Siskiyous sophomore is Northern California basketball MVP

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
College of the Siskiyous sophomore Melissa Dailey, shown shooting against Feather River Feb. 15 in Weed, is only the second Eagle athlete in school history to be named Northern California's Most Valuable Player.

College of the Siskiyous sophomore Melissa Dailey is only the second Eagle player in history to receive Northern California’s Most Valuable Player award.

Dailey, a two-time Golden Valley Conference MVP, joins Anna Cameron of the 2013 COS women’s basketball team as the only Eagles, female or male, to win the Northern California honor.

Dailey topped the list of 1st team All-State players in the vote conducted Monday. Eagle coach Tom Powers said she got one more vote than San Francisco’s Gabby Vigil, who beat Dailey by one vote for the MVP award last year.

COS sophomore Hannah Thompson was named 2nd Team All-State.

Dailey and Thompson have been the leading scorers in the state most of the season as the Eagles completed an undefeated championship season in the GVC and finished the regular season 27-1 overall.

Siskiyous is seeded No. 4 in the Northern California Regionals postseason bracket and is scheduled to host a second round game Friday night, Feb. 24, against No. 13 Skyline (16-11) at 7 p.m. in Weed.

If they win that game, the Eagles will host either No. 5 San Joaquin Delta (24-6) or No. 12 Solano (19-7) on March 4. The winner of that game will advance to the State Finals.

Melissa Dailey was named the GVC MVP for the second year in a row, joining her twin sister Megan, Thompson and Destinee Jones on the All-Conference team. Sophomore Gabbi Schmitt was named to the GVC Honorable Mention list.

The complete Northern California postseason bracket can be seen at: http://static.psbin.com/d/g/18kqunbesv1751/2017_W._NorCal_Bracket_-Final-.pdf