PREP BASKETBALL: Forks’ Adams is Evergreen boys co-MVP; Gooding Coach of the Year

PREP BASKETBALL: Forks’ Adams is Evergreen boys co-MVP; Gooding Coach of the Year

FORKS — Forks’ Marky Adams was named co-Most Valuable Player of the Evergreen League this week.

Adams, a 6-9 post, was named boys basketball co-MVP along with Jace Varner of Hoquiam.

Adams has come on especially strong late in the season averaging double figures in rebounds while also averaging 25.7 points a game over his past six games.

For the season, Adams is averaging 17 points per game (19.5 per game in league), 13 rebounds and 3.5 blocks.

Forks coach Rick Gooding also was named the Evergreen 1A Coach of the Year. Gooding helped lead the Spartans to a 6-2 record (15-7 overall) in the Evergreen 1A League, good for second place.

The Spartans’ Parker Browning also made the first team all-league squad. Browning is averaging 17 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game this season.

Senior Jeffrey Schumack was a second team all-league selection.

Spartans making the Evergreen 1A honorable mention team were sophomore Cort Prose and junior Cole Baysinger.

Evergreen League Boys Basketball

Co-MVPs: Marky Adams, Forks; Jace Varner, Hoquiam.

First Team

Parker Browning, Forks; Jack Adams III, Hoquiam; Trevor Ridgeway, Montesano; LJ Valley, Montesano; Avery Brown, Elma.

Second Team

Jeffery Schumack, Forks; Trace Thompson, Elma; Victor James, Hoquiam; Sam Winter, Montesano; Jerod Steen, Hoquiam.

Honorable mention

Zach Spradlin, Hoquiam; AJ Brown, Elma; Seth Kierkop, Montesano; Cort Prose, Forks; Cole Baysinger, Forks.

Coach of the Year

Rick Gooding, Forks.

DeMatties all-league

FORKS — Forks’ Skyler DeMatties was named to the Evergeen League’s All-Evergreen League girls basketball second-team.

DeMatties was the only Spartan girls player to make the team.

Evergreen League Girls Basketball

League MVP: Jordan Spradlin, Montesano

First team

Peyton Elliot, Elma; Josie Toyra, Montesano; Molly Johnston, Elma; Shayla Floch, Montesano; Isabelle Hernandez, Hoquiam; Cheyann Bartlett, Montesano.

Second team

Quin Mikel, Elma; Skyler DeMatties, Forks; Josie Talley, Montesano; Kaylee Schow, Tenino; Karlie Krohn, Hoquiam.

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