Detroit News All-Area girls basketball teams

David Goricki
The Detroit News
Siyeh Frazier, Detroit Renaissance, All-Detroit

Here are the All-Detroit, All-North, All-West and All-East teams, as selected by The Detroit News.


Siyeh Frazier, 5-11, Jr., G, Renaissance

Frazier had the ability to get to the basket or score from the perimeter, averaging 19 points, eight rebounds, six steals and six assists, including a 33-point game in a district loss to Farmington Hills Mercy.

"Siyeh is one of the most gifted basketball players on the court," coach Kiwan Ward said. "She is a skilled guard who has tremendous versatility on both ends of the floor as well as an extremely high basketball IQ."

Frazier is being recruited by multiple schools, including Michigan, Marquette, Minnesota, Arizona and Georgetown.

Tyesha Hood, 6-4, Sr., C, Mumford

Hood was an outstanding rebounder, helping Mumford reach the PSL semifinals and finish with a 17-5 record. She averaged 15 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks.

"Tyesha's a great leader and anchor to our defense with how she rebounds and alters shots," coach Kareem Hogan said. "It's a luxury to have a big player be able to catch and finish like she does."

Hood will play at Tennessee State.

Icesis Chandler-Poole, 6-1, Sr., G, DCP-Northwestern

Chandler-Poole (3.6 GPA) averaged a double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) along with two blocks and three steals.

"Icesis is very passionate about the game of basketball," coach Orlando Watkins said. "She works extremely hard at improving her skills and knowledge of the game. She is an inspiration not only to her teammates, but to me as a coach."

Janae Williams, 5-7, Sr., G, King

Williams helped King win its fourth consecutive PSL title, then led the Crusaders to the Class A state semifinals, averaging 15.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.3 steals.

"She's our leader and the reason we had a lot of success," coach William Winfield said. "She showed her ability to take over games and could score from the perimeter or by taking the ball to the basket. She played her heart out and her legacy will be how she played hard every time she took the court."

Williams will play at IUPUI.

K'Lynn Willis, 5-0, Sr., G, Cass Tech

Willis was a solid point guard for Cass Tech, helping her team reach the PSL championship game. She averaged 12 points, seven assists and three steals.

"K'Lynn is an explosive point guard that has led Cass Tech to the PSL finals three years in a row," coach Marissa Thrower said. "She is a floor general that can pass, score and take over a game. She has the passion and drive that I have not seen in a student-athlete in a long time."

Willis will play at Hampton.

Coach: William Winfield, King

Winfield got King back to the Class A Final Four for the first time since 2006 and guided the Crusaders to their fourth consecutive PSL championship. They finished 24-2.

"It was a joy to coach this group of kids, who worked hard and believed they could make it back to Breslin," Winfield said. "They played well as a team and supported each other. I would have paid to see them play."

Second team: Deanna Fletcher, 6-0, Jr., F, Mumford; Brittany Hill, 5-9, Jr., G, Pershing; Leah Mathis, 6-3, Sr., F, King; Malayasia McHenry, 6-3, Sr., C, King; Taylor Parker, 5-3, Sr., G, Cass Tech

Third team: India Hawkins, 5-7, Sr., G, Edison; Iresis Chandler-Poole, 6-0, Sr., F, DCP-Northwestern; Alicia Norman, 5-4 So., G, King; Candice Tate, 5-7, Sr., G, Cass Tech; Tiera Thomas, 5-9, Jr., G, Henry Ford

Honorable Mention

Guards: Zanaria Bevelle, Cristo Rey; Vantanae Garrett, CMA; Chardae Green, Old Redford; Micaela Kelly, King; Alexus Pack, Old Redford; Ashley Perry, Edison; Nina Reynolds, Renaissance; Ericka Smith, DCP-Northwestern; Tia Tedford, King; Cierra Walker, Mumford; Infiniti Williams, Mumford; Victoria Wright, Renaissance

Forwards/Centers: India Allen, Old Redford; Rose Fall, Cass Tech; Serena Gonville, University Prep; Jeorgia Jones, Renaissance; Zoey Oatis, Cass Tech; Erica Powell, Mumford; Taylor Williams, Henry Ford; Chasidey Willis, University Prep

Erika Davenport


Erika Davenport, 6-0, Sr., F-C, Clarkston

Davenport worked hard on her perimeter shooting and ballhandling skills to make her a complete player this season, averaging 22 points, 12.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals while shooting 47 percent from the field.

