LaRonda Poydras, a three-year star player at Morningside High, and Sister Michael Mioli of St. Mary's Academy won the top South Bay honors at The Times' girls' high school basketball awards program Tuesday.
Poydras, a senior and a repeater on the 10-girl all-South Bay team, was named South Bay player of the year. Last year, her Morningside teammate Monica Raspberry was the top player.
Poydras, a guard-forward at 5-6, averaged 16 points, 11 assists and 9 rebounds and led Morningside to its perennial league title, 8-0 in Pioneer League competition. She averaged 14 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists as a junior in helping Morningside win the CIF 4-A title.
Sister Michael Mioli has fashioned St. Mary's in Inglewood into one of the CIF's most consistent teams. Her Belles were 21-3 this season and won their second straight Camino Real League title, going 12-0 in league play.