PAGMETER GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR TEAM 2021-2022
PAGMETER GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR TEAM 2021-2022
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A recap of the Championship games for 2021-2022
CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL SCORE
CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES beat BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS 49-39
CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES ARE THE CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONS
10 STRAIGHT CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONS
DIVISION 1 SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL SCORE
MEMORIAL PANTHERS beat CLOVIS COUGARS 66-43
DIVISION 2 SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL SCORE
PORTERVILLE PANTHERS beat SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS 56-42
DIVISION 3 SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL SCORE
CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS beat ORCUTT ACADEMY SPARTANS 56-44
DIVISION 4 SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL SCORE
CORCORAN PANTHERS beat MADERA COYOTES 56-26
DIVISION 5 SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL SCORE
HIGHLAND SCOTS beat IMMANUEL EAGLES 46-33
PAG METER CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM 2021-2022
PAGMETER SPECIAL AWARDS
PAG METER TEAM OF THE YEAR
CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
C-Dub has now won 10 STRAIGHT CENTRAL SECTION CHAMPIONSHIPS along with18 straight TRAC Championships and finished the year at 28-4. The Golden Eagles get the best players to play in the system and take care of business. There’s plenty of programs who have talent but can’t finish. The Golden Eagles are a state/national power house and has put Central Section Basketball on the map. Head Coach Craig Campbell and his staff have done a tremendous job for years!
The Roster: Athena Tomlinson, Taytum Bigelow, Ariyah Smith, Monaysiah Young, Keegan Medeiros, Kylie Benson, Trinity Tolbert, Pilar Morales, Haley Rangel, Riley Walls, Etoyah Montgomery, Kennedy Vincent, Arianna Reyes, Michaela Young, Alex Vaquilar, Mia Reyes, Jordyn Ybarra and Alana Wright.
Hey Central Section and the State, the Golden Eagles are young and have plenty coming back!
PAGMETER CO-COACH OF THE YEAR
CRAIG CAMPBELL-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
When you win 10 straight Central Section Championships and 18 straight league Championships, it all starts with Craig Campbell. Yes, the Golden Eagles bring in the best players, but most players have started in the little Hoopsters program when the kids were in elementary school. The Golden Eagles only have one speed and that is full throttle! Clovis West is a national powerhouse and this year the Golden Eagles finished with at 28-4 record and next year the Golden Eagles will be even better with most players coming back.
DAVE KAVERN-PORTERVILLE PANTHERS
Coach Kavern graduated from Porterville and has done a fantastic job coaching the Panthers. Coach Kavern has turned the Panthers into a Central Section Powerhouse. The Panthers finished the year at 29-5 and Division 2 Section Champions.
The Panthers Roster: Gracie Magana, Mariah Castanon, Tenaya Murrietta, Greenley Wilson, Nseije Ortiz, Emily Franco, Mylah Niksa, Milah Nyska, Camille Martin, Elisandra Ruiz, Bailee Cook, Amaya Cortez, Assyria Murrietta, Andrea Perez, Krizlynn Balboa, and Davina Lopez.
PAGMETER PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ETOYAH MONTGOMERY-Junior-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
Etoyah has the potential to be the greatest Golden Eagle in school history and that’s saying a lot when you have had great players like Sarah Bates, Megan Anderson, Nikki Tom and Maddy Campbell. The 6’0 dominating junior can shoot the 3-pointer, go baseline, battle for the tough rebound, and play tremendous defense. Etoyah averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds per game. Next stop after her senior year for this All-Star will be playing at Long Beach State.
PAGMETER SMALL SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MELIA KAMALANI-Senior-MINARETS MUSTANGS
Melia is the perfect example of a small school player playing at a small school like Minarets. Melia led the Central Section in scoring with 25 points per game and led the state in scoring average per 32 minutes and that’s with every team double teaming her. Melia also averaged 9 rebounds, 5 steals per game and is the kind of player that will help Coach Jay Smoljan grow the Minarets basketball program.
