Tribune's All-Hillsborough County Girls Basketball Team
Erica Young averaged a double-double during her senior season for Tampa Bay Tech. CHRIS URSO/STAFF
Published: March 30, 2013
Updated: March 31, 2013 at 07:45 PM
First Team Player School Yr. Pos. Comment Lauren Boerger, Newsome, Jr., G: Blossomed into one of the county's most dynamic threats this year, averaging 18.6 points and almost eight rebounds a game. "(Boerger) just caused us all kinds of problems," Plant coach Carrie Mahon said. "She could do it all." Taylor Emery, Freedom, So., G: Strong in every phase of the game, Emery averaged 20.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.8 steals and 3.0 assists a game. Remained a team player after all-star Faith Woodard transferred last summer to Freedom. Aliyah Gregory, Strawberry Crest, Jr., G: Ranked by several scouting services as one of the top junior guards in the country. In leading the Chargers to a 20-8 record, Gregory averaged 21.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists a game. Tesha Hanson, Seffner Christian, Sr., G: Helped the Crusaders reach the Class 3A state semifinals, averaging 17.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.1 steals a game.; Faith Woodard, Freedom, Sr., F: No one really slowed Woodard this season as she shot an eye-popping 74 percent from the floor and averaged 22.6 points and 10.3 rebounds a game. Along with Emery, Woodard also led the Patriots to the Class 7A state semifinals. Erica Young, Tampa Bay Tech, Sr., F: A force in each of the past three years, Young finished her senior season with an average of 19.1 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks a game.
Second Team Player School Yr. Pos. Brittany Betts, Tampa Catholic, Sr., G Quatasia Fantroy, Alonso, Sr., G Bailey Hooker, Steinbrenner, Sr., G Cassidy O'Brien, Sickles, Sr., G Peyton Walker, Seffner Christian, So., F; Sabrina Whiting, Seffner Christian, Jr., G
Honorable Mention Academy of the Holy Names: Victoria Martinez, Ashley McWilliams. Alonso: Angel Golden. Armwood: Dejoun Dennard, Kiana King. Berkeley Prep: Corey Salzer. Blake: Le'Area Wilkerson. Bloomingdale: Jackie Mayo. Durant: Akacia Nelson, Magan Lee. East Bay: Jalisa Rivers. Hillsborough: Trinity Baptiste, Savannah Wisdo. Jefferson: Toni Cox. Newsome: K.K. Smith. Plant: Reggine Brown. Plant City: Shayna Lawrence. Riverview: Asia Royster, Shatisha Dukes. Robinson: Deliah Autry. Seffner Christian: Ally Parimore. Sickles: Sarah Hartman. Spoto: Ivanie Carswell. Steinbrenner: Rachel Briere, Justice Thigpen. Strawberry Crest: Maiya Trigg. Tampa Bay Tech: Brianna Thomas. Tampa Catholic: Danielle Battle. Tampa Prep: Sydney Morrow. Wharton: Allison Mitchell.
About the Team The Tribune's All-Hillsborough County Girls Basketball Team was selected by staff writers Scott Purks and Nick Williams based on regular-season and postseason performances. The all-conference team selected by the county's coaches was also strongly considered. The Tribune's girls basketball player and coach of the year will be announced May 20 at the annual Parade of Athletes banquet.