All-Madera Tribune Team: Girls Basketball

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Most Valuable Player

Shellie Perkins, Madera Senior guard

Resume: Perkins started in her first game of her freshman year and didn’t ride the bench for four years. She scored in every game she played except one. Perkins was head coach Jason Smith’s go-to player. She played the point, provided scoring and even became a defensive force, averaging 2.6 steals per game. Perkins was deadly from three-point range (33-of- 99), fearless driving the lane (a team-leading 13-plus points per game in the County/Metro Athletic Conference) and calm at the free throw line, shooting close to percent. Perkins helped the Coyotes to a 7-3 CMAC record this season. Perkins was named to her second All-CMAC team, earning first team honors this year.

Coach of the Year

Jason Smith, Madera

Resume: When Smith started at Madera four years ago, he had to take over a program that was on its fourth coach in four years. Smith overhauled the youth program and started working from the ground up. He now has a steady pipeline of talent coming through the program, as evidenced by the number of underclassmen on the varsity roster. Smith led the Coyotes to their best CMAC finish this season, their first winning season (17-12) and the longest winning streak since the Valley Championship team in 2002. Smith was also named a CMAC Coach of the Year.

Team

Breanna Torres, Madera Junior, guard

Resume: Torres provided a solid ball handler to go with Perkins in the Coyote backcourt. Her presence allowed Perkins to spot up and shoot. Torres ran the point and was known for her clutch shooting, nailing a key three-pointer against Bullard. She averaged six points per game and almost two steals. Torres was a second team AllCMAC selection.

Shaddy Hunt, Madera South Senior, guard

Resume: Hunt was a tough defensive assignment. She could shoot the ball from the outside or drive to the hoop for a layup and get the foul. She was also one of the better on-ball defenders for the Stallions. Hunt led the Stallions in scoring and three-pointers. She was named to the All-North Yosemite League first team...

 

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