By Stephanie Hammon
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 7:37 pm in Girls basketball.
Here is the 2012 All-East Bay girls basketball team, as selected by the Bay Area News Group-East Bay.
Player of the Year: K.C. Waters, Bishop O’Dowd
Coach of the Year: Kelly Sopak, Miramonte
K.C. WATERS, Bishop O’Dowd, forward, Jr. — Waters, the HAAL MVP, led the Dragons in scoring (14 points), rebounding (12) and also contributed averages of three assists and three steals per contest. She delivered double-doubles in O’Dowd’s toughest games, including the NCS championship and a Division III state title game win over Laguna Hills.
HANNAH HUFFMAN, Carondelet, guard, Sr. — The EBAL MVP capped an outstanding career by leading the Cougars to the NCS Division II championship. Playing out of position in the post many nights, she averaged 18.7 points, seven rebounds and three assists. She and the Cougars reached the NorCal semis, where they fell to eventual state champion Archbishop Mitty. Huffman will play at Notre Dame next year.
ELISHA DAVIS, Berkeley, guard, Sr. — The Yellowjackets’ point guard brought constant energy and led the team in scoring at 13.1 points per game. She also averaged 4.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 2.7 steals and shot 39 percent from 3-point range as Berkeley won league and section titles and reached the state title game for a record 11th time. She is headed to Arizona State.
MARIYA MOORE, Salesian, guard/forward, So. — A sensational sophomore season from Moore lifted the Pride to new heights. She averaged 16 points, 7.2 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 3.9 steals to lead Salesian to its first ever NCS and NorCal Division IV titles. She amassed three triple-doubles in a 31-5 season and made key plays in the Pride’s most important games.
ODERAH CHIDOM, Bishop O’Dowd, forward, Jr. — The 6-foot-4 post’s best game was a 24-point, 15-rebound performance in a NorCal Division III championship game victory. For the season, she averaged 13 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks and was a big reason the Dragons ended the year ranked No. 14 in the country.
SHANNON MAULDIN, St. Mary’s, forward, Sr. — Mauldin provided consistency for a young Panthers team as it won the league title and took second the NCS and NorCal Division IV tournaments. She led St. Mary’s in scoring at 17 points per game and also averaged 7 rebounds. Mauldin was named the BSAL MVP.
ARIELL BOSTICK, Bishop O’Dowd, guard, Jr. — Bostick, a flashy point guard, averaged five assists and 4.7 steals to go along with a 9.6 scoring average for the Division III section and state champions.
MONIQUE MULDER, Deer Valley, guard, Sr. — The BVAL MVP, Mulder helped the Wolverines reach the NCS Division I title game and the NorCal quarterfinals with averages of 14 points, 5.5 steals and 4 assists per game.
NATALIE ROMEO, Carondelet, guard, So. — The Cougars’ quick point guard averaged 16.3 points, 6.1 assists and 4.6 steals for the EBAL and NCS Division II champions.
CAROLINE HUGHES, Dougherty Valley, forward, Sr. — Hughes, a 6-foot- 2 Cal Poly signee, did a little bit of everything for the Wildcats. She averaged 14.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game.
RACHEL HOWARD, Berkeley, forward, Jr. — An undersized post, Howard led the NorCal Division I champions in rebounding at 10.1 per game. She was second on the team in scoring at 12.9 points and also contributed 3.8 assists and 2.2 steals. She had a double-double in the NorCal title game victory.
MIKAYLA COWLING, St. Mary’s, forward, So. — Already committed to Cal, the sophomore was a big part of the Panthers’ 27-8 season that ended in the NorCal Division IV finals. She averaged 11 points and seven rebounds.
GABBY GREEN, St. Mary’s, guard, So. — Green missed nearly two months of the season after breaking her ankle in the summer, but gave the Panthers a lift when she returned. She scored around 13 points a game with six rebounds, 3.5 steals and 3.5 assists.
JANINE LOUTZENHISER, Miramonte, guard/forward, Sr. — The Rider-bound 3-point specialist averaged 14.3 points for the 31-2 Matadors. She made 40 percent of her 3-point attempts to finish with 121 on the year and had 297 in her career.
MEGAN REID, Miramonte, guard, So. — A superb all-around athlete, Reid was key to Miramonte’s uptempo attack. In a team-high 22 minutes per game, she averaged 10 points, seven rebounds, six assists and 5.5 steals.
SOPHIE TAYLOR, Acalanes, forward, Sr. — Taylor, who has signed with Loyola Marymount, led Acalanes to the NorCal playoffs. She averaged 18.5 points per game, four steals and nearly 10 rebounds. Taylor had 12 double-doubles this season.
Also considered: Desiree Harris (St. Joseph Notre Dame), Greer Kleber (Northgate), Madison Craig (Foothill), Desire Finnie (Berkeley), Erin Asher (Heritage), Taylor Kizziee (Miramonte), MaAne’ Mosley (Salesian), Kaya Johnson (Castlemont), Maya Ramachandran (Mission San Jose).