Girls Basketball

Washington girls basketball player spotlight: Brooke Walling, Prairie High School

Brooke Walling is having another standout season for the Prairie High School girls basketball team. Walling, a first team 3A all-state selection last season, helped lead the Falcons to their 22nd consecutive 3A Greater St. Helens League championship, rolling to a 10-0 record in league play. She was also named the league’s co-player of the year along with teammate Cassidy Gardner.

Walling, a versatile 6-3 forward who will play for Fresno State next season, will lead Prairie into a bi-district tournament game Tuesday at 7 p.m. vs. Lincoln. We recently caught up with Walling and asked her seven questions:

How would you describe your game?

I play inside, rebounding and getting layups, as well as shooting beyond the arc.

What are your goals for this season?

Team goal: Win the state championship.

Individual goal: Lead my team to state and have a fun senior year.

How would you describe your coach (Hala Corral)?

My coach is supportive and pushes all of us to be the best we can be.

Who is your favorite Player?

Aja Wilson (Las Vegas Aces, WNBA).

What’s been your toughest matchup this season?

Our toughest matchup was Archbishop Mitty (San Jose) because they are a solid team with a lot of talent, including the number one player in the country (Haley Jones).

What is your favorite gym to play in?

Favorite gym is Prairie’s because we always get so much support from the community and it’s home.

What are your aspirations as a player?

I want to be the best player I can be at Fresno State and have a great experience there.

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