MAC honors top girls basketball players

By: Jacob Herbert | C&G Newspapers | Published May 3, 2021

 Roseville High’s Olivia Vanderham is  pictured during a game earlier this season. Vanderham was one of several players who earned All-League honors in the Macomb Area Conference.

Roseville High’s Olivia Vanderham is pictured during a game earlier this season. Vanderham was one of several players who earned All-League honors in the Macomb Area Conference.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

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MACOMB COUNTY — With another girls basketball season in the books, the Macomb Area Conference recently released its annual All-League list to honor players for their efforts this season. Following are the players who made the list.

MAC Red
Grosse Pointe North won the Red Division with a 9-1 league record. Following was Grosse Pointe South (8-2), Port Huron High (7-3), Utica Eisenhower (3-7), Port Huron Northern (3-7) and Macomb Dakota (0-10). Grosse Pointe North’s Alexa Downey was named MVP, and coach Gary Bennett was named coach of the year.

The All-League team in the red consists of Maddie Kohler and Annabel Ayrault, Grosse Pointe North; Julia Gilbert and Morgan James, Port Huron; Cameron Lundh and Kelly Conlan, Grosse Pointe South; Ally Shagena and Camille Keyes, Port Huron Northern; and Hannah Toutant, Dakota.


MAC White
Macomb L’Anse Creuse North took home first place in the White Division with a 10-0 record. Following was New Baltimore Anchor Bay (8-2), Utica High (3-7), Romeo High (3-7) and Sterling Heights Stevenson (0-10).

The All-League team in the White consists of Lina Rea, Utica; Olivia Kubik and Karlin Stepp, Utica Ford; Genevieve Decker, Payton Lee and Taylor Wolfe, Anchor Bay; Kelsey Duffy and Olivia Chadwick, Macomb L’Anse Creuse North; and Ava Muschong, Romeo. Brooke Daniels was named league MVP, and L’Anse Creuse North’s Bob Johnston was named coach of the year.


MAC Blue
St. Clair Shores Lakeview won the Blue this season with a 9-1 league record. Following was Warren Cousino (7-2), Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse (5-4), Clinton Township Chippewa Valley (5-5), Fraser High (1-7) and St. Clair Shores Lakeshore (1-9). Lakeview’s Tricia Sankiewicz was named league MVP, and coach Joe Charrette was named coach of the year.

The All-League team in the Blue consists of Arianna Wlodeck and Krista Ridgeway, Lakeview; Emily Dixon and Lina Haas, Chippewa Valley; Sydney Dixon and Ra’Layja Bridges, Cousino; and Jaycie LaValley and Rylee Thomas, L’Anse Creuse.


MAC Gold
Marysville High won the Gold with an undefeated 6-0 league record. Following was St. Clair High (5-2), Marine City High (4-2), Roseville High (2-3), Sterling Heights High (1-5) and Warren Fitzgerald (0-6). Marysville’s Kaitlyn Cain was named league MVP, and coach Ryan Rathje was named coach of the year.

The All-League team in the Gold consists of Christina Bohm and Sarah Lohr, St. Clair; Olivia Vanderham and Za’Ryia Wright, Roseville; Tanaizah Coleman, Fitzgerald; Natalie Husson and Anna Oles, Marysville; and Khloe Austin and Layla Comment, Marine City.


MAC Silver
Clawson High won the Silver this season with a perfect 9-0 league record. Following the Trojans was Madison Heights Lamphere (8-2), Warren Mott (4-5), Warren Woods Tower (4-5), St. Clair Shores South Lake (1-6) and Center Line High (1-9). Clawson’s Abbey Lodato was named League MVP, and coach Kelly Horne earned coach of the year honors.

The All-League team in the Silver consists of Nydua Schumate and Ava Wark, Lamphere; Charlie Verner, Renata Carlesimo and Aliyah Vesper, Clawson; Bridget Bogden and Ashley Younis, Warren Mott; Harley Limberger, Center Line; and Da’Lejan Horn South Lake.


MAC Bronze
Eastpointe High won the Bronze this year with a 7-1 league record. Following was New Haven High (6-1), Warren Lincoln (4-3), Hazel Park (2-6) and Clintondale (0-8). Eastpointe coach Dan Kirkland earned coach of the year honors. Chante Hudgins was named league MVP, and Eastpointe coach Dan Kirkland earned coach of the year honors.

The All-League team in the Bronze consists of Iyesha Rogan, Lincoln; Jayla Price, Hailey Emon and Kasi Pearson, Eastpointe; Megan Mauney, Hazel Park; Imari Williams and L Hamilton, New Haven; and Quianna Potts, Clintondale.

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