PAGMETER GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR TEAM 2020-2021
PAGMETER ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM
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PAGMETER ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM 2020-2021
A recap of the Championship games for 2021
CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES beat CLOVIS COUGARS 53-36
Golden Eagles scoring
Nikki Tom, 15 points. Etoyah Montgomery, 13 points, Alyssa Kuniyoshi,12 points
Cougars scoring leaders: Megan Esler, 13 points Kiley Butchert, 11 points
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES—9 STRAIGHT CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONSHIPS
RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS beat BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS 55-38
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS— DIVISION 1 SECTION CHAMPIONS
Southern Section Division 3-A State Playoffs
Buchanan beat Ayala 85-66
Semi Finals Buchanan beat Bakersfield 53-44
Buchanan beat Del Norte (San Diego) 78-62
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BUCHANAN BEARS—STATE CHAMPIONS
NIPOMO TITANS beat PASO ROBLES BEARCATS 44-39
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NIPOMO TITANS– DIVISION 2 SECTION CHAMPIONS
JOSEPH KNIGHTS beat ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS 53-45
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS-DIVISION 3 SECTION CHAMPIONS
Southern Section Division 4-AA State Playoffs
Roosevelt beat San Dimas 64-25
Semi Finals Roosevelt beat Eastlake 49-28
Roosevelt beat South Pasadena 48-34
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS—STATE CHAMPIONS!
ORCUTT ACADEMY SPARTANS beat BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES 69-49
CONGRATULATIONS TO ORCUTT ACADEMY SPARTANS -FIRST SECTION TITLE IN SCHOOL HISTORY
Southern Section Division 4-A State Playoffs
Quarterfinals Bakersfield Christian Eagles beat Immaculate Heart 58-45
Semi Finals Bakersfield Christian beat Valley Christian 56-41
Bakersfield Christian beat Academy of Our Lady of Peace 60-45
Congratulations to the Bakersfield Christian Eagles—State Champions
STRATHMORE SPARTANS beat CORCORAN PANTHERS 73-60
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STRATHMORE SPARTANS-DIVISION 5 SECTION CHAMPIONS
Southern Section Division 5-AA State Playoffs
Strathmore beat Calvary Chapel 78-20
Semi Finals Strathmore beat Taft 49-29
Strathmore beat Fallbrook 63-57
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STRATHMORE SPARTANS—STATE CHAMPIONS
Division 6-AA Southern Section State Playoffs
Semifinals Corcoran beat Franklin 61-47
Corcoran beat Victory Christian Academy 61-57
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CORCORAN PANTHERS—STATE CHAMPIONS
PAG METER NOTES
2020-2021 had some great stories especially after getting to play when the world ended last year.
The good stories.
**We all should feel bad for the Student Athletes in the Northern Section of the state because the people who are in charge decided not to enter the state playoffs because they are soft, weak, spinless….whatever the reason is, the Northern Section forfeits, defaults and/or loses their rights so the winners from the South are State Champions!!!!
**It was a tremendous year for the Central Section Champion CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES and winning the Central Section Championship for the 9th straight year.
**A tremendous story of the Central Coast teams and they made a HUGE statement of PLEASE STOP CALLING IT A VALLEY CHAMPIONSHIP! IT IS A CENTRTAL SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP or a SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP. The Central Coast teams do not live in the Valley!
The Central Coast teams won it all in Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, and Division 4!
**The RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS had a fantastic year and won the Division 1 Section Championship.
**One of the best stories of the year was with the BUCHANAN BEARS. Here was a team that was flat out beat up from injuries and some teams would have shut it down, but Head Coach Adam Wall and his staff said NO-WAY! The Bears played a very young team down the stretch and the experience was priceless. Oh, by the way the Bears won the Division 3 State Championship beating Del Norte (San Diego) 78-62. Congratulations the Buchanan Bears.
**The NIPOMO TITANS got hot in the second half of the season and won the Division 2 Section Championship.
**The ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS won Division 3 section championship and the Roosevelt Rough Riders won the Division 4-A State Championship. Both teams were very good.
**The ORCUTT ACADAMY SPARTANS won the Division 4 Section Championship and their first Section Championship in school history.
**The STRATHMORE SPARTANS went coast to coast to win the Division 5 Section Championship. The Spartans also won the Division 6 State Championship. JAZMINE SOTO leaves Strathmore as the All-time leading scorer in Central Section history.
