David Larson

Editor’s note: The Deseret News picks the MVPs, but the remainder of the all-state teams are based on coaches' votes. Here’s a more in-depth look at all of the first-, second- and third-teamers, including a scouting report comment from an opposing coach.

Mayci Torgerson, Cedar

4A MVP
Jr., 5-9, Guard
2018-2019 statistics
13.0 points per game
4.0 rebounds per game
2.0 assists per game
Season high
24 points vs. Dixie on Jan. 24
Opposing coach scouting report
“Mayci Torgerson is an incredibly well-rounded player. The most difficult aspect of playing against her was dealing with her versatility. She can shoot from anywhere on the court, when we tried to take away her outside shooting she could attack close-outs or make the pass that would exploit our stretched-out defense. She's a pick-your-poison type of player, when we'd focus on one thing, she'd beat us in another way. It's fun to compete against a player that can perform at such a high level.”
Past all-state honors
2018 — 2A First Team (North Sevier)

Halle Livingston, Ridgeline

4A First Team
Sr., 5-11, Forward
2018-2019 statistics
16.0 points per game
5.0 rebounds per game
3.0 assists per game
Season high
28 points vs. Sky View on Jan. 31
Opposing coach scouting report
“Halle is the type of player that can take over a game from the tip until the last buzzer sounds. She is such a dynamic, quick, and smart player. She creates havoc on both ends of the floor for opposing teams. She has the speed and strength to take you off the dribble and get to the basket, she was essential to Ridgeline's fast-break offense, and is one of the best defenders in the state. We threw multiple defenses at them hoping to get her exhausted and out of rhythm but she is in fantastic shape and keeps such a level head even in high stake games. She is a phenomenal basketball player and I am sure I'm not the only coach in the state who sleeps a little better at night knowing I don't have to plan for her anymore.”
Past all-state honors
2018 — 4A Honorable Mention

Amber Kartchner, Logan

4A First Team
So., 5-9, Guard
2018-2019 statistics
20.4 points per game
4.8 rebounds per game
2.3 assists per game
2.8 steals per game
Season high
34 points vs. Juan Diego on Dec. 1
Opposing coach scouting report
“Amber is probably the most dynamic player I’ve coached against. She’s smooth in the lane and getting to the rim; try to take away the drive and she’ll punish you with a pull-up jumper or outside shooting. Her shooting percentage is incredible. She doesn’t turn the ball over very often and never seems flustered. She’s also a difference maker on defense and is a very good on-ball defender. She’s so athletic that she can quickly fill up a stat sheet with points, rebounds and steals. Sometimes Amber simply takes over a game, it’s hard to believe that she was a only a sophomore this season.”
Past all-state honors
2018 — 4A First Team

Macie Warren, Lehi

4A First Team
So., 5-6, Guard
2018-2019 statistics
10.2 points per game
3.5 rebounds per game
3.3 assists per game
2.2 steals per game
Season high
15 points vs. Payson on Feb. 15
Opposing coach scouting report
“Macie is incredibly skilled. She is a phenomenal ball handler who can finish at the rim as well as knock down the 3-point shot with great range. She makes great decisions with the ball in her hands, and is a nightmare to game plan against. The scariest thing is that she is just a sophomore. It's crazy to think that she will be even better next year.”

Logann Laws, Cedar

4A First Team
So., 5-8, Guard
2018-2019 statistics
12.2 points per game
3.0 rebounds per game
4.0 assists per game
2.2 steals per game
Season high
22 points at Snow Canyon on Jan. 17
Opposing coach scouting report
“Logann Laws was an excellent point guard for Cedar. If teams were in a zone she would attack the zone, draw defenders and find the open teammate for a 3-pointer. In man defense, she knew this was her opportunity to get to the rim and either score on her defender or pass to the help side defender's man. She wasn't only a huge threat on offense, she was amazing at defense. Her quickness and ability to read the offense made her an excellent on-ball defender as well as off-ball.”

Brooke Vance, Salem Hills

4A First Team
Jr., 6-1, Center
2018-2019 statistics
16.9 points per game
8.1 rebounds per game
Season high
30 points vs. Spanish Fork on Jan. 25
Opposing coach scouting report
"She is a very competitive, hard-nosed player with a knack for scoring. She is relentless on the offensive end and lethal with her back to the basket because of her quickness. Whether it's a pull-up jump shot or attacking the rim with an assortment of up-fakes or spin moves, she just knows how to score. Brooke's anticipation on rebounding is exceptional."

