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American Fork’s Moeaki earns Gatorade girls’ basketball honor

First Published      Last Updated Mar 14 2017 11:39 am

American Fork senior Taylor Moeaki helped lead the Cavemen to the Class 5A girls' basketball state title last month.

She was rewarded for her efforts when she was named Utah's Gatorade Girls' Basketball Player of the Year this week.

She averaged 18.6 points, 3.2 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals for American Fork, which finished 25-1.

"Moeaki is always fearless and confident," Riverton coach Ron Ence said in a release. "She can drive and finish or pull up or set her feet for a 3-point shot, and she's accurate from every distance. She's also a good, solid defender who anticipates well."

Moeaki plans to play at Dixie State next season.

Past winners

2016 • Kennedy Redding, Bountiful

2015 • Lindsey Jensen, Sky View

2014 • Haley Bodnar, Desert Hills

2013 • Malia Nawahine, Springville

2012 • Brittney Martin, Syracuse

2011 • Lexi Eaton, Springville

2010 • Lexi Eaton, Springville

2009 • Haley Holmstead, American Fork

2008 • Dani Peterson, Skyline

2007 • Tasha Dickey, Brighton

— Kevin Winters Morriss