LA-area high school all-star teams

The LA Times has its all-area teams picked, and there aren’t any surprises on the list:

Ariya Crook-Williams, Long Beach Poly, 5-7, Sr. — Averaged 11.7 points in helping the Jackrabbits reach the Southern Section Division 1AA quarterfinals.

Reshanda Gray, L.A. Washington, 6-3, Sr. — Averaged 19.2 points and 17.1 rebounds to lead her team to the state playoffs and earn a scholarship to California.

Justine Hartman, Brea Olinda, 6-2, Sr. — The UCLA-bound center averaged 11.4 points to help the Ladycats reach the Division I regional semifinals.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Santa Ana Mater Dei, 6-0, Sr. — The Gatorade national player of the year averaged 22.0 points and 6.1 rebounds. She has a scholarship to Connecticut.

Bonnie Samuelson, Huntington Beach Edison, 6-3, Sr. — Averaged 24.5 points to lead her team to the Southern Section Division 1A championship. She is headed to Stanford.

Alexyz Vaioletama, Santa Ana Mater Dei, 6-1, Sr. — Powerful player averaged 10.7 points and 7.4 rebounds. She will play for USC.

Alexis Perry, Brea Olinda, 5-6, Sr. — Quick and smart playmaker was a tenacious defender who averaged 10 points a game.

Jordan Adams, Santa Ana Mater Dei, 6-1, Jr. — Long, quick, strong, smooth and versatile, she averaged 10.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 7.0 assists.

Sheila Boykin, Long Beach Poly, 6-2, Sr. — UCLA signee averaged 10 points and 8.3 rebounds.

Moriah Faulk, Santa Monica, 5-11, Sr. — Averaged 13.7 points and had a big game as the Vikings upset Long Beach Poly in a Southern Section Division 1AA quarterfinal. Also headed to UCLA.

Coach of the year: Kevin Kiernan, Santa Ana Mater Dei.

They named Mosqueda-Lewis player of the year.

The Daily Breeze has a much more comprehensive list of both Southern Section and City teams.

Serra’s Bria Richardson is player of the year and Serra coach McKinsey Hadley takes coaching honors.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Wow, Poly was the only team with two players on the team and didn't even make the state playoffs. What does that mean?

  2. Some teams had great seasons even better than those that didn't have any top players mentioned. What does that mean?

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