After another entertaining San Juan Basin League girls basketball season, the following players from Dolores High School and Mancos High School were named to the Class 2A all-conference team.
Tatum Majors, first teamWrapping up an impressive four-year high school career with another great season, Dolores High School senior Tatum Majors once again ranked as one of the top post players in the San Juan Basin League and received first team all-conference honors.
Among Majors’ accomplishments were season averages of 10.0 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. The senior scored a season-high 16 points in the team’s 29-20 victory over Telluride and scored at least 15 points in four games last season.
Tia Imel, first teamEmerging as one of the SJBL’s top defensive players in her second season of high school basketball, Mancos High School sophomore Tia Imel consistently limited opposing guards and received first team all-conference honors.
In addition to her contributions on the defensive end, Imel served as her team’s primary ball handler and averaged 3.9 point per game. The sophomore scored a season-high 12 points in her team’s 41-35 loss to Nucla on Feb. 7 and scored 10 points in her team’s 40-28 victory over Ridgway on Jan. 19.
McKenzie Howerton, first teamAgain solidifying her status as a top two-way player in the SJBL, Dolores High School junior McKenzie Howerton provided her team with timely offense and lockdown defense throughout a season that resulted in her receiving first team all-conference honors.
The junior’s top offensive performance of the season came when she scored eight points during her team’s 31-30 loss to Dove Creek on Jan. 15. Over the course of the year, Howerton averaged 3.8 points per game.
Ericka Peacock, second teamKnown as a consummate teammate who consistently brought teammates together, Mancos High School senior Ericka Peacock capped off a solid high school career with a season that resulted in second team all-conference honors.
In addition to serving as a team leader throughout the year, Peacock averaged 4.2 points per game over the course of the season and scored a season-high nine points during her team’s 41-35 victory over Nucla on Feb. 7.
Morgaine Milligin, second teamAfter a season in which she controlled the paint and blocked far more than her fair share of shots, Dolores High School senior Morgaine Milligin was named second team all-conference.
Among Milligin’s most impressive performances was a 21-point outing during her team’s 48-25 victory over Ouray on Feb. 2. The senior averaged 5.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game over the course of the season and averaged 14.7 point per game over her team’s final three games.