Skylyn Webb scores against Paonia at the Bank of the West Tournament in December. Webb, a junior, received all-state honors in basketball for the second consecutive year.
Delta Lady Panther Skylyn Webb was named to the Class 4A All-State basketball team, honorable mention. Webb, who also received the honors in 2011, was one of just two Western Slope players to be recognized as an all-state player. She was also named this year's 4A Western Slope League Player of the Year.
"I think it's because I stepped up and was more of a leader," said Webb, who received the news over spring break.
And perhaps it's because Webb, a 5 foot, 8 inch shooting guard, was fourth in Class 4A in scoring, averaging 17.5 points per game for a total of 439 points for the season. She scored a team high single-game 31 points. Defensively, she was ranked third in state in steals, averaging 4.3 steals per game.
Delta posted a 20-5 overall, 10-2 season record. The Lady Panthers averaged 60.2 points per game and advanced to the second round of state playoffs. Their season record is the best recorded in the team's history.
Webb was ranked eighth in state in assists, averaging 3.7 per game. She and her teammates average more than 16 assists per game.
"Everyone on the team is unselfish," said Webb. "We all play for the team."
A top-ranked sprinter in track, Webb scored many of her points on fast breaks, and on drives. She doesn't take many chances from three line, but said she's looking to improve her outside shooting in preparation for her senior year.
She credits her teammates and coach for her success. "My team was so great, and I'm really, really lucky to be on that team," said Webb, a junior.
Webb was also named to the WSL's All-Conference First Team, an honor voted on by coaches in the league, in both 2011 and 2012. She was named the 2011 Bank of the West tournament's Most Valuable Player.
Two Paonia girls received all-state honors. Junior guard Chelsy Reed was named to the Class 2A first team, and sophomore Carson Pipher received honorable mention.
They were the only 2A players on the Western Slope to receive all-state honors.
Under head coach Scott Rienks and assistant coach Tonya Pipher, the Lady Eagles were undefeated in league and regional competition and finished the season at 23-3, placing fourth at the state tournament.