Red Storm women place two on All-PacWest basketball teams

Fresno Pacific at Dixie State, St. George, Utah, Jan. 14, 2014 | Photo courtesy DSU Athletics

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – The Dixie State women’s basketball team had two players receive all-Pac-West conference honors. First-year player Haley Holmstead was named to the first team. Kaylah Miller received honorable mention honors.

Haley Holmstead
Haley Holmstead

Holmstead started all 26 games for the Red Storm and led the conference in scoring with 23.5 points per game. The Alaska-Anchorage transfer had a season high of 42 points against Fresno Pacific. Miller led the Lady Storm five times this year in scoring and also led the team in assists.

PacWest regular-season champion Academy of Art’s Krystal Forthan was named the PacWest Player and Newcomer of the Year, as well as first-team All-PacWest.

Academy of Art was also recognized with PacWest Defensive Player of the Year Jasmin Guinn and PacWest Coach of the Year LaNay Larson. California Baptist’s Kamile Diaz was named PacWest Freshman of the Year.

Even though she didn’t start playing until the final game of 2013, Forthan made a dramatic impact during the PacWest season. The LSU transfer led the PacWest in rebounding in conference games (12.1 rpg) and ranked third in scoring (18.6 ppg) and fourth in blocks (41). She recorded 14 double-doubles, including 13 consecutive to close out the season. She had 10 games with multiple blocks, including an Art U record seven blocks against Dixie State.

The other members of the first team include Diaz, Holy Names’ Sonia Aguilar, Azusa Pacific’s Kelly Hardeman and Sendy Valles, and Hawaii Pacific’s Skye Savini.

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