PAGMETER GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR TEAM 2019-2020
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PAGMETER ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM 2019-2020
A recap of the Championship games at Selland Arena
CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
***CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES 60 CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS 49
The Golden Eagles have won 8 straight Central Section Champions. Nikki Tom scored 16 points, Aaliyah Seuell and Kendall Jackson each scored 10 points. Broncos Savannah Tucker scored 23 points, Rowan Hein scored 12 points and Laney Amundsen scored 10 points, with 11 rebounds.
***BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS 53 ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES 43
Drillers Alexis Killabrew scored 14 points hitting 4-3 pointers. Taylor Linzie, scored 7 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
***MEMORIAL PANTHERS 79 MISSION PREP ROYALS 53
Panthers Macie James scored 30 points, Meadow Roland scored 19 points with 10 rebounds. Royals Emma Boehm scored 20 points. Jo Jo Zaragoza with 14 points.
***PORTERVILLE PANTHERS 65 ARVIN BEARS 39
Panthers Jazlynne Medrano led the way with 17 points. Madison Johnson, with 13 points and Jewelia Maniss with 12 points. Bears Judy Pulido with 11 points.
***CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS 60 SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS 58
With 5 seconds to go, Krissy Turman tipped the ball away and Anna Marshall came up with the steal and the Blue Raiders win the Division 4 section Championship. Krissy scored 14 points, Jacklyn Kulow with 12 points. Golden Bears Celeste Lewis scored 19 points. Alana Roberts with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
***EAST BLADES 43 STRATHMORE SPARTANS 39
Kanyah Patterson, scored 13 points, Alaisha Landeros, scored 10 points with 14 rebounds and 7 blocks. Spartans Jazmine Soto scored 29 points.
PAG METER CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM
PAG METER TEAM OF THE YEAR
***EAST BAKERSFIELD BLADES
The Blades had a special year winning the Division 5 Section championship beating Strathmore 43-39 and stayed hot in the state playoffs winning the Division 5 Southern Section State Championship beating Madison 56-42. The Bades finished the year at 23-9.
PAG METER PLAYER OF THE YEAR
***SAVANNAH TUCKER, Senior, Clovis North Broncos
Savannah will go down as the best player ever in Broncos history. Savannah also leaves CN as the all time leading scorer (Boys & Girls) in TRAC/Clovis Unified History. Tucker was a 4- year starter and this year she averaged 23 points a game. Savannah helped the Broncos become a state power. Next stop Savannah will be playing at Long Beach State.
PAG METER SMALL SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
***CELESTE LEWIS, Senior, Sierra Pacific Golden Bears
Celeste will go down as the greatest Golden Bear in school history and will leave with a Division 4 section championship and 2 state Championships.For this season, Lewis averaged 16.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 4.0 steals and 1.3 blocks per game. Celeste has been named the Division 4 Cal Hi State Player of the year. She became the school’s all time leader scorer with 1,832 points and finished with 645 assists and 667 rebounds. Next stop will be playing at COS.
Thank you to”Noe Garcia/Hanford Sentinel” for the photo!
PAG METER COACH OF THE YEAR NOTES
This is always the toughest call because our Central Section Coaches do such a fantastic job with their team.
***Craig Campbell has won 8 straight Central Section Championships at Clovis West and it will be No 9 because the Golden Eagles will be even better in 2021. Craig is untouchable in the state and the Golden Eagles have to battle against all the private professional High Schools.
***Rashaan Shehee, won his 3rd straight Section championship with a 30-3 record and was named the state’s Division 2 coach of the year by CAL HI.
***Cory Fischer, won the Division 2 section Championship in his first year and Cory might have the only team that can compete with Clovis West
***David Kavern and the Porterville Panthers won the Division 3 Section Championship going 31-3 and playing tremendous team basketball
***Anna Almeida is the CEO of making Caruthers win! The Blue Crew beat the favorite Sierra Pacific for the Division 4 Section Championship. Almeida now has a record of 293-158 since 2005, 4 sections Championships, 1 state championship (2019) and a league winning streak at 76 thru this season, 5th best all-time in the Central Section and this with a home grown Blue Raiders team.
