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Monday, December 9, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Prep notebook: Madison Hovren powers Washington team


Madison Hovren is having quite the time on the girls basketball all-star game circuit.

The Central Valley senior was named most valuable player as Washington hammered Oregon in the Northwest Shootout game at Hillsboro, Oregon, last Saturday.

Hovren, who is headed to West Point, made 9 of 15 shots from the field, finishing with 22 points and eight rebounds.

“A new team, it kind of took us a second to get used to each other,” Hovren told Jerry Ulmer of the Oregonian newspaper. “But once it clicked, it really started going. It was so much fun. We worked together.”

In one stretch, Hovren scored nine straight points to get Washington rolling.

Gonzaga Prep point guard Laura Stockton, who is headed just down the street to play for Gonzaga University, had a team-high nine assists. Teammate Otiona Gildon (Oregon) also played in the game.

Coaches needed

Colville must fill its boys and girls head basketball coaching positions. Brad Sprague (boys) and Greg Mace (girls) resigned for personal reasons after two years apiece, Colville athletic director Kelly Carr said.

Carr wants to package teaching jobs with the coaching positions. The jobs are open until filled, Carr said.

The girls are coming off 14-11 and 18-6 seasons in which they advanced to the regional round of state. The boys are coming off a 2-17 season.

For more information, call Carr at 509-684-7801.

• Northwest Christian has hired Kim Zorn as its head volleyball coach.

Zorn, who started coaching at Rogers, has 15 years head coaching experience including seven in club.

A native of Idaho, Zorn played at Lewis-Clark State College and Whitworth.

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