After a successful 2015-2016 campaign which saw the first league title in school history, Orcas Christian School Saints, Boys basketball players, have been named Northwest 1B All Conference Team. And Head Coach, Ryan Davis, was named Coach of the Year. The Lady Saints were awarded the league’s sportsmanship award.
Guard, Michael Harris, was named all-league 1st team after his guard play during the season set a precedent. Harris averaged 18 points per game, with 7 assists and 4 steals. Harris helped lead the Saints to a 14-1 league record and a 15-3 overall record. Harris’s speed made him the spark plug that ignited the Saint’s offense. Harris also acquired 1st team, all-tournament in the Walla Walla University tournament and the KAPS-FM Player of the Game in the District championships. The all-league award is Harris’s second of his high school career, he had the honor of receiving his first during his junior year.
Cyrus Amour earned 1st team, all-league honors after a stellar year at the forward position. Amour emerged as one of the league’s top “big men” and was crucial in establishing a solid post presence. Amour averaged 17 points and pulled in 12 rebounds per game.
Guard, Cameron Aragon, earned 2nd team, all-league accolades this season as a result of his dynamic, lights out shooting from the three point line.
This was Coach Ryan Davis’s first year at the helm for the Saints. Davis was named the Boy’s coach prior to this season, after serving as the Girl’s coach the previous year. Davis turned around a 4 win program, creating league champs. Under Davis’s leadership, the Saints ended Lummi Nation’s 33 game winning streak, finished second in the Walla Walla University Tournament and won the District 1 championships against Mount Vernon Christian.
Coach Davis also relates a huge part of his success to his assistant coach, Jay Sack. This season was Sack’s first year with the Saints after starting his coaching career with Orcas Middle School.
“It is an honor to be named Coach of the Year with this team,” said Davis. “I have a great group of guys and the addition of Jay Sach was a tremendous asset. It helps to validate what we are trying to build, not just on the court but off the court as well.”
The Lady Saints coached by Roger Worley, were the recipients of the league’s Sportsmanship Award. The Lady Saints played through thick and thin, in many games they played with just five players. The league award is a nod to their hard work, heart and determination combined with their positive representation of the school, island and sport.