Wednesday, March 26, 2008

All-Gazette basketball: Girls

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Laurie DeWitt⁄The Gazette
The 2008 All-Gazette girls basketball first team. Kneeling (left to right): Khalilah Quigley, Player of the Year Tarik Hislop, Jocelyn Bailey, Shanel Harrison; standing: Alex Chili, Erin Brown, Coach of the Year Heather Podosek, Jamie Kaufman and Rachel Stream. Not pictured: Katie Sheahin and Shontice Simmons.
First team
Player of the Year

Tarik Hislop

Paint Branch, Jr. SG

Most complete player in county, stuffed stat sheet every night for undefeated state-champion Panthers. Repeat first-team member dominated all year, averaging over 21 ppg, 7rpg, 5 apg, nearly 5 spg.

Coach of the Year

Heather Podosek

Paint Branch, 12th year

Dream season included surpassing 300 career high-school victories, guiding undefeated, 25-0 Panthers to division, regional, state championships, Podosek’s and school’s second state crown (2001).

Jocelyn Bailey, Bullis, Sr., F

University of Delaware signee guided young Bulldogs squad to ISL AA final, producing 21 ppg, 11 rpg from low-post position.

Erin Brown, Whitman, Sr., F

UMBC-bound forward averaged 18.8 ppg, 8.9 rgp to lead Vikings. Team was 50 games over .500 in her four-year career.

Alex Chili, Walter Johnson, Sr., G.

Montgomery County’s purest shooter made 485 3-pointers in four-year varsity career, scoring 2,071 points.

Shanel Harrison, Good Counsel, Sr., F

Versatile Virginia Tech signee compiled averages of 17.9 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 2.8 bpg, 2.5 spg, 2.2 apg, leading Falcons to WCAC final.

Jamie Kaufman, Damascus, Sr., C

Committed to West Virginia-Wesleyan, finished career with 32 points, 19 rebounds vs. Paint Branch in 3A West Region title game.

Khalilah Quigley, Paint Branch, Jr., F

Second member of county’s premier one-two tandem, provided inside muscle for unbeaten Panthers with 19.8 ppg, 10.2 rpg.

Katie Sheahin, Good Counsel, Jr., G

Shut down some of area’s best offensive players while adding 11 ppg, 6 rpg, 4.5 spg and 2.5 apg in ultra-competitive WCAC.

Shontice Simmons, Holy Cross, Sr., G

Ignited Tartans offense with ability to create opportunities for herself (14 ppg), others (5 apg), while also pulling down 6 rpg.

Rachel Stream, Poolesville, Sr., G

All-around athlete did it all for 1A West finalists, leading team in scoring (18.4 ppg) for second straight year, adding 6 rpg, 2.4 spg.

Second team

Stephanie Anya, Holy Cross, Jr., C

Provided inside presence with 11 ppg, 10 rpg.

Chelsea Craig, Wootton, Jr., F

Used 6-2 stature to dominate paint with 11.2 ppg, 14.8 rpg.

Porcha Davis, Richard Montgomery, Jr., F

Bruising forward scored 1,000th career point in February.

Nikki Day, Northwest, Sr., F

Part of ‘‘Green-Day” tandem, averaged 16 ppg, 9 rpg

Becca Feldman, Wootton, Sr., G

Emory-bound, 14.2 ppg helped team to another division title.

Deven Green, Northwest, Jr., F

Built on breakout sophomore campaign with 18 ppg, 10 rpg.

Danielle Luckett, Blake, Sr., G

Led Bengals to second straight regional title, averaging13.6 ppg.

Jesse Owens, Magruder, Sr., F

Her 18.6 ppg were nearly 40 percent of team’s total.

Juliette Turner, Kennedy, Sr., G⁄F

Versatile scorer played multiple positions, provided leadership.

Kelsey Wolfe, Seneca Valley, Soph., F

Lynchpin of young team on rise, led team with over 17 ppg.

Honorable mention

Sequoia Austin, Holton-Arms, Soph., G

Joy Bettis, Montrose Christian, Sr., G

Barbara Bogin, McLean, Sr., G

Jess Brown, Poolesville , Sr., G

Sunny Conway-Flores, Springbrook, Soph., G

Sophia Corrigan, Holton-Arms , Jr., G

Ashleigh Council, Paint Branch, Sr., G

Audrey Cunningham, Seneca Valley, Soph., G

Danielle Douglas, Blake, Jr., G

Shaday Doyley, Rockville, Sr., G

Meghan Dunn, Sherwood, Sr., G⁄F

Cassandra Hill, Montrose Christian, Jr., G

Jasmine Jones, Gaithersburg , Jr., G

Kara Marshall, Gaithersburg , Fr., G

Jasmine McRoy, Watkins Mill , Fr., G

Marlena Phillips, Churchill, Jr., F

Chelsey Pizano, Churchill, Sr., G

Nikita Reddy, Montrose Christian, Jr., G

Allie Russo, B-CC , Sr., F

Siran Snyder, Good Counsel, Jr., G

Sarah Tekeste, McLean, Sr., F

Alex Vassila, Churchill , Jr., F

Raquel Villacarlos, Damascus, Sr., G