Eliza Bowman, Spanish Fork

4A First Team
Jr., 5-10, Forward
2018-2019 statistics
16.1 points per game
4.9 rebounds per game
Season high
28 points vs. Salem Hills on Feb. 19
Opposing coach scouting report
“Eliza is the ultimate Swiss Army Knife, she can do it all! She attacks the basket with great tenacity, she can hit the outside jumper, can guard multiple positions, and is a great rebounder. She demonstrates great toughness and leadership, and seems to have a lot of fun on the court. She is a tremendous talent that, unfortunate for the rest of us, has one more year to play. She is well deserving of this recognition.”
Past all-state honors
2018 — 5A Honorable Mention

Apelila Galeai, Lehi

4A Second Team
So., 5-9, Guard
2018-2019 statistics
11.2 points per game
5.0 rebounds per game
1.8 steals per game
Season high
28 points vs. Orem on Jan. 18
Opposing coach scouting report
“Apelila is a force to be reckoned with. She is not always noticed at first glance, but in my opinion she is what makes Lehi even more of a threat. She is so strong inside, and has the ability to rebound with anyone in the state. She can hit shots on the run, from outside and inside, and never backs down. She is just going to continue to get even better which will make Lehi a team to watch for the next few years.”
Past all-state honors
2018 — 4A Honorable Mention

Kaitlyn Callahan, Uintah

4A Second Team
Sr., 5-5, Guard
2018-2019 statistics
15.0 points per game
3.0 rebounds per game
Season high
25 points at Salem Hills on Feb. 15
Opposing coach scouting report
“Kaitlyn was an excellent point guard for Uintah. The ball always went through her on offense. From the beginning of the year we felt like she was one of the best players in the region. She was great in transition and was an offensive threat from the perimeter with her scoring. She was a great leader on the floor for Uintah defensively.”

Taylor Stewart, Spanish Fork

4A Second Team
Sr., 6-2, Center
2018-2019 statistics
13.0 points per game
6.8 rebounds per game
1.1 assists per game
1.2 steals per game
Season high
23 points vs. Juab on Dec. 7
Opposing coach scouting report
“Taylor was good her junior year, but she was great this year! Her post presence was difficult to defend last season, but this year she added to her game a step-back jumper and she became a 3-point threat. She was impossible to defend. Taylor is someone we won’t miss trying to come up with a game plan for. She will definitely make her mark at the next level with her size and outside game. To top it all off, she is one of the kindest young ladies with a great attitude.”
Past all-state honors
2018 — 4A Second Team

Jenna Czarnecki, Bonneville

4A Second Team
Jr., 5-7, Guard
2018-2019 statistics
14.4 points per game
Season high
24 vs. Morgan on Nov. 27
Opposing coach scouting report
“Crafty point guard. Does a great job involving her teammates on the offensive end. Versatile player with some range on the perimeter. Jenna can get to the rim and also can shoot pull up jumper. Jenna is a leader on the court and works hard on both ends of the court. She is a great decision maker and has a high basketball IQ. Jenna received region MVP and was very deserving. I’ve always been very impressed with her and her skill set. The one thing that is so impressive is how she involves her teammates and makes all of them better.”

Haley Anderson, Ridgeline

4A Second Team
So., 5-8, Guard
2018-2019 statistics
12.5 points per game
2.0 assists per game
2.5 steals per game
Season high
24 points at Green Canyon on Feb. 12
Opposing coach scouting report
“Haley is a very unique and young player. She was huge for Ridgeline in their press and created a lot of stress for ball handelers. She is very active and aggressive on defense and will punish you on offense if you don’t guard her. She has such a pure 3-point shot and quick release that can be tough to guard but she’ll also take you off the dribble. She was a very important player on a very good team.”

Taylor Hinds, Green Canyon

4A Second Team
Jr., 5-9, Guard/Forward
2018-2019 statistics
13.4 points per game
4.3 rebounds per game
2.1 steals per game
Season high
29 points at Ridgeline on Jan. 24
Opposing coach scouting report
“Taylor Hinds was such a versatile player. She was difficult to defend because she could shoot the mid-range jumper, but then she could also drive to the basket and finish through contact. She was a scrappy defender and was a great rebounder. She was a hard worker both offensively and defensively. She would never quit on a play. She was a great leader on the court for Green Canyon this year.”
Past all-state honors
2018 — 4A Honorable Mention (at Stansbury)
2017 — 3A Honorable Mention (at Stansbury)

Maddison Warren, Lehi

4A Third Team
So., 5-5, Guard
2018-2019 statistics
9.8 points per game
3.0 rebounds per game
3.6 assists per game
2.3 steals per game
Season high
17 points vs. Salem Hills on Jan. 8
Opposing coach scouting report
“Maddison is just a sophomore who sees the court extremely well and has college 3-point range. She is such a balanced player! Offensively she is hard to defend. Her ability to attack the basket and finish with either hand coupled with her shooting ability makes her a threat that any coach would love to have on their team, but hate to try and defend. Maddison also plays tough defense, and displays maturity and sportsmanship with each game she plays.”

Kennedy Eskelson, Green Canyon

4A Third Team
Jr., 5-8, Guard
2018-2019 statistics
13.0 points per game
4.0 rebounds per game
2.5 assists per game
2.3 steals per game
Season high
21 points at Ridgeline on Jan. 24
Opposing coach scouting report
“Kennedy is a well-rounded basketball player. She is quick and plays hard at both ends of the floor. Offensively, she can get to the rim or step back and hit the outside shot. As the quarterback of the team, she also takes care of the ball and finds teammates in the right spots. Defensively, she’s a very good on-ball defender and is physical for her size which makes it hard for opponents. As an opposing coach, the greatest compliment that I can give her is that I have never seen her take a break; she’s always working.”