***Amy Bush and the Sierra Pacific Golden Bears didn’t win the Division 4 Section Championship, but she got her team fired up and won the Division 4 State Championship. The Bears won the D4 State Championship in 2018 and the D5 State Championship in 2017 along with winning the Section D4 Championship. 6 consecutive ESL Championships. Amy is now 140-29.
***Bobby Sharp pulled the upset and the East Blades knocked off the Strathmore Spartans at Selland to win the Division 5 Section Championship followed by the Division 5 State Championship.
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PAG METER COACH OF THE YEAR
***BOBBY SHARP, East Blades
Coach Sharp did a fantastic job with the Blades winning their first section Championship in school history. The Blades won the Division 5 Section championship beating Strathmore 43-39 and stayed hot in the state playoffs winning the Division 5 Southern Section State Championship beating Madison 56-42. The Bades finished the year at 23-9.
PAG METER CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
***JAZMINE SOTO, Junior, Strathmore Spartans
Jaz was named the CAL HI State Division 5 Player of the year. Soto scored 29 points in the Division 5 Championship game at Selland Arena in the loss to East Bakersfield and scored 27 points in a regional playoff loss to Marshall of Pasadena.
For the season, Soto was 2nd in the state with 29.1 ppg and also one of the top scorers in the country. Soto is already the all-time leading scorer in Tulare County history with 2,498 points. Next up is the 3,000 point club. Jazmine set a section record this season scoring 989 points.
***NIKKI TOM, Junior, Clovis West Golden Eagles
One of the smoothest players in the state. Nikki is always under control and is so clutch. Last year if Nikki wasn’t red hot at Selland, the CW Section Championship win streak comes to an end. This year Nikki was a huge part of the Clovis West success in helping win their 8 straight Central Section Championship. Nikki was the TRAC MVP averaging 15 points and 3 steals a game. Nikki has verbally committed to play at UC Irvine.
PAG METER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
***ROWAN HEIN, Senior, Clovis North Broncos
One of the hardest working players in the state and only knows how to go 100 MPH. Rowan can shoot, battle for the tough rebound, dive for loose balls, take a charge, the perfect team player! Rowan averages 13 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists per game. The 3-time Pag Meter All Star finishes her tremendous Broncos career with scoring 1,531 points and next stop will be at the University of Denver.
PAG METER CO-UNDERCLASSMEN OF THE YEAR
***ETOYAH MONTGOMERY, Freshmen, Clovis West Golden Eagles
She has the makings to be the best Golden Eagle of all time and that is saying a lot. The 6’1 freshmen has the most talent at this stage than any player to ever play at CW. If Etoyah played on any other team, she might average 25 ppg. The Cal Hi First team Freshmen All State player averaged 8 points and 6 rebounds per game.
***MIAH PAZ, Sophomore, Reedley Pirates
A star was born in Reedley with Miah the last 2 years. The super-sophomore set the school record for points scoring in a season with 502 and 967 in 2 years. The NYL MVP averaged 19 ppg and helped the Pirates have their first winning season in nearly 20 years. Looking forward to Miah’s next 2 years!
PAG METER BROTHER/SISTER DUO AWARD
***TAYLOR PACHECO, Sophomore, Clovis North Broncos and ***TYLER PACHECO, Senior, Clovis East T Wolves
Taylor played at Selland Arena in the open championship but the Broncos came up short.Tyler helped the T Wolves win the Division 1 Section Championship at Selland Arena. One thing I love what the TRAC did was schedule games for the Boys & Girls at different times so the Pacheco family can see the kids play. The Pacheco’s are a tremendous basketball family! Tyler finished strong and will leave with a Ring after scoring 12 points in the Championship game. Keep an eye on Taylor the next 2 years because she will be a superstar with her talent and work ethic.
PAG METER SWEET 16 ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STARS
***MORGAN MATHIS, Senior, Buchanan Bears
The Bears are back on the map with Girls Basketball and leading the way was Morgan who leaves as the all-time Bears leading scorer with 1,535 points. Morgan averaged 15 ppg and one of the top 3-point shooters in the Central Section and finished with 117 3-pointers. Next stop will be playing at Chico State University.
