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High school girls basketball leaders for Tampa Bay

Our offensive and defensive leaders for Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties.
River Ridge senior Brandi Willard is among the area leaders in points per game so far this season. [SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times]
River Ridge senior Brandi Willard is among the area leaders in points per game so far this season. [SCOTT PURKS | Special to the Times]
Published Dec. 5, 2019
Updated Dec. 6, 2019

Here’s how Tampa Bay players stack up so far this basketball season. All stats via MaxPreps, through Dec. 5:

(Minimum three games)

Points per game

Kailyn Gilbert, Tampa Prep 34.4

Alexandra Head, Pinellas Park 26.0

Megan Watson, Strawberry Crest 25.5

Alexa Morel, Riverview 19.3

Alexia Stone, Plant City 17.7

Jakara Akins, Keswick Christian 17.4

Brandi Willard, River Ridge 17.3

Esther Jackson, Hernando Christian 17.3

Kayla Lissy, Durant 16.5

Angelie Pena, Holy Names 16.4

Heaven Lee, Nature Coast 16.0

T. Kennedy, Hillsborough 16.0

Gabriella Lee, Nature Coast 15.4

Elayza Jackson, Jefferson 15.3

K’Nisha Godfrey, Tampa Bay Tech 15.3

Raygen Bostick, East Lake 15.3

Denise Hall-Papaleo, St. Petersburg 15.2

Kendal Cheesman, Plant 15.0

Jasmine Peaks, Tampa Bay Tech 15.0

Nyla Jean, Plant 14.7

3-pointers (total)

Jakara Akins, Keswick Christian 14

Kayla Lissy, Durant 10

Megan Watson, Strawberry Crest 10

Sydney Rush, East Lake 10

Honor Culpepper, Plant 9

Alexia Stone, Plant City 9

Angelie Pena, Holy Names 9

Lexi Pizarro, Sickles 8

Kearston Brewer, Fivay 8

Andrea Hincapie, CCC 8

Abby Frankum, CCC 8

Denis Hall-Papaleo, St. Petersburg 7

Brandi Willard, River Ridge 7

Gabrielle Morrison, Holy Names 7

Free-throw percentage

Nyla Jean, Plant 100% (6-of-6)

Jayla Murray, Tampa Bay Tech 100% (5-of-5)

Ava Knauer, Bloomingdale 100% (5-of-5)

Maggie Hand, St. Petersburg Catholic 100% (9-of-9)

Marielis Creque, Fivay 91% (10-of-11)

Silvia Farfante, Plant 90% (9-of-10)

Kailyn Gilbert, Tampa Prep 86% (48-of-56)

K’Nisha Godfrey, Tampa Bay Tech 86% (6-of-7)

Katryna Adamski, Mitchell 86% (6-of-7)

Stefania March, Keswick Christian 83% (5-of-6)

Jasmine Peaks, Tampa Bay Tech 80% (4-of-5)

Mia Nicholson, Wesley Chapel 77% (10-of-13)

Angelie Pena, Holy Names 77% (17-of-22)

Hayden Stern, Plant 75% (3-of-4)

Taviyanna Habib, Armwood 75% (9-of-12)

Natasha Santos, East Bay 75% (6-of-8)

Kyrstin Wolff, Bloomingdale 75% (6-of-8)

Kiana Amaro, Jefferson 75% (3-of-4)

Lilee Vongvenekeo, Pinellas Park 74% (14-of-19)

Caileigh Sheldon, River Ridge 73% (8-of-11)

Abby Frankum, CCC 73% (27-of-37)

Rebounds per game

Kailyn Gilbert, Tampa Prep 17.6

Elayza Jackson, Jefferson 15.3

Marielis Creque, Fivay 12.8

Raygen Bostick, East Lake 12.5

Kendal Cheesman, Plant 12.3

Mya Lamar, Strawberry Crest 11.8

Jailan Scahill, King 11.3

Jania Jones, Fivay 11.3

Kayla Grant, Wesley Chapel 11.0

Heaven Lee, Nature Coast 9.8

Sarah Massillon, Middleton 9.6

J’Adore Jones, Countryside 9.3

Zybria Martin, Middleton 9.2

Imani McFarland, Lennard 9.0

A’Cetta Farrait, Newsom 8.3

Mikayla Cintron, Zephyrhills 8.0

Julianne Hahn, Holy Names 8.0

Dorothy Pickard, Holy Names 8.0

Victoria Gay, Durant 7.8

Sophia Flair, Durant 7.8

Keyara Bromley, Armwood 7.8

Assists per game

Faron Malouf, Riverview 6.3

Madison Sarif, Fivay 6.0

Emari Lewis, Wesley Chapel 6.0

Taylor Butler, Strawberry Crest 5.0

Casey Deck, Newsome 5.3

Jaden Harris, Jefferson 4.8

Abigail Jackson, Hernando Christian 4.5

Bailee Hellebrandt, Riverview 4.5

Bria Brown, Jefferson 4.5

Erin Leigh, Bloomingdale 4.4

Jasmine Peaks, Tampa Bay Tech 4.3

Silvia Farfante, Plant 4.3

Keyara Bromley, Armwood 4.3

K’Nisha Godfrey, Tampa Bay Tech 4.0

Rylee Hannon, Keswick Christian 3.8

Caitlin Nguyen, Riverview 3.5

Megan Watson, Strawberry Crest 3.5

Vanecia Brown, Armwood 3.5

Janae Marks, East Bay 3.5

Whitney Rush, East Lake 3.5

Blocks per game

Mya Lamar, Strawberry Crest 4.8

Kendal Cheesman, Plant 4.0

Carisa Fevriette, Hudson 3.7

Emma Kornatowski, CCC 3.5

Jania Jones, Fivay 2.3

Marielis Creque, Fivay 2.3

Tallia Russell, Springstead 2.2

Erin Leigh, Bloomingdale 2.0

Phoebe Jennings, East Bay 2.0

Kyrstin Wolff, Bloomingdale 2.0

Kayla Grant, Wesley Chapel 2.0

Steals per game

Taylor Butler, Strawberry Crest 9.0

Alexa Morel, Riverview 7.8

Megan Watson, Strawberry Crest 6.8

Jaden Harris, Jefferson 6.8

Maggie Lauber, Durant 6.5

Leydializ Rodriguez, Springstead 6.2

Whitney Rush, East Lake 5.8

Zanayliah Hutchinson, Jefferson 5.5

K’Nisha Godfrey, Tampa Bay Tech 5.3

Brandi Willard, River Ridge 5.3

Maggie Hand, St. Petersburg Catholic 5.3

Kayla Lissy, Durant 5.0

Nya King, Bloomingdale 5.0

Courtney Logan, East Bay 5.0

Aset-tiyi Franklin, Strawberry Crest 5.0

Sydney Jackwin, Keswick Christian 5.0


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