PAG METER OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
AALIYAH THOMPSON-Senior-CORCORAN PANTHERS
One of the most dominating players in the state in leading the Panthers to the Division 4 Section Championship averaging 22 points and 13 rebounds per game. The 6’0 star was a 4-year starter, 3-time 1st team all-state/3 time PAGMETER All Star and will go down as the best Panther in school history. Next stop will be playing for the UC Merced Bobcats.
PAG METER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MEADOW ROLAND-Junior-MEMORIAL PANTHERS
Very dominating on both ends of the floor and only getting better. Meadow is so good at scoring averaging 19 points per game and takes great pride playing tremendous defense. Teams rethink coming in the paint with the 6’2 CMAC MVP in there averaging 11 rebounds, 3.4 steals, and 3 blocks per game. Meadow is going to be a big-time player at the next level and being recruited by so many including Oklahoma State, Long Beach State, UNLV, and Fresno State.
PAG METER UNDERCLASSMEN OF THE YEAR
ATHENA TOMLINSON-Sophomore-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
A star is born with this superstar sophomore who also gets it done in the classroom with a 4.0 GPA. Athena is a tremendous point guard averaging 15 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals per game. Athena is so quick with the basketball and has great instinct on defense. Plenty of colleges have this All Star on their radar and the next 2 years will be fun to watch this outstanding guard.
PAG METER SWEET 16 ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STARS
KACIE SLOVER-Senior-NIPOMO TITANS
One of the best team players you will ever find in the Central Section. Kacie can score when needed, play great defense and the coach on the floor. She averaged 12 points, 6 rebounds and always made sure her teammates were on the same page. Next stop will be playing at Humboldt and the Lumberjacks are getting a good one.
DEVIN MILLER-Junior-CLOVIS COUGARS
Will be one of the best Cougars by the time she graduates. The sharp-shooting 3-point specialist averaged over 20 points per game.
GISELLE CALDERON-Senior-ORCUTT ACADEMY SPARTANS
Will go down as the best player in school history who averaged 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists per game.
ALEXIS SWILLIS-Freshman-MEMORIAL PANTHERS
A star is born and this 6’2 freshman who will be recruited by so many who averaged 12 points and 9 rebounds per game.
AVARY CAIN-Sophomore-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS
The Knights are in great shape the next 2 years with the Central Coast MVP who averaged 19 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals per game.
MAKENNAH SIMONSON-Junior-NIPOMO TITANS
One of the best all-around players on both ends of the floor in the state. The super junior averaged 15 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 6 steals per game. Makennah also plays tremendous defense and always covered the best player on the other team.
NSEIJE ORTIZ-Senior-PORTERVILLE PANTHERS
This 4-year starter helped lead the Panthers to the Division 2 Section Championship. Ortiz averaged 17 points, 5 assists, 6 rebounds, and 6 steals per game. Ortiz is so good shooting the 3-pointer, can also battle for the tough rebound and play great defense. Ortiz will go down as one of the best players in school history and next stop will be playing at Holy Names University.
MORGAN (MO) TRIGUEIRO-Junior-CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS
The best 3-point shooter in the Central Section nailed 85 3-pointers and has now scored over 1,000 career points. Mo is a tremendous multi-sport athlete who helped the Blue Raiders win the Division 3 Section Championship in basketball and the Division 5 Section Championship and state Championship in softball. Mo will come into her senior year as one of the best players in the state and plenty of offers coming…
TALIA MAXWELL-Junior-CENTRAL GRIZZLIES
When Talia is on, she is the toughest player to stop in the Central Section and that’s with teams always double teaming the All-Star. The 6’1 junior averaged 22 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 blocks per game. Talia is being recruited by many and get ready for a huge senior year.
KAYLA WANDICK-Senior-BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS
The senior team leader for the outstanding Drillers team that won 26 games. The SWYL Player of the Year averaged 11 points, 6 assists, 3 steals per game. The Drillers made it to the Central Section Championship game and Kayla was a huge part of it.
ANDREA STAJIC-Senior-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS
One of the top players in the Central Section that averaged 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game and the next stop will be playing for the Cal Poly Mustangs.
KRISSY TURMAN-Senior-CARUTHERS BLUE RAIDERS
One of the hardest working and most fundamentally sound players in the Central Section. Krissy does all the things to make a team very successful with scoring from anywhere, battling inside for the big rebound, plays tough defense, set screens, make the beautiful pass and the team leader on the floor. Krissy will leave scoring over 1,000 career points with 2 Section Championships and a state Championship.
