Here are Scorebook Live’s All-Los Angeles County high school girls basketball teams for the 2019-2020 season. The primary criteria for the awards were team success, statistics, strength of schedule and intangibles.
All mentions of teams’ divisions are in reference to the Southern Section and the CIF state playoffs unless specified otherwise.
LA COUNTY PLAYER OF THE YEAR
C Kiki Iriafen – Harvard-Westlake – JR.
After losing in the Southern Section Division 1 quarterfinals last season, the Wolverines won every playoff game en-route to a Division 1 title by double-digits this season.
Iriafen went from one of the best frontcourt players in SoCal to as good a post player as anyone in the country in 2019-2020. She averaged 23.5 points, 15.1 rebounds, and 2.1 steals per game on a huge 57% from the field, even with H-W’s brutal schedule.
ALL-LA COUNTY FIRST TEAM
G Vanessa DeJesus – Sierra Canyon – SR.
The 5-star Duke commit had another All-American-caliber campaign for Sierra Canyon and was the first runner-up for our Player of the Year award.
G Kaitlyn Chen – Flintridge Prep – SR.
The Princeton commit averaged 18.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, and four assists per game on a ridiculous 57% from the field.
G/F Lily Buggs – Long Beach Poly – JR.
Buggs led Poly with 11.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game on a team-high 48% shooting from the field, and was named Moore League Player of the Year. She also averaged 2.9 steals per game and was one of the best defenders in the section.
G/F McKayla Williams – Windward – SR.
The 4-star Gonzaga commit had a dominant year playing more point guard than ever while still spending time at essentially every other position.
F/G Parker Montgomery – Marlborough – SR.
A UCSD commit and Marlborough’s all-time leading scorer, Montgomery took the Mustangs to their highest peak in recent history for the second season in a row.
F/G Rayah Marshall – Lynwood – JR.
Marshall averaged over 18 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and two steals per game for Southern Section Open Division selectee Lynwood.
F Juju Watkins – Windward – FR.
Watkins averaged over 20 PPG for Windward, who emerged as the lone top team in L.A. County by the end of the postseason. She was in the running for MVP as just a freshman.
F/C Alexis Whitfield – Chaminade – SR.
The reigning Southern Section Division 1 Player of the Year and Washington commit had another dominant season for the 23-8 Eagles. She averaged 20 points, 11.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game.
C Clarice Akunwafo – Rolling Hills Prep – JR.
One of the top prospects in the Class of 2021, Akunwafo averaged 20.1 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.3 steals, and 1.8 blocks per game. She shot 56% from the field and had a lot of her best games against RHP’s most formidable opponents.
ALL-LA COUNTY SECOND TEAM
G Anaya James – West (Torrance) – JR.
James averaged 18.3 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 4 APG, and 3.1 SPG for West, who went 22-11 with one of the tougher schedules in the country and made the Division 1 semifinals.
G Ashley Chevalier – Sierra Canyon – SR.
Chevalier dealt with injuries for a lot of her senior season but still played at an elite level. As a result, she even spent some of 2019-2020 coming off the bench, playing starter’s minutes, and closing games–a 5-star sixth woman is not something practically any other teams can say they’ve had for even part of a season.
G Ashley Hawkins – Woodrow Wilson – JR.
Hawkins averaged 18.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 2.9 steals per game for the 3-A champions.
G Samantha Yanagi – North (Torrance) – SO.
Yanagi averaged 14 points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals per game on an otherworldly 45% from downtown. When she didn’t have the ball, she was still contributing to one of the best-spaced floors in SoCal.
G Khylee Pepe – Bishop Montgomery – JR.
The Del Rey League MVP averaged 17 PPG, eight RPG, five APG, and three SPG as the Knights went 21-7 despite their challenging schedule.
G/F Guadalupe Vasquez – Cantwell-Sacred Heart – SR.
Vasquez averaged 23.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game on 49% FG and 57% AFG.
