Hometown Life All-Area girls basketball team: Vote for the best point guard! (2023)

Hometown Life All-Area girls basketball team: Vote for the best point guard! (1)

On Friday, Hometown Life sports reporter Brandon Folsom told you who he thought were the best girls basketball players in west metro Detroit.

Now it's your turn!

For the first time ever, readers can vote for who they thought were the area's best players at each individual position: Center, power forward, small forward, shooting guard and point guard.

Polls last exactly one week. At the conclusion of the event, the top vote-getters will make Hometown Life's Fan-Voted All-Area team.

Disclaimer: Individually, you can vote as many times as you wish, but only one your votes every three hours will actually count in the final tally. So be sure to share this link with your family and friends to ensure that your favorite player wins the poll.

Katie Sullivan, Birmingham Seaholm

Vitals: PG, senior, 5-foot-10.

Stats: Averaged 11 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Accolades: Three-time All-OAA-Blue selection, former team MVP and fourth-year starter who led the Maples to their first conference title in seven seasons. Carried a 3.9 GPA.

College Interest: N/A.

Coach Chris Manchester: "Katie was the engine who led our team. She is a two-year captain who could take over the game when she needed to. She is also one of the fastest players I have ever coached."

Anna Herberholz, Bloomfield Hills Marian

Vitals: PG, senior, 5-foot-4.

Stats: Despite missing time with injury, averaged 8.4 points, 3.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds and two steals.

Accolades: All-Catholic League and four-year varsity player.

College Interest: N/A.

Coach Mary Cicerone: "MVP of the Catholic League playoffs, in my opinion. Without her, we don't win any games."

Sofia Salinas, Bloomfield Hills Roeper

Vitals: PG, freshman, 5-foot-4.

Stats: Averaged 14.5 points, 2.2 assists and two steals.

Accolades: All-MIAC-Red first team.

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College Interest: N/A.

Coach Andrea Collins: "Sofia is a young but lionhearted guard. Truly a tough kid. Salinas is a true leader on and off the floor. The kid is fast as lighting and can not only create and see the floor well for her team she is also our leading scorer. Accepting such a big role as a freshman is a hard task, and she came in and delivered."

Emma Arico, Detroit Country Day

Vitals: PG, sophomore, 5-foot-6.

Stats: Averaged 8.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.4 steals. Shot 31% from the 3-point line.

Accolades: N/A.

College Interest: N/A.

Coach Jerica Williams: "Emma is a pure floor general who changes the game when the ball is in her hands. Her ability to drive, pass and shoot make her a dynamic offensive threat. Defensively, she never shies away from guarding the other team's best player."

Aysia Yokely, Detroit Country Day

Vitals: PG, junior, 5-foot-6.

Stats: Averaged 8.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.2 steals.

Accolades: N/A.

College Interest: N/A.

Coach Jerica Williams: "Aysia is a deadly shooter from 3, hitting a season-high seven in our quarterfinal game. She is deceptively quick, making her one of our best on-ball defenders along with a phenomenal ability to break a press."

Sophie Dugas, Farmington Hills Mercy

Vitals: PG, senior, 5-foot-9.

Stats: Averaged nine points and 2.4 rebounds. Shot 44% from the floor and was second on the Marlins in scoring.

Accolades: All-Catholic League selection.

College Interest: N/A.

Coach Gary Morris: "On offense, Sophie is a good shooter off the bounce or catch and is a good driver. On defense, Sophie usually guarded our opponent's best perimeter player."

Siena McNitt, Garden City

Vitals: PG, junior, 5-foot-5.


Stats: Averaged 16.5 points, 4.9 steals and 3.4 rebounds. Totaled 297 points in 18 games, shot 78.7% from the free-throw line and had a high game of 29 points.

Accolades: Three-Time All-WWAC selection.

College Interest: N/A.

Coach Michele Tyree: "Siena has been our offensive leader since her freshman year. She can shoot the 3 as well as attack the basket. She is also a solid defender."

Diavian (Dee) Robinson, Livonia Clarenceville

Vitals: PG, freshman, 5-foot-3.

Stats: Averaged 14 points, four assists, five steals and three rebounds. First girl to score 300 points in a season.

Accolades: All-MIAC-Red, All-MIAC Dream Team, voted team MVP and Best Offensive Player and led the Trojans to school's first district title.

College Interest: N/A.

Coach Kristen Alsheskie:"Dee is one of the most unselfish point guards that I have had the pleasure of coaching. She is constantly looking for her teammates on the court, and she does an excellent job of controlling the tempo throughout the game. Dee is also someone I can count on to lock down on defense."

Kalin Bates, Livonia Franklin

Vitals: PG, senior, 5-foot-5.

Stats: Averaged 10.3 points, 3.9 assists and 3.4 rebounds. Shot 79% from the free-throw line.

Accolades: Three-time All-KLAA selection, fourth-year varsity player, third-year starter and second-year captain. Carried a 3.7 GPA.

College Interest: Signed with Madonna University for both basketball and track and field.

Coach John Santi: "Kalin played a major role in our successful season. Unselfishly moved to the point guard position, which may have hurt her overall stats but definitely helped our team."

Sela Lefler, North Farmington

Vitals: PG, junior.

Stats: Averaged 17.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 4.0 steals. Shot 49.7% from the floor and 72.7% from the free-throw line.

Accolades: All-OAA-White selection.

College Interest: N/A.

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Coach Jeff Simpson: "Tough, hard-nosed point guard. Can create her own shot and is tough defensively."

Eve Tanaskoska, Northville

Vitals: PG, junior, 5-foot-7.

Stats: Averaged 7.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.1 steals. Led the Mustangs in scoring and charges taken (14).

Accolades: All-KLAA selection and third-year varsity player.

College Interest: N/A.

Coach Todd Gudith: "The quarterback of the team. She has become more of a scoring threat this season and has a high-basketball IQ. She continues to get better each season and took a major step forward this year. Defensively, she is always in the right place at the right time."

Anna Fernandez, Plymouth Christian Academy

Vitals: PG, senior, 5-foot-7.

Stats: Totaled 458 points, 164 rebounds, 90 assists, 91 steals and 11 blocks. Shot 49% from the floor and 19% from 3.

Accolades: All-MIAC first team, All-MIAC Dream Team, MIAC MVP and ended career with 1,418 points as a four-year starter.

College Interest: Uncommitted.

Coach Rod Windle: "She is our floor leader who runs the offense at the point guard position. She steps up in the biggest games to score the basketball. She has a thankful attitude toward her coaches at each and every practice."

Shamya Reid, Redford Westfield Prep

Vitals: PG, junior, 5-foot-5.

Stats: N/A.

Accolades: AP Second Team All-State and already a 1,000-point career scorer.

College Interest: N/A.

Coach Doc Cornell: Did not return form before the deadline.

Taylor Anderson, South Lyon East

Vitals: PG, senior, 5-foot-9.

Stats: Averaged 12 points, seven rebounds, 5.4 steals and 4.5 assists. Owns school record for most steals in a career (286) and single-season (113).

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Accolades: All-LVC selection and nominated for Michigan's Miss Basketball.

College Interest: Signed with Central Michigan.

Coach Rob Leadley: "Taylor is an incredible athlete who can change the game on defense and on the boards. She sees the court well and is extremely difficult for other teams to handle on either end of the court."

Molly Libby, White Lake Lakeland

Vitals: PG, senior, 5-foot-8.

Stats: Averaged 12 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 2.1 assists. Made 48 3-pointers and shot 79.7% from the free-throw line. Led the team in scoring, 3-pointers made, free-throw percentage, steals and assists.

Accolades: Four-time All-LVC selection.

College Interest: Signed with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (New York).

Coach Michael Leitheim: "Molly has been the driving force behind back-to-back districts titles the last twoyears. While she was selected as one of BCAM's BEST for Division 1 last year, she has had an even better year this year: Increasing her scoring, free-throw percentage, 3s made and 3-point percentage."

Rachel Luomala, Wixom St. Catherine

Vitals: PG, junior, 5-foot-8.

Stats: Averaged 11 points, 3.5 assists, three rebounds and two steals. Ranked second all-time in school history with most assists, fifth in steals and seventh in scoring.

Accolades: Two-time All-CHSL selection.

College Interest: N/A.

Coach Jen VanGoethem: "Rachel is a proven leader who has improved as a player in each of her three seasons on varsity. (Being) picked as a captain by her teammates with five seniors on the team says a lot."

Colleena Bryant, Wayne Memorial

Vitals: PG, freshman, 5-foot-6.

Stats: Averaged 7.3 points and 8.1 assists.

Accolades: All-KLAA selection.

College Interest: N/A.

Coach Jarvis Mitchell: N/A.

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Brandon Folsom covers high school sportsin metro Detroit for Hometown Life.Follow him on Twitter @folsombrandonj.


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