Mercer Island’s Anna Luce, right, goes up for a shot against Lake Washington’s Kathy Helf in January. Luce was recently named the KingCo 2A/3A league MVP (Joe Livarchik/staff photo).

Mercer Island’s Luce named KingCo 2A/3A league MVP | Prep girls basketball

Mercer Island senior Anna Luce was voted by coaches as the KingCo 2A/3A league MVP in the 2017 All-KingCo selections, which were released earlier this week.

Luce, a post committed to play Div. I basketball at Dartmouth next year, is averaging 26.4 points and 10.7 rebounds per game for the Islanders (20-4, 14-0 in KingCo) this season. Luce helped Mercer Island finish conference play undefeated to win the KingCo 2A/3A regular season title.

Senior Kailee Yan was named to the All-KingCo second team, while teammates Jessie Stenberg and Claire Mansfield earned all-league honorable mentions.

Mercer Island head coach Gillian d’Hondt was named the league’s Coach of the Year.

Girls 2017 KingCo 2A/3A all-league selections

MVP: Anna Luce, 12, Mercer Island

Coach of the Year: Gillian d’Hondt, Mercer Island

Defensive MVP: Promise Taylor, 12, Sammamish

Sportsmanship: Liberty

First team

Tea Adams, 12, Juanita

Promise Taylor, 12, Sammamish

Ann-Marie Jacobs, 12, Bellevue

Kiki Milloy, 10, Redmond

Annika Prins, 11, Bellevue

Second team

Courtney Wehner, 12, Interlake

Kailee Yan, 12, Mercer Island

Sydney Argosino, 11, Liberty

Brittany White, 12, Juanita

Teagyn Ohrt, 11, Redmond

Honorable Mention

Bellevue — Kara Choi 9, Kate Parrish 12, Kathryn Roberts, 11

Interlake — Amanda Mehlhoff 12

Lake Washington — Sydney Olson 11

Liberty — Samantha Kelderman 12

Mercer Island — Jessie Stenberg 11, Claire Mansfield 11

Redmond — Andrea Dang 11, Katie Hartman 11

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