"Erika is an extremely talented player," coach Tim Wasilk said. "She is a dominating presence inside and a relentless rebounder on the offensive end of the floor. She has an explosive first step to the basket and is a strong finisher. She is also an excellent ballhandler and passer and plays the guard position when opponents press."

Davenport will play at Marquette.

Amber Jamison, 6-0, Sr., F, Rochester Adams

Jamison averaged a double-double (15.5 points, 12.5 rebounds) while being a force at the defensive end, blocking three shots a game and keeping teams from getting second-chance opportunities.

"Amber Jamison is a flat-out difference-maker," coach Shay Lewis said. "She affects every aspect of the game. She works hard and is extremely strong, athletic and truly gifted."

Jamison will play at Northwestern.

Taylor Jones, 5-10, Sr., G, Farmington Hills Mercy

Jones stepped up and became a leader for Mercy after the team lost numerous starters from its state semifinal team the previous year. She averaged 21.1 points, four rebounds and four steals while shooting 52 percent from the field.

"After we lost so many impact players after last season, we were concerned about where our scoring would come from this year," coach Gary Morris said. "Taylor stepped up and had a terrific season, especially in her ability to score. Her length made her a valuable part of our presses on defense."

Jones will play at Oakland.

Destiny Pitts, 5-10, So., G, Detroit Country Day

Pitts averaged 15 points, six rebounds and three assists to lead Country Day to its first state championship since 2009. She scored 28 in a state semifinal win over Goodrich and had 12 points and 14 rebounds in the title-game win over Haslett.

"Destiny rises to the occasion and has the ability to do whatever is needed for us to be successful," coach Frank Orlando said. "In the state semifinal game, she made six threes, and in the state title game, they were doubling up on her so she found a way to help us with her rebounding and passing."

Pitts is being recruited by several Big Ten schools, along with Marquette.

Samantha Thomas, 6-0, So., G-F, Birmingham Marian

Thomas was at her best playing on the big stage at the Breslin Center to help Marian win its second straight Class A state championship for the first time in school history. She averaged 12 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists, including a 17-point, five-rebound effort in a 51-37 state title-game win over DeWitt despite playing just 18 minutes because of foul trouble.

"(DeWitt) struggled to stop Sam and it's as simple as that," said Marian coach Mary Cicerone.

Thomas is being recruited by several national powers, including Tennessee and Notre Dame.

Coach: Frank Orlando, Detroit Country Day

Orlando led Country Day to its 11th state championship in his outstanding 34-year coaching career, mixing in a pair of sophomores and a freshman point guard with two seniors to make a unexpected title run.

"We had a couple of older players and then a lot of young ones and the kids sacrificed their individual success for the good of the team," Orlando said. "Our motto was 'Believe it! Be a team' and it was a lot of fun coaching them."

Second team: Gabbi Bird, 6-0, Sr., F, South Lyon East; Megan Carter, 5-6, Sr., G, North Farmington; Deja Church, 5-5, So., G, Southfield-Lathrup; Brittany Gray, 5-10, Sr., F, Birmingham Marian; Bailey Thomas, 5-9, Jr., G, Birmingham Marian

Third team: Kara Holinski, 5-9, Sr., G, Birmingham Marian; Erin Honkala, 6-0, Jr., F, Howell; Julia Kroll, 5-11, Sr., G, Waterford Kettering; Jessica Murphy, 5-11, Sr., G, Oxford; Maria Zandi, 5-9, Sr., G, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek

