By Ian Ferguson
Taylor V’Dovec, the star power forward of the Blaine girls basketball team, is one of three Northwest Conference players selected to play in the 2015 Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association (WSGBCA) Senior All State Games.
Athletes from all six divisions will play in three games between divisions this Saturday, March 21 at Kings High School in Seattle. V’Dovec will be the only 2A player from the Northwest Conference; the 2A team will face the 1A team, which includes Mount Baker’s Emily Yost and Lynden Christian’s Sara Dougan.
Despite missing the first half of the season with a toe injury, V’Dovec had an impressive year playing for the Borderites. In 12 games, she scored 119 points for an average of 9.9 points per game. She averaged 6.2 rebounds per game and made 38 out of 48 free throw attempts.
Coaches selected the all-state seniors by casting votes to the WSGBCA. Blaine coach Ryan Pike said V’Dovec made a big impression on the coaches of the teams she played against.
“I think the coaches who play against us recognize the skill set she can bring to the game. She can play inside and outside, and she’s very athletic,” Pike said.
V’Dovec was named the Northwest Conference’s league MVP last year, and plans to play for Massachusetts Institute of Technology next year.
The 2A vs. 1A game begins at 4 p.m.