**The Corcoran Panthers won the Division 6-AA State Championship and will be the favorites to win it all in 2022 again because the entire team is coming back,
Now for the not so good stories of 2020-2021
The Memorial Panthers went undefeated and decided not to enter the playoff/tournament and compete because their best player was not going play. The Panthers would have played in the Open Division but did not want to play against Clovis West or Caruthers without their best. Plenty were very disappointed with the Panthers decision. You have one job!! Play!
Same goes to the Sierra Pacific Golden Bears. They also decided not to enter in the playoff/tournament. Very disappointing.
The Caruthers Blue Raiders had their best team in school history. 90% of the team played other sports at the same time and had to play in the Open Division and against teams that are not allowed to play other sports. I would have at least put them in the Division 1 playoffs.
PAG METER CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM
PAG METER TEAMS OF THE YEAR
**A tremendous story of the Central Coast teams and they made a HUGE statement of STOP CALLING IT A VALLEY CHAMPIONSHIP! IT IS A CENTRTAL SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP or a SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP.
The Central Coast teams had a record year and won it all in,
Division 1 RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS
Division 2 NIPOMO TITANS
Division 3 ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS
Division 4 ORCUTT ACADAMY SPARTANS
Congratulations to all the Central Coast teams who do not live in the Valley!
To all local Media….make a note.
A special note to the BUCHANAN BEARS who won the Division 3 State Championship with a very young team and a team full of injuries. This team could be a 30 for 30 show someday and a story about competing with what you have! We all can learn from this team and how they never quit.
The 9 straight Central Section Champion CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES dominated the Section and only losing to the powerhouse Centennial Corona in the Open Division of the State Semifinals. CW finished 20-1 in a short season.
PAG METER PLAYER OF THE YEAR
NIKKI TOM-SENIOR-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
The 4-time PAGMETER All Star will leave with 4 Central Section Championship rings and will go down as one of the best to ever play at Clovis West. I will never forget when announcing the Championship game at Selland Arena when Nikki who was just a freshman and it was her coming out party. Nikki scored 19 huge points and if Nikki does not go off and hit some huge shots, the great Clovis West Central Section winning streak comes to an end. Nikki’s game is so smooth, never looks tired and loves taking the big shot. She can shoot the 3-pointer, pass the ball just as good as anybody, play pressure defense and can grab the big-tough rebound. The UC Irvine Anteaters are getting a real good one.
PAG METER SMALL SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
AALIYAH THOMPSON-JUNIOR-CORCORAN PANTHERS
Aaliyah will come into her senior year as one of the best players in the Central Section. Aaliyah led the Panthers to the Division 6 State Championship. Her junior year was outstanding averaging 23 points and 12 rebounds per game. The Panthers will be the favorites to win it all in 2022 with Aaliyah Thompson leading the way.
PAG METER COACH OF THE YEAR
DESIREE HITCH-RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS
Coach Hitch has done an amazing job building the Warriors into a tremendous basketball program. The Warriors finished the year with a 14-3 record and Division 1 Section Champions.
PAG METER OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JAZMINE SOTO-SENIOR-STRATHMORE SPARTANS
What a career Jaz had who will leave as the All-time Central Section Leading scorer with 3.331 points. The 4-peat PAGMETER All Star finished her amazing career winning the Division 5 Section Championship (Scored 42 points in the Championship game) also helped the Spartans win the Division 6 State Championship (Scored another 42 points). Jaz led the Section this year in scoring with a 31 ppg along with 6 rebounds and 6 steals per game. Next stop will be playing at Holy Names in Oakland.
PAG METER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
DANYELL BOOKER-SENIOR-ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS
The 4-year starter finished her fantastic career at Roosevelt winning a State Championship and scoring 23 points in the win over South Pasadena. Danyell is a 3-sport star in Softball and throwing the Shot-Put. Danyell is one of the best defensive players in the Central Section and scored 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 steals per game. Danyell was the Roosevelt B’nai B’rith winner and some college will be getting a good one including her 3.8 GPA.
PAGMETER’S BEST TWO SPORT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MORGAN TRIGUIERO-SOPHOMORE-CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS
Morgan did something that will NEVER happen again. The Two-Sport star was the West Sequoia League Offensive Player of the year in Basketball along with being First team All-league in Softball and remember both sports are played at the same time. Morgan was an outstanding pitcher who would pitch during the day, ice the arm after the game while getting ready to play basketball at night with one of the best teams in the state. Morgan was facing basketball teams that were fresh and plenty of the teams that Caruthers played did not play Two sports. Oh, by the way, Morgan did all this and had a 4.0 GPA in the classroom. Someday there will be a movie about what Morgan accomplished. The next 2 years will be an exciting time for the Blue Crew Ace and Basketball star!
