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Tampa Bay Times’ all-Pinellas County girls basketball

No one team truly dominated the county this year, and that shows in the diversity of schools represented.
Largo High School's Breanna Campbell is our Pinellas County basketball player of the year. (DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times)
Largo High School's Breanna Campbell is our Pinellas County basketball player of the year. (DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times)
Published Apr. 26

Our picks for the top players in Pinellas County for the 2018-19 basketball season:

Player of the Year

Breanna Campbell, Sr., Largo

Coach of the Year

Ryan Quigley, East Lake

First team

G Summer Quigley, Sr., East Lake

G Anabel Ellison, Jr., Tarpon Springs

F/G Diana Rosenthal, Sr., Lakewood

F/G Kanesha Hall, Jr., Northeast

C Olivia Jones, Sr., Clearwater

Second team

G Jakara Akins, Jr., Keswick Christian

G Nykisha Macon, Sr., Lakewood

F Dayona Parham, Sr., Boca Ciega

F Renice Dacres, Sr., Shorecrest

C D’Mya Ferguson, Jr., Clearwater

Third team

G Celina Hawkins, Sr., Northeast

G Denise Hall-Papaleo, So., St. Petersburg

F Jaia Jackson, Sr., Countryside

F Julia Westhoelter, Sr., Calvary Christian

C Olivia Delancy, Fr., Lakewood

Honorable mention

Boca Ciega: Kaitlyn Helton; Clearwater: Alexzadria Head, Princess McCray; Countryside: Allyssa Barnes, Trinity Thomas; Dixie Hollins: Jon’Iryah Johnson, Briana Washington; Dunedin: Destiny James, Kaley Morton; East Lake: Raygen Bostick, Whitney Rush, Emily Merkel, Brooke Thiel; Keswick Christian: Sydney Jackwin, Yasmin Baroni; Lakewood: TaNauvion Williams, Reilly Webb, Macey Zeh-Arndt, Makayla Johnson; Largo: Haley Maxwell; Northeast: Jada Ballard, Angel Smith; Palm Harbor University: Angela Li; Pinellas Park: Jacqueline Hudson; St. Petersburg: Tah’Trhea Brown; St. Petersburg Catholic: Ka’Yanti Burden; Tarpon Springs: Kaitlin Manning

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

  1. A little more than a month into the season, Nature Coast Tech sophomore Kennedy Weissman leads the state in scoring with 41 goals and 92 points, almost double the totals of the next closest player. [SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times]
    The sophomore has a whopping 41 goals so far this season, easily tops of any player in Florida.
  2. Largo's Julia Violante (6), center, gets a hug from teammate Sarai Faulkner (17), right, while joining Asti Luff (23), left, and McKenzie Emery (14) at midfield moments after scoring her second goal of the night (2-0) against St. Petersburg on Monday. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  TImes]
    The University of Florida commit is having a banner season on the pitch, but is missing her biggest fan.
  3. Hezekiah B. Walters, 14, was a member of Men of Vision, a local non-profit for teens. He collapsed while participating in football conditioning drills at Middleton High School during the summer. [MEN OF VISION  |  Special to the Times]
    The death of Middleton High’s Hezekiah B. Walters during summer conditioning helps spark a bill that seeks better protection for players at practices and games.
  4. East Lake and rival St. Petersburg squared off Tuesday night, this time as non-district foes. [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
    The Eagles’ 67-30 victory over the Green Devils is their fourth straight in the series since late last season.
  5. Springstead guard Unique Torain makes a nifty assist during a victory at Nature Coast on Tuesday night. [SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times]
    The Eagles are led by Unique Torain’s 18 points and unselfish play.
  6. Clearwater wide receiver Keedrik Murray (5) catches the ball for a touchdown during the first quarter at Gaither High on Nov. 15. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
    The 25th edition of the game will be held at Clearwater High.
  7. Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott talks with receivers Mike Williams (7) and Artavis Scott (3) during a 2016 game at FSU. Scott was named USF's coach Monday. [DAVID GROOMS/CAL SPORT MEDIA  |  ZUMAPRESS.com]
    Though not the bay area’s primary recruiter for Clemson, Scott’s fingerprints are all over the region.
  8. Tampa Catholic's Alijah Harrison attempts to block the ball from Andrew Jackson's Logan West during last year's state semifinals in Lakeland. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
    Tampa Catholic holds on to the top spot after an impressive opening week.
  9. Tampa Bay Tech's Amiya Evans (30) drives the ball during the first half of the state championship game between Tampa Bay Tech and St. Thomas Aquinas last season in Lakeland. [Times]
    The big three stays the same, but Wesley Chapel moves up a slot in our latest rankings.
  10. Tampa Prep's Grace Langston (50), left, works to disrupt a shot attempt by Wesley Chapel's Mia Nicholson (12) during the game on Friday. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  TImes]
    The Wildcats lead early, then hang on to improve to 5-0 on the season.
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