“Seeing it from another perspective really changed how I felt about it and what I could do,” she said.
Oberg played her best when it mattered most, averaging 21 points per contest at the Tacoma Dome. She attributes much of her success to her attitude and competitiveness, calling it the best part of her game.
“It doesn’t matter if I’m mad or in the best mood ever, I’m not going to let you get in my head,” Oberg said. “A lot of people that’s what they know about me: that I’m never going to give up.”
In November, Oberg signed to play basketball for Western Washington University, where she expects to slot into a point guard role with the possibility of play time early in her career. The Vikings starting point guard, Lexie Bland, is set to graduate this year.
As for what advice she has to other young athletes going through a serious injury, Oberg said it comes down to betting on yourself.
“It’s tough and it’s a grind but never give up on yourself,” she said. “People are going to doubt you. Just take it in, want it and prove them wrong.”
Rest of the Team
Faith Bergstrom, Camas
Junior post averaged 14.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game while shooting 56 percent from the field and 75 percent from the line.
Jaydia Martin, Hudson’s Bay
The 3A GSHL Player of the Year averaged 20.6 points, 10 rebounds and 4.1 steals per game in leading her team on an historic run.
Kazz Parks, Skyview
Team leader and senior guard averaged 10.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in leading the Storm to a 4A GSHL title.
Katie Peneueta, Heritage
The junior perfected her versatile skillset to score 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks per game for the Timberwolves.
Jordan Ryan, Columbia River
Senior led the Chieftains in every category this season, averaging 14.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.8 steals per game.
Skylar Bea, Washougal
Junior averaged 11.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 blocks per game in leading the Panthers to league title.
Allie Corral, Prairie
Senior point guard averaged 8.9 points, 4.9 assists and 2.2 steals in leading Falcons to a 23rd straight league title.
Meri Dunford, Prairie
The senior averaged 11.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.9 steals as instrumental piece of Falcons’ offense.
Natalie Fraley, Kelso
The sophomore guard took a big step forward, averaging 16.4 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 5 steals per game.
Kylee Stephens, La Center
Sophomore took on leadership role for Trico champion Wildcats, averaging 15.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.
Lolo Weatherspoon, Union
Junior averaged 10 points and 4 assists for the Titans, but shined most on defense, where she guarded opponents’ best players.