PAG METER UNDERCLASSMEN OF THE YEAR
ETOYAH MONTGOMERY-SOPHOMORE-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES/SJM PANTHERS
Etoyah is only a sophomore at 6’1, strong, fast, can shoot, plays great defense and helped lead the Golden Eagles to the Central Section Championship. Etoyah is being recruited by so many and has the makings to be an WNBA star someday. The next couple of years will be fun to watch.
Big News-Etoyah will be transferring to San Joaquin Memorial to play her junior and senior year.
PAG METER SWEET 16 ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STARS
MALIA CABIGON-SENIOR-RIGHETTI HIGH WARRORS
The Back-to-Back Mountain League MVP & PAGMETER All Star had one heck of career and led the Warriors to the Division 1 Section Championship. Malia averaged 14 points, 9 rebounds per game and was a force on both ends of the floor. Malia scored 21 points in the Division 1 Section Championship win over Bakersfield. Next stop will be playing at Eastern Arizona College
KATHLEEN HUTCHENS-SENIOR-ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES
The 4-year starter will go down as one of the best to ever play at Arroyo Grande. Kathleen scored 22 ppg who can shoot the 3-pointer, drive inside for the tough shot, battle for the rebound and play tremendous defense.
KENDALL JACKSON-SENIOR-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
Kendall is one of the smartest players in the Central Section and always in control. Kendall is the team leader and will leave with 4 Section Championship rings. Kendall has a smooth jump shot and plays tremendous defense. Next stop will be playing at Concordia University
MACIE JAMES-SENIOR-MEMORIAL PANTHERS
Macie will go down as one of the best to ever play at SJM. Macie is a hard-working player and always wants to get better. Macie was the Panthers student athlete of the year who can do it all. Macie is a big-time scorer, plays tremendous defense and will battle for the tough rebound. Next stop Macie will be wearing No 20 for Oklahoma State Cowboys.
JACKLYN KULOW-SENIOR-CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS
The West Sequoia League Back-to-Back MVP and 3-time PAGMETER All Star will go down as one of the best to ever play in Caruthers. Jacklyn will leave the Blue Crew with 2 Section Championship rings and a State Championship ring. Jacklyn’s career she averaged over 20 points and 10 rebounds per game. Next stop will be playing at Williams Jessup University.
DAYLE EDINBOROUGH-SENIOR-SIERRA CHIEFTAINS
The Back-to-Back PAGMETER All Star had a fantastic career and her senior year she averaged 23 ppg. When playing Sierra, every team’s game plan was to stop Edinborough and that was not easy. She was the week 5 PAGMETER/Boston House of Pizza player of the week. Dayle leaves Sierra with a 4.31 GPA.
MEADOW ROLAND-SOPHOMORE-MEMORIAL PANTHERS
A star is born, and Meadow will be one of the best in the state the next 2 years. Sky’s the limit for Meadow who can shoot the 3-pointer, post up (Love that she can post up because it is a dying art) drive hard to the basket, loves to mix it up for rebounds and plays great defense. Plenty of offers will be rolling in soon and leading the way are Fresno State and UNLV.
KILEY BUTCHERT-SENIOR-CLOVIS COUGARS
The TRAC All Star was the senior team leader on a young team. Kiley played outstanding on both ends of the floor and was the Tim Simons Character Award winner. Kiley is a 3-year starter and a 2-year captain (WOW!) Next stop will be attending Cal State San Marcos.
JENNA KURZ-SENIOR-YOSEMITE BADGERS
The Senior team leader had one heck of Badgers career and joined the 1000-point scoring club. Jenna averaged 23 ppg and will go down as one of the best to ever play at Yosemite. Next stop will be playing basketball at Fresno Pacific University.
DAMI SULE-SENIOR-BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES
Here is one the best players in the state that nobody knows about. One of the hardest working players on both ends of the floor that averaged 21 points and 16 rebounds per game. The Cal Hi Division 4 State Player of the Year will be playing her college ball at UC Merced and UC Merced is getting a future UC Merced Hall of Fame player. You heard here first!
GISELLE CALDERON-JUNIOR-ORCUTT ACADEMY SPARTANS
The All-Star junior led the Spartans to their first Section Championship in school history. Giselle averaged 15 points and 6 rebounds per game and look for another big year for the Spartans and Calderon.
