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SBLive’s 15 must-see shooting guards in Washington girls basketball for 2021-22: Hoop seems bigger for these natural scorers

Paced by Ellensburg's Dylan Philip (2A state MVP) and Lynden Christian's Libby Stump (1A state MVP), these girls can fill up a stat line in a hurry

Who has a knack for knocking down a shot, or knowing when to attack the rack? These girls always displayed an innate sense to score (and defend, too).

After polling other coaches and media outlets, here are SBLive WA's 15 must-view shooting guards in Washington for 2021-22:


K.K. BASS, Wapato, sr.

KK Bass, Wapato girls basketball, class of 2022

K.K. Bass and her fill-it-up scoring style finally found a home at Wapato, which placed fourth at the Class 1A championships.

Bass understands it all. There are rare nights when the prototypical shooting guard cannot hit anything. But when she's on, few can not only match her NBA-type range, but her proficiency sinking difficult 20-foot fadeways with a hand in her face is wild.

ASHER CAI, Colfax, sr.

Asher Cai, Colfax girls basketball, class of 2022

Asher Cai was the top shooter in the 2B Northwest League the past two seasons, and led Colfax to the state title game this winter.

Talk about a no-hesitation shooter, if defenses left Cai open just for a split second, she often made them pay. And Colfax rode the astute 3-point shooter's hot streaks all the way to the Class 2B championship game. Signed with CWU.


Angie Cavanaugh, Tahoma girls basketball, class of 2023

With Hope Hassmann running the point for up-tempo Tahoma, Angie Cavanaugh was asked to knock down 3-pointers - and she did.

Oh, those double-trouble Cavanaugh sisters (Angie, Lily). In the open floor, this Cavanaugh knew exactly where to wait for Hope Hassmann's passes - and then the 3-point shooting clinic was underway. Junior is also underrated off the bounce.

SARAH COOK, La Conner, sr.

Sarah Cook, La Conner girls basketball, class of 2022

La Conner's Sarah Cook was named the 1B/2B District player of the year and to SBLive's 1A all-state team in 2021-22.

What make the Braves so remarkable to watch, especially in beating bigger schools, was their pace and balance. But Cook was their go-to scorer (17.3 ppg), especially in clutch moments. All-state 1A pick will play basketball, volleyball at Skagit Valley CC.


Annalee Coronado, Othello girls basketball, class of 2023

A big-time scorer with a point guard's mindset, Othello's Annalee Coronado is getting plenty of college interest heading into her senior year.

Maybe it just comes too easy for Coronado, the Huskies' combo guard and SBLive WA Class 2A all-state second teamer (18.3 ppg). Blessed with smarts and breakdown moves. 2A CWAC defenses have no chance unsettling her or slowing her down.

ELLA GALLATIN, Snohomish, sr.

Ella Gallatin, Snohomish girls basketball, class of 2022

Snohomish's Ella Gallatin picked the right spots to attack - and she had the size and physicality to break down defenses.

In a word - relentless. This all-3A Wesco first teamer was the driving engine behind the Panthers' run to yet another high finish at a state tournament (fourth). Both her physicality and playmaking (20.3 ppg) were tough to match. Signed with EWU. 

TERYN GARDNER, Mead, soph.

Teryn Gardner, Mead girls basketball, class of 2024

On a Mead squad full of seniors, sophomore Teryn Gardner still stood out on both ends of the floor for the GSL champions.

There were many folks around Spokane who felt Gardner was the best player in the Greater Spokane League this winter. For Mead, she did a little bit of everything - especially score and defend. Also a multi-sport standout in soccer and track and field.

KALI HAIZLIP, Emerald Ridge, sr.

Kali Haizlip, Emerald Ridge girls basketball, class of 2022

Emerald Ridge was one of the most talented teams in the Class 4A ranks - and Kali Haizlip contributed to it in so many ways.

Maybe the surprise name on this list - but it shouldn't be. A two-time 4A SPSL first teamer, Haizlip's all-around game as a physical scorer, defender - and stabilizing leader - fueled Emerald Ridge's run to the Class 4A tournament. 

