By: Scott Keyes
Sports Scene's 2013-14 Girls Dream team
Co-Players of the Year
Jess Walter, Midland High School / Rachel McInerney, Nouvel Catholic Central High School
The Jess Walter File
Walter, who will take her talents to Indiana University in the fall, was a four-year starter for the Chemics and finished second in this year's Miss Basketball voting. The 5-foot-11-inch Walter averaged 18.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 5.9 assists, and 3.9 steals per game this season.
The Rachel McInerney File
The 6-foot-1-inch senior guided Nouvel to a Class C state championship. She averaged 14 points a game this season. She had a monster championship game, scoring 22 points and pulling down 23 rebounds in the win over St. Ignace. McInerney, who will play for Ferris State University next year, scored her 1,000th career point during a quarterfinal win over St. Louis.
Tania Davis, Goodrich High School
Davis averaged 19.1 points, 4.1 assists, and 3.2 steals per game while shooting 78 percent from the free throw line this season. She scored 25 points or more in five regular season games this year, including a 41-point outburst against Beecher in the fourth game of the season. Davis eclipsed the 1,000-point career scoring mark against Durand on Jan. 30. She holds offers from Iowa, Kansas, DePaul, West Virginia, Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan, and Western Michigan.
Cori Crocker, Grand Ledge High School
At 6 feet 3 inches, Crocker is the tallest member of the Sports Scene Dream Team. A junior, she helped lead the Comets to the Class A semifinals before losing to Canton. Crocker is headed to the University of Michigan play volleyball.
Sara Hansen, Sacred Heart Academy
One of the top all-around athletes in the state, Hansen made the Sports Scene Dream Team for the second year in a row after leading the Irish to an upset Class C state final victory over Forest Park. Hansen, a 5-foot-7-inch guard, set the Sacred Heart girls' basketball career scoring record this season.
Maddy Seeley, Alma High School
Seeley, a 5-foot-8-inch guard, will play her college basketball in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference at Northwood University. She set school scoring records with more than 1,300 points. She averaged 25.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 2.1 steals this season.
Ally Haran, Powers Catholic High School
For the second consecutive year, Haran helped lead the Chargers into the Class B state semifinals, but this time, Powers came up a game short and lost there to Grand Rapids South Christian. One of the finest soccer players in Michigan, Haran will continue her soccer career at Wake Forest University.
Damon Brown, Sacred Heart Academy
Brown led Sacred Heart to a Class D state championship with an upset victory over Miss Basketball Lexi Gussert and her Forest Park team.
Sports Scene Girls Basketball Dream Team
Co-Players of the Year
Rachel McInerney, Nouvel Catholic Central, 6'1", senior
Jessica Walter, Midland, 5'11", senior
Cori Crocker, Grand Ledge, 6'3", junior
Tania Davis, Goodrich, 5'5", junior
Maddy Seeley, Alma, 5'8", senior
Sara Hansen, Sacred Heart, 5'7", senior
Ally Haran, Powers Catholic, 5'9", senior
Coach of the Year
Damon Brown, Sacred Heart
Payton Birchmeier, Corunna, 6'1", senior
Lindsey Winter, Clare, 5'7", senior
Reyna Frost, Reese, 6'0", junior
Aaliah Hill, Hamady, 6'0", junior
Makenna Ott, Haslett, 5'10", junior
Mikayla Terry, Lansing Christian, 6'0", senior
Mikayla Duflo, Carson City-Crystal, 5'5", junior
Laurel Jacqmain, Nouvel Catholic Central, 5'7", sophomore
Bri Alspaugh, St. Louis, 6'1", senior
Breanna Mobley, Waverly, 6'1", junior
Sydnee McDonald, Carman-Ainsworth; Leah Humes, Bay City Central; Allie Miller, Heritage; Lindsay Orwat, Grand Ledge; Karson Tripp, Haslett; Claudia Reid, DeWitt; Hannah Stoll, DeWitt; Kamrin Reed, Holt; Logan McCane, Rockford; Leah Somerfield, Greenville; Aubreigh Steed, Lowell; Hannah Evo, Fenton; Michela Coury, Powers Catholic; Sarah Ruhstorfer, Powers Catholic; Isabella O'Brien, Goodrich; Alexis Sevillian, Goodrich; Halee Nieman, Bullock Creek; Ellie Juengel, Bullock Creek; Taryn Taugher, Freeland; Jenai LaPorte, John Glenn; Kalle Martinez, John Glenn; Keri Frahm, Frankenmuth; Hannah Guy, Chippewa Hills; Hannah Yesmunt, Shepherd; Taylor Bovee, Ionia; Sarah Swartz, Ionia; Allie Grys, Portland; Allie Dittmer, Eaton Rapids; Ayren Parrish, Charlotte; Sarah Schultz, Williamston; Chavon Tiggs, Flint Southwestern; Emily Severn, New Lothrop; Jalisha Terry, Hamady; Erika Wendling, Breckenridge; Paige Gotham, Reese; Sarah Miller, Montabella; Taylor Smith, Montabella; Jordan Schneider, Beal City; Bri Alspaugh, St. Louis; Mackenzie Geister, Carson City-Crystal; Averi Gamble, Sacred Heart; Courtney Wolf, Morrice
Special Mention Coaches
Elaine Mahabir, Midland; Jason Gray, Goodrich; Matt Rodenbo, Clare; Keith Smith, Hamady; Larry Farmer, Carson City-Crystal