With the 2020-2021 Mississippi high school girls basketball season wrapped up, it’s time to hand out some awards.
SBLive reporter Tyler Cleveland has compiled our All-State Teams for girls basketball, featuring first team, second team and honorable mention selections. The teams span all levels of MHSAA and MAIS competition.
With dozens of worthy candidates, the teams were tough to put together. But these 15 players stood above the rest. Congratulations to all!
FIRST TEAM GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL-STATE
G Macie Walker – Belmont
Walker led the Lady Cardinals to the 3A Championship and scored 25 points in a 71-44 win over Noxubee County in the title game.
G Madison Booker – Germantown
Booker was unbelievable down the stretch for Germantown. She averaged more than 20 points a game and and helped the Lady Mavs to the 6A Championship with 26 points and 16 rebounds in the semifinal round against Harrison Central.
G Rhema Pegues – Olive Branch
Pegues played a critical role all season, but she really showed up when it mattered — she scored 28 points and pulled down nine rebounds in a 66-62 win over Germantown to help Olive Branch to a 3-peat in the 6A Championship.
F Kennedy Ransom – Madison Central
Ransom, a JSU signee, averaged 14.9 points and 9.9 rebounds a game for Madison Central and helped the Lady Jaguars to a 20-3 record and the second round of the 6A State Tournament.
F Samya Brooks – Pontotoc
Brooks led Pontotoc to the 4A Championship game, where she was named MVP of the Lady Warriors’ 55-52 win over Choctaw Central.
SECOND TEAM GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL-STATE
G Hannah Campbell – New Site
New Site had several great players in 2020-21, but Campbell was the best of them. She averaged close to 20 points a game and absolutely balled out in the Big House, scoring 31 points in a semifinal win over Newton and 19 more in a 55-50 victory over Calhoun City in the 2A Championship.
G Areyanna Hunter – Louisville
Hunter averaged 18.7 points a game and helped Louisville to a 16-7 record and the third round of the 4A State Tournament.
G Gabrielle Collier – Brandon
Collier, a Pearl River Community College signee, averaged 18.4 points a game and helped Brandon to a 21-5 record this year.
F Carleigh Andrews – Holmes County Central
Andrews led Holmes County in scoring, averaging 13 points and 5.5 rebounds a game this season. She helped the Lady Jaguars to a xx-x record and scored 11 points in the 39-36 loss to Laurel in the 5A Championship.
F Dacia Bostic – Quitman
Bostic was a beast for Quitman. She averaged 17.1 points and 12.7 rebounds a game and led the Lady Panthers to a 16-4 record and the third round of the 4A State Tournament.
HONORABLE MENTION GIRLS BASKETBALL ALL-STATE
G Alana Rouser – Germantown
Rouser helped Germantown to a 13-4 record. She had 21 points and 14 rebounds in the quarterfinal round and 12 points and 11 rebounds in the semifinal round of the 6A State Tournament.
G Meloney Thames – Choctaw Central
Thames averaged 15.7 points a game and helped Choctaw Central to a 25-4 record and the finals of the 4A State Tournament.
G Emmi Harkins – Leake Academy
Harkins made so many three-pointers it was silly. She led the Lady Rebels in scoring and dropped 24 points in a 39-36 win over Hartfield Academy in the MAIS Overall Tournament Championship.
F Mia Wheeler – Hartfield Academy
Wheeler was a driving force behind Hartfield’s stellar season. She averaged 15.5 points and 8.8 rebounds a game and led the Lady Hawks to a 29-9 record and a berth in the MAIS Overall Tournament Championship.
C Laila Walker – Harrison Central
Walker averaged 13.8 points and 11 rebounds a game and led Harrison Central to a 16-7 record and a berth in the 6A State Tournament Semifinal.