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CIAC Girls Basketball All Century Team

CIAC Girls Basketball All Century Team

CIAC is presenting the 25-player CIAC Girls Basketball All Century Team. The final five names revealed are featured below. Players are listed with their name during their high school career, their graduation year and school. The All Century teams were compiled with input from select past and current coaches, veteran high school basketball writers and others closely associated with Connecticut boys and girls basketball through the decades.

Heather Buck – Stonington – 2008

  • Gatorade State Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008
  • 4 time All State selection
  • Career totals of 2,205 points and 1406 rebounds
  • Led team to two championship game appearances, and a title in 2006 (OT loss in 2005)
  • Averaged 26.4 points and 15.8 rebounds as a senior

Tracy Claxton – Wilbur Cross – 1980

  • Helped team earn three Class L state titles
  • 3rd team Parade All American
  • Career averages of 29.5 points & 27.6 rebounds and scored 2,420 career points

Bethany Collins – Branford – 1984

  • Team went 71-4 during career
  • Converse All American and 4th team Parade All American
  • Helped team to 2 state titles (’83 and ’84)
  • Scored 1,339 career points

Kiah Gillespie – Capital Prep – 2015

  • McDonald’s All American
  • Two-time Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Team appeared in four state title games, winning three
  • Scored 2,208 career points
  • Averaged 31.2 points and 16.2 rebounds per game as a senior (including 42 points and 22 rebounds in state championship win)

Holly Oslander – North Branford – 1989

  • 3-time state champ ’86, ’87, ‘89
  • Left North Branford with career records in points, rebounds and blocks
  • Converse All American
  • Career totals of 1,382 points, 825 rebounds

Previously released members of All-Century Team

Kelley Camp – West Haven – 1977

  • One of state’s first true impact players
  • Parade All American in 1977
  • 2-time All State selection
  • Scored 1,329 career points

Maria Conlon – Seymour – 2000

  • Helped team to a pair of state titles and three championship game appearances and a 96-4 career record
  • Gatorade State Player of the Year in 1998
  • Made 246 3-pointers (state record) with 42 percent 3-point shooting
  • Totaled 1,727 points, 672 assists, 650 steals, 625 rebounds

Nadine Domond – Bridgeport Central – 1994

  • Scored 2,300 career points
  • Led team to 1994 state championship, only girls basketball title in school history
  • First team Parade All American in 1993
  • Senior year average 23.6 points, 10.9 rebounds, 6.4 steals, 5.8 assists and was top rated guard in the nation
  • Four-time All-State, 1994 Gatorade Player of the Year, USA Today All USA Team in 1994

Desiree Elmore – Capital Prep – 2016

  • Helped team to four state championships and team to unbeaten record against CT competition during her career
  • 2016 New Haven Register Player of the Year
  • Four-time All-State Player
  • Averaged 26.7p, 15.7r, 2.8 Assists, 3.7 steals, 3.5 Blocks in her senior year

Bria Holmes – Hillhouse – 2012

  • McDonald’s All American
  • Scored 2,106 career points
  • Captured 3 state titles

Cathy Inglese – Sheehan – 1976

  • Led team to Class L title in senior year
  • All State
  • Was selected as Sheehan’s “Outstanding athlete”
  • Member of CT Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Described as “Bill Bradley of high school basketball”

Tracy Lis – Killingly – 1988

  • 3,681 career points (39.8 average)
  • All American
  • 1998 Class L State Championship
  • State record 65 point game as sophomore (42.8 avg points per game as sophomore)
  • Member of CT Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Cindy Malinowski – Westbrook – 1981

  • 4-time All State selection
  • Two-time state champion, and three title game appearances
  • Scored 2,096 career points

Jennifer Monti – Ellington – 1998

  • Two state title game appearances, won in 1997
  • Member of CT Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Gatorade State Player of the Year
  • 2,089 points in high school
  • 3-time All State selection

Jennifer O’Brien – Mercy – 1996

  • USA Today 1996 CT High School Player of the Year as a senior
  • 3-time All State honoree
  • 1,950 career points
  • 1996 Class State Champions

Ann Odoy – Masuk – 1984

  • Converse Academic and Athletic All American
  • 3-time All State selection
  • Totaled 2,138 career points

Amanda Pape – Trinity Catholic – 2003

  • Gatorade State Player of the year in 2003
  • Led team to state titles in 2002 & 2003
  • Scored 2,429 career points

Krista Rappahahn – Norwich Free Academy – 2002

  • 2002 Gatorade Player of the Year
  • 2,048 career points
  • All State and All American
  • Team went 106-2 in 4 years with 3 state titles ’99, ’01 & ‘02
  • Career averages of 22.9 pt, 9 rebs, 3 assists, 4 steals

Jennifer Rizzotti – New Fairfield – 1992

  • Reached Class M state title game in three-consecutive years, winning in 1991 and 1992
  • Selected 1992 Gatorade State Player of the Year
  • Tallied 2,036 career points including freshman year played in Japan

Symone Roberts – New Britain – 2009

  • Led team to three championship games in four years, winning two titles
  • Scored 2,374 career pts (4th all time)
  • 2009 Gatorade Player of the Year
  • Honorable mention All American

Nykesha Sales – Bloomfield – 1994

  • Member of CT Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
  • 1993-94 USA Today National Player of the Year
  • Averaged 36.2 pts, 12.3 rbs, 3.7 steals her senior year
  • 2,304 career points

Da’Shena Stevens – Trinity Catholic – 2008

  • 3 time All State
  • Led team to 2006 state championship
  • Scored 2,182 career pts

Tracy Stolle – Wamogo – 1995

  • 1,924 career points
  • 2-time All State
  • Averaged 26.4 points, four steals and 3.7 assists as a senior
  • Led Wamogo to the 1995 CIAC Class S championship – only GBB title in school history

C.B. Tomasiewicz – Weston – 1975

  • First Connecticut girls high school player to surpass 1,000 career points.
  • Two-time state champion (1974, 1975)
  • Team posted a record of 69-1 during her career
  • Scored 1,603 points including 583 as senior

Rita Williams – Brien McMahon – 1994

  • Parade All-American
  • 2 time All State
  • 1,965 career points in 3 seasons
  • MVP of 1994 Class L game vs. SHA
  • Led team to two title games, winning one

Individual statistics along with All State and All-American accolades weighed heavily in the selection and team success and state championships won were also a significant factor. Players who did not graduate from a CIAC member school were not eligible, and the girls All Century team only features players that competed after CIAC began sponsoring girls basketball championships in 1974. Post high school accomplishments (college and pro) were considered only when necessary as a tiebreaker between two similarly accomplished players. When evaluating career scoring totals consideration was given to whether the players competed in an era in which the 3-point shot was in effect which came to Connecticut in the 1987-88 season.

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