The Orcas Christian School Saints ladies team finished its first year in the WIAA and the Northwest 1B League.
They ended with a league record of 13-3 and represented their league as the #1 seed going into the district tournament.
The Saints came in fourth place out of 12 teams at the Walla Walla University Friendship tournament.
They ended with an overall record, including playoffs, of 15-8.
Coach Ryan Davis was in his first year as head coach. He was the assistant coach for the men’s team this year and last year.
Before coming here, Davis ran a successful program in Dayton, Ohio, winning multiple championships.
If you have seen Davis coach this year you may have noticed his game shoes. He only wears pink shoes to recognize the battle with breast cancer from which many people suffer. Davis wears them for his sister-in-law Rebekah who beat breast cancer this past year.
“This was a great season. I was given a great group of girls,” Davis said. “They won this award for me. I just told them what to do and they did all the work. I would like to thank everyone who has supported us this year. Players, coaches, parents, sponsors, teachers and fans. You guys made our season possible.”
With the end of basketball season comes all league nominations and awards, which are voted on by the coaches from around the league.
For the Lady Saints, Maddy Hance was named All League MVP and All League First Team while Evie Hance was named All League First Team. Maddy and Evie both earned their recognition through their skills and ability on the court.
On the men’s side of the court Michael Harris was named All League First Team and Cyrus Amour was named All League Second Team. Davis says Michael and Cyrus worked extremely hard this year. Both of them were in the gym almost everyday at 7 a.m. getting in extra work.
The men’s team was given the Sportsmanship Award.
“They truly earned that award by how they carry themselves as people on and off the court,” Davis said.
Girls head coach Davis was named coach of the year.
“The girls won this award for me, I just told them what to do. They did all the work,” he said.