Friday, March 29, 2013
Our MIAA girls' hoops All-State team
THE SUPER TEAM G - Kayla Burton, Sr., Newton South Heralded as one of the state's premier lead guards, the 5-foot-9 Burton lived up to the hype in her senior season, leading the Lions to a surprise appearance in the Division 1 South semifinals as a No. 16 seed, which included a first-round upset of top seed (and archrival) Newton North. Burton will continue her career next year at Lehigh University.
G - Sara Ryan, Sr., Archbishop Williams The Catholic Central League's MVP was the catalyst for the Bishops' blitzkrieg through the Division 3 state tournament, winning by an average margin of 19.8 points over six games and culminating with the program's third state title in eight seasons. Ryan will continue her career next season at Southern New Hampshire University.
G/F - Donnaizha Fountain, Sr., Cambridge The Georgia Tech signee averaged 19.5 points per game, along with 9.5 rebounds, 3.6 steals and more than two blocks per game this season. Fountain nearly averaged a double-double for her Falcons career, with 16.4 points per game and 9.7 rebounds.
G/F - Olivia Healy, Sr., Reading The 5-foot-10 Richmond signee will go down as one of the most decorated players in school history. She is the school's all-time leading scorer, recipient of this year's ESPN Boston Miss Basketball Award as well as the state's Gatorade Player of the Year, and catalyst for the program's first-ever state championship last season. Healy led the state in scoring average (27.5 points per game), and shot 54.1 percent from the field -- including a 41 percent clip from three-point range. She also averaged 11.5 rebounds, 5.3 steals and 3.8 assists per game. The Rockets went 86-7 in her four-year career, including a 48-game win streak from December 2011 to the Division 2 Eastern Mass. Finals earlier this month.
F - Casey McLaughlin, Sr., Central Catholic After missing most of her junior season with a knee injury, the 6-foot forward came back this season more determined than ever, and elevated her game exponentially in the playoffs. The Raiders captured their second Division 1 state championship in five seasons this season on the back of McLaughlin, who scored 27 points in the state final win over Holy Name. McLaughlin will continue her career next season at Stonehill College.
BEST OF THE REST Caitlyn Abela, Sr. F, Oliver Ames
Molly Bent, Soph. G, Barnstable
Jazmine Collins, Sr. G, Sabis
Brianna Frias, Jr. C, Holy Name
Jen Gemma, Sr. G, Fontbonne
Alana Gilmer, Jr. F, Archbishop Williams
Bridget Herlihy, Soph. F, Braintree
Sarah Hope, Sr. F, Medway
Samantha Hyslip, Jr. F, Westford Academy
Jaszala Laracuente, Jr. G, New Mission
Brittany Lomanno, Sr. G, Billerica
Morgan Lumb, Sr. G, North Andover
Kelly Martin, Sr. G, Scituate
Danielle Nickerson, Sr. F, Billerica
Lauren Petit, Jr. G, Medfield
Jen Narlee, Sr. C, Medfield
Michaela North, Sr. F, Duxbury
Molly Reagan, Soph. C, Braintree
Stephanie Young, Sr. F, Lee
Masey Zegarowski, Soph. G, Ipswich