Athletes of the Winter 2011 — Girls Basketball

24 03 2011

Taking refuge in a quiet study area and thus I have been allotted the time to post our latest entry into the Daily Journal Athletes of the Season Winter 2011 series. How appropriate that on the rainiest day of the year, our athlete is one that made it rain all season on the basketball court. With that said …

The Daily Journal Girls Basketball Player of the Year is — Terilyn Moe (Terra Nova)

You can read the story we wrote on Terilyn here.

Gotta say this was as close to a no-brainer as we got because Terilyn had such a special season for the Tigers. An excerpt if I may of the article that I wrote which I believe sums it up for everyone:
“The junior guard, in her third season at the varsity level, led her Tigers team through a tear of the Peninsula Athletic League — a stretch of 15 basketball games in which Moe and Terra Nova were hardly challenged and went unblemished. Along the way the point guard put up insane numbers: 21.7 points per game, six assists and six rebounds a game and a 75 percent shooting touch from the free throw line. In 29 games this year, Moe scored at least 20 points 17 times and was held to single digits only once — based on that alone, Moe could run away with the Daily Journal Female Basketball Athlete of the Year. But Moe’s worth to the Terra Nova girls basketball program can not be measured in numbers alone because those that know about the Tigers’ history pre-Moe, know of a much different basketball team. And since her arrival, the Tigers have gone from cellar dwellers to the cream of the PAL crop thanks in large part to the evolution of Moe’s role as a leader.”

Yup, that pretty much sums it up. Not that there weren’t other great players this season. My honorable mentions go out to: Ivyonne Cook Taylor of Terra Nova, who might just win this title next year, Lexi Chierici of Mills, a great competitor and the heart of a good Vikings team, Grace Ujihara of San Mateo, arguably the best shooter in the Peninsula Athletic League, and Emily Morris of Menlo who led the Knights all the way to a CCS title.

Tomorrow, boys basketball.





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