Jensen, Blanc Take Region MVP Honors, Five Others Recognized

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Carbon’s Lindsey Blanc and Emery’s Megan Jensen nabbed MVP honors in Region 12 and 15, respectively, it was announced on Tuesday.

Based on a poll of coaches, five others were recognized as well. From Carbon, Cyene Bigelow and Kelsey Sorenson were on the first team, and Taylor Passarella was named to the second team. Two Lady Spartans were on the first team, Lainee Jensen and Kinlee Toomer.

Blanc, a senior, averaged 13.6 points per game during her final season in a Dino uniform. She led the Lady Dinos’ to a third place finish last season and a fourth place finish this season in 3A. Blanc was a starter on three straight Region 12 championship teams the past three seasons.

Megan Jensen, just a sophomore, averaged 14.6 ppg to go along with 6 rpg. She poured in a game-high 26 points in the 2A Championship game in late February and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Lady Spartans lost an overtime heartbreaker to North Sevier, 49-45. Jensen anchored a team that finished 22-2 this season, including a perfect 10-0 Region 15 record.

Junior Kelsey Sorenson averaged 8.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.4 apg and 2.5 spg. She also chipped in 27 threes on the season. Senior Cyene Bigelow averaged 7.5 ppg and 5 rpg. Fellow senior Passarella did it all for the Lady Dinos, averaging 3.3 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.8 apg and 2.1 spg.

Toomer was the only other Lady Spartan in double figures with 10.1 ppg. Lainee Jensen poured in 9.5 ppg and knocked down a team-high 47 3-pointers, including six against North Sevier on Jan. 12.