Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wagner’s Williams earns MVP honors at Jordan Brand Classic



Wagner’s Kiana Williams earned West MVP honors during Friday’s Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn, New York.

David Hinojosa, mysanantonio.com, April 14, 2017

Wagner senior Kiana Williams scored 20 points, including 14 in the second half, to earn MVP honors in leading the West past the East 122-81 in the Jordan Brand Classic on Friday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Williams, who is signed with Stanford, earned West MVP honors after making 8 of 13 shots from the field. Galena Park North Shore’s Chastity Patterson, who is signed with Texas, was named East MVP after scoring 17 points.

It was Williams’ second national all-star game. Last month, Williams had nine points, three rebounds and three assists in 17 minutes at the McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago.

Williams’ former Wagner teammate Amber Ramirez, who is now at TCU, played in both games last year.

NEXT STOP: STANFORD


Williams, Dodson wrap up national all-star appearances at JBC

gostanford.com, April 15, 2017

Kiana Williams poured in 20 points for the West and was named her team's MVP while Maya Dodson tallied six points, five rebounds and a pair of blocks for the East at the Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn on Friday night. Williams and the West beat Dodson and the East 122-81.
 
Williams scored 14 of her game-high 20 in the second half. In 19 minutes, the point guard made eight of her 13 shots from the field, including three of her four attempts from behind the arc. Dodson was 3-of-4 from the floor and highlighted her night with an emphatic second-quarter block of USC-bound Ayanna Clark that brought the crowd to its feet.
 
It was the second national all-star game for the duo. Last month, Williams and Dodson were in Chicago for the McDonald's All American Game. Williams tallied nine points, three rebounds and three assists in that one while Dodson had two rebounds and two blocks in nine minutes.
 
Dodson (Alpharetta, Ga./St. Francis) and Williams (San Antonio, Texas/Karen Wagner) make up half of the Cardinal's celebrated 2017 recruiting class which, along with Alyssa Jerome (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Harbord Collegiate) and Estella Moschkau  (Mount Horeb, Wisc./Edgewood), is ranked fifth by espnW HoopGurlz.
 
Dodson, a 6-foot-3 wing, is a five-star talent and the No. 11 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100. Kiana Williams, a 5-foot-7, five-star point guard from San Antonio, Texas, is the No. 8 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100 and Stanford's first top-10 recruit since Chiney Ogwumike signed as the top player in the country in Nov. 2009.
 
Stanford is coming off a 32-6 season that included the program's 13th Final Four appearance and 12th Pac-12 Tournament championship.



Saturday, April 08, 2017

Maya: ALL-USA Girls Basketball: Third Team

Jim Halley, usatodayhss.com, April 5, 2017

USA TODAY High School Sports is unveiling the 2016-17 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Basketball Teams as selected by Jim Halley with input from high school coaches and recruiting experts.

Maya Dodson

School: St. Francis (Alpharetta, Ga.)
Pos: Forward
Height: 6-3
Stanford signee averaged 14.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

St. Francis teammates only girls from same school to play in All American game



Joe Parker, northfulton.com, April 5, 2017

St. Francis seniors Maya Dodson and her high school teammate played in the McDonald’s All-American Game last Wednesday at Chicago’s United Center. They were the only players selected for the game from the same school and they say it was an incredible opportunity.
Dodson said she will forever cherish the experience and said playing against the top talent in the country is what made the event so fun.
The teammates will play once more together at the Jordan Brand Classic on April 14 at New York’s Barclays Center, but both were appreciative of the opportunity to play on the national stage at the All-American Game.
Dodson said, “I never would have thought sophomore year when I came to St Francis we would be playing in the All-American Game. It was great to be able to play one more game with her.”
Both players said their favorite experience of the trip was visiting the Ronald McDonald House.
“The kids were awesome,” Dodson said.
Both played on the East team. Dodson had two rebounds and two blocks in nine minutes.
The teammates won two state championships together playing for St. Francis, their sophomore and junior seasons. 
Dodson, a Stanford commit, played for Team USA’s U17 National Team last summer, was named to the 2015 All-State team and was named to the Class 6-A All-Region team from 2014-16.
Both players were named to the All-State team for the 2016-17 season.
Dodson scored 1,087 points in her three years with St. Francis, shooting 49 percent from the floor. She also accounted for 607 rebounds, 129 assists, 181 steals and 222 blocks.

