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The 2009 All-District Girls Basketball Team

FIRST TEAM

RACHEL FINNEGAN*

Turlock senior

The two-time CCC Player of the Year averaged 15.7 points and 8.7 rebounds, as well as 5.1 assists and 4 steals. Had a season-high 28 points, and 13 rebounds, vs. D-IV semfinalist Christian Brothers.

TARYN GARZA

Modesto Christian junior

The 5-11 forward averaged 11.9 points and 8.2 rebounds, and her defense was crucial in the postseason as she helped MC to the Division IV state final. Garza also got 2.2 assists and 3.6 steals a game.

JENNIFER HANSEN*

Le Grand senior

The four-year varsity starter capped her career by averaging 19.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 3.9 steals while leading the Bulldogs to the section D-IV quarterfinals. She posted four triple-doubles.

LAUREN LUCCHESI

Modesto Christian senior

Perhaps the District's most improved player, the 5-11 forward blossomed into a scorer (10 ppg) and rebounder (8 rpg). Her defense made MC the District's top team -- regardless of enrollment.

BROOKE SILVA

Los Banos senior

The District's top scorer (20.5) and rebounder (11.9), the 5-11 center's high point was scoring 34 in back-to-back games late in the season. She had double-doubles in 22 of her 26 games.

SECOND TEAM

JODE JOHNSON

Ceres junior

The 5-9 guard had 17.4 points and 7.8 rebounds a game. She hit game-winning shots at the buzzer in back-to-back games, including a 17-footer to hand VOL champion East Union its only league loss.

RACHEL McDANIEL*

East Union senior

The 5-7 guard, one of three repeaters on the team, averaged 14 points and four assists. She averaged 18 points in the playoffs, taking EU to the Division III semifinals. No. 3 on EU's career scoring list.

LINDSEY MENDES

Hilmar senior

The point guard ran the offense and defense, leading Hilmar to its first league title in 27 years. Averaged 7.6 points, 4.2 assists and 3.4 steals, and Hilmar allowed only 27 points per game.

JESSICA RODRIGUEZ

Modesto junior

The MMC's top player, the 5-9 forward averaged 15.7 points as the Panthers beat Enochs in overtime the final night of the season to earn a share of the title. She scored a career-high 26 points in the win.

ASHLEY ROSE

East Union senior

The 5-5 guard was the District's top 3-point shooter, while averaging 19 points and four assists as EU went 24-4. The elusive Rose hit a school-record 81 treys and shot 43 percent beyond the arc.

HONORABLE MENTION

G: Porsha Grayson, Sr., Golden Valley; Kelsey Lemasney, Jr., Modesto; Erin Santiago, Sr., Turlock Christian; Sharon Washington, So., Manteca.

F: Christie Hobby, Sr., Hughson; Katie Staack, Sr., Pitman.

C: Stephanie Bell, Jr., Enochs; Heather Scharmann, Sierra.

ALL-UNDERCLASS

CASSANDRA CLARK

Oakdale sophomore

In her second year as a starter, the guard averaged 14 points and hit 71 percent of her free throws to lead the Mustangs to the Division III playoffs. Scored a season-high 25 in an upset over Sierra.

CASSIE COBLE

Patterson junior

A starter since her freshman year, the 6-1 swing player was the WAC's top player after averaging 13.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.4 steals. Coble had season highs of 29 points and 17 rebounds.

JALISSA FREEMAN

Enochs sophomore

Possessing some of the quickest hands in the District, the 5-5 guard averaged 8.5 points, 4.2 steals and 2.2 assists while leading Enochs to a share of the MMC title. She had 21 points vs. co-champ Modesto.

KELLI KEEFE

Sonora sophomore

The fiery 5-3 guard averaged 10.7 points and shot 72 percent at the line, but her real asset was defense -- 4.4 steals a game. She averaged 3.6 rebounds and hit a career-high eight treys in a win over Sierra.

DANIELLE THOMPSON

Modesto Christian sophomore

One of six underclassmen in the top eight for the NorCal D-IV champs, the 5-11 center averaged 9.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. Shot 71 percent from the line and had 10 points in the state title game.

COACH OF THE YEAR

ROBB SPENCER

Modesto Christian

While the high-profile boys' team garners plenty of attention, Spencer has built an equally successful program with the girls. In eight seasons, he has gone 216-53 with three Sac-Joaquin Section titles and two appearances in the state championship game. Only two seniors on the team, his younger players continued to improve throughout the season and led MC to an overtime upset of top-ranked St. Mary's of Berkeley in the NorCal final. The 27-7 record was the fifth time his teams have had at least 27 wins.

   * denotes repeat selection
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