2015-16 All-County girls basketball teams
Published 2:24 pm Wednesday, March 16, 2016
By BAKER ELLIS / Sports Editor
Last week we took a look at the boys All-County teams, and this week we turn our attention to the girls. Like the boys lists, there are three full teams of All-County players along with some honorable mentions, and like the boys, arguments could have been made for a number of these girls to make the first team. We looked at raw stats along with games played, team impact and quality of opponents when creating these lists, among other factors as well.
Girls’ basketball in the county this season was incredibly guard-dominant this season, so we had to get a little creative with creating these All-County lists. So, let’s take a look at the 2015-16 All-County girls basketball lists.
Guard – Tyesha Haynes, senior, Calera. 20.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists per game. Haynes has been a Calera mainstay for years, dating back to when she was an eighth-grader. Led the Lady Eagles to the 4A state championship game in 2014. Quick off the dribble and has the size to overpower smaller guards to get her shot off. Player of the Year.
Guard – Lauryn Lilly, sophomore, Montevallo. The 2014-15 Player of the Year as a freshman, Lilly had a great sophomore campaign as well. 22.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2 assists per game to go along with 3.5 steals per game as well. Led Montevallo to the 4A Elite Eight.
Guard – Marjorie Head, senior, Shelby County. 16.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Head was the only consistent scorer on a Shelby County team that played a tough schedule. Head, a cross-country runner as well, pushed the pace whenever she could and had a knack for finishing around the rim.
Forward – Jordan LeNoir, senior, Thompson. 14.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists per game along with 1.8 steals per game as well. Led Thompson to the school’s second consecutive 7A Sweet Sixteen in her senior season. Has the ability to score inside or on the perimeter. Shot 40 percent from the field on the year.
Center – Quenesa Crawford, senior, Vincent. 10.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. One of only three girls in the county to average a double-double. Consistently cleaned up the defensive and offensive glass for a Vincent team that made an appearance in the 2A subregional round. Also had 21 blocked shots on the season as well.
Guard – Jasmine Banks, senior, Vincent. 11.7 points, 10 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game. As a 5-foot-2-inch point guard, Banks averaged 10 boards per game for the rebound-dominant Lady Yellow Jackets to go along with nearly 12 points per game in her senior season. Along with Crawford helped lead Vincent to the 2A subregional round.
Guard – Indiah Cohill. senior, Thompson. 8.1 points, 3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.5 steals per game. Cohill didn’t have eye-popping offensive stats but was an integral cog to the efficient Lady Warriors’ offense. Great instincts in transition with the ball in her hand and rarely, if ever, made the wrong pass at any time.
Guard – Clair Holt, sophomore, Spain Park. 14.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists per game. A varsity player since her eighth-grade season, Holt was the leading scorer and three-point shooter in her sophomore season at Spain Park. The 5-foot-7-inch guard shot the ball at a 35 percent clip from the floor on the year and took 225 threes.
Forward – Michaella Edwards, freshman, Chelsea. 18.3 points, 10.1 rebounds per game. Chelsea’s only true scoring threat. Led the Lady Hornets to their first win over Briarwood in more than a decade. Impressive rebounder with room to improve as just a freshman. One of only three players in the county to average a double-double
Forward – Jordan Jones, sophomore, Helena. Averaged 13.6 points per game in her sophomore year to lead Helena on the year. Helped take Huskies to 5A subregional round in head coach Alan Skinner’s first season.
Guard – Alasha Reed, sophomore, Montevallo. 11.6 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 3.9 steals per game. Ran the offense for the Montevallo team that went to the 4A Elite Eight. An athletic guard, she consistently created problems for opposing teams with her perimeter defense. Her 128 steals were the most in the county on the season.
Guard – Kahyanne Bolton, sophomore, Thompson. 11 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists per game. Bolton came on strong as a sophomore and provided a nice scoring complement to Cohill on the perimeter of the Lady Warriors’ offense.
Guard – Molly McKenzie/Shelly Proctor, seniors, Briarwood. The two senior guards for Briarwood had nearly identical statistical seasons and were both vital cogs to one of the best Briarwood products in recent memory. Proctor averaged 11.3 points, 3.1 boards and 3.2 assists while McKenzie averaged 10 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2 assists in their final seasons.
Forward – Jen Brown, junior, Helena. 11 points per game. Along with Jones helped to lead Helena to the 5A subregional round with her work in the post.
Forward – Brittany Grice, junior, Thompson. 7.2 points, 7.8 rebounds per game. One of only three players in the county to accumulate more rebounds than points over the course of the season. Led Thompson in rebounds by a margin of 38.
Jacoby Sims, Oak Mountain. Jordan Allison, Pelham. Niya Oden, Helena. Ambran Middleton, Vincent. Emri Hannah, Montevallo. Kennedy Smith, Oak Mountain. Jamila Wilson, Pelham.