HOF 2005 Girls Basketball
2005 Girls Basketball
25-1 record for the season & brought home the 2A State Championship trophy
averaged 58.5 points per game, while holding opponents to 33 points
Coached by Head Coach Jeff Griggs
Columbia Basin Conference Sportsmanship Award
Blue Mountain Officials Association Sportsmanship Award
2A Dairy Farmers State Top Ten Academic Award for GPA
Umatilla County Team of the Year
Union Bulletin Team of the Year
2005 District, League & State Champions
Individual & Coaches Awards:
Kayla Johnson - Umatilla County Athlete of the Year
Darcy Thompson & Kayla Johnson - Umatilla County Scholar Athletes of the Year
Kayla Paredes & Kayla Johnson - CBC District 1st team
Darcy Thompson & Wendy Baker -CBC District Honorable Mention
Kayla Paredes & Kayla Johnson-2A State All Tournament 1st team
Kayla Johnson - 2A State Player of the Year
Coach Jeff Griggs - 2A Coach of the Year & Union Bulletin Coach of the Year
Many of the girls on this team started playing basketball together in elementary & middle school. In 2001 they sat in the middle of the gym and verbalized this goal. Four years later their determination, hours of hard work and skill paid off as preparation met with opportunity and dream became a reality.
In the summer of 2004 the team played a June schedule of 26 games, while going to team camp and playing in multiple tournaments. Undefeated in 2A summer play they entered the 2004-2005 season confident and driven. For some of these athletes being on and winning the first ever state volleyball championship in the fall, gave them even more confidence.
A mid-season loss on the road was the fuel to ignite the passion that carried them into the state tournament. Following that loss, the intensity of practices was even higher. Every Wednesday they would scrimmage the JV boys, because their coach told them "if you can beat those boys, you're ready to win the state title". They did both.
In the first round of the brackets they hosted the Wapiti league champion Enterprise and won by 24 points. In the State ranking they entered the State Tournament ranked #2 but were placed by random draw in the bottom half of the bracket with the #1, #3 and #4 ranked teams in the State.