GRACIE MAGANA-Senior-PORTERVILLE PANTHERS
This All-Star averaged 15 points per game. Gracie is one of the best 3-point shooter in the Central Section.
SAIYA SIDHU-Freshman-MEMORIAL PANTHERS
One of the best young players in the state who is getter better and better with every game she plays. This super 5’10 freshman averaged 13 points per game and was a big part of Memorial winning the Division 1 Section Championship.
KENNEDY VINCENT-Senior-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
One of the best 3-point shooters in the state and this TRAC All-Star came up big in so many clutch situations for the Central Section Champion Golden Eagles. Kennedy is a hard worker that will battle inside the for the tough rebound.
FAITH CURRY-Sophomore-BAKERSFIELD DRILLERS
One of the best sophomore players in the state and only getting better. Faith averaged 13 points and 7 rebounds per game and look for these numbers to possibly double her junior year.
PAG METER SWEET 16 ALL CENTRAL SECTION ALL STAR 2ND TEAM
MICHAELA YOUNG-Senior-CLOVIS WEST GOLDEN EAGLES
One of the most consistent players on both ends of the floor in helping the Golden Eagles win the Central Section Championship and the next stop will be playing at Concordia University.
JORDYN TOLER-Junior-BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN EAGLES
The SYL All-Star will come into next season as one of the best players in the Central Section after averaging 18 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 assists per game.
KARISSA JORDAN-Senior-COALINGA HORNED TOADS
One of the best small school players in the Central Section that averaged 22 points per game.
KENYAH STUBBS-Sophomore-HANFORD BULLPUPS
Meet the new Bullpups star who averaged 21 points per game. Kenyah is quick and can shoot from anywhere.
CORIN CAMARA-Senior-BUCHANAN BEARS
Corin is one of the best 3-point shooters in the state and averaged 15 points per game and the stop will be playing at Eastern New Mexico University.
KHAELII ROBERTSON-MACK-Junior-ORCUTT ACADEMY SPARTANS
Khaelii plays hard on both ends of the floor and look for a huge senior year. The 5’10 star is tough in the middle that averaged 12 points and 12 rebounds per game.
DANAE BANUELOS-Sophomore-GOLDEN WEST TRAILBLAZERS
Danae got better and better with every game she played. The super sophomore averaged 15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 6 steals per game.
JASMIN MARTINEZ-Senior-INDEPENDENCE FALCONS
Jasmin had a tremendous career with the Falcons and her senior year she averaged 18 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 assists per game.
EBELE MBAGWU-Junior-STOCKDALE MUSTANGS
Look for this junior to have a big senior year after averaging 15 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals per game.
AALAYSIA BLAKELY-Senior-GOLDEN VALLEY BULLDOGS
The Bulldogs had a good year winning 18 games and leading the way was their senior who averaged 16 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals per game.
KRISTA SHAEFFER-Senior-SANGER APACHES
The 6’0 sophomore had a breakout year, and the Apaches have a star for the next 2 years after averaging 15 points and 6 rebounds per games.
OLIVIA SAMANIEGO-Junior-MCFARLAND COUGARS
The Co-SSL player of the year averaged 14 points, 8 rebounds, and 2.0 steals per game. Olivia will only get better and look for a big senior year.
MIA FERGUSON-Senior-HIGHLAND SCOTS
Leading the way for the Division 5 Section Champions was the senior leader who averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks per game.
KARA VERHOEVEN-Senior-CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN CAVALIERS
When you played the Cavaliers, teams would do everything possible to stop this All Star and she still put up 18 points, 15 rebounds, 3 steals, and 3 blocks per game.
MAKAYLA CARRE-Junior-SIERRA PACIFIC GOLDEN BEARS
Look for the G-Bears to be very good next year and leading the way will be their 5’10 junior who averaged 14 points and 12 rebounds per game.
CANDACE KPETIKOU-Junior-ST JOSEPH KNIGHTS
Will be one of the best inside players at 6’3 her senior year. Her junior year she averaged 10 points and 10 rebounds per game.