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MACOMB COUNTY GIRLS TIER 2 ALL-STARS

FIRST TEAM

BROOKE JUNAUD, CENTER LINE, SENIOR: She helped lead the Panthers to a regional championship game at Detroit Mumford against the host school. Scored 17 points against Redford Union in the regional semis at Mumford. She guided the Panthers to the MAC Silver/Bronze tournament title game.

MEGAN O’BRIEN, REGINA, SENIOR: “A great captain and a real team leader,” said coach Diane Laffey. An All-Catholic selection, she averaged 9.8 points and eight rebounds per game. She was also an outstanding volleyball player.

TONE’ OGLESBY, FITZGERALD, SENIOR: A first-time all-conference performer who averaged 12 points per game. She also had 42 total steals, 62 total rebounds, and 15 games in which she scored in double figures.

One of her top performances came against Notre Dame Prep when she poured in 31 points. She had 19 points against Marine City and 18 against Southfield A&T, a team which advanced to the Class A state semifinals.

ASHLEIGH THOMAS, LUTHERAN NORTH, SENIOR: Scored in double digits 18 times for the Mustangs. Averaged 14.4 points per game. Grabbed 168 rebounds on the season. Shot 42 percent from the floor. Had 51 assists, 28 steals and 34 blocks. Scored 27 and ripped down 10 rebounds against Ladywood. Tallied 26 points and 10 rebounds in the Divine Child game. “Great competitor. Team leader. Will be sorely missed next year,” said coach Greg Mangold. “Outstanding inside moves but threat from 3-point as well.”

She will play at Hope College in the fall. Has a 4.184 grade point average.

LAUREN TURNER, PARKWAY CHRISTIAN, JUNIOR: An honorable mention all-state selection, she scored 266 points, grabbed 213 rebounds, had 55 blocks and 130 steals for the Eagles. She scored 25 in one game.

A three-sport athlete, she also plays volleyball and soccer. Her grade point average is 4.07.

SECOND TEAM

CARLEY BARJAKTAROVICH, RICHMOND, JUNIOR: How’s this for an average – 4.159? That’s grade point, not scoring. Offensively she averaged 12 points, four steals, four assists and four rebounds per game. “She was the starting point of our offense this season. When she was on the floor things happened and if she couldn’t find an open teammate she had no problem taking it to the basket herself. She has both an inside and outside game,” said coach Jodi Schroeder. “Besides her athleticism, Carley is an outstanding student.”

TALIA GRAY, FITZGERALD, SENIOR: She averaged 9.5 points and 6.4 assists per game.

She knocked down 67 percent of her free throws, and hit 76 percent of her foul shots in the fourth quarter. She had 51 steals and 42 rebounds.

SARA LESNESKY, ARMADA, JUNIOR: Takes on the opposing team’s top inside player and does a good job of holding them down offensively. Her offense comes primarily from down low, and she shoots well from the free throw line. Tallied 13 points, five rebounds and two steals in the Tigers’ 46-34 win over Capac. Also plays softball.

HANNAH MILLIGAN, LUTHERAN NORTH, JUNIOR: “A coach’s dream,” said coach Greg Mangold. “Ultimate team player. Great defender who has outstanding athleticism. Had four games of six or more blocks, with seven against Country Day.” She averaged 9.2 points per game. Also grabbed 194 rebounds, had 36 assists, 41 steals and 62 blocks. Scored and rebounded in double digits nine times this season. Had 13 points and 19 rebounds in the game against Lutheran Northwest. Carries a 3.70 grade point average.

LEEANN WILSON, WARREN WOODS-TOWER, JUNIOR: A team captain, she led the Titans in scoring averaging 11 points per game. She also averaged six rebounds, five assists and 2.5 steals. She knocked down 55 percent of her shots from the floor. “An exceptional student, LeeAnn was an even better person,” said coach Ron Papuga. “LeeAnn was an extreme joy to coach, a young lady that wanted to learn about basketball and wanted to play the game the right way all while having a great attitude.” She has a 4.1 grade point average.

THIRD TEAM

SAMANTHA BLALOCK, WARREN WOODS-TOWER, JUNIOR: A starter since her freshman year, she was the team’s most versatile player. Able to play all five positions on the floor offensively, she could score both from the low block and the three-point arc. Scored 19 against South Lake and 18 against Clintondale. In the Lamphere game, she had 12 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and five steals. She averaged nine points and seven rebounds per game. Maintains a 3.95 grade point average.

