Four Shasta College women players earn all-conference honors

Shasta College sophomore Jordan Martinez was in the top five in the state in two stat categories in 2018-19, her sophomore season. (Photo by Mike Daly/Shasta County Sports)

Shasta College’s women’s basketball team finished in second place in the Golden Valley Conference this season, one game behind GVC winner College of the Siskiyous, and the Knights had four players earn all-conference honors. The Knights were 7-3 in GVC play. All Shasta College basketball coverage is sponsored by Sierra Pacific Industries.

Sophomores Kayla Bonomini and Jordan Martinez were both voted to the all-GVC team along with freshman forward Justyse Cooper. Sophomore Mari Fernandez was a GVC honorable mention selection.

Bonomini, a guard out of Eureka, paced the Knights with 14.5 points per game and was the team’s leading scorer with 377 points and 76 3-pointers ranked 13th in the state.

Shasta College’s Justyse Cooper was the lone freshman to earn all-conference honors for the Knights. (Photo by Mike Daly/Shasta County Sports)

Martinez, a point guard out of Foothill High School in Palo Cedro, was the floor general for the Knights, dishing 176 assists, which ranked fourth in the state. Her 6.7 assists per game went with her 10.9 points per game and Martinez ranked fifth in the state in 3-point field goal percentage (41.3), shooting 38 of 92 from downtown.

Cooper, a freshman from Enterprise High School, averaged 12.2 points and 8.3 rebounds per game for the Knights. She recorded five double-doubles in 10 conference games and eight overall on the season.

Fernandez, a sophomore guard out of U-Prep and a transfer from Simpson University, scored 13.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.0 steals across 26 games for the Knights. She led the team in steals with 51.