***BREANNA HURT, Senior, Kerman Lions
Breanna will go down as the best Lions player school history. When teams played Kerman, the game plan was to slow down Breanna. She averaged 21 points a game and leaves Kerman as the all-time leading scorer in school history with 2076 points which passed David Rico’s 2073, making her the all time leading scorer for boys and girls at Kerman history. Breanna also grabbed 997 rebounds and the next stop will be Fresno Pacific.
***AVERY EVANS, Senior, Clovis Cougars
Avery will go down as one of the best to ever play at Clovis. Avery averaged 14 points and 6 rebounds per game. Avery was so good inside battling for the rebound, and a tremendous 45% Field Goal shooter. She was a 4-year player, and a huge part of the Cougars advancing to the CIF Division 2 NorCal Regional Finals.
***ALAISHA LANDEROS, Senior, East Blades
A dominating player on offense and defense. The Southeast Yosemite League player of the year averaged 13 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 blocks per game for the Blades in helping the Blades win the Division 5 Section Championship along with winning the Southern Section State Championship. Next stop will be Cuesta Community College.
***JUSTYCE HARRIS, Junior, Clovis West Golden Eagles
Leader in the clubhouse for Pag Meter Defensive player of the Year for 2021. Nobody will outwork Harris on both ends of the floor and whatever college gets Harris, they will be so happy with the future College Star! Justyce is one heck of a rebounder, a fantastic passer finding the open player, can shoot the 3, can drive inside the paint to make the tough shot and so good on defense! Justyce will come into 2021 as one of the best players in the State.
***CLARISSA MORENO, Senior, Selma Bears
Clarissa was a 4-year starter and was one of the best to ever play at Selma in Basketball and in Softball. Moreno was a four-year player and was the Central Sequoia League MVP. Next stop Clarissa will be playing softball for Boise State.
***ALANA ROBERTS, Senior, Sierra Pacific Golden Bears
Alana had one heck of a career with the Golden Bears in helping the G Bears win a Section Championship and 2 State Championships. The hard working Roberts was a powerhouse on both ends of the floor averaged 14 points and 12 rebounds a game and for her career she finished scoring 1,513 points. Next stop for Alana will be playing basketball at COS.
***CIERRA DEAN, Senior, Washington Union Panthers
When you watched the Panthers play you knew right away who the best player on the court was. Cierra was tremendous in every way averaging 19 points a game. Next stop Cierra will be playing at California State Dominguez Hills.
***MACIE JAMES, Junior, Memorial Panthers
Macie is the best player in the Central Section that nobody knows about. Macie is the leader in the club house for 2021 Pag Meter Player of the year. Macie is one of the hardest working players you will ever find. The CMAC MVP averaged 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals a game. Macie was 2nd team Cal Hi All State and plenty of offers are coming in including Oklahoma State University!
***JACKLYN KULOW, Junior, Caruthers Blue Raiders
What a career already and the best is yet to come. Jacklyn has been a huge part of the Blue Raiders success winning 2 Section Championships and a State Championship. The West Sequoia league MVP averaged 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals per game.
***JENNA KURZ, Junior, Yosemite Badgers
Jenna can do it all for the Badgers with playing tremendous defense and shooting lights out on offense. Kurz averaged 24 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals per game. For the year she scored 733 points and she will be one the best in 2021.
***DAEJA HOLMES, Senior, Hoover Patriots
4-year outstanding Patriots career scoring 1,504 points. The Senior leader averaged 21 points and 6 rebounds per game and was so dominant. Daeja is fast at running the floor, will drive inside for the tough basket, battles for rebounds and will shoot the 3-pointer.
***TAYLOR LINZIE, Senior, Bakersfield Drillers
The best player in the south valley and she leaves as a champion. Taylor was a part of the Drillers success in helping win 3 straight (Division 1 and two straight D-2) Section Championships.The Southwest Yosemite League player of the year averaged 10 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals per game for a balanced BHS squad.