Honorable Mention

Guards: Cherilyn Banas, Oxford; Paola Barraza, Rochester; Jaimee Beckett, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood; Abby Bernhard, Royal Oak Shrine; Kayla Boyd, Ferndale; Courtney Callahan, Walled Lake Northern; Quionche Carter, Birmingham Groves; Amber Davis, Oak Park; KristiLynn Defoe, Southfield; Shannon Dingman, Pinckney; Jenna Endsley, Grand Blanc; Christian Eppes, Southfield Bradford; Janara Flowers, Walled Lake Western; Alex Forster, Brighton; Parys Fuller, Madison Heights Madison; Michele Gervais, Troy Athens; Ellie Ginis, West Bloomfield Frankel Jewish Academy; Anne-Marie Goddard, Auburn Hills Oakland Christian; Alyssa Grecky, Troy; Rachel Grecky, Troy; Kasianique Greene, Pontiac; Hannah Hamay, Lake Orion; Bailey Haran, Royal Oak; Mackenzie Harbort, Birmingham Seaholm; Rachel Harnish, West Bloomfield; Erica Hathaway, Clawson; Laura Hohnstadt, Rochester Hill Lutheran Northwest; D'Layna Holliman, Southfield; Himashi Jayasundera, Bloomfield Hills Sacred Heart; Peyton Jones, South Lyon East; Kasey Josline, Troy Athens; Megan Kraus, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep; Kaylyn Lindsey, Bloomfield Hills Sacred Heart; Rachel Long, Royal Oak; Ashley Lowney, Clarkston Everest Collegiate; Khadijah Lucas, Oak Park; Ellie Mackay, Novi; Aaliyah Mason, Auburn Hills Avondale; Stormeigh Mattison, Southfield; Abby Meissner, Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest; Antoinette Miller, Southfield-Lathrup; Mariah Mitchell, Southfield Bradford; Kristen Nelson, Farmington Hills Harrison; Rachel Nelson, Howell; Alexis Ramirez, Madison Heights Bishop Foley; Hannah Rayburn, Novi Franklin Road Christian; Jaeda Robinson, Birmingham Marian; Jenna Rogers, Wixom St. Catherine; Toni Sarkesian, Waterford Mott; Sophia Savas, Birmingham Roeper; Zo Schultz, Rochester; Cheryl Setlock, Wixom St. Catherine; Kaitlyn Smith, Holly; Courtney Solek, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek; Celia Somers, Berkley; Akwia Tilton, Birmingham Roeper; Haley Tewes, Waterford Kettering; Alex Troy, Waterford Lakes; Kaela Webb, Detroit Country Day

Forwards/Centers: Taiye Bello, Southfield-Lathrup; Tylar Bennett, Detroit Country Day; Trinity Benton, Hazel Park; Vanessa Bolling, Waterford Mott; Riley Carr, Royal Oak Shrine; Graysen Cockerham, Hartland; Cori Crocker, Brighton; Sarah Cummings, Fenton; Makoya Denham, Berkley; Allison Denmark, Madison Heights Lamphere; Erin Denmark, Madison Heights Lamphere; Skye Donaldson, Oxford; Emma Evo, Fenton; Renee Fischer, Madison Heights Bishop Foley; Elise Gustafson, Milford; Emily Heinrich, South Lyon; Dana Hoerman, Birmingham Seaholm; Candace Johnson, Oak Park; Allison Karpinski, Royal Oak; Maurgan Lee, Southfield Christian; Amanda Lock, White Lake Lakeland; Kayla Luchenbach, Clarkston; Amanda Sape, Bloomfield Hills; Jessica Savage, Brighton; Allison Schwerin, Madison Heights Lamphere; Taylor Suurmeyer, Farmington; Lauren Tewes, Waterford Kettering; Lexey Tobel, Hartland; Alana Weyer, White Lake Lakeland; Evelyn Wischmeyer, Lake Orion; Kaitlyn Wolschlager, Walled Lake Central

Nastassja Chambers


Riley Blair, 5-11, Sr., G-F, Dearborn Divine Child

Blair averaged 15.5 points, eight rebounds and 2.5 steals to lead Divine Child to a Class B regional title and a spot in the Catholic League championship game.

"Riley is a true competitor who plays the game with a great deal of passion," coach Mary Laney said. "She has the ability to score in a variety of ways and her length on defense wreaked havoc on opponents."

Blair will play at Ferris State.

