The Sun's all-area girls basketball teams
Published: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 8:49 p.m.
Guard: Kimesha Mann, 5-4, sophomore, Hawthorne, 14.0 ppg., 8.0 rpg., 7.0 apg., 7.0 spg., led the 24-4 Hornets to their first state tournament; had 19 points in a 34-25 win over Chiefland, the Indians' only loss in the regular season.
Guard: Emmarrie Carmen, 5-8, sophomore, Chiefland, 14.1 ppg., 6.2 rpg., 4.3 apg., 4.8 spg., had a season-high 24 points in the district final win over Williston, helped Indians reach their first state tournament.
Guard: Brittany Riley, 5-7, junior, Bronson, 19.0 ppg., 17.0 rpg., led the 19-6 Eagles to the regional semifinals.
Guard: Taylor Tomlinson, 5-5, senior, Oak Hall, 11.5 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 4.0 spg., led the 21-3 Eagles, District 3-3A champions, who reached the regional quarterfinals.
Forward/center: Takiya London, 6-2, freshman, Chiefland, 15.1 ppg., 10.8 rpg., 4.7 bpg., dominating player inside who scored in double figures on 12 of 14 games played and had 16 points and 10 rebounds in the 1A state semifinals against state champion Paxton.
Forward: Teyonnia Blake, 5-7, freshman, Lafayette, 16.9 ppg., 11.4 rpg., for the 13-12 Hornets, who lost to Hawthorne in second round of playoffs.
Forward: Brooke Burns, 5-10, junior, Hawthorne, 10.0 ppg., 7.0 rpg., for the state semifinalist Hornets; scored a team-high 20 points with eight rebounds in state semifinal loss to Chipley (45-42).
Guard: Shelby Stokes, 5-3, sophomore, Trenton, 18.7 ppg., 6.8 rpg., 3.7 apg., 3.6 spg., for the 11-11 Tigers.
Guard: Blair Bullock, 5-6, junior, Branford, 15.6 ppg., 5.6 rpg., 2.4 spg., 2.2 apg., for the 7-13 Buccaneers.
Guard: Madison O'Leary, 5-6, senior, Oak Hall, 7.6 ppg., 3.7 apg., 4.1 rpg., 3.1 spg., for the 21-3 Eagles.
Forward: Keinetra Hill, 5-7, sophomore, Hawthorne, 7.0 ppg., 7.0 rpg., had 10 points and nine rebounds in the state semifinals against Chipley.
Forward: Jillian Edwards, 5-5, sophomore, Williston, 10.4 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 3.4 spg., for the 13-13 Red Devils, who reached the 1A regional semifinals.
Forward: Ashton Matthews, 5-11, sophomore, Bell, 14.0 ppg., 13 rpg., for the 9-11 Bulldogs.
Forward: Brooke Allen, 5-10, senior, Cedar Key, 12.5 ppg., 9.7 rpg., 1.6 bpg., 2.0 spg., led the Sharks.
Honorable mention: Bell: Katerina Kresovic, Jr., F; Jaycee Thomas, Fr., G; Branford: Katie White, Jr., G; Ashley Horn, Jr., G; Taylor Sapp, So., C; Cedar Key: Lauren Bartholemy, Sr., G; Shea Osteen, Sr., C; Hawthorne: Breanna Fomby, So., C/F; KeKe McGruder, So., G; Lafayette: Ciana Hill, Fr., F; Darby Pearson, So., G; Mariah Edwards, Jr., G; Kaley Koon, Sr., G; Newberry: Sheldriana Hardy, Fr., G; Alaina Burrowes, Jr., C; Areona Hamilton, Fr., F; Toccara Williams, Sr., G; Hannah Hurlston, Sr., G; Oak Hall: Ashley Cohrs, Sr., G; Katie Ringdahl, Jr., G/F; Erin Euliano, Sr., G/F; St. Francis: Kylie Maris, Jr., G; Emily Herrington, So., F; Grace Herrington, Jr., F; Emily Boehlien, Fr., F; Trenton: Shelby Sauls, So.; Faith Heath, So.; Laura Wooten, So; Ginger Deen, So; Union County: Janisha Jones, Sr., F; Keyambre Cobb, Jr., G; Williston: Hanna Coleman, Sr., F; Lakeria Wright, So., G; Danielle Dallas, So., F; Brianna Monroe, So., F.
COACHES OF THE YEAR
BARRY HUTCHINSON, HAWTHORNE BRIAN GORE, CHIEFLAND
Both coaches led their teams to the state tournament for the first time, both losing in the Class 1A state semifinals in Lakeland. Hutchinson guided the Hornets, who had no seniors, to a 24-4 record that included a 34-25 win over Chiefland, the Indians' only regular-season loss. Gore, in his first season, led Chiefland to 16 straight wins following that loss in Hawthorne and a trip to the final four. Like the Hornets, the Indians are rather young with only one senior. Both teams should be vying for another trip to state in 2015.
