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Webb, Moore earn berths on All-County first team

They’ve worked their way to the top of the Narrows League standings, found themselves on top of both the Associated Press and Seattle Times basketball polls, and now the South Kitsap boys basketball team finds itself well represented on the second Annual All-Kitsap County basketball team.

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

This year, 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 Kitsap, the state’s only undefeated Class 4A team at 23-0 and ranked No. 1 for the last half of the season, had five players and its coach named to this year’s squad, led by Derrick Webb and Jamil Moore. Josh Monagle, Tippy Burk and Conner Gehring were also named to the team, as was South coach John Callaghan.

Webb, Moore and Gehring will make their second-straight trip to the state tournament next week, while Callaghan is taking his fifth consecutive team. Burk and Monagle get their first taste of state when the tourney kicks off on March 9.

The 2005 Kitsap Newspaper Group

Boys’ All-Kitsap Basketball team

The Starting Five

Guard — Derrick Webb, South Kitsap. The 6-2 senior has slid into the leadership role with ease and leads the Wolves in scoring at 15 points a game while hitting 60 percent from the field and averaging six boards a contest. Webb can deliver from anywhere on the court. He’s not afraid to drive the lane to put up one of his patented scooping lay-ins or step behind the arc and hit a key 3-pointer. Also a tough defender.

Guard — Jacob Gonzales, North Kitsap. A McDonald’s All-American nominee, Gonzales has blossomed this year into not only a scoring threat — scoring 20 points or more often this season — but an all-around player, tenacious on both offense and defense.

Forward — Adam Shildmyer, King’s West. Along with Gonzales, Shilmyer is one of just two area players nominated for the McDonald’s All-American team. Averaging 20.4 points, 9.4 boards, 3.4 assists and 2.4 steals, Shilmyer did it all for King’s West, anchoring a boys team that has a god shot at its first trip to state.

Forward — Jamil Moore, South Kitsap. A tireless defender, the 6-3 senior recorded 31 steals and took eight charges while his offensive production steadily grew as the season moved on, ending at 10 points a game. He led the team by hitting 44 percent of his 3-pointers. He'st known for his defense and intensity on the court.

Forward — Ryan Young, North Kitsap. Young, the only Kitsap-area high school player to average a double-double this season, won MVP honors from Narrows coaches as the best post in the league. He’ll be throwing the javelin for Cal-Berkeley next year as a scholarship athlete.

The Bench

• Theo Miller, Bainbridge. The Spartan was Bainbridge’s stats leader, leading the team in scoring and often in rebounds each game and more often than not, contributing a double-double.

• Derek "Tippy" Burk, South Kitsap. A 5-10 sophomore who runs the show like a senior, he showed terrific floor knowledge and composure all year long. A scrappy defender who plays all out every minute of every game, he averaged nine points a game and dished out 79 assists.

• Neil Fryer, Central Kitsap. The senior has taken the load and has not only carried the Cougs at times, but has also helped get his teammates involved, helping open up the inside along side Glenn Perkins.

• Armand Boddie, Bremerton. Averaging 14.5 points, Boddie was the focal points of a spread offensive attack and provided a spark on the floor when the Knights needed it most.

• Glenn Perkins, Central Kitsap.  Perkins took over inside at times for CK, using great inside moves to get around his often larger opponents. Perkins soft-shooting touch helped him to 15 points, adding nearly 8 boards a game.

• Josh Monagle, South Kitsap. A junior transfer who gave the Wolves a much-needed presence in the middle. he led the team in rebounds with 133 while scoring 11 points per game. At 6-4 he was not afraid to bang with the big boys.

• Jared Prince, North Kitsap. A utility player a year ago, Prince has emerged as the Vikings’ floor leader and has also become a shooting presence, weighing in each game in the top three scorers for NK.

Honorable Mentions

• Jesse Reeves, King’s West. Reeves is probably the top passer in the area, creating opportunities for his Warrior teammates with 6.5 assists a game.

• JR Gordon, Central Kitsap. Gordon is one of the fastest, most athletic players in the Narrows League — and he probably has some of the best hops to boot.

• Conner Gehring, South Kitsap. A 6-4 junior capable of huge numbers, he averaged nine points and four rebounds a game while playing tough defense.

• Grant Leslie, Bainbridge. Leslie’s quarterback leadership skills translated straight onto the basketball court as the Spartans’ point guard.

• Justin Turner, Olympic. Turner averaged nine points for Oly, usually getting them from behind the arc, despite Oly’s tough year, going just 2-18 for the season.

• Dan Leenstra, Klahowya. In an 0-20 season, Leenstra did what he could to help Klahowya, averaging just under six boards a game for Klahowya.

• Erik Bright, King’s West. Bright is a force inside, using his superior size to score about 14 points and grab 8 boards a game.

Coach of the Year

John Callaghan, South Kitsap — Callaghan pulled off the near-impossible this season by running the table in the Narrows League Bridge Division after losing three key starters off a team that placed second in state last year. South was ranked No. 1 in Class 4A half the year and went 20-0 in the regular season. He will be taking his fifth straight team to the state tournament.

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