Nastassja Chambers, 5-9, Jr., Ypsilanti Arbor Prep

Chambers is outstanding in the open floor, getting steals and turning them into transition baskets. She averaged 16 points, four steals, three rebounds and three assists to help Arbor Prep reach the Class C semifinals.

"I believe she should be a Miss Basketball candidate next year," coach Rod Wells said. "She plays at the top of our press and averages four steals."

Chambers has been offered by Detroit and is also being recruited by Western Michigan, Central Michigan, St. Louis and Kent State.

Chavon Tiggs, 6-0, Sr., F, Dearborn Heights Robichaud

Tiggs developed into an all-around threat, averaging 17 points and 13 rebounds while shooting 60 percent from the field to help her team to an 18-3 record and a district final.

"Chavon was the anchor of our team on both ends of the floor," coach Jason Wilkins said. "She worked very hard on her perimeter game in the offseason that made her very tough to defend."

Tiggs will play at Eastern Michigan.

Shara Long, 5-10, Sr., F-C, Salem

Long played well at both ends of the floor to help Salem win the KLAA tournament championship and its first district title in 11 years, winning 20 straight games after an 0-4 start. She averaged 13.2 points and 7.7 rebounds.

"Shara was a matchup nightmare for other teams," coach Lindsay Klemmer said. "We used her as our big inside presence most of the time. If teams didn't double- or triple-team, she scored every time. But she developed an outside game that made her extremely hard to guard."

Paige Villemure, 6-1, Sr., F, Flat Rock

Villemure was a force at both ends of the floor, helping Flat Rock earn a district title. She averaged 15 points, five rebounds, four blocks and two steals, shooting 51 percent from the field.

"Paige did everything for us," coach Marc Villemure said. "She played the post and handled the ball when needed. She was a tough matchup at 6-foot-1."

Coach: Lindsay Klemmer, Salem

"I'm a firm believer in hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard, and these kids bought into that," Klemmer said. "I knew they had potential from the beginning, but I had to make them believe. They worked their tails off in practice, always pushing to make each other better."

Second team: Hailey Leidel, 5-10, Jr., G, Woodhaven; Kamaria McDaniel, 5-9, So., G, Dearborn Heights Robichaud; Karlee Morris, 6-0, Sr., C, Ypsilanti Arbor Prep; Kendall Rose, 5-9, Sr., F, Plymouth; Jamyra Wilson, 5-7, Jr., G, Salem

Third team: Erin Fish, 5-8, Jr., G, Allen Park; Laekyn Jaciuk, 5-6, Sr., G, Southgate; Jayla Nichols, 5-7, Sr., G, Romulus; Zakiya Wells, 5-4, Sr., G, Ypsilanti Arbor Prep; Natalie Winters, 5-8, Jr., G, Canton

Honorable Mention

Guards: Megan Abela, Redford Thurston; Jadah Anderson, Ypsilanti; Ariel Bethea, Ann Arbor Huron; Lyndsay Brennan, Woodhaven; Kayla Brown, Dearborn Heights Robichaud; Sydnie Bruce, Dearborn; Ciara Bush, Taylor Truman; Staneisha Chambers, Livonia Clarenceville; Kyleigh Christiansen, Newport Lutheran South; Isabelle Clark, Dearborn; Christan Cleary, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard; Brianna Coffman, Dearborn Heights Annapolis; Kirin Cromer, Ann Arbor Greenhills; Kaylie Crowell, Trenton; Dawnielle Dixon, Dearborn Heights Annapolis; Arryn Dochenetz, Livonia Stevenson; Phoenix Douthat, Dearborn Henry Ford; Mariam Faraj, Dearborn Fordson; Jaida Futch, Dearborn Edsel Ford; Kamala Glenn, Ann Arbor Huron; Karalynn Goering, Allen Park Inter-City Baptist; Shelby Groat, Wyandotte; Nina Gutierrez, Dearborn; Tayla Hall, Dearborn Henry Ford; Jasmine Hampton, Ann Arbor Pioneer; Kayla Horn, Romulus; Cashmiere Jones, Redford Union; Taylor Jones, Lutheran Westland; Olivia Keeley, Allen Park; Linda Kobeissi, Dearborn; Courtney LaVallee, Plymouth; Casey Lyons, Riverview Gabriel Richard; Lindsey Michalak, Garden City; Olivia Mills, Tecumseh; Jessica Moorman, Northville; Mea Morris, Ann Arbor Skyline; Sabrina Morrison, Lutheran Westland; McKenzie Mykala, Chelsea; Paige Nemeth, Flat Rock; Emily Nevel, Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central; Taylor Olson, Dexter; Hailey Richardson, New Boston Huron; Nicole Rightnowar, Temperance Bedford; Jackie Reitmeyer, Riverview Gabriel Richard; Cayla Schlaff, Dexter; Katelyn Sherwood, Belleville; Emma Sikina, Woodhaven; Natalie Spala, Livonia Churchill; Mikayla Thompson, Taylor Baptist Park; Kate Tobin, Grosse Ile; Amanda Zylstra, Saline

