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Charlo duo lands All-State honors

by Lake County Leader
| March 25, 2021 12:50 AM

Charlo Lady Vikings seniors Liev Smith and Carlee Fryberger put a bow on their illustrious basketball careers by earning Class C All-State honors, as voted by coaches.

Both were part of a corps of seniors — along with Brooke Alder, Connor Fryberger and Aryal Love — who finished with a 42-4 over their career in conference play and won four district titles with three trips to divisionals and one trip to state.

The Lady Vikings finished with a 16-1 record this season, with their only loss coming to Manhattan Christian at divisionals.

It’s the second time being named All-State for Smith, and third year as an all-conference pick.

Carlee Fryberger was second on the team in scoring and a pickpocket on defense.

Connor Fryberger, Charlo’s leading scorer and rebounder, was named to the conference’s first team.

The senior trio cumulatively contributed over 1,700 points, 1,000 rebounds and 275 assists over the course of their careers.

Junior Kassidi Cox was named to the second-team. Cox scored more than 100 points and pulled down about 60 rebounds this season.

Two Vikings on postseason list

Charlo senior guard Roper Edwards and sophomore forward Keaton Piedalue were both named to the boys 14C second-team.

Edwards was among the Vikings’ best long-range shooters, and he hit double digits in scoring 10 times this season.

Piedalue surpassed 20 points twice this season, including a career-high 24 against St. Regis.

District 14C

Girls

All-state: Kaitlyn Christensen, Leiv Smith, Carlee Fryberger, Avery Burgess.

First-team all-conference: Kaitlyn Christensen, Hot Springs (jr.); Liev Smith, Charlo (sr.); Carlee Fryberger, Charlo (sr.); Connor Fryberger, Charlo (sr.); Avery Burgess, Noxon (so.); Cassie Green, Clark Fork (jr.).

Second-team all-conference: Kimmy Curry, Plains (so.);

Lanie Crabb, Clark Fork (fr.); Isabella Pereira, Clark Fork (so.); Baylee Pruitt, St. Regis (jr.); Kassidi Cox, Charlo (jr.);

Lizzie Fisher, Hot Springs (sr.).

Boys

All-state: Carson Callison, Caleb Ball.

First-team all-conference: Carson Callison, Clark Fork (sr.); Caleb Ball, St. Regis (so.); Tanner Day, St. Regis (jr.); Aaron Waddle, Clark Fork (sr.); Bryan Mask, Clark Fork (sr.); Jack McAllister, Hot Springs (jr.); Kyle Lawson, Hot Springs (jr.); Andrew Sanford, St. Regis (sr.).

Second-team all-conference: John Pruitt, St. Regis (fr.); Roper Edwards, Charlo (sr.); Keaton Piedalue, Charlo (so.); Nathan Feliska, Plains (sr.).

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Noxon's Jeriko Smith-Roach takes a 3-pointer as the Vikings' Keaton Piedalue closes in on defense Saturday at Charlo. (Scot Heisel/Lake County Leader)

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Charlo's Kassidy Cox puts up a shot as Noxon's Avery Burgess defends Saturday at Charlo. (Scot Heisel/Lake County Leader)

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Connor Fryberger looks for a rebound against Clark Fork. She grabbed 12 on the night. (Scot Heisel/Lake County Leader)

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Carlee Fryberger puts up a jumper against Clark Fork. (Scot Heisel/Lake County Leader)