Continuing a new tradition that was started last fall for high school football, the Cache Valley Media Group has created an All-Region 12 Basketball Team for the 2018-19 season, along with naming a 2018-19 Player of the Year and 2018-19 Coach of the Year. This season there were six unique broadcast teams following every school and every game in Region 12. After following every game, our crew of broadcasters has named Sky View guard/forward Mason Falslev as the Player of the Year and Green Canyon head coach Dan McClure as Region 12 Coach of the Year.
Mason Falslev – 2018-19 Player of the Year
It was a close race, but in the end Mason Falslev received the most votes as the Player of the Year for Region 12. The University of Utah commit averaged nearly 25 points a game (5th overall in the state of Utah, regardless of classification) and nearly 5 assists per game (fourth in 4A). The Junior was also recognized as the Player of the Year for football this past season.
“Mason is a confident, athletic player who has a great understanding of the game,” says “Hurricane” John Newbold, play-by-play announcer for the Sky View Bobcats on 106.9 The FAN. “He always seems to step up when the team needs him to and does whatever is needed to help his team get the win.”
Falslev also averaged 7.3 rebounds per game (fifth in 4A) and 2 steals per game (sixth in 4A).
“Mason forced opposing coaches to game plan their defenses strictly around him,” Newbold adds.
Dan McClure – 2018-19 Coach of the Year
In Dan McClure’s second season as the head coach of Green Canyon High School, the Wolves were the best team in Region 12, finishing region play with a record of 8-2. McClure was a unanimous selection as the Region 12 2018-19 Coach of the Year by our media panel. McClure had previous success as a head coach at Altamont, South Fremont and Roy before coming to Green Canyon.
“When he saw the talent his first year at Green Canyon,” says Craig Hislop, play-by-play announcer for the Green Canyon Wolves on Lite FM 100.9, “he said he knew it could be a winning program.
“First, he put in the five best players – which he has always done – and from there he knew the program could succeed running the court and pressing full court on defense. That became the Wolves style in his second year and it resulted in Green Canyon’s first Region championship in basketball.”
Coach McClure found ways to help his team to victory, even in tight situations. Five of Green Canyon’s Region wins were within eight points or less.
ALL REGION FIRST TEAM
Mason Falslev, Sky View, Jr., 6’4″, F – 24.36 ppg, 2 3pt/g, 7.27 rpg, 4.82 apg, 2 spg
Carter Berish, Green Canyon, Sr., 6’1″, G – 19.39 ppg, 3.3 3pt/g, 4.74 rpg, 2.57 apg, 2 spg
Mark Huber, Bear River, Jr., 5’11”, G – 20.6 ppg, 2.7 3pt/g, 3.3 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.28 spg
Dewey Panter, Green Canyon, Sr., 6’2″, G – 17.13 ppg, 1.78 3pt/g, 3.39 rpg, 2 apg, 1.57 spg
Josh Jensen, Logan, Sr., 6’7″, F – 14.17 ppg, 6.35 rpg, 0.78 apg, 0.65 spg
ALL REGION SECOND TEAM
Landon Brenchley, Ridgeline, Sr., 6’3″, G – 24.05 ppg, 8.24 rpg, 4.9 apg, 2.43 spg
Sam Phipps, Sky View, Sr., 6’6″, F – 13.18 ppg, 6.86 rpg, 0.68 apg, 0.68 spg
Anthony McDade, Logan, Sr., 5’9″, G – 13.81 ppg, 1.94 3pt/g, 2 rpg, 3.81 apg, 0.88 spg
Wyatt Roholt, Bear River, Sr., 5’10”, G – 14.6 ppg, 2 3pt/g, 3.4 rpg, 3.88 apg, 2.92 spg
Ren Fonnesbeck, Bear River, Jr., 6’0″, G – 14.84 ppg, 2.68 3pt/g, 2.56 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.16 spg
REGION 12 HONORABLE MENTION
Parker Coombs (Bear River), Kasen Holbrook (Green Canyon), McKay Yorgason (Green Canyon), Kordell Welch (Mountain Crest), Austin Young (Mountain Crest), Malik Horman (Sky View), Foster Johnson (Ridgeline), Kevin Nye (Logan)
*Voting members include “Hurricane” John Newbold, Al Lewis, Craig Hislop, Ajay Salvesen, Dave Simmons, AJ Knight, Clint Payne, Eric Frandsen