Forwards/Centers: Daija Anderson, Taylor Kennedy; Kendall Anderson, Temperance Bedford; Patti Begoske, Plymouth; Abigail Burke, Allen Park Cabrini; Kerstyn Comerzan, Gibraltar Carlson; Sarah Cramton, Livonia Franklin; Hiba Daifi, Dearborn Heights Crestwood; Samantha Golchuk, Westland Huron Valley Lutheran; Noelle Hamdi, Dearborn Heights Crestwood; Erin Hult, Canton; Sam Jabara, Chelsea; Aleksandra Kocz, Southgate Anderson; Paris Lawrence, Belleville; Anna Love, Dexter; Carley Loving, Westland John Glenn; Emily Maresh, Northville; Olivia McKinney, Lincoln Park; Asia Page, Taylor Kennedy; Victoria Perez, Belleville; Lasha Petree, Salem; Hannah Pummill, Livonia Churchill; Cheah Rael-Whitsitt, Ann Arbor Huron; Kennedy Rankin, Dearborn Edsel Ford; Rachel Reddeman, Lutheran Westland; Renee Reed, Redford Union; Anna Riccius, Ionia; Melissa Robards, Chelsea; Chelsie Thompson, Melvindale; Morgan Villemure, Flat Rock; Lindsey Zawacki, Monroe

Cierra Rice


Riley Fealko, 5-11, Sr., F, Port Huron Northern

Fealko led Northern to a 21-4 record and on a run to the Class A regional finals. She averaged 13.5 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.5 steals.

"Riley was a very versatile player," coach Mark Dickinson said. "She has the size to play the 5 and post up and score inside, but also great ballhandling skills."

Fealko plans to attend Michigan or Princeton.

Kierra Fletcher, 5-10, So., G, Warren Cousino

Fletcher had a 20-point, 14-rebound performance in a win over MAC Red champion Grosse Pointe South and a 36-point night in a two-point loss in the rematch. She averaged 23 points, 10.3 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 3.2 steals.

"Kierra is the once-in-a-blue-moon mixture of pure athleticism, vision, maturity, heart and basketball intelligence," coach Mike Lee said.

Sade' Lemons, 5-10, Sr., G, Sterling Heights

Lemons displayed an all-around solid game her senior season, averaging 20.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 4.1 steals and 2.2 assists to help her team win a district title.

"Sade's had a special career because she works relentlessly to be great at everything," coach Rick Repicky said. "It shows in her academics and in her game on the court. She prepares to be great every day and her individual and team success reflect that."

Cierra Rice, 5-9, Sr., G, Grosse Pointe South

Rice averaged 20 points, nine rebounds and three steals and made sure South won the MAC Red title all four years she played.

"She's a very special player," coach Kevin Richards said. "She makes sure her teammates are involved, but she could dominate."

Rice will play at Illinois.

Lola Ristovski, 5-9, Sr., G, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett

Ristovski averaged 11.7 points, three rebounds and 2.2 assists to help Liggett reach the Class C regional final. She scored 30 in a win over Dearborn Heights Robichaud.

"Lola played at a high level for us and had the ability to take and make big shots," coach Omar Ahart said.

Ristovski will play at Detroit Mercy.

