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All-Madera Tribune Girls Basketball team

April 15, 2018

Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune
Madera South’s Lexi Eller was the only Madera basketball player to earn first team All-County/Metro Athletic Conference honors in both boys and girls.

The Team

 

Lexi Eller


Soph., Guard,


Madera South


All-League: 1st team All-County/Metro Athletic Conference


Eller was one of those players that can infuriate a coach while also causing him to stand up and cheer. She excelled at every part of the game. She can hit a 3-pointer, drive the lane, make a crazy layup, make a free throw and find the open man. She has the two highest scoring games in Madera South history, scoring 35 to set the record this season. He can be a dynamic player, but needs to stay disciplined within the offense. She led the Stallions with 13.8 points per game. This is her second straight All-Tribune award.

Aleecia Rosel


Junior, Guard,


Madera South


All-League: 2nd team All-CMAC


Rosel was Eller’s running mate. She can do the same things Eller could do. Rosel was especially proficient at the baseline runners. She can also hit the 3-pointer and will be counted on next year as a four-year varsity player. Rosel was the second highest leading scorer with 11 points per game. She and Eller were the only players to average more than seven points per game for the Stallions.  Rosel is a three-time All-Tribune player.

Lei’Nya Bartlow


Senior, Forward,

 

Madera South


All-League: CMAC honorable mention


Bartlow as the quiet force for the Stallions. She helped control the boards and was adept at the quick putbacks. She was the quiet leader head coach Johnny Sharp looked to. Despite two players on her team considerable taller than her, Bartlow earned the start over them because of her tenacity for rebounding.

Alyssa Fernandez


Senior, Guard,


Madera


All-League: 2nd team All-CMAC


Fernandez was the unquestioned quiet leader of the Coyotes. She was a three-year varsity player and two-time All-Tribune player. She was one of the quickest players on the court and had quick hands which led to a number of steals.

Camile DeAnda


Soph., Guard,


Madera


All-League: CMAC honorable mention


DeAnda was Madera’s most improved player. From riding the bench early in the season, DeAnda’s consistent player got her more and more playing time and, eventually, the start at guard. She could hit the jumper and the occasional 3-pointer. She will be counted on, with fellow sophomores Sofia Perez and BriAnn Houghton, to lead the Coyotes in the next two years.

BriAnn Houghton


Soph., Forward,

 

Madera


All-League: CMAC honorable mention


When Houghton stayed out of foul trouble, she was one of the best players on the court. Lean, but long, Houghton could hit the short jumper and could also go up for a rebound. However, her time on the court was limited because of fouls. She got tremendously better from her freshman to sophomore year and expect another big jump next season.


Sofia Perez


Soph., Forward,

 

Madera


The third of Madera’s sophomore trio, Perez is an unsung player. She is one of head coach Jason Smith’s glue players. Smith thrives on having these players do the things nobody else wants to do to keep his team together. Perez is a perfect example of that type of player. She is tough and strong enough to hold her ground in the block. She boxes out to get the rebound and also has a soft touch putting the ball back while pulling down an offensive board.

Ashton Berry


Senior, Guard,


Liberty


All-League: 2nd team All-North Sequoia League


Berry was undeniably the leader for the Hawks basketball team. She led the team from the point and was like a second coach on the court for Ashley Chavira. Berry, who only played basketball, was looked up to by other players on the team. She was counted on to score and distribute for the Hawks. She is a two-time All-Tribune selection.

Leeasia Whetsel


Junior, Guard,


Liberty


She is probably the fastest player on the court. She also had the quickest hands. She was quick picking off a pass and beating the rest of the players for a layup. She will probably be the leader of the team next season and a player Chavira will lean on.

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