Guard: Janiah McKay, 5-7, junior, Gainesville, 23.0 ppg., 5.3 rpg., 3.9 apg., led the Hurricanes to the Class 6A regional semifinals, had back-to-back career games at the Rob Moramarco Challenge at Buchholz, scoring 38 and 39 points in overtime wins over Fleming Island and Winter Haven, respectively.
Guard: Jazlynd Rollins, 5-8, senior, Buchholz, 25.0 ppg., 6.0 rpg., 4.0 apg., led a young Bobcats squad, a year after winning the 7A state title, to the regional quarterfinals where they fell at state champion Apopka Wekiva in a very competitive game (77-73).
Guard: Kiara Mallory, 5-5, junior, P.K. Yonge, 16.0 ppg., 7.0 apg., 4.0 rbg., 3.0 spg., led a Blue Wave squad that had five eighth graders and five ninth graders to an undefeated District 5-4A season (13-0) and reach the regional finals.
Guard: Tracey Kemp, 5-6, sophomore, Bradford, 18.1 ppg., 10.1 apg., had back-to-back games of 30 and 32 points in wins over Nease and Middleburg for the 13-12 Tornadoes.
Guard: Tasha Robinson, 5-7, junior, Santa Fe, 10.0 ppg., had 22 in leading the Raiders in a regional quarterfinal win at Ocala Trinity Catholic.
Forward: A'nikeyawna Barber, 5-9, junior, Eastside, 12.7 ppg., 9.0 rpg., 2.2 spg., leader on and off the court for the 13-11 Rams, who reached the 5A regional semifinals.
Forward: Arriel Fort, 5-11, senior, P.K. Yonge, 15.0 ppg., 10.0 rpg., inside force for the 20-9 Blue Wave.
Guard: Daycia Bandy, 5-8, senior, Suwannee, 17.0 ppg., 7.0 apg., 5.0 rpg., for the Bulldogs, who reached the 5A regional quarterfinals.
Guard: Nikita Curtis, 5-4, junior, Santa Fe, 12.0 ppg., for the 21-6 Raiders, who reached the 4A regional semifinals.
Guard: Jasmine Thomas, 5-7, senior, Eastside, 10.0 ppg., 4.3 rpg., 2.5 spg., for the 13-11 Rams, who reached the 5A regional semifinals.
Guard: Felicia Jackson, 5-6, junior, Gainesville, 8.8 ppg., 3.5 rpg., for the Hurricanes, who reached the regional semifinals.
Guard: Chelsea Clark, 5-7, sophomore, Buchholz, 10.0 ppg., 5.0 rpg., 2.0 apg., for the Bobcats.
Forward: Asya Smith, 5-9, senior, Gainesville, 12.9 ppg., 6.1 rpg., for the 26-3 Hurricanes, who reached the 6A regional semifinals.
Center: Nyasia Davis, 6-2, sophomore, Bradford, 18.1 ppg., 14.4 rpg., 2.4 bpg., had 33 points, 18 rebounds and four blocks in win over Nease.
Honorable mention: Bradford: Mackenzie Gault, Sr., G; Buchholz: Arneshia Gamble, Fr., G; Columbia: Au'Maria Kelly, Fr., G; Lona Wilson, Jr. C; Akiria Richburgh, Jr., G; Eastside: Shadayzha Bullock, Jr. C/F; N'mandria Reynolds, So., G/F; Naiesha Baker, Fr., G; Errel James, Jr., G; Fort White: Kashanique Cook, Sr., C; Cenise Armstrong, Jr., F; Rykia Jackson, Jr., G; Gainesville: Destiny Lindsey, So, G; Keystone Heights: Caroline McCormick, So., G; Caiylen Gonzales, Sr., G; P.K. Yonge: Kailya Jackson, Fr., G Alisha Clayton, Fr., F; Santa Fe: Aprella Ford, Sr. F; Taylor Sanford, Sr., G; Ashlyn McClain, So., G; Yasmine Douglas, Jr., G; Suwannee: Shana Kilby, Sr., F; Kyra Mclendon, So., G
COACH OF THE YEAR
DOCK POLLARD, SANTA FE
The former UF defensive back, in his first season, turned a program that went 3-18 in 2013 to post its best record (21-6) in more than seven years and its first postseason win since 2012. The Raiders had a 10-game winning streak during the season and won at Ocala Trinity Catholic, 59-56, in the 4A regional quarterfinals. P.K. Yonge coach Willie Powers, who took a young Blue Wave squad (20-10) to the 4A regional finals, and Oak Hall coach Eric Ringdahl, who led the Eagles to the District 3-3A title and 21-3 record, were also considered.
— The Gainesville Sun all-area teams, players of the year and coaches of the year were selected by Sun high school sports editor Larry Savage with help from correspondent John Boothe and area coaches. If a team is not represented, it is because the coach did not respond to emails sent to the school requesting information and numerous reminders in the newspaper.