Girls basketball: Top 20 players to watch

Top-20 Players To Watch

Lindsay Anderson, Roseville, Sr. – Returning Sierra Foothill League first-team selection is a double-double machine, averaging 18.7 points and 12.2 rebounds last season.

Erika Bean, Bradshaw Christian, Jr. – Versatile guard averaged 15.2 points as a sophomore for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV champions.

Jordyn Bell, Bradshaw Christian, Jr. Small school is not short on big talent; 6-footer averaged 13.0 points last season.

Ali Bettencourt, Oak Ridge, Sr. – San Jose State signee looks to lead Trojans back to the top of section again.

Irene Colaivalu, Rosemont, So. – She did it all as a freshman, averaging 14.0 points, 7.9 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 4.9 steals..

Zonyia Cormier, Sacramento, Sr. – One of five Dragons seniors to sign college letters of intent, the Cal Poly signee will fill backcourt void left by Chaya Durr’s ACL injury.

Ayanna Edwards, Sacramento, Sr. – 6-4 Arizona State signee is focal point for the Dragons, who seek second consecutive D-II section title and fourth consecutive overall.

Haleigh Filer, Capital Christian, Sr. – All-Golden Empire League selection helped Cougars reach the D-V section final last season, averaging 15.8 points and 8.7 rebounds.

Gigi Garcia, McClatchy, So. – Averaged 9.9 points as a freshman for the Lions, who return six of their seven top scorers.

Lauren Heyn, Del Oro, Jr. – Inside force was an All-SFL selection as a sophomore, averaging 7.7 points and 6.2 rebounds.

Kira McKechnie, Christian Brothers, Jr. – Strong post player led the Falcons to the D-III section title last season, averaging 14.3 points and 7.9 rebounds.

Najah Queenland, Sacramento, Sr. – Pacific signee transferred from St. Francis, where she averaged 12.6 points and 8.4 rebounds last season.

Aaliyah Pena, Pleasant Grove, Sr. – 6-1 post player will be more of a scoring threat this season after averaging 6.9 points and 8.2 rebounds last season.

Sydney Porter, Nevada Union, Sr. – Team captain led the SFL champions with 13.0 points a game. She can score from long range.

Jasmine Redmon, Monterey Trail, Sr. – 3-point specialist headed for Hawaii averaged 17.8 points and 6.7 rebounds last season.

Kaitlyn Reina, Bear River, Sr. – All-Pioneer Valley League choice averaged 13.2 points and 9.6 rebounds for the D-IV section runners-up.

Dalayna Sampton, Florin, Sr. – Hawaii signee averaged 16.3 points for the D-II section runners-up, who advanced to the NorCal semifinals.

Simone Sheppard, Sacramento, Sr. – Section transfer rules forced the UNLV signee to miss her junior year. She averaged 11.8 points for El Camino as a sophomore.

Tori Torres, River City, Sr. – Sharpshooting guard was an All-Sierra Valley Conference selection last season, averaging 14.6 points.

Cameo Warren, Antelope, Jr. – The 5-10 guard will be a force in the Capital Athletic League after averaging 12.4 points as a sophomore.

Girls Top 20 basketball

Rank / Team / 2012-13 record

1. Sacramento 27-5

2. Oak Ridge 28-5

3. Nevada Union 21-5

4. Christian Brothers 25-8

5. McClatchy 22-6

6. Rocklin 20-9

7. Florin 23-10

8. Kennedy 24-7

9. Davis 23-5

10. Bear River 26-5

11. Antelope 19-9

12. Monterey Trail 20-9

13. Grant 17-11

14. Del Oro 19-12

15. River City 19-9

16. St. Francis 15-13

17. Placer 25-6

18. Pleasant Grove 20-9

19. Bradshaw Christian 28-3

20. Capital Christian 21-11