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Pinellas: All-county girls basketball

Girls basketball

Jerica Coley, St. Petersburg Catholic

Year/position: Jr., guard

Why we picked her: After losing last season's all-county player of the year, Sasha Chaplin, to graduation, the Barons needed a go-to girl. Coley more than delivered, leading the county in scoring with 22.4 per game. She helped St. Petersburg Catholic finish as the runnerup in Class 3A, District 5 and advance to a region semifinal.

Most impressive accomplishment: Coley shined in big games. She saved her best performance for the region quarterfinal, where she scored 32, grabbed 18 rebounds, and had eight steals and six assists in a 60-49 victory over Sarasota Cardinal Mooney.

Future plans: Coley will continue to play basketball in the offseason. She is being recruited by Indiana, Louisville and Miami, among others.

Did you know? Coley is an accomplished tennis player and currently plays No. 3 singles for SPC.

First team

G Sharee Booze, Sr., Palm Harbor University: One of the county's top scorers at 18.9 per game

G Latavia Dempsey, Jr., Boca Ciega: One of the Pirates' most electrifying players came through in the postseason

G Jazmyne Green, Sr., St. Petersburg: Led the Green Devils to their first district title

G Veronica Ryan, Jr., Clearwater: The best pure point guard in the area finished strong for Tornadoes

G Tory Stephens, Sr., Boca Ciega: Deadly from the outside, she was key in the Pirates' playoff run

Second team

F Artajah Collins, Sr., Clearwater

F Alli Corbett, Sr., Tarpon Springs

G Kandis Frederick, Sr., Lakewood

F Larkira Jones, Sr., Gibbs

F Courtney St. Louis, Sr., Indian Rocks Christian

Coach of the Year

Angela Meisner, Gibbs. The first-year Gladiators coach guided her team to its first-ever conference championship game appearance and first playoff berth in more than 20 seasons.

Honorable Mention

Admiral Farragut: Taylor Irwin, Lauren Huntley; Boca Ciega: Bianca Iannello, Piggy Middlebrooks, Missy Schmidt, Tamara Taylor; Calvary Christian: Sami Mauder; Clearwater: J'Beria Davis, Emma Loucks; Clearwater Central Catholic: Kristin Shriver, Ryann Gavin; Countryside: Madison Truluck, Jasmine Walker, Aly Grossman; Dixie Hollins: Brittany Kirkland, Jessica Crandal; Dunedin: Latorya Davis, Jessica Hamrick; East Lake: Alex Rawls, Alex Colon; Gibbs: Kamika Idom, Fahran Franklin, Ashley Tucker; Indian Rocks Christian: Rachel Burnett, Kristen Scholl; Keswick Christian: Tori Hale, Cassie Foster; Lakewood: Brishana Thomas, Kayla Roberts, Destinea Harris; Largo: Brandi Feazell, JaVon McTier, Katina Horsley; Northeast: Casey Barszcz, Stephanie Soler; Northside Christian: Jessica Logemann, Amy Spath; Osceola: Hannah Demarest; Palm Harbor University: Kristin Fuller, Jasmine Whiting; Pinellas Park: Alexus Ward; Seminole: Maria Avena, Kelsey Geraghty, Laurie Thornton; Shorecrest: Jasmine Cohen; St Petersburg: Danielle Troupe, Dominique Pruitt, Kamyia Smith; St. Petersburg Catholic: Mary Keegan; Tarpon Springs: Nicole Crafton, Marianna Karavokiros

Pinellas: All-county girls basketball 03/21/09 [Last modified: Saturday, March 21, 2009 9:30pm]
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