USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Montana Girls Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2014-15 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Nate Hammond, Malta
It took 41 points and 18 rebounds from Montana’s 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year, Jill Barta, to prevent Hammond from winning a state title in Hammond’s first year on the job in 2014. In 2015, The M’ettes completed a perfect 26-0 season in Class B and are now 50-2 under Hammond. The state title was Malta’s ninth overall and first since 2010.
Player of the Year
Sophia Stiles, G, Malta, 5-7, So.
Stiles led her team to a perfect 26-0 season and the Class B state championship, averaging 18.5 points, 5.8 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 5.1 steals a game. Stiles turned up her play in the state tournament, scoring 17 points and grabbing seven rebounds in a semifinal win over previously unbeaten Forsyth on a bum ankle. She then scored 27 of her team’s 55 points in the title game victory over Colstrip.
Taylor Goligoski, G, Hamilton, 5-7, Sr.
McKenzie Johnston, G, Capital (Helena), 5-8, Sr.
MorningRose Tobey, G, Billings West, 5-7, Sr.
Hannah Dean, C, Gardiner, 6-1, Sr.
Taylor Edwards, G, C.M. Russell (Great Falls), 5-8, Sr.
Maddy Shaide, G, Big Sky (Missoula), 5-7, Sr.
Nora Klick, F, Great Falls, 6-0, Jr.
Lizzy Klinker, F, Fairfield, 6-0, Sr.
Emerald Toth, C, Bozeman, 6-2, Jr.