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McQueen senior Kendra McAninch is likely one of the prime feminine athletes in the North.
Jim Krajewski, jkrajewski@rgj.com

She prefers to offer credit to her teammates — and is fast to dish off the ball — however Kendra McAninch has been one of the prime high school athletes in Northern Nevada for 4 years.

Now, McAninch has the McQueen women basketball workforce poised for an additional deep run into the postseason.

McAninch scored 16 points in McQueen’s 65-33 win over Galena on Friday night time. The win improved McQueen to thirteen-1 with a pair of robust games ahead this week, internet hosting Reed on Tuesday and at Spanish Springs on Friday.

McAninch leads the North in assists with 5.2 per recreation and is second in the state. Kayla Johnson from Canyon Springs in Las Vegas averages 5.7.

McAninch has led the state in assists per recreation and complete assists the past three seasons.

McAninch can also be a gifted soccer player, however an ankle and knee damage within the 2017 season in a soccer recreation prompted her to miss the top of that soccer season and the beginning of basketball. It additionally helped her determination to review bodily therapy or pre-med in school.

She is undecided on continuing her athletic career in school, though. She has  three.6 GPA.

McQueen basketball coach AAron Walton first turned aware of McAninch when she was in eighth grade.

Her Billinghurst group performed the Swope staff, which had Kai Ramos, now a senior at Reno. Walton stated the Billinghurst staff gained 27-25 with McAninch and Ramos scoring nearly all of the points.

“You might see there was some type of special factor,” Walton stated. “The thing we actually favored was she was making an attempt to incorporate her teammates, she wasn’t making an attempt to do it all herself. She was making an attempt to direct offense.”

The left-handed McAninch drives opponents loopy as they’re often not accustomed to drives to the left aspect of the basket. 

McAninch has been on the McQueen varsity basketball workforce all four years.

Walton stated a number of her athleticism comes from her competitiveness and from never taking a play off.

She is  a staff captain, leading by instance.

“She’s never late for apply. She encourages her teammates,” Walton stated. “She’s not likely a yell at individuals (captain), she’s extra of come with me.”

He compared her to former Reno High standout Gigi Hascheff, who performed basketball at Lengthy Seashore State after highschool.

McAninch understands the game nicely and acts as a coach on the courtroom. She can also be the scholar physique president and has been her class president for 2 years. She was also the homecoming queen last fall.

Her older brothers, Dylan and Austin played soccer at McQueen. Her mom, Deanna, performed basketball in Hawthorne and her…