All-Tribune Girls Basketball


Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune

Madera sophomore Rhynne Mitchell helped lead the 14th seeded Coyotes to the Div. IV Central Section Championship game against Corcoran. She averaged more than 16 points per game, 10 more than Madera’s second-leading scorer. Unfortunately, she hurt her knee in the championship game and hopes to be back for her 2022-2023 season.

 

Most Valuable Player


Rhynne Mitchell


Guard So. Madera


Like the boys, this was an easy decision. Mitchell could have earned the Tribune’s Most Valuable Player award last season. However, she built upon her freshman year and used her playmaking skills to lead the Coyotes to the Central Section Championship game as a 14th seed. They upset the No. 3 seed and then battled the top seed until she injured her knee in the second quarter of the Div. IV Central Section title game. Mitchell averaged more than 16 points per game, almost 10 points more than the second-leading scorer. She also averaged five rebounds per game and more than three steals per game. Mitchell could hit the occasional 3-pointer, but her game is the drive. She could drive to the hoop against anybody and was very creative around the rim. She is the unquestioned leader of the Coyotes. She is hoping to recover from her knee injury in order to play her junior season. She was an All-County/Metro Athletic Conference first-team selection and placed second in the voting for Player of the Year. She is a two-time All-Tribune selection.


The Team


Erika Perez


Guard Sr. Madera


Perez could be counted on to defend the opposing team’s top perimeter player and she relished the job. She is one of those glue players that every team needs. She helped defend, which also took some pressure off of Mitchell. She also hit the occasional 3-pointer to keep teams honest. Perez was also counted on for her leadership. She is an All-CMAC Honorable Mention.


Jasmine Levy


Center Sr. Madera


When Levy was hurt early in the season, the Coyotes looked disjointed on both ends of the court. However, when Levy came back, she was a force and the Coyotes’ season turned around. She was one of the best post defenders in the Central Section. She made it her job to not let the post player get the ball, or if they did, she made them work for it. She was also adept on the offensive glass, getting plenty of offensive rebounds during the game. She was a very underrated player, but a very important player for the Coyotes.


Aasyria Goins


Guard Sr. Madera


Goins is probably one of the fastest basketball players in the section. She used that speed to help her on defense. When she stayed under control, she also contributed to the offense with many steals and layups. She also hit the occasional 3-pointer. She was an All-CMAC Honorable Mention and a two-time All-Tribune selection.


Alannah Ward


Guard Jr., Madera South


She accepted any role head coach Johnny Sharp gave her, whether it was coming off the bench or starting. She eventually worked herself into a starting spot and provided a solid 1-2 punch with Brianna Lorta. Ward also excelled when playing Madera, as evidenced by her eight 3-pointers in a win over the Coyotes this year. She was a Second Team All-CMAC selection.


Brianna Lorta


Guard Jr., Madera South


Lorta is the leader of the Stallions and showed it with her scoring and defense. She is quick and shifty, which led to steals and many layups. While she could hit the 3-pointer, she was also quick to drive the lane. She is an All-CMAC Second Team selection.


Mayra Ceballos


Forward Jr., Madera South


Ceballos was the quiet player for the Stallions. She did all the little things expected out of her. She pulled down rebounds, put back the occasional offensive rebound. However, her main priority was to provide defense in the post and she took pride in her job.


Sabrina Cerrillo


Guard Sophomore. Matilda Torres


Cerrillo was probably the most fun player to watch. She was all over the place while leading the Toros in points, rebounds, steals and blocked shots. While she can shoot the 3-pointer and drive to the hoop, what makes Cerrillo special is her defense. She has quick hands for steals and used her volleyball jumping ability to block shots. She had the uncanny ability to block shots without making contact, thus not earning a foul. She will be exciting to watch in the years to come and is the foundation for the Toros basketball team.

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