2017 McDonald's All Americans

gostanford.com, April 4, 2017

Maya Dodson and Kiana Williams represented Stanford at the 16th annual McDonald’s All American Game on March 29 in Chicago. (Photos by McDonald's All American Games and Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire)

Photos from the McDonalds All American Game

Monday, April 03, 2017

Estella: 2016-17 Wisconsin State Journal All-Area girls basketball team

madison.com, April 3, 2017


Estella Moschkau, Madison Edgewood


Year: Senior
Height: 6-foot-2.
Position: Forward.

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Scoring: 18.3 points per game.
Notable: Moschkau is a Stanford University commit. … Moschkau was the Gatorade girls player of the year for Wisconsin. She shared the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Miss Basketball Award with Kenosha St. Joseph’s Sidney Cooks. … Moschkau was a unanimous selection on The Associated Press all-state first team. … Moschkau earned first-team honors on the WBCA Division 3 all-state team. … She was a unanimous selection as first-team all-conference in the Badger South Conference. … She led the Crusaders to a share of the Badger South crown with Stoughton and Monroe. … She led Edgewood to the WIAA Division 3 state title, the first WIAA title for the program, and was named to the all-tournament team. … She also averaged 3.3 assists per game. … “I really haven’t seen a player this season with Estella’s size and skill set,” Edgewood coach Lora Staveness said. “She has proven she can hit a variety of 3s, she is very good at hitting the mid-range shot off the dribble or catch, she can attack the basket and finish at the rim, as well as she has proven to be effective inside in the post as she has a variety of moves.”

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Madison Edgewood's Estella Moschkau named All-Area Player of the Year

Jon Masson, wiscnews.com, April 2, 2017

Estella Moschkau traveled distinctly a different route to arrive at this point.

Moschkau, a 6-2 senior at Madison Edgewood, progressed from a ball-handling Tri-County youth player in Mount Horeb … to AAU whiz … to an all-around high-school standout who’s adept maneuvering for inside baskets, connecting from deep or snaring a rebound and racing, with her long strides, up the court – an eye always on an assist.


She a talent for the game and a hope that her best is yet to come. Diligent worker who were focal points in their teams’ successful season. Unselfishly their teams played was most important to them.
Moschkau led the Crusaders to a share of the Badger South Conference title with Monroe and Stoughton, then to the big prize: the WIAA Division 3 state girls basketball championship at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon. Edgewood’s year-long goal was realized with a 21-point victory over Greendale Martin Luther in the title game.
Will go from high school to outstanding academic institution on opposite coast, Moschkau at the Pac-12’s Stanford University in California.
With all this in mind, it’s clear to see why Moschkau was selected as the Wisconsin State Journal/WisconsinPrepZone.comAll-Area Girls Basketball Player of the Year.
Drive, discipline and defense fuel Moschkau. 

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In her 24 seasons, Edgewood coach Lora Staveness hasn’t seen a player with the skill set possessed by Moschkau, the Gatorade girls player of the year, co-Miss Basketball winner and a first-team all-state choice.
“She is one of the special ones,” Staveness said, adding: “Her ball-handling is really good for 6-2. It will have to go up for Stanford and the Pac-12, but she really has the ability to see the floor. You go to the next level and you will have better talent surrounding you. Stanford does a good job putting people in positions to be successful. … Her work ethic will really help her out.”
Moschkau religiously got up for 5:30 a.m. sessions to work on her basketball fundamentals, fitness and strength.
“I’m a very disciplined person,” said Moschkau, whose father and grandparents also went to Edgewood. “Hard work is all mental. If you put your mind to it, good things will happen.”
Moschkau and her teammates had a single-minded drive to win the state title after watching their opportunity disappear a year ago, and all the off-season work and extra hours each individual put in paid off.
“It is an amazing feeling, just knowing we took home the gold ball for the school, the community and coach Lora Staveness,” Moschkau said. “She deserves it more than anyone. I’m still kind of in shock that we won. It is a settling feeling. We are very content with it.”
Moschkau is humbled by the recognition she has received.
“I’m so grateful people would consider me for these honors,” she said. “I wouldn’t be here without coach Staveness, my teammates, my family and everyone who has helped me along the way. It’s a lot about others who have helped me.”
Moschkau’s journey will take her in June to Stanford. Moschkau, who plans to study business or philosophy, is eager to become part of Stanford’s basketball legacy.
“Their player development is so good,” she said. “Just being at Stanford, everyone has so much to offer. It’s such an uplifting experience. Being surrounded by excellence is something I’m glad to be around.”

