Oakland CountyMarch 25, 2013
Two games separate top teams in OAA as individual girls are recognized
By Mike Moore
C & G Staff Writer
Kaitlyn Kendall, pictured during the playoffs, and Bri’janae Durrough were named All-Association for North Farmington.
Every year, it seems girls basketball coaches talk about the tightness of the Oakland Activities Association and how close every division ends up being.
The 2012-13 campaign was no different.
When the regular season concluded, all three divisions came down to the final week, with eventual champs sitting a mere two games in front of the next-best team.
So, with the state finals now complete, coaches tip who hats to some of the individuals who made this season so great with the All-Association awards.
Clarkston High took home the Red title, finishing a perfect 14-0 in division play. Lathrup Village Southfield-Lathrup was second at 12-2, and was followed by North Farmington (8-6), Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (7-7), Auburn Hills Avondale (7-7), West Bloomfield High (4-10), Pontiac High (4-10) and Troy High (0-14).
All-Association nods went to Erika Davenport, Delaney Kenny and Erin Davenport, Clarkston; Sydni Davis and Christina Green, Lathrup; Kaitlyn Kendall and Bri’janae, North Farmington; Maria Zandi and Lauren Voss, Stoney Creek; Daja Whiteside and Nece Garrison, Avondale; Ashley Zeigler, West Bloomfield; Amanda Miller, Pontiac; and Sydney Heath, Troy.
The 2012-13 season was one for the record books at Farmington Hills Harrison. The girls claimed the White Division title with a 15-1 mark, and then rolled to the school’s first basketball district title. Oxford High and Rochester Adams tied for second in the White at 13-3, followed by Bloomfield Hills Andover (10-6), Rochester High (9-7), Beverly Hills Groves (6-10), Lake Orion High (4-12), Farmington High (2-14) and Troy Athens (0-16).
All-Association recipients are Marissa Cotton, Amber Stephens Kyla Roland and Kristen Nelson, Harrison; Shelby Davis, Jessica Murphy and Miranda Murphy, Oxford; Jenny Rosonke, Amber Jamison and Raiven Owusu, Adams; Shannon Wilson and Rachel Rea, Andover; Aubrey Konal, Rochester; Brianna Rowe, Groves; Nicole Krier, Lake Orion; Aaron Howell, Farmington; and Lauren Genereau, Athens.
Like its two counterparts, the Blue Division came down to the wire, with Ferndale High capping a memorable winter with a 14-0 record and league title. Royal Oak High (12-2), Berkley High (8-6), Southfield High (7-7), Bloomfield Hills Lahser (7-7), Birmingham Seaholm (6-8), Oak Park High (2-12) and Hazel Park High (0-14) followed in the standings.
All-Association went to Micaela Ellis, Antoinette Miller and Taryn Stephens, Ferndale; Sami Stormont and Bella Leone, Royal Oak; Celia Somers and Emily Koerner, Berkley; Cortney Williams and Kristilynn Defoe, Southfield; Suzanne Miller, Lahser; Gabby Love, Seaholm; and Dominique Coleman, Hazel Park.