Madi Foster, Uintah

4A Third Team
Sr., 5-11, Forward
2018-2019 statistics
13.0 points per game
5.0 rebounds per game
1.5 steals per game
Season high
23 points vs. Salem Hills on Jan. 22
Opposing coach scouting report
“Madi has the ability to post up, and make strong moves to get opposing players off their feet and beat them to the basket multiple times a game. She is so strong in her ability to pressure the ball and force turnovers that help push her team. She is so graceful, and makes difficult tasks look easy. She is a fun player to watch, and will be missed.”

Kristen Schumann, Sky View

4A Third Team
Sr., 6-0, C
2018-2019 statistics
15.6 points per game
6.7 rebounds per game
Season high
24 points vs. Logan on Jan. 29
Opposing coach scouting report
“Kristen is a great athlete who has been the anchor at Sky View the last few seasons. She is an athletic, tall, and fast post who can cause a lot of problems on both ends of the floor. She is great at rebounding, can punish teams with her left-handed moves, and forces opponents to change their shot because of her shot blocking abilities. Kristen also has the ability to get to the basket and punished teams who continually sent her to the free throw line.”

Samantha Johnston, Cedar

4A Third Team
So., 6-0, G
2018-2019 statistics
10.0 points per game
3.5 rebounds per game
2.5 assists per game
Season high
17 points at Salem Hills on Dec. 7
Opposing coach scouting report
“Samantha Johnston was the perfect addition to Cedar's team. Her length made it hard for other teams to shoot around and she was able to block a lot of shots on defense. She is a great shooter, she loves the 3-point line, but could also attack well from the perimeter. She was an unselfish player and found her teammates when she was double-teamed or in a better position to score.”

Tylei Jensen, Snow Canyon

4A Third Team
Jr., 5-6, G
2018-2019 statistics
18.3 points per game
4.8 rebounds per game
3.6 assists per game
3.5 steals per game
Season high
33 points at Hurricane on Jan. 10
Opposing coach scouting report
“The word I use to describe Tylei is fearless. She is the ultimate competitor. She doesn’t care how big or small you are, she will find a way to score or get a teammate open. From her 3-point shot to her left-handed shot at the rim, she will compete with you on every possession. Tylei is at the top of everyone's scouting report but she still manages to score at will. She is often double teamed or denied the ball but through her relentless effort she will find a way to help her team. Defensively she is always in passing lanes. She will pressure the ball 94 feet and harass opposing guards. She is one of the best players we play every year.”

Complete Team

4A MVP
Mayci Torgerson, Cedar, Jr., 5-9, G — 13.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.0 apg
4A First Team
Halle Livingston, Ridgeline, Sr., 5-11, F — 16.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.0 apg
Amber Kartchner, Logan, So., 5-9, G — 20.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.3 apg, 2.8 spg
Macie Warren, Lehi, So., 5-6, G — 10.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.3 apg, 2.2 spg
Logann Laws, Cedar, So., 5-8, G — 12.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 4.0 apg, 2.2 spg
Brooke Vance, Salem Hills, Jr., 6-1, C — 16.9 ppg, 8.1 rpg
Eliza Bowman, Spanish Fork, Jr., 5-10, F — 16.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg
4A Second Team
Apelila Galeai, Lehi, So., 5-9, G — 11.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.8 spg
Kaitlyn Callahan, Uintah, Sr., 5-5, G — 15.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg
Taylor Stewart, Spanish Fork, Sr., 6-2, C — 13.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.2 spg
Jenna Czarnecki, Bonneville, Jr., 5-7, G — 14.4 ppg
Haley Anderson, Ridgeline, So., 5-8, G — 12.5 ppg, 2.0 apg, 2.5 spg
Taylor Hinds, Green Canyon, Jr., 5-9, G/F — 13.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.1 spg
4A Third Team
Maddison Warren, Lehi, So., 5-5, G — 9.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.6 apg, 2.3 spg
Kennedy Eskelson, Green Canyon, Jr., 5-8, G — 13.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 2.3 spg
Madi Foster, Uintah, Sr., 5-11, F — 13.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.5 spg
Kristen Schumann, Sky View, Sr., 6-0, C — 15.6 ppg, 6.7 rpg
Samantha Johnston, Cedar, So., 6-0, G — 10.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.5 apg
Tylei Jensen, Snow Canyon, Jr., 5-6, G — 18.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.6 apg, 3.5 spg
4A Honorable Mention
Kiely Rasmussen, Juan Diego, Jr., 5-7, G
Emma Anderson, Ridgeline, Jr., 6-1, F
Kinley Falslev, Green Canyon, Jr., 5-8, G
Averi Papa, Pine View, So., 6-3, F
Madi Hirschi, Hurricane, Sr., 5-7, G
Sina Tapasa, Dixie, Sr., 6-0, F
Karly Conolly, Bonneville, Sr., 5-8, G
Tori Hollingshead, Orem, So., 6-1, C
Japrix Weaver, Cedar, Jr., 6-0, G
Mia Thurber, Stansbury, Sr., 5-5, G