After A Unique 2021 Spring Season, We Scrap The First-Team, Second-Team Format And Just Name Our 15-Player All-NorCal Girls Basketball Team •
TOP IMAGE: Silivia Fonongaloa, Salesian-Richmond (Berry Evans III photo)
With the 2021 Spring providing such a unique season that differed from league to league and section to section, we built our All-NorCal Girls Basketball teams a little different this year.
We decided to shed our tradition of first-, second- and third-team designation. Instead, we’re listing all 15 players together as one alphabetical roster.
All-NorCal Girls Basketball 2020-21
Miramonte-Orinda | 5-8 | Sr.
Allred got her 19.7 points a game from all over the floor. She’s a 3-point shooter who uses her strength and savvy to get to the rim. Allred’s all-around game also included 7.6 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 3.7 steals a game. She will play for Idaho next year.
Priory-Portola Valley | 5-8 | Sr.
Defense seldom gets the attention it deserves, but Augmon’s ability at that end played a big part in Priory’s solid season and her scholarship to New Mexico. In addition to her shut-down defense, she averaged 11.0 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.
Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills | 5-10 | Jr.
The Washington commit averaged 18.5 points and 10.3 rebounds a game. On top of that, all the key players return, so mark Brown and the Trojans down as a Sac-Joaquin power in 2021-22.
Carondelet-Concord | 5-10 | Jr.
Epps was a standout at both ends of the floor for 10-1 Carondelet, which wound up No. 7 in Northern California. The UC Davis commit averaged 16.0 points, 5.7 assists and 5.5 rebounds.
Salesian-Richmond | 6-1 | Jr.
In an age of 3-point specialists, Fonongaloa is an old-fashioned set-up-on-the-block post player — and her strength and skill make her a force. She led No. 4 Salesian in every important statistical category and will return to do more damage in the paint next season.
Folsom | 5-3 | Sr.
Gallegos was the Bulldogs’ spark plug, combining 3-point sharpshooting with the ability to get to the rim despite her size. She will play for Chico State next year.
Antelope | 5-10 | Sr.
The SportStars’ NorCal Player of the Year averaged 29.0 points a game for 9-1 Antelope, and did so by scoring at all three levels. She’ll suit up for Stanford next year, much to the relief of the region’s opposing coaches.
Menlo School-Atherton | 5-8 | Sr.
The Yale-bound guard has been one of the top players on the Peninsula throughout her career, which she capped with 21.0 points, 7.9 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.4 steals per game this spring.
St. Mary’s-Stockton | 6-0 | Fr.
Not many freshmen make the All-NorCalteam, but Lee is a special player. She averaged 18.1 points and 6.6 rebounds for NorCal’s No. 2, and already has Power 5 coaches eager to sign her.
St. Ignatius-S.F. | 5-10 | Jr.
Ma helped vault St. Ignatius back into prominence this spring, scoring 18.7 points a game for the No. 10 team. She and many of the key contributors to the Wildcats’ success will return next year.
Heritage-Brentwood | 6-4 | So.
Though she only played seven games, Muse’s shot-blocking and defensive ability — plus her 16.4 points and 10.4 rebounds a game — earned her this spot. Muse is already considered one of the top college prospects in the area, and is only expected to get better.
San Ramon Valley-Danville | 5-10 | Jr.
Pasco lit up the scoreboard for the Wolves, averaging 28.3 points a game. And even though she’s primarily a perimeter player, she also grabbed 13 rebounds a game.
Santa Cruz | 5-10 | Jr.
Thanks in great part to Stevens, Santa Cruz had the best record in Northern California in 2021, ringing up 19 wins to just one loss. Stevens averaged 20.9 points and 7.2 rebounds.
Pinewood-Los Altos Hills | 5-5 | Sr.
Stats are an inadequate measure of Thompson’s contribution to NorCal’s No. 1 team. Her leadership and knack for the big play marked a huge role in the CCS Open Division champ’s success. She’ll take those attributes to UC San Diego next season.
Archbishop Mitty-San Jose | 6-1 | Sr.
Williams, who will play for UC Irvine next year, was the standout on a deep and balanced Mitty team that finished No. 3 in Northern California. She averaged 11.1 points and 4.5 rebounds in just 18 minutes a game.