Coach: Mark Dickinson, Port Huron Northern

Dickinson has been able to sustain success, winning 40 games during the last two years. Northern finished 21-4 this season, second behind Grosse Pointe South in the MAC Red, then earning a district championship before falling to Waterford Kettering in a regional final.

"We were able to come back this year and play at a high level throughout the year, where we were very consistent night in and night out," Dickinson said. "The team had great leadership and we had a lot of confidence from our success last year and the quality of opponents we played over the summer."

Second team: Cami Bidinger, 5-9, Sr., G, New Baltimore Anchor Bay; Aliezza Brown, 5-7, Sr., G, Grosse Pointe South; Nicole Ignasiak, 6-1, Sr., C, Macomb Lutheran North; BreAnna Lamar, 5-6, Sr., G, Harper Woods Chandler Park; Alex Sorgi, 5-6, Sr., G, Utica Ford

Third team: Nia Ahart, 5-7, So., G, Grosse Pointe Liggett; Morgan Gardner, 5-8, Jr., G, Romeo; Emily Langolf, 5-6, So., G, Macomb Dakota; Jessica Rotzoll, 5-10, Sr., G, Grosse Pointe Liggett; Micah White, 5-8, Sr., G, Harper Woods

Honorable Mention

Guards: Tierra Adams, Harper Woods; Haley Aguinaga, New Haven; Hannah Armstrong, Marine City Cardinal Mooney; Karyssa Austin, Marine City; Nicole Austin, St. Clair Shores Lakeview; Dejane Barbee-Lawson, Eastpointe East Detroit; Erin Bracey, Center Line; Madeline Brender, Sterling Heights Stevenson; Jenna Briney, Macomb Lutheran North; Kim Charney, Yale; Ta'Naja Chase, Harper Woods Chandler Park; Natalie Curley, Marysville; Francesca Delicata, Sterling Heights Parkway Christian; Teresa Diehl, Warren Regina; Thomaz Doze, Warren Michigan Collegiate; Hallie Gordley, Fraser; Katie Hayes, Utica Eisenhower; Chynna Hazzard, Clinton Township Clintondale; Haley Hoffman, Warren Cousino; Amani Hutson, Warren Fitzgerald; Nakyra Jordan, St. Clair Shores South Lake; Tionna Lowe, Warren Fitzgerald; Bianca Mercado, Warren Lincoln; Mackenzie Nemitz, St. Clair Shores Lake Shore; Mya Oleksiak, Macomb L'Anse Creuse North; Jenna Pomaville, St. Clair Shores Lake Shore; Antonia Potvin, Marine City; Bryanna Randolph, Warren Woods-Tower; Shaina Rawls, Warren Macomb Christian; Becca Richards, Port Huron Northern; Julia Stewart, Fraser; Natalie Suchoski, Utica; Faith Terry, St. Clair Shores South Lake; Cierra von Zittwitz, Utica; Rosalyn Williams, Mount Clemens; Ashley Wilson, Warren Woods-Tower; Carly Zebelian, Armada

Forwards/Centers: Benna Ames, Grosse Pointe South; Erin Armbruster, Grosse Pointe North; Ashton Combs, Imlay City; Victoria Dickow, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley; Lanae Foster, Warren Michigan Collegiate; Torri Futch, Sterling Heights Stevenson; Megan Guitar, Croswell-Lexington; Kelsey Gustafson, Armada; Brianna Hodge, Roseville; Payton Husson, Marysville; Brooke Mahn, St. Clair; Kendall McConico, Grosse Pointe Liggett; Nicole Meyer, Utica Eisenhower; Rebecca Oden, Croswell-Lexington; Sasha Parker, Fraser; Kendal Ring, Sterling Heights; Courtney Russell, Warren Mott; Sarah Schmidt, Sterling Heights Parkway Christian; Jade Smith, Center Line; Paige Spinale, Utica; Lauren Turner, Sterling Heights Parkway Christian; Devan Valko, Marysville; Khadajah Williams, St. Clair Shores South Lake; Tris'styn Williams, New Baltimore Anchor Bay, Ahziala Wright, Harper Woods Chandler Park