Zimmerman, Wiggin tapped as reserves on All-County team

For the South Kitsap girls basketball team, 2005 was a learning experience.

And now two members of a team that placed fourth in the Narrows League Bridge Division and came one basketball away from making a trip to the district tournament find themselves on the Second Annual All-Kitsap County basketball team.

The all-county team is made up of eligible players attending schools in Kitsap County, as voted on by the sports editors, writers and photographers of the Kitsap News Group family of papers, including the Port Orchard Independent, North Kitsap Herald, Central Kitsap Reporter, Bremerton Patriot and the Bainbridge Island Review.

The team is broken into three distinct groups — a starting five, a bench made up of seven players and an honorable mention from each school.

South seniors Morgan Wiggin and Schelsey Zimmerman were the two Wolves to be voted onto the team. Wiggin, who played post for the Wolves, is one of seven players named to the bench while Zimmerman, a guard, received honorable mention recognition.

South ended its year at 11-10.

The Kitsap Newspaper Group Girls'

All-Kitsap County Basketball Team

The Starting Five

Guard — Jennifer Jacobs, Bremerton. The leading girls scorer among area teams, Jacobs lit up the floor for the Knights, averaging 19 points per game.

Guard — Allie Picha, Bainbridge. Picha averaged about 15 points, eight rebounds, and three steals a game to lead the Spartans this year.

Forward — Megan Hoisington, Central Kitsap. The CK powerhouse dominated the middle of the paint this season, helping to open up the outside for the Cougars sharpshooters.

Forward — Kristin Anderson, King's West. Anderson paced the Warriors’ state run averaging nearly 14 points, more than 9 boards, 5 assists and 4 steals a game.

Forward — Jenna Reed, North Kitsap. Reed, a junior, averaged 20 points per game in the Vikings’ last six contests.

The Bench

• Megan Spence, King's West. Spence averaged 10.9 points and 10.7 boards per game. She is one of the only area players to average a double-double per game.

• Emily Zygmontowicz, Central Kitsap. Zygmontowicz’s defense is still her top asset, frustrating opponents with 3.6 steals and superior strength.

• Katie Swanlund, North Kitsap. Swanlund lead up the squad’s post with junior Reed, and her unselfish play, attitude and smooth jumper speak for themselves.

• Morgan Wiggin, South Kitsap. A solid presense in the middle, Wiggin provided the Wolves with tough defense and even tougher rebounding. She could also put up solid offensive numbers from her post position.

• Chloe Mosey, King's West. Mosey averaged 13.7 points and 8.6 boards per game.

• Kaitlin Poppe, Central Kitsap. Poppe brought superior defense and court-sense to the Cougars all season long.

• Kayla Bennett, Bremerton — Aside from her 12.5 points and 7.8 boards, Bennett brings a ferocity to the hardwood.

• Chelsea Marek, Klahowya. Not only did Marek post 10 points and 11 boards a contest, but she took the 0-20 Klahowya girls under her wing.

Honorable Mentions

• Shannon White, Olympic. White led all area girls with almost six steals a contest, also putting up 10 points per game.

• Kaitlin Bailey, Bainbridge — She’s one of the Metro League’s most hardworking and smartest players.

• Schelsey Zimmerman, South Kitsap. A fiery little defender who could hit the big shot from the outside, Zimmerman led the team in 3-pointers attempted and made.

• Molly McCluskey, North Kitsap. McCluskey combined a strong perimeter presence for NK and was one of the best rebounders in the league as a guard.

• Alisha Lindsay, Bremerton. Lindsay scored 11.7 per game and snagged nearly seven boards.

Coach of the year

• Denise Baxter, Central Kitsap. The Cougars are a team loaded with talent. But that’s not the reason their having one of the top seasons in school history. Baxter has helped CK not only grow as players, but as a team unit.

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