Search:
STAFF AND ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS
The Register has selected its All-County girls basketball team. Selected to the first team were Troy's Kianna Smith, Brea Olinda's Reili Richardson, Troy's Barbara Sitanggan, Mater Dei's Ally Rosenblum and Brea Olinda's Tyiona Watkins.

All-County girls basketball: First team

STAFF WRITER

The Register’s All-County girls basketball team.

FIRST TEAM

Reili Richardson

Brea Olinda, Guard, Sr.

The Register's player of the year.

Ally Rosenblum

Mater Dei, Center, Sr.

Thrust into the role of Mater Dei’s go-to scoring option, Rosenblum proved plenty capable of taking on such a responsibility. She led the Monarchs’ youngest squad in recent memory to a 27-win season. The 6-foot-3, UCLA-bound center averaged 17.7 points per game, 8.2 rebounds and shot 54 percent from the field. She feasted on opponents who lacked size down low, and she was as dependable as any player in the county this season. She made 75 percent of her shots from the free-throw line.

Barbara Sitanggan

Troy, Guard, Sr.

No one in the county played with more effort, hustle and grit than Troy’s four-year varsity letter-winner. She capped a stellar high school career with a 26-win season and an Open Division consolation bracket championship. Sitanggan was arguably the county’s best defender, compiling more than 100 steals this season. The Pepperdine-bound guard’s point production dipped slightly (11 points per game) with the addition of Kianna Smith, but her rebounds and assist numbers spiked. She had a 5.6-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. Troy played 33 games this season, and she never turned the ball over more than twice in a contest despite playing many of the top teams in Southern California.

Kianna Smith

Troy, Guard, Jr.

The skilled transfer from J.W. North of Riverside made her much-anticipated Orange County debut in early January. The junior combo guard, who has one of the smoothest shooting strokes around, finished the season as Troy’s leading scorer at 15 points per game. She had the skill to get to the hoop with ease, and her step-back jumper seemed indefensible at times. She teamed with Barbara Sitanggan to form one of the best starting backcourts in California. Smith drew Division 1 college interest from across the country as a junior, and she’ll remain in the spotlight when she returns as one of the area’s top talents next season.

Tyiona Watkins

Brea Olinda, Forward, So.

The uber-athletic wing finished as Brea Olinda’s second-leading scorer, putting up better than 16 points a game and helping capture the program’s 10th state championship. She scored 22 points in the CIF State Division I final. Watkins already possesses a strong mid-range game, and she is capable of guarding any position on the defensive end of the floor. Her teammate, Reili Richardson, is departing, but Watkins has the talent to keep the Wildcats atop the county and state hierarchy. She has already made two trips to state finals, and has the ability to keep such a streak rolling as a junior.

************************

ALL-COUNTY GIRLS BASKETBALL

Contact the writer: kconnolly@ocregister.com


See archived 'Sports' stories »
 


Other Varsity coverage:
Inland Empire
Search Players


Football:

Santa Ana 14, Rancho Christian 52 - 01:01 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Calabasas 35, Capistrano Valley 14 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

St. John Bosco 21, Mater Dei 14 - 00:33 2nd QT - Completed

Football:

Edison 44, La Mirada 24 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Burbank 21, Yorba Linda 31 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Soccer:

El Modena 2, Orange Lutheran 2 - 45:00 2nd Half - Completed

Basketball:

Eisenhower 28, Mater Dei 93 - 02:00 4th QT - Completed

Basketball:

Santa Fe 65, Foothill 53 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

Valencia/Valencia 35, San Clemente 41 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed

Football:

El Modena 21, Yorba Linda 28 - 00:00 4th QT - Completed