***TEAGAN THURMAN, Senior, Tehachapi Warriors
Teagan is the best player at Tehachapi in any sport (Boys or Girls). A 4-year starter that finished with 1,770 points scored. This year the South Yosemite League player of the year averaged 22 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 6 steals and 1.9 blocks per game to lead the Warriors to their 2nd straight SYL title. Next up Teagan will be playing at Northwest Nazarene University.
***KENDALL JACKSON, Junior, Clovis West Golden Eagles
Kendall is the spark plug for the Golden Eagles. One of the best passers and one of the best defensive guards in the Section. Kendall is always around the ball with her super hustle. Kendall is the leader on the floor and her senior year will be even better!
***ADDISYN MCMURTREY, Junior, Garces Rams
The Rams have a star heading into 2021. The SWYL All Star had a big junior year averaging 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 steals a game. Addisyn is one of the hardest working players in the section on both ends of the floor. The Rams will be the team to beat in 2021 and leading the way will be McMurtrey.
***MALIA CABIGON, Junior, Righetti High Warriors
The best player on the Central Coast had a very good junior year averaging 13 points and 8 rebounds a game. The Mountain League MVP will come into 2021 even better and watch out for the Warriors because most are coming back.
PAG METER FAB 40 CENTRAL SECTION ALL STARS
COURTNEY HART, Senior, Yosemite Badgers
DAMI SULE, Junior, Bakersfield Christian Eagles
ASHTYN ARNOLD, Junior, Buchanan Bears
GISELLE CALDERON, Sophomore, Orcutt Academy
LANEY AMUNDSEN, Junior, Clovis North Broncos
KANYAH PATTERSON, Senior, East Blades
JENIECE HARMON, Junior, Central Grizzlies
RAEGAN STERMER, Junior, Buchanan Bears
JUDY PULIDO, Junior, Arvin Bears
GISELLE CALDERON, Sophomore, Orcutt Academy
ELISE ENRIQUEZ, Senior, Frontier Titans
AMAYA SNOWDEN, Junior, Clovis West Golden Eagles
ERICA HAYDEN, Sophomore, Bakersfield Drillers
AALIYAH THOMPSON, Sophomore, Corcoran Panthers
KAIYA ELLISON, Junior, Arroyo Grande Eagles
JAZLYNNE MEDRANO, Senior, Porterville Panthers
KAIJA AMBRIZ, Senior, Strathmore Spartans
ELISE LEBEAU, Sophomore, Sanger Apaches
NEVAEH LINTON, Senior, Highland Scots
JADA HEIGHTS, Senior, Edison Tigers
RAY VAUGHN, Senior, Bakersfield Drillers
SARAH GARRETT, Senior, Memorial Panthers
GABBY MATLOCK, Senior, Mission Oak Hawks
PAITYN PERSSON, Junior, Righetti High Warriors
ASHA SRA, Sophomore, Clovis North Broncos
KENDALL VANDER TUIG, Junior, Central Valley Christian Cavaliers
MAKENNAH SIMONSON, Freshmen, Nipomo Titans
CORIN CAMERA, Sophomore, Hanford Bullpups
JAZMINE BORREGO, Junior, Rosamond Roadrunners
CHLOE VAN NESS, Senior, Clovis Cougars
MORGAN TRIGUEIRO, Freshmen, Caruthers Blue Raiders
LAUREN PITMAN, Senior, Trona Tornadoes
MEADOW ROLAND, Freshmen, Memorial Panthers
AUDREY GONZALEZ, Junior, Selma Bears
DAYLE EDINBOROUGH, Junior, Sierra Chieftains
JEWELIA MANISS, Senior, Porterville Panthers
AALIYAH SEUELL, Senior, Clovis West Golden Eagles
CATHY FIGUEROA, Junior, Madera Coyotes
ANDREA STAJIC, Sophomore, Arroyo Grande Eagles
AJA MUHAMMAD, Sophomore, Central Grizzlies
MORGAN HUNTER, Freshman, Monache Marauders