all-IMC pick in the spring, is the Ravens’ only true post player, but Love has asked her to play more on the perimeter this winter, and she’s responded well to the challenge, averaging 7.9 points and a team-high 6.4 rebounds. 

G Brooklyn Homan, Jr., 5-9

Homan has taken over at point guard this winter and “done a little bit of everything for us on both ends of the court,” Love said. She averaged 6.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and just under two assists per game in December.

W Lauren Harding, Jr., 5-7

Love described Harding as the team’s glue player who does “all the little things that don’t always show on the stat sheet, but we couldn’t be successful without her.” She typically guards posts who have several inches on her and holds her own, and she averaged 4.1 points and 4.3 rebounds in December.

The Dalles

G Natasha Muzechenko, Jr.

Muzechenko is one of the few veterans on a roster filled with freshmen and sophomores. She averages just 2.5 points per game (as of early January) but has a team-high 17 offensive rebounds, 24 assists (three per game) and 20 steals. 

P Sydney Newby, Fr.

Newby has stepped in and had an immediate impact for the Riverhawks, leading them in scoring (9.8 points per game) and rebounding (6.4) and sharing the team lead in steals.  

G Zoe LeBreton, So.

LeBreton has found her way in her first season as a jack-of-all-trades who can play any position, scoring eight points per game while grabbing 4.5 rebounds.

G Jeilane Stewart, So.

Stewart is a strong point guard who missed all of December with a broken wrist.