Monday, July 9, 2012

Coyer sisters, Mickens lead West in all-star game

Angela Mickens
Former Oakton stars and soon-to-be Villanova performers Caroline and Katherine Coyer combined for 38 points and JMU-bound Angela Mickens from Lee added 14 as the loaded West squad thrashed the East 98-75 in the VHSCA girls basketball all-star game Monday at Christopher Newport.

   EAST: Alisha Mobley 12, Jazzmin Dabney 11, Lisa Saunders 11, Sierra Leacock 9, Anika Trent 9, Denell Fox 7, Tatyana Calhoun 6, LaQuanda Younger 6, Sara Mead 2, Taiyanah Scott 2.
   WEST: Caroline Coyer 21, Katherine Coyer 17, Angela Mickens 14, Krista Cox 13, Cadence Wilmouth 10, Kemani Crawford 9, Mikal Johnson 6, Chaney Forbush 5, Jessi Strom 3.
   MVPS: East: Jazzmin Dabney. West: Caroline Coyer.

The rosters:


Katie Anderson, 5-10 F, Patrick Henry - Colonial District Player of the Year and a first-team All-Central Region pick. Averaged 18 points and 9 rebounds and led Patrick Henry to a 23-3 record. Scored 1,509 career points, second-most in school history. Will play at Randolph-Macon.

Tatyana Calhoun, 5-9 G/F, Sussex Central - Region A Player of the Year led Sussex to the Division I state title game in 2011 and the D-2 state quarters in 2012. Scored 1,105 points in her career. Will play at UDC.

Jazzmin Dabney, 5-8 G, Highland Springs - Capital District Player of the Year averaged 14 points and 15 rebounds and led Highland Springs to the state semifinals. Will play at Virginia State.

Denell Fox, 5-10 F, Nansemond River - Averaged 13.3 points and 9.7 rebounds for the Warriors and turned in a handful of monster games, most notably a 23-point, 21-rebound effort against city rival Lakeland.

Sierra Leacock, 5-6 G, James Monroe - Transfer from Caroline and an alternative school earned second-team All-Battlefield District honors in her lone season at James Madison, averaging 10.7 ppg and helping the Yellow Jackets advance to the Division 3 state quarterfinals. Will play at Hagerstown Community College for new head coach Vicky Bullett, the former Maryland All-American, Olympic gold medalist and WNBA all-star.

Sara Mead, 5-6 G, Millbrook: Brainy point guard for a team that went 105-3 during her four seasons, won a state title in each of its final three seasons and finished on a state-record 80-game winning streak. Will play for Columbia University.

Alisha Mobley, 6-0 F, Millbrook: A first-team all-region selection and one of three college-bond seniors from the Millbrook juggernaut - along with Sara Mead (Columbia) and Courtni Green (Delaware). Will play for Lenoir-Rhyne.

Chase Raynes, 5-7 G/F, East Rockingham - Group A Division I Player of the Year (VHSCA) first-team all-state pick who led the Eagles to a 30-1 record and the Division I state title in the school's second year of existence.

Lisa Saunders, 5-10 G, Hampton - Former Phoebus star who transferred to Hampton for her final season and averaged 8.3 points for the Lady Crabbers. Will play at Lincoln University.

Taiyanah Scott, 6-0 F/C, Warwick - Ranked second on her team in scoring (behind fellow all-star LaQuanda Younger) with 10.2 ppg. Will play north of the border at St. Mary's University in Nova Scotia.

Anika Trent, 5-8 F, Courtland - First-team all-region pick and her team's only senior who led Courtland to an undefeated season all the way to the state title game, where they finally fell to fellow unbeaten Millbrook. Averged 14.8 points and 8.7 rebounds.

Keyontae Williams, 5-9 G/F, James Monroe - Versatile Region I, Division 3 Player of the Year averaged 20.2 points and 7 rebounds in leading Monroe to the Division 3 state quarterfinals. Signed with Albany University.

LaQuanda Younger, 5-9 G, Warwick. High-scoring guard averaged 22 points last season and finished her career with just a shade under 2,000 (1,936). Will play for Old Dominion.


MaKenzie Cluesman, 5-8 G, Lee. Rebounded from an ACL injury her junior year to average 14.7 points and 2.3 steals as a senior. Finished her career with 1,237 points. Signed to play basketball and golf at Virginia-Wise.

Krista Cox, 5-4 G, Floyd County - Three-year starter at point guard averaged 12 points, 4 assists and 2 steals as a senior. Signed with Virginia Intermont.

Caroline Coyer, 5-10 G, Oakton - Gatorade Player of the Year for Virginia Has already had her jersey retired by Oakton. Combined with her twin sister Katherine to lead Oakton to a 110-5 record in four seasons and the 2012 Division 6 state title. The sisters have both signed with Villanova.

Katherine Coyer, 5-11 G, Oakton - The less-heralded of the twins turned out to be the star of Oakton's emphatic 59-38 rout of defending state champion Princess Anne in the state title game with a game-high 24 points. The victory capped a perfect 31-0 season. Will join sister Caroline at Villanova.

Kemani Crawford, 5-8 F, Robert E. Lee - Will play at Ferrum. Post presence on the senior-dominated Lee squad that captured the Division 3 state title. Notched a double-double (14 points, 12 rebounds) in the state semifinal victory over Woodbridge. Will play at Ferrum.

Chaney Forbush, 6-0 F, Centreville - Centreville's  leading scorer and a first-team All-Concorde District pick. Scored a school-record 33 points (with 11 rebounds) in a regular-season victory over Freedom. Will play at Lynchburg College.

Te'Shya Heslip, 5-5 G, Potomac. Dynamic point guard averaged 15.8 points and fueled Potomac to a 25-3 record and the program's first Northwest Region title since 1987. Co-Northwest Region Player of the Year (with Forest Park star and Dayton-bound Lexi Carpenter). Signed with Howard University.

Mikal Johnson, 5-8 G, Osbourn. Prolific 3-point shooter and Osbourn's all-time leading scorer (1,417 points). An All-Cedar Run District pick and a second-team All-Northwest Region selection. Signed with Rider University.

Lindsay Martin, 5-7 G/F, Carroll County - Deadly 3-point shooter and all-around force who earned Group AA first-team all-state honors from the VHSCA. Averaged 13.8 points and 6.5 rebounds in leading the Cavaliers to the Group AA, Division 4 state semifinals. Signed with Catawba College.

Angela Mickens, 5-4 G, Robert E. Lee. All-everything guard and Top-100 national recruit (ESPN)who powered Lee to a 44-37 victory over Liberty in the Division 3 state title game by scoring 32 points, assisting on her team's other four field goals and hauling down 10 rebounds. Signed with James Madison.

Jessi Strom, 5-5 G, Glenvar - First-team All-Region C performer who cracked the 1,000-point barrier for her career and led the Highlanders to the Division 2 state semifinals for the first time in 10 years. Scored 25 points in a 62-50 victory over Virginia High in the state quarterfinals.

Cadence Wilmoth, 6-1 C, Patrick Henry. Named VHSCA state player of the year after averaging 24.6 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks and leading the Rebels to the Division 2 state quarterfinals. Had 33 points, 13 rebounds and 7 blocks in her final game, a 61-49 loss to Gate City. Scored more than 2,000 points in her career. Will play for Mars Hill College.

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