F/G Libbie McMahan – Saugus – SR.
One of the driving forces behind Saugus’ remarkable season, McMahan averaged 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, and two steals per game. She was named to Division 2-AA’s all-section team.
F Alexis Mark – Sierra Canyon – SR.
Mark averaged double-figures shooting efficiently from the field, and close to double-digit rebounds as well. She was also one of the most versatile, disruptive defenders in SoCal.
F Michelle Duchemin – Windward – JR.
One of the more underrated players in the section, Duchemin consistently scored at an efficient rate from mid-range and in the paint, and was also among Windward’s top rebounders.
F/C Jorday Holmes – Glendora – SR.
Holmes stuffed the stat sheet for 21.1 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.3 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game, four of which were team-highs.
C/F Liz Elliott – St. Mary’s Academy – JR.
One of the most well-rounded bigs in the Southern Section, Elliott averaged 19.5 points, 14.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.6 steals, and 2.9 blocks per game. She posted a double-double in 25 out of 28 games she played in.
C Ashlee Lewis – Long Beach Poly – SR.
Lewis was second on Poly with 10 points and eight rebounds per game while anchoring one of the best defenses in the country.
C Allison Crawford – Millikan – SO.
Crawford led 26-4 Millikan with 14.5 PPG, 12.2 RPG, 2.2 BPG, and 52% FG to go with 1.3 SPG.
ALL-LA COUNTY THIRD TEAM
G Jaylene Oviedo – El Rancho – SR.
G Alyssa Munn – Redondo Union – SR.
G Erin Yoshitake – Marlborough – SR.
G Valerie Huertas – St. Paul – JR.
G Melissa Zozulenko – Harvard-Westlake – JR.
G Jadyn Lee – Peninsula – FR.
G Kayla Keshmeshian – Viewpoint – SO.
C/F Jane Nwaba – Palisades – SR.
ALL-LA COUNTY HONORABLE MENTION
G Emily Perez – St. Anthony – SR.
G Briliyah Taylor – Lynwood – JR.
G Madelyn Roel – Los Altos – SR.
G Amber Furch – Brentwood School – FR.
G Mia Ross – Bishop Amat – SR.
G Chantel Christy – St. Mary’s Academy – FR.
G Rebecca Saidoff – El Camino Real – SR.
G Anaya Hutchins – Calabasas – SR.
G Kalaya Buggs – Long Beach Poly – JR.
G Sammie Arnold – Palisades – JR.
G Alexis Pettis – Palisades – JR.
G Demoni Lagway – Palisades – SO.
G Jasmine Rodriguez – Chaminade – SR.
G D’Arrah Allen – Leunzinger – JR.
G Monique Febles – Saugus – SR.
G Ellie Chen – La Salle – FR.
G Ilani Avila – Downey – SR.
G Maile Nakaji – Mira Costa – FR.
G Sydney Brumfield – Pasadena – JR.
G Anna Johnson – Redondo Union – SR.
G Kamesha Moore – Pasadena – SR.
F/G Cheyanne Whitfield – Lynwood – SR.
F Kimberly Villalobos – Chaminade – SR.
F Calli Stokes – Redondo Union – JR.
F Kennedee Rankin – Hamilton – SR.
F Faith Boulanger – Burroughs – JR.
F Justina Graham – Carson – JR.
F Maya Rush – Covina – JR.
F Joanna Stroud – Santa Fe – SR.
F Mailey Ballard – Valencia – JR.
F/C Chidinma Okafor – Canyon (Canyon Country) – SR.
F/C Rayshanti McNeal-Price – Lancaster – JR.
F/C Chloe Williams – St. Mary’s Academy – SO.
F/C Rosemary Adebunmi – Sierra Canyon – SR.
C Haylee Aiden – Granada Hills Charter – SR.
C Chantal Moawad – Santa Monica – SR.
C Ariana Grimes – Westchester – SR.