One won a championship and the other fell just short, and both are underclassmen.
Centennial’s versatile, tough junior, Eboni Walker, was named the most valuable player of the ‘Iolani Classic after her team got past pesky Southridge 53-43 for the title. Walker did a lot of tough work on the glass, rebounding against the likes of Cameron Brink, a battle between a 5-foot-11 player and a 6-4 center. In many ways, Walker’s strength in the paint, coast-to-coast playmaking and all-around talent are reminiscent of Draymond Green.
“I just try to work with my teammates,” she said.
Brink, a lanky sophomore with loads of potential, had 15 points in the tourney final.
Joining Walker and Brink on the all-tournament team:
> Justice Ethridge, who scored 25 points in the title game, and point guard Aja Phoumiphat of Centennial (Las Vegas);
> Maggie Freeman and Natalie Hoffman of Southridge (Ore.);
> Rhianne Omori and Isabella Cravens of third-place finisher Maryknoll;
> Brooke Bullock and Kylie Guelsdorf of Oregon City (Ore.);
> Clair Steele of Miramonte;
> Tori Maeda of ‘Iolani