Gracie Gallegos and Megan Pohs highlight Mullen’s selections to the annual all-Centennial League team.
Both were instrumental in leading the Mustangs to three consecutive Class 4A championships and have been named first team.
Gallegos, a junior and a talented, multi-faceted, 6-foot guard, led the Mustangs in scoring at 16.4 points. A starter since her freshman season, Gallegos can play inside or outside, is effective from the perimeter as well as getting inside, and has guarded the opposition’s best player for three consecutive seasons.
She shot 59 percent from the floor and 85 percent from the free-throw line.
Pohs, 5-4, and a four-year starter, has been named to the team for a fourth consecutive time and twice has been named all-state. Clearly the top point guard in 4A, she averaged 12.5 points, second on the team, and 2.8 assists, tops for the Mustangs. Her ability to run things out front as well as handle full-court pressure was vital the past three seasons in which Mullen was 57-17 overall, 14-0 in the playoffs.
She shot 47 percent from the floor, 82 percent on free throws and 43 percent from 3-point range that also led the team. She will play at Regis University.
Fittingly, the Mustangs were a true team and the first wave of postseason selections reflects the depth of it.
They had three named to the second team.
Senior Alexa Dominguez, signed with the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, was a constant force either coming off the bench or as a starter. Her versatility and defense were huge factors as were her ability to fill up a line fully in the box score.
The 6-2 Imani Perez, a junior, was the sole reason why Mullen could switch from a zone defense to man-to-man in her first game as a freshman. Her inside presence came through a lengthy frame and included consistent rebounding, blocking shots and denying inside passes. Her offense is coming, too.
And Haley Van Horn, a senior forward, evolved her solid, all-around game, including scoring, rebounding, defending and helping to handle the ball on the perimeter. She was mostly unsung, but one of the important players that made the Mustangs the bets program in the classification.
As for honorable mention, interesting junior Kilah Freelon, despite missing a good portion of the stretch of the regular season, made an impression. She’s quick, athletic and rangy, and recognized as a talent to keep an eye on for 2021-22 season.