Two games separate top teams in OAA as individual girls are recognized

By: Mike Moore, | Birmingham - Bloomfield Eagle Farmington Press Madison - Park News Rochester Post Royal Oak Review Southfield Sun Troy Times West Bloomfield Beacon Woodward Talk | Published March 25, 2013

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.

 Kaitlyn Kendall, pictured during the playoffs, and Bri’janae Durrough were named All-Association for North Farmington.

Kaitlyn Kendall, pictured during the playoffs, and Bri’janae Durrough were named All-Association for North Farmington.

Photo by Andrew Potter

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.

Red Division
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.

White Division
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.

Blue Division
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.