Redmond High girls basketball coach Angela Capps and senior guard McKaylie Capps aren’t just mother and daughter — they’re now Intermountain Conference coach and player of the year.
The pair from the league-champion Panthers were part of a large contingent of Redmond and Ridgeview players named all-IMC.
Angela Capps and her staff were rewarded for turning the Panthers around from 0-12 in league play in the 2015-16 season to 5-1 in a weather-shortened 2018-19 league campaign (12-9 overall) that included a playoff appearance.
McKaylie Capps led the Panthers with 13.9 points per game, according to the team’s Maxpreps page. Joining her on the first team was Redmond senior post Ava Kitchin, who like Capps was a freshman on that 2015-16 team. Kitchin averaged a double-double of 12.3 points and 10.8 rebounds.
The Redmond pair was joined on the first team by Ridgeview junior post-wing Alaina Clark, who helped the Ravens to a 5-2 league record (10-13 overall) and playoff appearance.
Making second-team all-league for Ridgeview were senior wing/guard Ashley Hall and junior wing/post Rylee Troutman, the IMC player of the year in volleyball, as well as Redmond senior guard Jordan Fox, who averaged 9.4 points.
Honorable mention picks were Redmond junior forward Ellie Corwin and Ridgeview sophomore guard Marley Sargent.
Redmond High junior forward Dylan Moss was named to the boys first-team. Moss, the only player with significant varsity minutes to return from the 2017-18 team, helped the Panthers narrowly miss out on a playoff appearance with a 3-3 league record (6-14 overall).
Post Payton Davis, the only senior on Ridgeview’s boys team, was named second-team all-IMC. The Ravens finished the season with a 1-6 league record (2-20 overall).
Honorable mention picks included sophomore wings Rhett Haigh of Redmond and Nolan Conroyd of Ridgeview.
The boys player of the year was Tyler Newsome of Pendleton and Hood River’s Christopher Dirks was coach of the year.
Correction: An earlier version of this story attributed Ava Kitchin’s stats to a different player. The Spokesman regrets the error.