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Spenser Heaps, Deseret News
Juan Diego's Brynn Drummond drives the ball against Richfield in the 3A girls basketball state championship at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

Editor’s note: The Deseret News picks the MVPs, but the remainder of the all-state teams are based on coaches votes. This year 13 of 22 3A coaches submitted votes.

Here's a look at the Deseret News 3A all-state girls basketball team as voted on by the coaches.


3A MVP

Becca Curran, Juan Diego

Sr., Guard

2016-2017 statistics

10.1 points per game

3.8 rebounds per game

3.0 steals per game

Season high

21 points vs. Snow Canyon on Dec. 1

Opposing coach scouting report

“Becca Curran is one of those girls that just does it all. Her teammates fed off of her energy and never quit attitude. She was a great rebounder and defensively she was always finding ways to create turnovers. She was very fun to play against because it made you step up to her aggressiveness.”

Past all-state honors

2016 — 3A Second Team

2015 — 3A Honorable Mention


3A First Team

Lindsey Blanc, Carbon

Sr., Guard

2016-2017 statistics

13.6 points per game

3.6 rebounds per game

2.6 assists per game

3.3 steals per game

Season high

23 points vs. Juan Diego on Feb. 24 (3A semifinals)

Opposing coach scouting report

“Blanc has been a great competitor for Carbon the last few years. She loves to attack the rim and is very quick in doing so. Defensively she is all over the court, anticipates well, forces turnovers and converts those turnovers to buckets on the other end. She has been a great leader on the court for the Dinos.”

Past all-state honors

2016 — 3A First Team

2015 — 3A Third Team


Caitlyn Nabity, Richfield

Jr., Guard

2016-2017 statistics

6.4 points per game

5.1 assists per game

Season high

17 points vs. Cedar on Feb. 23 (3A quarterfinals)

Opposing coach scouting report

“When playing against Caitlyn Nabity it has always been our goal to limit her ability to drive. She has great vision and is very good at hitting the open player off of her penetration. She also used her speed to get herself to the rim. She is a true game changer because of explosive ability off of the dribble.”


Brookelyn Hurlbut, Morgan

Sr., Forward

2016-2017 statistics

17.9 points per game

9.3 rebounds per game

2.9 assists per game

2.7 steals per game

Season high

31 points vs. West on Dec. 2

Opposing coach scouting report

“Hurlbut was the most complete player in Region 11 this season, in my opinion. As a basketball player she does it all; she is a great scorer, a great rebounder and solid passer. The only senior on a team that won third place in 3A this season, she provided great leadership and always seemed calm and collected on the floor. I was also impressed with her toughness and competitiveness. As an opposing coach, it was a challenge to try and find ways to limit her impact.”

Past all-state honors

2016 — 3A Second Team


Ashley Beckstrand, Desert Hills

Sr., Guard

2016-2017 statistics

19.1 points per game

6.0 rebounds per game

3.5 assists per game

2.5 steals per game

Season high

33 points vs. Arbor View, Nev. on Dec. 8

Opposing coach scouting report

“Ashley is a great competitor of the game. I had the opportunity to watch her develop from her seventh-grade year until now. I don't know if anyone who has put in more time and been more passionate about the game. Unfortunately for me, that meant implementing the very tough task of trying to stop her. She has a quick, high release that is almost impossible to stop. I wish her the best at the collegiate level.”

Past all-state honors

2016 — 3A First Team

2015 — 3A First Team

2014 — 3A Third Team


Abby Butler, Grantsville

Sr., Forward

2016-2017 statistics

13.4 points per game

8.8 rebounds per game

2.5 assists per game

2.0 steals per game

Season high

23 points at Union on Jan. 13

Opposing coach scouting report

“Abby's game is physical and hard-nosed, she forces you to really buckle down and not only double in the post, but do everything you can to keep her off the boards. She can take over a game before you know it."

Past all-state honors

2016 — 3A Honorable Mention

2015 — 3A Third Team


Trista Vawdrey, Juan Diego

Sr., Forward

2016-2017 statistics

11.0 points per game

4.4 rebounds per game

1.5 steals per game

Season high

21 points at Mountain Crest on Dec. 13

Opposing coach scouting report

“Trista was new to the region this year but was quickly noticed as an impact player. Her length gave her great advantages defensively, however, it was her determination to get to the basket that you had to prepare for. She definitely added strength for her team offensively both with her driving and shooting ability.”


