Johnson first team all-league

Minarets basketball standout Danielle Johnson, a junior, has been named to the West Sequoia League All-League team, and teammate Kelea Kamalani, also a junior, was selected for to the second-team.

The basketball program held their awards banquet March 26, where the selections were announced.

The team finished second in the WSL behind Caruthers in only its fourth year of girls basketball. The team, coached by Janeene Bebouts, the season with a 13-7 record, while going 7-3 in league. The Mustangs went to the playoffs for the first time in the schools short history, losing in the second round of playoffs to Kern Valley 68-61 in overtime.

Johnson was selected MVP and Best Offensive Player by the Mustang players. Kamalani and sophomore Sydney Johnson were selected co-Best Defensive Players. The Most Improved Player award went to freshman Ellery Meade, and senior Madison Meade received the teams Mustang Award, given to the player that best demonstrates good sportsmanship while being a good example on the court and off.

“I'm very proud of the girls hard work and how they overcame obstacles to finish with a winning record, while improving on last year,” Bebouts said. “Although we are only losing two seniors, they were important factors to our success and will be dearly missed. We are going to focus on working hard during the off season with high hopes for next year.”