All-State Girls BB: Underclass

High-scoring Aarion McDonald led Brookside Christian to the CIF Division IV state final and is headed to Washington. She's also one of three first team juniors from Stockton schools. Photo: Phillip Walton/SportStars.

High-scoring Aarion McDonald led Brookside Christian to the CIF Division IV state final and is headed to Washington. She’s also one of three first team juniors from Stockton schools. Photo: Phillip Walton/SportStars.


One day after the first boys team was released, we’re starting off the 35th annual Cal-Hi Sports all-state girls basketball teams also with underclass players. It’s the best among juniors, sophomores and freshmen. CIF Open Division champ St. Mary’s of Stockton has an unprecedented five that are honorees.

Note: We’ll have an inside look at this year’s girls basketball all-state teams after all of the teams are chosen, including names of players we really wanted to pick but couldn’t. That post plus all of our player rankings and our all-time archive of all-state underclass girls basketball teams (which also has been added to the site today) are for Gold Club members only. To join our team today, CLICK HERE.

For the All-Time All-State Underclass Teams (1989-2014), CLICK HERE.
For more on this year’s Ms. Basketball honoree, CLICK HERE.
For more on this year’s Junior, Sophomore & Freshman of Year, CLICK HERE.

Mi'Cole Cayton from St. Mary's of Stockton and Valerie Higgins from Chaminade of West Hills also were Ms. Basketball State POY finalists. Photos: Willie Eashman & Mark Tennis.

Mi’Cole Cayton from St. Mary’s of Stockton and Valerie Higgins from Chaminade of West Hills also were Ms. Basketball State POY finalists. Photos: Willie Eashman & Mark Tennis.

ALL-STATE UNDERCLASS
GIRLS BASKETBALL

First Team Juniors (15)

F – Jaelyn Brown (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) 6-1
F – Sierra Campisano (Torrey Pines, San Diego) 6-3
G – Dijonai Carrington (Horizon Christian, San Diego) 5-11
G – Mi’Cole Cayton (St. Mary’s, Stockton) 5-7
F – Gigi Garcia (McClatchy, Sacramento) 6-3
F – Mai-Loni Henson (La Jolla Country Day) 6-0
F – Valerie Higgins (Chaminade, West Hills) 6-1
G – Sabrina Ionescu (Miramonte, Orinda) 5-10
G – Aarion McDonald (Brookside Christian, Stockton) 5-6
F – Leaonna Odom (Chaminade, West Hills) 6-1
G – Reili Richardson (Brea Olinda, Brea) 5-10
C – Allyson Rosenblum (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 6-3
F – Sophia Song (Mark Keppel, Alhambra) 6-0
G – Kat Tudor (St. Mary’s, Stockton) 5-11
C – Celeste West (Garces, Bakersfield) 6-3

Second Team Juniors (15)

F – Nina Bessolo (Valley Christian, Dublin) 6-1
G – Katie Campbell (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village) 5-11
G – Briana Johnson (Serra, Gardena) 5-6
C – Cydnee Kinslow (Freedom, Oakley) 6-1
F – Eliza Matthews (Long Beach Poly) 6-2
G – Amber Melgoza (Santa Barbara) 5-9
G – Kiana Moore (Vanden, Fairfield) 5-7
G – Minyon Moore (Salesian, Richmond) 5-8
G – Brittney Reed (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) 5-11
G – Kamira Sanders (Enterprise, Redding) 5-8
G – Carol Schroeder (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista) 5-10
G – Barbara Sitanggan (Troy, Fullerton) 5-6
C – Baylee Vanderdoes (Placer, Auburn) 6-2
F – Kayla Washington (Cajon, San Bernardino) 6-0
G – Jayde Woods (Windward, Los Angeles) 6-0

STATE JUNIOR OF THE YEAR:
Sabrina Ionescu (Miramonte)

Iimar'i Thomas of S.F. Sacred Heart Cathedral & Jayla Ruffus-Milner of Harvard-Westlake snag major honors. Photos: Willie Eashman & Henry Vogel/HWChronicle.com.

Iimar’i Thomas of S.F. Sacred Heart Cathedral & Jayla Ruffus-Milner of Harvard-Westlake snag major honors. Photos: Willie Eashman & Henry Vogel/HWChronicle.com.

First Team Sophomores (20)

F – Megan Anderson (Clovis West, Fresno) 6-1
C – Cameran Bahnsen (Camarillo) 6-1
F – Julia Blackshell-Fair (Vanden, Fairfield) 5-10
G – Jordan Cruz (McClatchy, Sacramento) 5-10
G – Chelsea Gipson (Palisades, Pacific Palisades) 5-7
F – Cierra Hall (Fairmont Prep, Anaheim) 6-0
G – Heleyna Hill (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) 5-6
F – Maddie Holland (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) 5-10
F – Jasmine Jones (West, Torrance) 5-11
F – Aubrey Knight (Ventura) 6-0
F – Kayla Konrad (Valencia) 5-11
G – Destiny Littleton (Bishop’s, La Jolla) 5-9
G – Danae Miller (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach) 5-8
G – Naje Murray (St. Mary’s, Stockton) 5-7
G – Myah Pace (Bishop O’Dowd, Oakland) 6-0
C – Khayla Rooks (Mission Hills, San Marcos) 6-0
G – Sierra Smith (St. Mary’s, Stockton) 5-6
C – Alaysia Styles (La Jolla Country Day) 6-3
G – Janelle Sumilong (Hanford) 5-7
F – Iimar’i Thomas (St. Ignatius, San Francisco) 6-1

STATE SOPHOMORE OF THE YEAR:
Destiny Littleton (Bishop’s)

First Team Freshmen (10)

C – Aquira DeCosta (St. Mary’s, Stockton) 6-2
G – Maiya Flores (Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa) 5-6
G – Kiara Jefferson (West Campus, Sacramento) 5-8NFHS Network ad
F – Stella Kailahi (Pinewood, Los Altos Hills) 5-10
F – Jayla Ruffus-Milner (Harvard-Westlake, N. Hollywood) 5-11
G – Makaila Sanders (Rio Linda) 5-9
G – Taylor Shelby (Ayala, Chino Hills) 5-6
G – Kayla Tahaafe (Eastside Prep, E. Palo Alto) 5-6
F – Sirena Tuiteli (Pleasant Valley, Chico) 6-0
C – Tylona Watkins (Brea Olinda, Brea) 6-1

STATE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:
Aquira DeCosta (St. Mary’s, Stockton)

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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