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Thanks to brother’s influence, Wagner’s Williams set to play in elite all-star event

David Hinojosa, express.com, March 28, 2017

Emotions swirled when Chancy Campbell saw his little sister’s name listed among the 24 players selected for the McDonald’s All-American Game.

As someone who played a big part in Kiana Williams’ development into one of the country’s top girls basketball players, he couldn’t help it.

“When her name came across the screen, I cried,” Campbell said when the team was announced on ESPNU on Jan. 15. “My wife laughed at me, asking what you are doing? I was just so happy because I know all the hard work she put in. Her calling me and asking to go to the gym at 5 in the morning. The commitment she put into the game paid off.”

Williams, Wagner’s point guard for the last four years, had indeed attained one of her goals.

“Every basketball kid’s dream is to be a McDonald’s All-American,” Williams said. “A lot of greats have played in that game. To have your name considered with that group is an honor.”

Williams, 17, is the fifth girl from the San Antonio area selected to play in the prestigious national showcase. Her former high school teammate, TCU’s Amber Ramirez, played in the game last year.

Williams, who has signed with Stanford, will suit up for the West at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the United Center in Chicago.

It’s the culmination of a process that began when Williams was in third grade and learned how to dribble in the driveway. It continued when Campbell, 30, returned to San Antonio after playing football at Abilene Christian University.

That’s when he and Michael Williams — Kiana’s father and a man who has taken care of Campbell since he was 9 months old — took the reins in molding Williams.

“It’s a real special bond that we have,” said Campbell, who is the offensive coordinator at Sam Houston High School. “She’s been with me ever since I got back from college. I think basketball has enhanced that, always making sure she was in the gym getting better.”

Kiana Williams has always taken her older half-brother’s guidance to heart. As Campbell likes to point out, she is not the family’s first All-American. Campbell, one of the most prolific rushers in Judson’s history, was selected to play in the 2004 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

“Knowing I have an older sibling to look up to, I want to follow in his footsteps and hopefully become a coach,” Kiana said. “He set the bar high, and hopefully, I can meet the expectations he instilled in me. I’m thankful to have him in my life.”

Once Michael Williams realized his daughter wanted to pursue basketball, he made sure she learned the basics first. After Kiana learned to dribble, they would go to the park, where she learned to pass. She didn’t begin shooting until she mastered those two skills.

“He told me I couldn’t shoot until I learned to catch the ball first,” Kiana said. “He instilled mental toughness in me. I look at those days and laugh at them. Great memories.”

Michael Williams also took the baby-steps approach when he served as Campbell’s youth football coach.

“I coached Chancy when he was young,” Michael Williams said. “Basically, he was taught right. I wanted them to learn the basics and fundamentals and the right way to play sports.”

Kiana took to basketball right away.

“You could tell at a young age, she was going to be real good,” Campbell said. “You could see it from day to day, week to week and month to month, how her growth was getting in basketball.”

She began playing organized basketball in a CYO league in third grade. In fourth and fifth grade, Kiana played for a club team Campbell and Michael Williams formed.

She didn’t realize her full potential until the summer after sixth grade when she began playing AAU basketball for former Jay and UT standout player Clarissa Davis’ TeamXpress. It was the first time Kiana played travel basketball, and the notion she could play college basketball was planted. She thrived on a team that had several players five years older than she was.

“It made a great impression on her,” Michael Williams said. “We didn’t know which way it was going to go with Clarissa. It was exciting. She performed well.”

The following year, Kiana joined SA Finest, where she remained until her final AAU season last summer.

Since then, she had transformed into one of the nation’s top players and built an impressive resume.

Williams played four varsity seasons at Wagner. She was a three-time selection for the Express-News’ Super Team and earned Co-Player of the Year honors this season.

Ranked as ESPN’s No. 8 recruit for the 2017 class, Williams signed with Stanford in November. She was also selected as a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association first-team All-American and a Naismith Trophy second-team All-American. She was play in the Jordan Brand Classic too, another national all-star game, on April 14 in Brooklyn, New York.