AVARY CAIN-FRESHMAN-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS
A star is born with this super freshman who averaged 21 ppg. Cain got better every game and helped the Knights win the Division 3 Section Championship. Cain also played tremendous defense and had 4 steals, 6 rebounds per game and the next 3 years will be an exciting time for Knight’s basketball.
KACIE STOVER-JUNIOR-NIPOMO TITANS
The Titans got red hot in the second half of the season and won the Division 2 Section Championship. The Titans played a battle tested schedule and a big part of it was the junior All-Star who played great on both ends of the floor with 17 points, 9 rebounds per game average. Watchout for the Titans in 2021-2022 because they will be very good again.
ASHTYN ARNOLD-SENIOR-BUCHANAN BEARS
The TRAC All Star had one heck of a senior year. The Bears had more injuries than maybe any team in the state and the young Bears rode the back of their senior leader to win the Division 3 state Championship. Ashtyn was outstanding on both ends of the floor. In the State playoffs, Ashtyn averaged 29 points and 10 rebounds per game. Ashtyn leaves Buchanan with a state championship ring and joins the 1000 career points club. Next stop will be playing the Bellevue University Bruins.
AMAYA SNOWDEN-SENIOR-ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS
Amaya transferred in from CW and helped win the Division 4 State Championship. Amaya is a big-time player who is tremendous on both ends of the floor averaged 11 points and 10 rebounds per game. The Next stop will be playing at Cal State Dominguez Hills
ANNA MARSHALL-JUNIOR-CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS
Get ready for a big senior year for Anna Marshall. Anna is deadly shooting the 3-pointer, can dribble drive, battle for the tough rebound and the leader in the Clubhouse for the 2022 PAGMETER Defensive Player of the Year!
PAG METER FAB 40 ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STARS 2020-2021
JORDAN-FRANCISCO-SENIOR-RIDGVIEW WOLF PACK
ANGELA WHITFIELD-SENIOR-MEMORIAL PANTHERS
KAIYA ELLISON-SENIOR-ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES
ALEXANDRIA PAQUET-SENIOR-RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS
ADDISYN MCMURTREY-SENIOR-GARCES RAMS
TAYLOR ROTH-SENIOR-SANGER APACHES
AUDREY GONZALEZ-ALVAREZ-SENIOR-SELMA BEARS
LINDSEY BECK-SENIOR-TULARE UNION TRIBE
PAITYN PERRSON-SENIOR-RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS
LACI ROSE-SENIOR-KINGS CHRISTIAN CRUSADERS
ANDREA STAJIC-JUNIOR-ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES
MICHAELA YOUNG-JUNIOR-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
CORIN CAMARA-JUNIOR-HANFORD BULLPUPS
GEZELE JONES-JUNIOR-BULLARD KNIGHTS
ASHA SRA-JUNIOR-CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS
KRISALYNN TURMAN-JUNIOR-CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS
KYLIE BRASIL-SENIOR-SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS
MEGAN ESLER-SENIOR-CLOVIS COUGARS
MADISYN CUTLIFF-JUNIOR-RIGHETTI HIGH WARRIORS
CIENA TUMOINE-SENIOR- BUCHANAN BEARS
KAIYA ELLISON-SENIOR- ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES
ALEXIA SILVA-SENIOR-LEMOORE TIGERS
ATHENA TOMLINSON-SENIOR-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
AAIAH SLOCUM-SENIOR-HOOVER PATRIOTS
DANIELLE GARCIA-SENIOR-MONACHE MARUDERS
ALISHA VERDEJO-FRESHMAN-MONACHE MARUDERS
TIANA HOLLAND-SENIOR-WASHINGTON UNION PANTHERS
CANDACE KPETIKOU-SOPHOMORE-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS
JUSTYCE HARRIS-SENIOR-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
DEVIN MILLER-SOPHOMORE-CLOVIS COUGARS
JORDYN TOLER-SOPHOMORE-BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES
ANDREA STAJIC-JUNIOR-ARROYO GRANDE EAGLES
MIAH PAZ-JUNIOR-REEDLEY PIRATES
PEYTON BITTER-SOPHOMORE-CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS
JENIECE HARMON-SENIOR-ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS
MIKAYLA CARRE-SOPHOMORE-SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS
KAI OANI-FRESHMAN-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS
CARLISSA SOLORIO-SENIOR- SANTA MARIA SAINTS
LANEY AMUNDSEN-SENIOR-CLOVIS NORTH BRONCOS
MIKAYLA DURAN-SENIOR-CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS
MAKAIYAH RANDLE-SENIOR- RIDGVIEW WOLF PACK