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1993 PREP BASKETBALL / Los Angeles Times ALL-STARS : Girls' Team Has Balance; Boys' Squad Gets to the Point : Girls: Wilson, which won a Southern Section title, has two players honored.


The Wilson High girls' basketball team won a Southern Section title this season with a balanced offense led by senior Katie Miner and junior Erin Massey.

The Wildcats, coached by Leo Wingett, epitomized teamwork, a concept most coaches spend months trying to teach.

Miner, who averaged 15 points, and Massey, who averaged 12, are among the 10 players who have been selected to The Times 1993 San Gabriel Valley all-star team. The players were selected from more than 50 high schools located from Alhambra to Pomona. They were selected based upon ballots received from area coaches, all of whom were asked to participate.

Players selected to the first team will be honored at a breakfast April 18 at the Pasadena Hilton. The area player and coach of the year will also be announced at the breakfast.

Here is a player-by-player look at the team:

Misty Barney, Arroyo--Barney, a 5-foot-7 senior guard, averaged 13.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and two assists. She was named to several all-tournament teams.

Candace Jones, Charter Oak--A 5-9 senior, Jones played guard and forward for the Chargers. She averaged 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Courtney Kanagae, Poly--Kanagae, a junior point guard, performed consistently throughout the season and helped the Panthers advance to the Southern Section finals and the state tournament.

Erin Massey, Wilson--Massey, a 5-6 junior, made things happen for the Wildcats and was one of the top point guards in the Southern Section. She averaged 12 points and four assists to help Wilson advance to the state tournament.

Katie Miner, Wilson--Miner, a 5-10 senior, makes her second consecutive appearance on The Times' all-star team. The Marmonte League most valuable player averaged 15 points and four assists with an all-around game that set the tone for the Wildcats in their run to a Southern Section championship.

Kelly Morris, Diamond Bar--As one of the top juniors in the San Gabriel Valley, Morris averaged 11 points, nine rebounds and four assists for the Pathfinders. The 6-foot Morris and sophomore guard Jaime Gast give Diamond Bar a foundation to build on next season.

Pat Sencion, San Gabriel--Sencion, a 5-6 guard, averaged 18.5 points, six rebounds and 7.5 assists for the Matadors.

Bridgett Smith, Western Christian--Smith, a 5-9 senior, was the top scorer in the San Gabriel Valley. She averaged 27 points, 10.5 rebounds, 4.6 assists and five steals for the Fighting Lancers.

Francine Tillman, Garey--Tillman, a 5-5 junior guard, averaged 14.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists for the Vikings.

LaTaya Woods, Blair--Woods, a 5-11 senior, makes her second consecutive appearance on The Times' all-star team. She averaged 25.5 points and 12 rebounds despite being double-teamed most of the time.

Second Team

Adrienne Davis, junior, Covina; Shalynn Carr, junior, Bonita; Angela Olton, senior, West Covina; Montessa Duckett, senior, Bassett; Kym Aoki, senior, South Pasadena; Melody Peterson, freshman, Monrovia; Tamiko Medcalf, senior, Northview; Michelle Preston, senior, Nogales; Stacey NuVeman, freshman, St. Lucy's; Mindy Robinson, senior, Wilson.

GIRLS Name: La Toya Woods School: Blair Year: Senior Height: 5-11 Avg.: 25.5 Name: Pat Sencion School: San Gabriel Year: Senior Height: 5-6 Avg.: 18.5 Name: Katie Miner School: Wilson Year: Senior Height: 5-10 Avg.: 15.0 Name: Erin Massey School: Wilson Year: Junior Height: 5-6 Avg.: 12.0 Name: Misty Barney School: Arroyo Year: Senior Height: 5-7 Avg.: 13.8 Name: Kelly Morris School: Diamond Bar Year: Junior Height: 6-0 Avg.: 11.0 Name: Candace Jones School: Charter Oaks Year: Senior Height: 5-9 Avg.: 14.0 Name: Francine Tillman School: Garey Year: Junior Height: 5-5 Avg.: 14.8 Name: Bridgett Smith School: Western Christian Year: Senior Height: 5-9 Avg.: 27.1 Name: Courtney Kanegae School: Pasadena Poly Year: Junior Height: 5-2 Avg.: 10.4

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