Burgess, Biggerstaff, Kidder named all-stars in the NWAC

March 7, 2018

Ashlynn Burgess basketball

Ashlynn Burgess

Chugiak’s Ashlynn Burgess, Ketchikan’s Alexis Biggerstaff and Anchorage’s Sandin Kidder represented Alaska on the women’s basketball NWAC All-Region Team.

The junior college league features 33 teams and hundreds of players from all over the country. Forty of them are named to the all-star team and three are from the 907.

Burgess, of Chugiak High fame, was named First Team in the Eastern Region after producing a team MVP-type season for Wenatchee Valley as she finished in the top-15 among NWAC leaders in four offensive categories.

The 5-foot-10 freshman guard was fourth in points [528], eighth in free-throw percentage [.813], 13th in field-goal percentage [.523] and 15th in rebounds [227].

Burgess posted 10 double-doubles in 29 games and averaged 18.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Her season highs were 34 points and 15 rebounds.

Alexis Biggerstaff basketball

Alexis Biggerstaff

Biggerstaff, of Ketchikan High fame, was named First Team in the Northern Region for Everett as the 3-point specialist buried at least one triple in 21 of 26 games, including a season-high stretch of nine straight.

The 5-foot-8 sophomore was 12th in the NWAC in free-throw percentage [.773], 20th in points [409] and 36th in assists [78].

Biggerstaff made seven 3-pointers in one game on her way to scoring a season-high 33 points. Her other season high totals included eight rebounds and eight assists.

She averaged 15.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.

Sandin Kidder basketball

Sandin Kidder

Kidder, of East High fame, was named Second Team in the Western Region for Grays Harbor and was the team’s most versatile playmaker.

The 5-foot-11 freshman small forward ranked in the NWAC’s top 40 in the ABCs of hoops – points, rebounds, assists.

She ranked 26 th in assists [91], 37 th in points [360] and 40 th in rebounds [166].

Kidder scored double figures in 22 of 27 games and averaged 13.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists.

She has triple-double game with season highs of 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists.