P2P NCS Girls Basketball Honors
St. Joseph Notre Dame's Malia Mastora (left) is the NCS Sophomore of the Year.

NCS Sophomore of the Year

There were a number of deserving sophomores this year in the North Coast Section and while none are real high level recruits, several, including Mastora and her teammate Sophie Nilsson, who was considered for the the NCS Sophomore of the Year, will likely play at the next level.

In the end, Mastora, a 5-9 wing that played in all 33 games for trhe 28-5 Pilots girls, was just a shade above the other girls considered for the award and is the 2018 Prep2Prep NCS Sophomore of the year for girls basketball.

Mastora started off with a bang at the Miramonte Mats Tip-Off Classic by going for 19 points with five steals and four rebounds in a season-opening 70-56 win over an always tough Oregon City from the Portland suburbs. She followed that up the next day by leading the Pilots to a 55-54 upset of at the time highly state-ranked Carondelet when she scored 23 points with four rebounds and two steals.

Mastora was in double-figure scoring the first 20 games of the season and 29 of 33 games with the four times she missed in mostly blowout wins in Bay Counties – East League play.

Besides Oregon City and Carondelet, Mastora hit double-figure scoring against Archbishop Mitty, Pinewood, Salesian, CIF Division II state champion Redondo Union-Redondo Beach, Valley Christian-San Jose, McClatchy-Sacramento, and twice against St. Francis-Mountain View, in both a win and a loss in the CIF Northern Regional Division I second round that ended her’s and the team’s season.

For the season Mastora averaged 14.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 steals, 1.5 assists, and just over a mere one turnover per game. She hit 59 3-pointers and shot 38-percent outside the arc and an exceptional 55-percent on 2-point shots for a player that doesn’t do most of her work down low.

NOTE: We would like to thank our media partners, coaches, parents, players and fans for contributing photos for our all-section features. We salute all of the players that have made this a wonderful season of NCS basketball.