Girls BB: All-State Underclass

Junior forward Alexis Griggsby led Sierra Canyon to CIF Southern Section Open Division semifinals with 17.4 points per game. She had 24 points in one game against CIF D1 state champ Brea Olinda and had 34 in another against CIF D2 state champ Cajon. Photo: sierracanyonschool.org.

Junior forward Alexis Griggsby led Sierra Canyon to CIF Southern Section Open Div. semifinals with 17.4 points per game. She had 24 points vs. CIF D1 state champ Brea Olinda and had 34 vs. CIF D2 state champ Cajon. Photo: sierracanyonschool.org.


It’s time to begin releasing the teams for the 36th annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state girls basketball selections. We’ll start with underclass players. This is the best of the best among juniors, sophomores and freshmen. Five different schools were able to land three players on this year’s teams: Archbishop Mitty, Clovis West, Long Beach Poly, Pinewood and St. Mary’s (Stockton).

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Long Beach Poly's Ayanna Clark (left) and Bishop O'Dowd's Myah Pace (right) both collected hardware at the West Coast Jamboree and both made it to first team all-state juniors. Photo: Harold Abend.

Long Beach Poly’s Ayanna Clark (left) and Bishop O’Dowd’s Myah Pace both collected hardware at the West Coast Jamboree and both named first team all-state juniors. Photo: Harold Abend.

FIRST TEAM JUNIORS
(15 players)

Julia Blackshell-Fair (Vanden, Fairfield) 5-10 G
Ayanna Clark (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach) 6-1 C
Jordan Cruz (McClatchy, Sacramento) 5-10 G
Alexis Griggsby (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) 5-8 G
Maddie Holland (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) 5-10 G
Jasmine Jones (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach) 5-11 F
Loretta Kakala (Manteca) 6-3 C
Destiny Littleton (Bishop’s, La Jolla) 5-9 G
Na’je Murray (St. Mary’s, Stockton) 5-6 G
Myah Pace (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) 5-11 F
Khayla Rooks (Mission Hills, San Marcos) 6-1 F
Mira Shulman (Elk Grove) 5-8 G
Alaysia Styles (La Jolla Country Day) 6-2 F
I’lmar’I Thomas (Sacred Heart Cathedral, San Francisco) 6-2 C
Mikaela Topper (Pinewood, Los Altos Hills) 5-5 G

SECOND TEAM JUNIORS
(15 players)

Jayda Adams (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 5-10 G
Megan Anderson (Clovis West, Fresno) 6-1 F
Alessandra Aguirre (Bishop’s, La Jolla) 5-9 G
Cameran Bahnsen (Camarillo) 6-1 C
Tianna Eaton (Rowland, Rowland Heights) 5-9 G
Cierra Hall (Fairmont Prep, Anaheim) 6-0 F
Heleyna Hill (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) 5-6 G
Kayla Konrad (Valencia) 6-0 F
Aubrey Knight (Ventura) 6-0 F
Danae Marquez (Clovis West, Fresno) 5-4 G
Danae Miller (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach) 5-7 G
Erin Poindexter McHan (Pinewood, Los Altos Hills) 5-7 G
Kianna Smith (Troy, Fullerton) 6-0 G
Sierra Smith (St. Mary’s, Stockton) 5-6 G
Haley Vice-Neat (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa) 6-3 F

STATE JUNIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Destiny Littleton (Bishop’s, La Jolla)

One of this year's honored sophomores is guard Lesila Finau of Dublin while one of the top freshmen is guard Cailyn Crocker of Los Alamitos. Finau helped Dublin reach CIF NCS D2 finals while Crocker earned praise from coaches who sent in nominations. Photos: Twitter.com & Nicc Jackson/EliteGirlsBasketball.com.

One of this year’s honored sophomores is guard Lesila Finau of Dublin while one of the top freshmen is guard Cailyn Crocker of Los Alamitos. Finau helped Dublin reach CIF NCS D2 finals while Crocker earned praise from coaches who sent in nominations. Photos: Twitter.com & Nicc Jackson/EliteGirlsBasketball.com.

FIRST TEAM SOPHOMORES (15)

Aquira DeCosta (St. Mary’s, Stockton) 6-2 C
Leslia Finau (Dublin) 5-9 G
McKenzie Forbes (Folsom) 6-1 F
Anyssia Gibbs (Granite Hills, Apple Valley) 5-9 G
Kiara Jefferson (West Campus, Sacramento) 5-9 G
Dawnyel Lair (Price, Los Angeles) 5-7 G
Krislyn Marsh (Brea Olinda, Brea) 6-1 F
Hailey McCoy (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills) 5-10 G
Ryann Payne (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) 5-6 G
Jayla Ruffus-Milner (Harvard-Westlake, North Hollywood) 5-11 F
Kayla Tahaafe (Eastside College Prep, E. Palo Alto) 5-8 G
Sirena Tuitele (Pleasant Valley, Chico) 6-0 C
Haley Van Dyke (Campolindo, Moraga) 6-0 F
Tyiona Watkins (Brea Olinda, Brea) 5-11 F
Naomi Yim (Norco) 5-8 G

SATE SOPHOMORE OF THE YEAR:
Aquira DeCosta (St. Mary’s, Stockton)

FIRST TEAM FRESHMEN (10)

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Madison Campbell (Clovis West, Fresno) 5-10 G
Avery Cargill (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa) 5-6 G
Cailyn Crocker (Los Alamitos) 5-8 G
Angel Jackson (Salesian, Richmond) 6-5 C
Haley Jones (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) 6-0 F
Hannah Jump (Pinewood, Los Altos Hills) 5-10 F
Austyn Masuno (Oxford Academy, Cypress) 6-0 C
Charisma Osborne (Windward, Los Angeles) 5-8 G
Paige Uyehara (St. Francis, Mountain View) 5-3 G
Kayla Williams (Palisades, Pacific Palisades) 5-6 G

STATE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:
Charisma Osborne (Windward, L.A.)

Special thanks to Harold Abend for contributions to these teams.

Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of CalHiSports.com. He can be reached at markjtennis@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow Mark on the Cal-Hi Sports Twitter handle: @CalHiSports


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One Comment

  1. Colette Divine
    Posted May 17, 2016 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    ? Three Cheers for the lifetime of hard work and dedication of my beautiful, talented & lovely niece’ ALEXIS GRIGGSBY and of all the wonderful: athletes, coaches and the families and friends who support them. EXCELSIOR!!!

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