Erin Kirk named to North All-Star team

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By The Staff

Hilltopper Erin Kirk will represent the northern part of the state in this year’s All-Star girls basketball game.
Kirk, a standout senior for Los Alamos, was selected for the honor by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Selections were announced Monday.
To be considered for the All-Star teams, players must be graduating seniors.
Kirk helped Los Alamos to a 17-13 record this season and a berth in the Class 4A playoffs.
Los Alamos defeated Deming in the opening round before losing in the quarterfinal round to eventual champion Los Lunas.
This year’s North-South 4A/5A game will be played at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho. It’s scheduled for June 7.
In preparation for the game, Kirk will be working out alongside two longtime District 2-4A rivals. Capital’s Ashley Sorenson and Española Valley’s Lauren Quintana were also picked for the squad.
In all, five Class 4A players were chosen along with five Class 5A players.
Along with the three selections for District 2-4A in girls basketball, the 2-4A boys earned two selections. District Player of the Year Mikey Lopez of Capital and last year’s Player of the Year Brandon Saiz of Bernalillo were both honored with selections to the boys All-Star Game.
The boys 4A/5A game is set for Aug. 1 at Albuquerque High.

Here are the rosters for the Class 4A/5A North-South Game:

North All-Stars

Kerstin Strong, Eldorado
Kassandra Harris, Cibola
Ashley Sorenson, Capital
Erin Kirk, Los Alamos
Ally Salata, Rio Rancho
Astrea Reed, Sandia
Jordan Gutierrez, Valley
Sydney Graham, Highland
Lauren Quintana, Española Valley
Taylor Billey, Kirtland Central
Tyra Gabehart, Aztec

Coach: Lori Mabrey, Cibola

South All-Stars

Jenna Sievers, Clovis
Tinaya Murphy, Los Lunas
Sharolette Shanks, Las Cruces
Stephanie Anderson, Alamogordo
Ashley Chavez, Santa Teresa
Abbie Blach, Goddard
MacKenzie Latimer, Hobbs
Niki Cordova, Clovis
Sydney Mares, Grants
Audrey Oliver, Mayfield
Kenzie Rinehart, Deming
Myla Brown, Roswell

Coach: TBA