3A Second Team

Shandi Bastian, Richfield

Sr., Forward

2016-2017 statistics

11.0 points per game

6.0 rebounds per game

Season high

24 points vs. Carbon on Jan. 17

Opposing coach scouting report

“I hope every coach gets to coach a player like Shandi, truly a special athlete and person, I wish I would have. She is a player you cheer for because she is so likable and coachable. She is very athletic, a superstar in track, loves to compete, has a high motor all the time, never complains, and when you think you’ve done a good job controlling her she has a double-double at the end of the game. She understands her abilities, stays away from her weaknesses and plays to her strengths. She can beat you in transition, she is just faster to the other end than anyone else, all game long. She is a rebounding machine, she attacks the basket with her quickness and strength and she has great hops when she gets there. Richfield put her on the top of its 1-3-1 half court trap (very scary), they asked her guard the opponents best big, they would go to her in a half court set, or ask her to rebound misses and keep possessions alive, all of which she excelled at. She is probably the best athlete in 3A and when she walks off the floor she is one of the most beautiful human beings you will ever meet. “

Past all-state honors

2016 — 3A Honorable Mention


Hannah Robins, Juab

Jr., Forward

2016-2017 statistics

14.1 points per game

9.9 rebounds per game

Season high

21 points vs. Millard on Dec. 28

Opposing coach scouting report

“Has she not graduated yet? That is what my coaching staff says each year we play Juab. It seems like Hannah has been a huge part of what they do for years. And she still has one to go! Hannah is a dominant post player who has great moves inside and also has the ability to step out to the 3-point line and hit the jump shot. Defensively she makes it very difficult to score inside with her length and athleticism.”

Past all-state honors

2016 — 3A Third Team


Emma Jones, Richfield

Jr., Guard

2016-2017 statistics

10.2 points per game

3.8 rebounds per game

Season high

19 points at Juab on Jan. 24

Opposing coach scouting report

“When playing Emma Jones our goal was to know her location at all times. Her range is what makes her a special player and, for us, if we ever turned our back she seemed to always get the skip pass for the wide open three. Her ability to make the shot changed the course of several games that we played against her. She is very athletic and with her shooting ability and knowledge of the game will definitely be playing at the next level after high school.”

Past all-state honors

2016 — 3A Honorable Mention


Brynn Drummond, Juan Diego

Sr., Guard

2016-2017 statistics

9.2 points per game

3.5 rebounds per game

1.7 assists per game

1.6 steals per game

Season high

16 points at Ben Lomond on Jan. 31

Opposing coach scouting report

“Drummond plays the game like a savvy veteran. She seems to take basketball very seriously, she’s focused, knows how to take care of the ball, and puts her teammates in the right spots. She is capable of hitting big shots and has a sense for when to shoot and when to make the extra pass to an open teammate. Her understanding of the game and her effort helped lead them to the 3A state championship.”

Past all-state honors

2016 — 3A Honorable Mention


Jessica Perry, Park City

Sr., Guard

2016-2017 statistics

16.6 points per game

3.1 rebounds per game

2.9 assists per game

4.2 steals per game

Season high

30 points vs. Stansbury on Jan. 17

Opposing coach scouting report

“After a knee injury that somewhat limited her during her junior season, Jessica Perry was back in full force her senior year. Jessica was a clear leader for her team and the offense for Park City ran through her. Always a threat to shoot from the outside, you always had to be aware of where she was on the floor. This season she also added the threat of attacking the basket and when she dedicated herself to that she was good at it.”

Past all-state honors

2016 — 3A Honorable Mention


Jalyn VanDyke, Morgan

So., Forward

2016-2017 statistics

10.8 points per game

5.4 rebounds per game

1.4 assists per game

Season high

23 points vs. North Summit on Dec. 13

Opposing coach scouting report

“Jalyn can be a triple threat offensively with an outside shot, her ability to attack the basket and the strength to post up. She has a scoring mentality and her versatility makes her tough to defend.”


3A Third Team

Kira Peterson, Logan

Sr., Guard

2016-2017 statistics

13.3 point per game

Season high

26 points vs. Weber on Dec. 20

Opposing coach scouting report

“Kira lead Logan in scoring this past season and is always capable of putting up big scoring nights. She has a great outside shot that is hard to defend. As a defender she fit their system well; she pressured our guards out front and was good at generating turnovers which she could convert into points for them. Kira is a great teammate and a real competitor.”

Past all-state honors

2016 — 3A Third Team


Kelsey Sorenson, Carbon

Jr., Guard

2016-2017 statistics

8.1 points per game

4.4 rebounds per game

2.4 assists per game

2.5 steals per game

Season high

18 points vs. Mountain Crest on Dec. 2

Opposing coach scouting report

“She is the most dangerous player on their team when she gets it going, she can be a one-woman wrecking crew. With her quick and high release point she can beat you with the 3, take the 3 away and she will drive it to the rim for a finish and-one, keep the ball away from her and she can still destroy you with putbacks. She has guard skills in a long, athletic body. Defensively with her length and athleticism she can guard any position on the floor, Carbon uses her on the back side of their zone to rebound the right side shot or to close outs on the quick ball reversal or skip pass and take away the 3-point shot or drive. Try the skip pass on her and she will score on the other end; shoot it and she will block it, drive it and you end up in trouble. Truly a handful on both ends of the court.”


Morgan Myers, Desert Hills

Sr., Guard

2016-2017 statistics

8.6 points per game

3.0 assists per game

4.0 steals per game

Season high

15 points vs. Ridgeline on Feb. 18

Opposing coach scouting report

“This is a young lady that comes prepared to play. She is such a great defender. She has super quick hands and amazing footwork. Whether she is on ball defense or weak side help defense you need to know where she is on the floor defensively and anticipate her jumping passing lanes. She reads the offense very well which makes her a huge defensive threat.”


