MCHS senior girls basketball player Markie Workman was named to "The Show 2008," an all-star basketball team consisting of the best players in the state 1A through 5A. Workman earned a spot on the 22-player roster, the third consecutive year MCHS has had a representative on the team.

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MCHS senior girls basketball player Markie Workman was named to "The Show 2008," an all-star basketball team consisting of the best players in the state 1A through 5A. Workman earned a spot on the 22-player roster, the third consecutive year MCHS has had a representative on the team.

Heading to 'The Show'

MCHS senior Markie Workman named to all-star basketball team

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Standing 5-feet-10 inches and weighing less than 150 pounds, Moffat County High School girls basketball player Markie Workman doesn't look like an imposing post player at first glance.

She's your typical high-school girl.

Cell phone attached to her ear, oversized sunglasses cover her eyes, as she zips about town in her red Volkswagen Beatle.

But, on the court, Workman is anything but typical.

And, people beside her teammates, coaches and parents are realizing it.

Workman was named to the "The Show" all-star team, a feat only 22 girls basketball players achieved in the state.

"That's really neat," MCHS coach Craig Mortensen said.

"It's quite a compliment to her by the Denver media. She's been named as one of the top players in the state."

Workman averaged 16.6 points a game as a senior. She hauled in an average of more than five rebounds a game and helped her team to the Great 8 round of the 4A state playoffs.

She also earned a scholarship to bring her hoop skills to Adams State College in the spring.

"It's really exciting," Workman said. "I'm so excited to be able to still play."

The top 22 players were chosen by a panel of media from around the state, including, but not limited to: 950 The Fan, The Denver Post, the Rocky Mountain News and News 4.

The 22 girls are split into two 11-player teams - Blue and White teams - that will play March 29 at The Pepsi Center in Denver.

Workman is on the Blue Team, joining Anna Prins and Chaundra Sewell from Broomfield, Mariah Williams and Megan Winters from Regis, Meagan Malcolm-Peck from Horizon, Cassie Lambrecht from Golden, Erika Hicks from Lakewood, Talli Hansen from Eads and Katie Bussey from Alamosa.

Jerry Fitzgerald from Lakewood coaches the team.

The White Team is Jade Davis and Taylor Johnson from Highlands Ranch, Brooke Pendergraft from Dakota Ridge, Brittany Long from Faith Christian, Vanessa Leeper from Colorado Springs, Amy Kame from Grand Junction Central, Katie Hilbig from Douglas County, Maleah Gregory from Pueblo East and Leah Fitzgerald from Palmer.

Pueblo East's Ben Garcia will coach the White Team.

This is the third consecutive year MCHS basketball has been represented in the game.

Workman joins Kayla Maneotis (2007) and coach Craig Mortensen (2006).

"Getting picked for 'The Show' is really exciting," Workman said. "The team is made up of a broader number of girls and to be honored in the top 22 is great.

"All-conference is all-conference. This is the best in the state."

Mortensen said he will be there to watch. He's watched her throughout her entire career, and he said he's not about to stop one game short.

"Oh yeah, I'll go watch her play," he said. "It's a compliment to our program and a compliment to her teammates, because they helped her get there.

"People know that Moffat County basketball is a good competitive team, state-level-wise."

Workman admitted she wouldn't have gotten this far without the help of her teammates and coach, and when asked what she had left to play for when she's under the lights of the Pepsi Center, she was quick to answer.

"I'm playing for my school," she said. "I'll be representing."

John Vandelinder can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 211, or jvandelinder@craigdailypress.com

Comments

WileyWapiti 6 years, 9 months ago

Congratulations, this is a great honor for this young lady and our community. Good Luck and HAVE FUN!

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