Class C all-state girls basketball teams

Class C all-state girls basketball teams


Class C all-state girls basketball teams


Abbie Ostman, St. Ignace

Abbie Ostman, St. Ignace

Class C girls basketball all-state

First team


St. Ignace

5-9, SR. G-F

The Saints made three trips to the final four and won one state title with Ostman, who averaged 19.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game. Signed with Michigan Tech.

Coach Dorene Ingalls: “She was our primary scorer coming back and definitely had to take on a bigger role this year. She really gave St. Ignace fans a lot to cheer about in four years.”

Jalisha Terry, Flint Hamady

Jalisha Terry, Flint Hamady


Flint Hamady

5-6, SR. G (captain)

A guard who can create with or without the ball, Terry graduates as Hamady’s all-time leading scorer (1,610 points), averaging 22 this winter. Signed with St. Bonaventure.

Coach Keith Smith: “Jalisha is a player of substance; she’s a quality person. She’s going to be a person I will deeply miss. She had raw talent, but she improved from year to year.”

Nia Ahart, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett

Nia Ahart, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett



5-7, JR. PG

Led Liggett to a 20-5 campaign and an appearance in the Class C state quarterfinals. She averaged 22.3 points per game and shot 52% from the field.

Coach Omar Ahart: “I told her to put her best foot forward every game. She had to learn more because, within a year, she’s going to be running someone’s Division I program. She ended up carrying the team.”

Nastassja Chambers, Ypsilanti Arbor Prep

Nastassja Chambers, Ypsilanti Arbor Prep


Ypsilanti Arbor Prep

5-9, SR. G

Was the only player on the state champion Gators’ roster to average in double figures (14.1 ppg). Made 53% of field goals, 35% from three-point range. Signed with Wayne State.

Coach Rod Wells: “She’s grown as a player, realizing you don’t have to lead in scoring to be a good player. That’s the biggest thing she got out of this season.”

Kayla Belles, Ithaca

Kayla Belles, Ithaca



6-3, SO. C

The Yellowjackets, who had never won a regional title before this year, reached the state semis with this focused underclassman. Averaged a double-double at 18.3 points and 13 rebounds.

Coach Jessie Rayburn: “She’s capable of taking over the floor, and we wouldn’t have gotten as far without her. She stepped up her game in the postseason.”

Class D all-state girls basketball teams

Second Team

Annie Lyman, Traverse City St. Francis

Laurel Jacqmain, Saginaw Nouvel

Makenna Hartline, Niles Brandywine

Ellen Doyle, Gobles

Bridget Hintz, Elk Rapids

Class A all-state girls basketball teams

Third Team

Yana Hudson, Flint Beecher

Ro’zhane Wells, Ypsilanti Arbor Prep

Madison Showerman, Johannesburg-Lewiston

Clara Loukas, Calumet

Robyn Pruitt, Saginaw Arts and Sciences

Meet the Free Press girls basketball dream team

Fourth team

Krystal Rice, Flint Hamady

Tessa Hosford, Bath

Brooke Henning, Blissfield

Mackenzie Fairbanks, Napoleon

Abbey Meissner, Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest

Class B all-state girls basketball teams

Fifth Team

Juliana Phillips, Traverse City St. Francis

Cheryl Setlock, Wixom St. Catherine

Victoria Robinson, Flint Beecher

Emily Fleischmann, Reese

Lindsey Ferrington, Burton Bendle

Sixth Team

Linnie Gustafson, St. Ignace

Bailey May, Centreville

Aleda Johnson, Negaunee

Samantha Krauss, Hemlock

Emily Erwin, Niles Brandywine

Honorable mention

Natalee Lee, St. Ignace

Morgan Kaniszewski, Tawas

Lauren McDonnell, Traverse City St. Francis

Jordan Kraemer, Norway

Jaleesa Garner, Niles Brandywine

Haley Nelson, Sandusky

Kendal Muxlow, Brown City

Carley Cote, Gladwin

Kiri Tiemeyer, Saugatuck

Eileene Naniseni, Mancelona

Laraiah Schichtel, Lake City

Michaela Koopman, McBain

Julie Justin, Pine River

Olivia Duncan, North Muskegon

Alyssa Mulligan, New Buffalo

Riley Phelps, White Pigeon

Lindsey Smith, Laingsburg

Kaitlyn Geers, Kent City


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