Kelsea Barker, Dixie

Sr., Guard/Forward

2016-2017 statistics

14.5 points per game

4.3 rebounds per game

Season high

27 points vs. Canyon View on Dec. 20

Opposing coach scouting report

“Kelsey has a great motor. She goes hard at all times and does not get tired. She is a very quick shooter and can fill up the basket. She finds various ways to score and really led her team this year.”


Carly Davis, Cedar

Jr., Forward

2016-2017 statistics

9.3 points per game

6.0 rebounds per game

1.1 steals per game

Season high

18 points vs. Grantsville on Feb. 24

Opposing coach scouting report

“Very physical and athletic. She is very good around the basket and uses her athletic ability to get by people. She is tenacious on the boards. She also hates to lose which drives her competitiveness.”


Lindsey Robinson, Cedar

Sr., Guard

2016-2017 statistics

8.4 points per game

3.9 rebounds per game

2.6 assists per game

2.5 steals per game

Season high

15 points vs. Grantsville on Feb. 24

Opposing coach scouting report

“Lindsey is a solid player on both ends of the floor. You have to be prepared for her to step out and take (and make) the 3-point shot as well as her dropping inside and pulling down rebounds. Defensively she anticipates very well, which puts her in the right place at the right time and will make you pay for silly mistakes.”


3A Honorable Mention

Madisyn Daniels, Richfield, Jr., Guard

Rylie Ekins, Grantsville, Sr., Forward

Ellyn Williams, Desert Hills, Sr., Forward

Sophia Wright, Ridgeline, Sr., Guard

Brayle Crosman, Grantsville, Sr., Guard/Forward

Marcie Stapley, Morgan, Jr., Forward

Cyene Bigelow, Carbon, Sr., Forward

Dream Weaver, Cedar, Jr., Guard

Taylor Hinds, Stansbury, Fr., Forward

Jayden Langford, Hurricane, Jr., Guard

Bailie Crosbie, Ridgeline, Sr., Guard

Anna Ewoniuk, Juan Diego, Sr., Guard


Complete team

3A MVP

Becca Curran, Juan Diego, Sr., Guard — 10.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.0 spg

3A First Team

Lindsey Blanc, Carbon, Sr., Guard — 13.6 ppg, 3.6 apg, 2.6 rpg, 3.3 spg

Caitlyn Nabity, Richfield, Jr., Guard — 6.4 ppg, 5.1 apg

Brookelyn Hurlbut, Morgan, Sr., Forward — 17.9 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.9 apg, 2.7 spg

Ashley Beckstrand, Desert Hills, Sr., Guard — 19.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.5 apg, 2.5 spg

Abby Butler, Grantsville, Sr., Forward — 13.4 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 2.5 apg, 2.0 spg

Trista Vawdrey, Juan Diego, Sr., Forward — 11.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.5 spg

3A Second Team

Shandi Bastian, Richfield, Sr., Forward — 11.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg

Hannah Robins, Juab, Jr., Forward — 14.1 ppg, 9.9 rpg

Emma Jones, Richfield, Jr., Guard — 10.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 57 3s

Brynn Drummond, Juan Diego, Sr., Guard — 9.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.6 spg

Jessica Perry, Park City, Sr., Guard — 16.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 4.2 spg, 2.9 apg

Jaylyn Van Dyke, Morgan, So., Forward — 10.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.4 apg

3A Third Team

Kira Peterson, Logan, Sr., Guard — 13.3 ppg

Kelsey Sorensen, Carbon, Jr., Guard — 8.1 ppg, 2.4 apg, 4.4 rpg, 2.5 spg

Morgan Myers, Desert Hills, Sr., Guard — 8.6 ppg, 3.0 apg, 4.0 spg

Kelsea Barker, Dixie, Sr., Guard/Forward — 14.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg

Carly Davis, Cedar, Jr., Forward — 9.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.1 spg

Lindsey Robinson, Cedar, Sr., Guard — 8.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.6 apg, 2.5 spg

3A Honorable Mention

Madisyn Daniels, Richfield, Jr., Guard

Rylie Ekins, Grantsville, Sr., Forward

Ellyn Williams, Desert Hills, Sr., Forward

Sophia Wright, Ridgeline, Sr., Guard

Brayle Crosman, Grantsville, Sr., Guard/Forward

Marcie Stapley, Morgan, Jr., Forward

Cyene Bigelow, Carbon, Sr., Forward

Dream Weaver, Cedar, Jr., Guard

Taylor Hinds, Stansbury, Fr., Forward

Jayden Langford, Hurricane, Jr., Guard

Bailie Crosbie, Ridgeline, Sr., Guard

Anna Ewoniuk, Juan Diego, Sr., Guard


Editor's note: A previous version of this story had Shandi Bastian incorrectly listed on the first team.