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High-scoring stars dot All-GSL basketball teams

Four of the most prolific scorers in Greater Spokane League girls basketball history headline the 2005 All-GSL team.

Repeat team members Briann January and Heather Bowman from Lewis and Clark, and Jami Bjorklund from University all surpassed 1,000 points for their careers to move onto at least one league top-10 list.

Jami’s sister, U-Hi sophomore and league MVP Angie Bjorklund, recorded the second-highest single-season league and overall point totals this year.

Angie scored 336 in 18 league games and 573 for the year. She trails former Central Valley stars Emily Westerberg (363 in 19 games) and Crystal Lee (593 in 1997).

Angie was named the Tacoma News Tribune’s Washington player of the year and was joined by her sister and Bowman on last weekend’s State 4A all-tournament first team.

Jami Bjorklund, a third-year All-GSL first-team selection, completed her career with 1,209 points, third best in GSL history. She finished behind Westerberg (1,460) and Lee (1,389).

She is fourth in overall league scoring with 846 points and her single-season marks of 321 this year and 309 as a junior are the fourth (tied) – and sixth-best all-time marks.

January is also a three-time All-GSL first-team choice, a News Tribune All-State selection, along with Angie Bjorklund, and second-team all-tournament.

She finished her four-year career with 1,135 points, fifth all-time, and is seventh in career league scoring with 737 points.

Bowman moved into 10th on the career scoring list with 1,038. If she repeats this year’s scoring numbers (462 points), she will surpass Westerberg.

But it would likely be short-lived. Angie Bjorklund, already approaching 900 points (895), has two seasons left.

They are joined on the girls All-GSL team by CV junior Heidi Heintz and sophomore Katelan Redmon from a Mt. Spokane team that had its best record and first regional appearance in school history.

U-Hi made it a clean sweep when senior Calvin Jurich was named boys GSL Most Valuable Player. Jurich averaged 16.6 points per game for the regional-qualifying Titans.

Junior Tyler Hobbs, from the State 3A fourth-place team, West Valley, was also selected to the All-GSL squad along with two players from State 4A teams, Ferris senior Jeremy Templeton and Gonzaga Prep junior Michael Johnson (the GSL scoring leader), Rogers sophomore Scotty Livengood (19.4 ppg) and Derek Miller of Cheney.

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