Sun All-Area Girls Basketball Teams
Published: Friday, April 1, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 12:21 a.m.
SUN ALL-AREA GIRLS BIG SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS
Guard: Jessica Goble, 5-9, Sr., Buchholz, 17.0 ppg., 5.0 apg., 4.0 rpg. for state semifinalist
Guard: Jessica Thomas, 5-7, So., Buchholz, 11.0 ppg., 4.0 apg., 2.0 rpg. for state semifinalist
Guard: Anbreyal Stewart, 5-7, Sr., Union County, 23.8 ppg., 7.2 rbg., 2.3 spg.
Forward: Deja McPhee, 5-9, So., Gainesville, 11.2 ppg., 9.7 rpg., 2.1 spg. for regional semifinalist
Forward: Lonna Turner, 5-11, Sr., Eastside, 7.8 ppg., 8.3 rpg. for regional semifinalist
Center: Kayla Bivins, 5-11, Jr., Gainesville, 10.5 ppg., 10.6 rpg., 1.6 spg for regional semifinalist
Guard: Kyla Lovett, 5-6, So., Gainesville, 10.4 ppg., 3.2 apg., 3.2 spg. for regional semifinalist
Guard: Onteria Maddox, 5-4, Jr., Buchholz, 10.0 ppg., 2.0 apg., 2.0 rpg. for state semifinalist
Guard: Ashlee Bryant, 5-5, Sr., Eastside, 11 ppg., 5.0 apg., 2.1 spg. for regional semifinalist
Guard: Tatiyana Thomas, 5-8, Sr., Suwannee, 18.0 ppg., 3.5 rpg., 3.5 apg., 2.8 spg. for playoff team
Guard-forward: Lakia Bright, 5-10, So., Bradford, 14.2 ppg., 7.0 rpg., 2.6 apg. for playoff team
Forward: Mariah Harris, 5-11, Jr., Buchholz, 10.0 ppg., 13 rpg. for state semifinalist
Buchholz: Kimberly Sinistera (C, Jr.), Ebonee Frazier (F, Sr.); Eastside: Whitney Dollison (F, Sr.); Fort White: Dee Armstrong (F, Sr.); Gainesville: Marrisa Lee (G, So.), Sarena Humphrey (G, Sr.); Santa Fe: Kaitlian Deustch (G, Sr.), Skye Wakeley (G, Sr.), Melissa Green (C, Sr.), Kyle Snead (F, Sr.); Suwannee: Hope Chambers (C, Sr.), Kristiana Evans (F, Sr.); Union County: Teyona Jenkins (G, So.)
Coach of the Year: Rebecca Williams, Buchholz
Williams led the Bobcats to a 27-6 record and berth to their first FHSAA state tournament since 2000 after beating Fort Walton Beach on the road in the Class 5A, Region 1 final. The win avenged three straight years of falling in the regional final. Buchholz lost to state champion Fort Lauderdale Dillard in the 5A state semifinals, 60-54. Gainesville coach David Gordon was also a finalist for this award.
SUN ALL-AREA GIRLS SMALL SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS
Guard: Cartaesha Macklin, 5-5, Sr., Lafayette, 29.2 ppg., 12.7 rpg., 4.7 apg. for state semifinalist
Guard: Niya Johnson, 5-9, Jr., P.K. Yonge, 23.0 ppg., 7.0 apg., 4.0 rpg., 2.0 spg. for regional finalist
Guard: Rhoda Reid, 5-5, Jr., Lafayette, 15.3 ppg., 5.2 rpg., 2.5 apg. for state semifinalist
Forward: Paulina Zaveckaite, 6-2, Sr., The Rock, 15.4 ppg., 11.2 rpg. for National Association of Christian Athletes Division 1A national champions
Forward-center: Viktorija Dimaite, 6-4, Sr., The Rock, 15.5 ppg., 8.7 rpg., 1.8 bpg., 1.3 apg. for NACA Division 1A national champions and future Gator
Center: Aariel Allen, 6-0, Jr., P.K. Yonge, 10.0 ppg., 6.0 rpg., 1.0 bpg., for regional finalist
Guard: Ezra Wallace, 5-6, Sr., St. Francis, 15.2 ppg., 5.5 rpg., 3.8 spg.
Guard: Olivia Bailey, 5-8, So., Bell, 17.6 ppg., 4.6 rpg., 3.8 apg.
Guard: Taylor Tomlinson, 5-5, Fr., Oak Hall, 9.1 ppg., 4.2 spg., 2.8 apg. for regional finalist
Forward: Emily Van Gelder, 5-7, Jr., Oak Hall, 9.0 ppg., 5.28 rpg. for regional finalist
Forward: Kandice Dixon, 5-8, Sr., P.K. Yonge, 4.0 ppg., 7.0 rbg., 3.0 spg. for regional finalist
Center: Mariah Carter, 6-0, So., Hawthorne, 10.0 ppg., 15 rpg., 5 bpg. for playoff team
Bell: Samantha Bruce (G, Jr.), Reilee Moore (F, Jr.), Preslee Sanders (G, Jr.); Branford: Stephanie Copeland (G, Fr.); Chiefland: Dessie Clemons (G, Jr.), Haile Hammond (C, So.), Amber Richardson (F, Sr.), Charlene Davis (G, Sr.), Amber Depew (F, Jr.), Kidijah Bowers (F, Jr.), Shyricca Bowers (F, So.), LeaShae Blaisdell (G, So.); Cornerstone: Kelly Wing (G, Jr.); Dixie County: Te’keya Clark (G, Sr.); Hawthorne: Jailyn McGruder (G, So.), Kimesha Mann (G, 7th), Whitney Taylor (F/C, Sr.); Lafayette: Shaqueta Brown (F, Jr.), Bridgett Powe (F, Sr.), Elizabeth Anderson (G, Jr.), Bre Massey (G, So.); Oak Hall: Madison O’Leary (G, Fr.), Ashley Cohrs (G, Fr.), Haley Birkle (G/F, Jr.), Erin Euliano (G, Fr.); P.K. Yonge: Kandice Dixon (F, Sr.); St. Francis: Felicia Fallo (G, So.), Megan Wray (G, So.), Katrina Lagos (F, So.), Ann Lorrayne Bzoch (F, Fr.); Trenton: Hannah Buckler (G, Jr.), Breanna Stalvey (G, Jr.)
Coach of the Year: Jimmy Blankenship, Lafayette
Blankenship led the Hornets (17-12) to their second straight FHSAA Class 2A state tournament and third in the last four years, losing to Sagemont in the state semifinals. Lafayette has won eight straight district championships and 10 of the last 11 years, all under Blankenship. Oak Hall’s Eric Ringdahl and P.K. Yonge’s Willie Powers were also finalists.
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