ADRIA LINCOLN, Monroe, jr.

Adria Lincoln, Monroe girls basketball, class of 2023

For a girl who is a lock for 20 points per outing, Monroe's Adria Lincoln doesn't get the attention other great players do.

Maybe true to her personality, Lincoln quietly puts up the numbers - and few notice because the Bearcats aren't a playoff contender. Her talent is boundless as the all-3A Wesco performer was in camp with other USA Basketball U-16 hopefuls last summer.

DYLAN PHILIP, Ellensburg, sr.

Dylan Philip, Ellensburg girls basketball, class of 2022

Dylan Philip leaves Ellensburg as one of the most reliable contributors in program history. She is headed to Montana State.

She had the numbers (15.5 ppg as senior; 1,446 career points), but most importantly, she showed the consistency in leading the Bulldogs to their first Class 2A title. SBLive WA's 2A state player of the year will play at Montana State next season.

SYDNEY REISNER, Burlington-Edison, sr.

Sydney Reisner, Burlington-Edison girls basketball, class of 2022

Burlington-Edison's Sydney Reisner caught first in January, and never let up in leading the Tigers to the Class 2A title game.

Whatever sports Reisner plays - soccer, track and field or basketball - she understands how to compete. And she swished plenty of shots from the outside for the Tigers in this postseason, leading them to the Class 2A title game. Will play two sports at PLU. 

JALEIGHA ROBINSON, Lincoln of Tacoma, soph.

Jaleigha Robinson, Lincoln of Tacoma girls basketball, class of 2024

The 3A Pierce County League champions relied plenty on their guards - none more than the explosive Jaleigha Robinson on the perimeter.

She might only be 5-foot-4, but but this all-3A PCL first teamer's explosive athleticism stands tall against anybody. She is the one in a troop of talented Abes' guards who can create her own shots, and if she gets an opening - good night.

GABBY STUART, Seattle Prep, sr.

Gabby Stuart, Seattle Prep girls basketball, class of 2022

After Tamia Stricklin and Molly Moffitt graduated last spring, it was Gabby Stuart's turn as Seattle Prep's go-to playmaker.

Coach Brian Elsner joked before the season that Stuart would get all the shots she wanted - and more - for the reigning Metro League champions. She did, and delivered clutch shooting (19.5 ppg) as an all-league first teamer. Signed at Middlebury Colllege.

LIBBY STUMP, Lynden Christian, sr.

Libby Stump, Lynden Christian girls basketball, class of 2022

Libby Stump scored a career-high 35 points in her final game - the Class 1A championship - in leading Lynden Christian to the title.

What more needs to be said about one of the Lyncs' all-time greats? This skilled combo guard always knew when to be a facilitator for teammates, or take over a game. Both ways, she was super efficient. SBLive's Class 1A MVP headed to Montana.

ISABEL SULLIVAN, Eastside Catholic, jr.

Isabel Sullivan, Eastside Catholic, class of 2023

A ninth grader on Eastside Catholic's state semifinal squad in 2020, Isabel Sullivan became of the team leaders this season.

Ah, you thought she just parked in the corner and effortlessly shot 3-pointers? This Eastside Catholic standout showed she was more of a complete guard as a junior - off the dribble and feeding teammates in good spots to score.

Shooting guards to watch: Jenai Ancheta, Rogers of Puyallup, sr.; Taylor Campbell, Archbishop Murphy, sr.; Chloe Furnstahl, Auburn, sr.; Atreonia Garner, Spanaway Lake, jr.; Grace Hintz, Lynden Christian, fr.; Hallie Kamphouse, Nooksack Valley, sr.; Rylee Leishman, Ellensburg, jr.; Miranda Lomax, R.A. Long, jr.; Jaryn Madsen, Warden, sr.; Navaeh Talbert, Garfield, jr.; Jade Travis, Bellarmine Prep, soph.; Kylie Waltermeyer, Tumwater, jr.; Paris Wilson, Sunnyside, sr.; Ava Wolin, Olympia, sr.

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