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Meet TCPalm’s 2022-23 Girls Basketball All-Area Team

Meet TCPalm’s 2022-23 Girls Basketball All-Area Team

The 2022-23 girls bspansketbspanll season along the Treasure Coast saw a number of teams have steady seasons and five programs earned postseason bids despite the area not having a district champion.

Jensen Beach put together one of its best seasons in program history with 17 wins and a regional semifinal appearance in 5A while Vero Beach backed up a 7A state semifinal trip last season with a regional semifinal appearance.

Lincoln Park Academy, Centennial and Martin County also made postseason appearances after finishing the regular season with winning records.

TCPalm’s All-Area team represents the best of the best in girls basketball across the area and this year’s edition features a mix of veterans who have starred for most of their careers and a host of newcomers that emerged as key scorers and playmakers for their teams.

Out of all of the area’s top players, leading this year’s teams is a double-double machine who finished her career strong down at Jensen Beach.

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Player of the Year

Lauren Cioffi, Jensen Beach

Jensen Beach's Lauren Cioffi (4) grabs a rebound in a girls basketball game against Martin County on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, at Jensen Beach High School.

Year: Senior

Highlights: One of the area’s most skilled players throughout her career, Cioffi continued being the focal point for the Falcons with a standout senior season. Averaging 13.1 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.5 steals a game, Cioffi had 14 double-doubles and scored in double figures in 19 games leading a young roster to a 5A regional semifinal.

First Team

Ratajah Dawson, Vero Beach

Vero Beach’s Ratajah Dawson (2) shoots the ball against St. Lucie West Centennial in a girls basketball 2-7A regional quarterfinal on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, at St. Lucie West Centennial High School. Vero Beach won 63-24.

Year: Senior

Highlights: The area’s best two-way player held things together for Vero Beach during an up-and-down year with injuries as Dawson averaged 10.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 steals a game leading the team to a 7A regional semifinal.

Ty’kiria Benjamin, Centennial

Year: Sophomore

Highlights: Benjamin made a huge leap in production from her freshman year as she led the Eagles in scoring and registered 16 games in which she scored in double figures.

Kaeley Ciceron, Somerset College Prep

Year: Freshman

Highlights: Leading the Spartans to a 13-8 record, Ciceron was dynamic scoring the ball, averaging 19.7 points and added 6.9 rebounds and 4.9 steals a night. Ciceron had eight games with 20 points or more and scored in doubles figures in 20 out of 21 games.

Lizzie Fitzwater, Jensen Beach

Year: Freshman

Highlights: Stepping right into a key role for the Falcons, Fitzwater averaged 11.8 points a game at point guard. Fitzwater scored in double figures 14 times for Jensen Beach.

Olivia Titherington, Lincoln Park Academy

Year: Freshman

Lincoln Park Academy's Olivia Titherington (3) goes for a layup in the girls Greyhound Holiday Classic basketball final against Fort Pierce Central on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, in Fort Pierce. Lincoln Park Academy won 50-36.

Highlights: Titherington took a nice step up after her eighth grade year for the Greyhounds, averaging 12 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists as the point guard. Titherington scored in double figures 13 times and had 10 games with five or more assists.

Second Team

Kaylee Gumina, Martin County senior

Ta’Tyannah Thompson, Lincoln Park Academy sophomore

Davionne Stinson, Vero Beach sophomore

Harmoni Randolph, Fort Pierce Central junior

Jada Parson, Treasure Coast freshman

Delana Crawford, Morningside Academy senior

Third Team

Leta Adamo, Okeechobee senior

Avian Rolle, Vero Beach senior

Ariyah Brown, Vero Beach junior

Daphne Gibson, Sebastian River junior

Denasia Hilaire, Martin County senior

Gwen Miller, Centennial senior

Honorable Mention

Jailynn Williams, Centennial freshman

Aquanis West, Fort Pierce Central junior

Kaylee Gumina, Martin County senior

Becca Witt, Martin County freshman

Juliana Ball, Lincoln Park Academy sophomore

Shyauna Shelly, Sebastian River junior

Semaj Jasper, Okeechobee senior

Velise Destile, Fort Pierce Westwood senior

Morgan Scott, John Carroll Catholic senior

Emily Shirk, Pine School sophomore

Gaby Collazo, St. Edward’s sophomore

Jakenzye McBridge, South Fork freshman

Coach of the Year

Quintina Harris, Jensen Beach

Highlights: Under Harris, the Falcons worked in a young backcourt to compliment veterans in the frontcourt to put together a 17-7 season, made a 5A regional semifinal and Jensen Beach went 12-2 against local teams.


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