All-outlook girls basketball teamPublished 12:09pm Thursday, March 14, 2013
By Ed Bailey
2012 in girls hoops was a season of mixed results overall.
One team made a magical run to Birmingham while another got a good look at what could be future success.
Others scratched and clawed, but while remaining competitive were unable to break through.
However, a few lady hoopsters broke through the pack and established themselves as the best in the region.
The Lady Tigers of Dadeville High School secured a 20-win season which culminated in a Class 4A Central Regional Championship.
The Tigers were fueled by double-double machines Rae Williams and Destiny Green, while a dynamo of a point guard in Janeisha Moss made the offense go.
The Lady Wildcats closed the season strongly, notching a winning season behind the inside consistency of Jernika Russell and the scoring of Cookie Kelley. Both Kelley and Russell were juniors this year, and the Wildcats head into 2013 with promise.
Horseshoe Bend guard Ranley Clayton paced the Lady Generals in scoring and was their most effective player.
Other All-Outlook team members include Dadeville’s three-point threat Laquashous Stowes, Central-Coosa’s Starkerria McKenzie, HBHS’ Asia Stowes and BRHS’ Aaliyah Lawson, who returns with Kelley and Russell.
The Outlook proudly recognizes each selection for their play in the 2012-13 season and their respective teams’ success.
2012 All-Outlook Girls Basketball Team
G Janeisha Moss (Soph.), DHS (6.1 ppg, 2.3 apg)
G Cookie Kelley (Jr.), BRHS
G/F Ranley Clayton (Sr.), HBHS (14.0 ppg)
F Destiny Green (Sr.), DHS (12.1 ppg, 10.0 rpg)
C Rae Williams (Sr.), DHS (16.0 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 1.3 bpg)
G Laquashous Stowes (Jr.), DHS
G Starkerria McKenzie (Sr.), CCHS
G Asia Stowes (Sr.), HBHS
G/F Aaliyah Lawson (Jr.), BRHS
C Jernika Russell (Jr.), BRHS