BETSY LUECK, REGINA, JUNIOR: The point guard for the Saddlelites, she led them in steals and assists and was the team’s top defensive player. She always guarded the opponent’s best player. She is also an outstanding soccer player.

ERICA MICK, PARKWAY CHRISTIAN, SENIOR: An outstanding all-around athlete, she played volleyball, basketball and soccer. In fact, she will attend Cornerstone University in the fall where she signed to play soccer.

She scored 279 points for the Eagles this season. She also grabbed 91 rebounds, made 82 steals and had 43 assists. Her season-high in scoring was 26 points. She has a 4.15 grade point average.

JOANN SEEFRIED, ARMADA, JUNIOR: She racked up 18 points, 11 rebounds and four steals to lead the Tigers to a win over Algonac. Also led her team to an overtime win over Yale with 17 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks. Also plays softball and bowls.

A’RHYANNA TYUS, CLINTONDALE, JUNIOR: A coach’s dream.

“She is a great player to coach. Very competitive and loves challenges,” said Brandon Seay, the Clintondale coach. “She is ready to do whatever a coach needs for the program.”

She averaged 10 points, four assists, four rebounds and three steals per game.

FOURTH TEAM

LAUREN MOW, LUTHERAN NORTH, SOPHOMORE: “Two years of running point. Great defender. Her best two years are ahead of her,” promised coach Greg Mangold.

She was third on the team in scoring. She knocked down 18 3-point shots. Among them were three of the Mustangs’ eight 3’s against Divine Child in the Catholic League playoffs. Scored 11 against Divine Child, and had seven assists in the St. Clair game. Also plays soccer. Has a 4.119 grade point average.

AUBREI STEWART, MERRITT ACADEMY, SENIOR: “She was one of those players I could not take off the court,” said coach Jim Rubio. “She was a great leader on and off the court and a hard worker that always was looking for ways to improve. A great mentor to her teammates. She also helped lead us to the most wins in school history this season. She will be missed.” A first-team all-conference player she averaged 10.5 points and 12 rebounds per game. A team captain, she has a 3.68 grade point average.

FAITH TERRY, SOUTH LAKE, JUNIOR: A certifiable star sprinter on the track for the Cavaliers, she paced the basketball team, too. Among her highlights this season was a 15-point performance against conference champion Roseville.

KELA WILLIS, FITZGERALD, SENIOR: She knocked down 8.6 points per game. She also grabbed 6.5 rebounds per outing.

MARYANN YAMARINO, RICHMOND, SENIOR: A three-year varsity player she averaged nine points, six rebounds and two steals a game. A post player, she was known for her toughness underneath. “She played defense on some of the successful posts in the league and kept them to single digits,” said coach Jodi Schroeder. “MaryAnn is also an outstanding student. Her grade point average is 3.79.”

ALL-DEFENSE TEAM

ALYSSA AGUEROS, WARREN WOODS-TOWER, JUNIOR: Always guarded the other team’s top player, regardless of size or position. The team’s quickest player, she played the toughest spot on the Titans’ 1-3-1 zone. A captain, she took charge when needed. “A true joy to coach,” said coach Ron Papuga. “Alyssa was always looking to improve her game along with helping out a teammate to get better. An extremely hard worker in both practices and games.”

She averaged six points, six rebounds, four assists and five steals per game. Has a 3.72 grade point average.

MALYTTA BROWN, FITZGERALD, JUNIOR: She blocked more than two shots per game. She swiped an average of two balls per game. She also grabbed more than nine rebounds per game.

CARLEY BARJAKTAROVICH, RICHMOND, JUNIOR

BETSY LUECK, REGINA, JUNIOR

HANNAH MILLIGAN, LUTHERAN NORTH, JUNIOR

HONORABLE MENTION

Sabrina Casteel, Clintondale; Talli Gudio, Parkway Christian; Shannon Marsh, Lake Shore; Mikayla Milot, Richmond; Allison Polzin, Armada; Amber Rubio, Merritt; Mia Wilson, Clintondale; Kara Wolfbauer, Lake Shore.

Last Updated: 4/5/2017 5:57:26 PM EST