Campbell knows he helped get her to this point. However, he said it was his sister’s desire to get there that made the difference.

“She’s mature beyond her years,” Campbell said. “She can handle every situation. You can see the growth from year to year. Kiana wasn’t a McDonald’s All-American in eighth grade, ninth grade. It’s been a process. It was her understanding that she had to get better every year and showing that growth every year.”

As much work as she put into it, she said was it was never too much.

“When you do something you love, it can’t be overwhelming,” Williams said. “I love the game of basketball. I want to be around it all my life.”

Williams and Campbell realize their ride together is coming to an end. They think about that each time they workout together.

“He’s just fun to be around,” Kiana said. “I’m going to miss him.”

Campbell said: “I call her my sidekick. Whenever you see me, she’s there. It’s crazy that in a couple of months, she’s not going to be there. It’s like I’m losing my best friend, but I’m not losing her. She’s going on to bigger and better things. … She is growing up, and she has to go out and conquer this world on her own.”

Wagner’s Williams shakes off nerves at McDonald’s All-American Game


Kiana defends during the McDonald's All American game.

David Hinojosa, mysanantonio.com, March 29, 2017

Nerves built up for Wagner senior Kiana Williams as she took the court at Chicago’s United Center on Wednesday to play in the biggest game of her life.
It was understandable considering she was one of 12 players suited up for the West in the 16th edition of the McDonald’s All-American Girls Game, which was televised on ESPN2. But, shortly after the tip, it was all about basketball and Williams found her comfort zone.
“My hands were sweaty and I was tight, not loose like I usually am before a big game,” Williams said. “Once we went up and down the court a few times, it was fine.”
Williams recorded nine points, three rebounds and three assists in 17 minutes for the West, which lost to the East 80-74 in overtime.
Williams made 3 of 10 shots from the field and was 3 of 3 from the free-throw line.
The West led by as many as 13 points in the first half before the East fought back to send the game to overtime. 
The game offered Williams a chance to spend time with future Stanford teammate Maya Dodson, a 6-foot-3 forward from Saint Francis in Alpharetta, Georgia. Dodson, who played for the East, was entered in Monday’s slam dunk contest.
“We talked it up the whole time,” Williams said of Dodson.
Williams will attend Stanford’s national semifinal game against South Carolina on Friday in Dallas, and she said was she was going to text Dodson updates from there.
Williams is the fifth girl from the San Antonio area to play in the prestigious game. Others include her former Wagner teammate Amber Ramirez (2016), Clemens’ Kyra Lambert( 2015), FEAST’s Recee’ Caldwell (2014) and Steele’s Meighan Simmons (2010).
Next up for Williams is the Jordan Brand Classic, another national all-star game, scheduled for April 14 at Barclays Center in New York. She was one of 12 players selected to play for the East. Ramirez played in the game last year.

2017 McDonald's All-American games


newsday.com, March 29, 2017

Maya and Kiana at the 2017 McDonald's All-American high school basketball games on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at United Center in Chicago.


Big East's Maya Dodson, center, drives between Big West's players, during the second half of the McDonald's All-American girls basketball game Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Chicago.

Big West's teammate and Kiana Williams, right, (23) battle the Big East's player for the ball during the first half of the McDonald's All-American girls high school basketball game Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Chicago.


Maya Attempts Dunk at McDonalds All American Slam Contest


ajc.com, March 29, 2017

 Maya Dodson, a 6-foot-3 forward at St. Francis from Alpharetta, gets some encouragement as she prepares to participate in the 2017 McDonald's All American games POWERADE Jam Fest on March 27, 2017, in Chicago. Dodson, who is committed to play at Stanford, performed two dunks to qualify for the contest.
 Maya Dodson, from Alpharetta, gets the support of her McDonald’s All-American teammates as the lone girl participating in the slam dunk competition against the boys. Dodson, a senior at St. Francis, has previously dunked in a high school game.
Maya Dodson gets air as he attempts to dunk during the 2017 McDonald's All American games POWERADE Jam Fest on March 27, 2017, in Chicago. She made four attempts to slam the rim.
Alpharetta’s Maya Dodson’s slam dunk attempt falls just short. She failed to nail a dunk and exited in the first round of the 2017 McDonald's All American games POWERADE Jam Fest.














Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Estella is WBCA All-State


dailyunion.com, March 14, 2017

Madison Edgewood’s Estella Moschkau leads the 2017 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-State as the lone unanimous selection in Division 3.
Moschkau repeated as first team All-State selection.

Moschkau was named co-Miss Basketball on Saturday and led the Crusaders (25-3) to their first State title in program history. The Stanford recruit averaged 18.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.6 blocks per game for coach Lora Staveness and the Crusaders. Moschkau helped Madison Edgewood reach the State Tournament for the first time in program history as a junior. She finished her career with 1,606 points.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Madison Edgewood's Estella Moschkau earns Gatorade state player of the year honor

Jon Masson, madison.com, March 13, 2017

Madison Edgewood senior forward Estella Moschkau collected another major honor on Monday.
The 6-foot-2 Moschkau was named the 2016-17 Gatorade Wisconsin Girls Basketball Player of the Year, the Gatorade Company announced in a release Monday.
Moschkau, a Stanford signee, became the first Edgewood player to be selected as Gatorade girls player of the year.
The award recognizes athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the court.
Moschkau now becomes a finalist for the Gatorade national player of the year award.
On Saturday, Moschkau was named a co-recipient of the Miss Basketball Award for the state, as named by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. Moschkau was presented with the award during halftime of the WIAA Division 4 title game Saturday at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon.
In an interview, Moschkau acknowledged her parents, coaches, teammates, friends and family for helping her on her journey, saying, “I’m so honored and grateful.”
Then Moschkau went out and scored a game-high 20 points and also grabbed seven rebounds in leading the Crusaders to a 51-30 victory over Greendale Martin Luther in the WIAA Division 3 championship game. It was Edgewood’s first WIAA title in two appearances. The Crusaders reached state for the first time last season, losing in the semifinals. 
Moschkau was named to the all-tournament team by state media after completion of this year's tournament Saturday night. 

Moschkau, at the time of her selection for the Gatorade honor, was averaging 18.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.7 blocks entering the Division 3 title game. She was a first-team all-state selection last season. She is Edgewood’s school career leader in points and blocked shots.
Moschkau worked hard in the offseason on her defense and continued to work on her basketball skills, strength and conditioning during the school year, regularly getting up for 5:30 a.m. workouts.
Edgewood coach Lora Staveness said Moschkau has “an unbelievable work ethic, like all great players do” and has the ability to control the game “without having to put up eye-popping numbers.”
Added Staveness: “At 6-2, Estella is often an offensive and defensive nightmare for teams, as she is able to play all five positions on the floor.”
Wrightstown coach Mike Froehlke, whose team lost to Edgewood in Thursday’s Division 3 semifinals, called Moschkau “a fabulous player.”
“Estella Moschkau is a phenomenal player,” Monona Grove coach Tyler Kuehl said in the Gatorade release. “She affects the game like no other player I’ve seen this year. She has so many skills offensively that if you take one thing away, she can switch gears to something else. She’s also an incredible defender.”
Moschkau has served as a tutor in her school and has volunteered on behalf of a homeless shelter, Meals on Wheels and for youth sports programs. She has a 4.0 GPA.
As a Gatorade Player of the Year, Moschkau will be able to select a national or local youth sports organization to receive a grant as part of the Gatorade Play it Forward program.
Barneveld guard Hannah Whitish, who now plays at Nebraska, was last season’s state Gatorade player of the year.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Moschkau shares Miss Basketball honor



               Mark Stewart, jsonline.com, March 11, 2017

When it came to selecting the state’s top senior, the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association couldn’t choose just one.

Saturday the organization announced Madison Edgewood’s Estella Moschkau as a co-winner of the Miss Basketball award. This is the first time two players have shared the honor. The players were announced during halftime of the Division 4 state championship game.

The honor was announced in advance of the full release of the WBCA all-state teams Monday.

Moschkau, a 6-2 guard/forward who signed with Stanford, led Madison Edgewood to a 51-30 victory over Martin Luther in the Division 3 championship game Saturday.
She had a game-high 20 points on 7-for-14 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds. She finished the season with averages of 18.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.
Moschkau, who also said she improved her conditioning during the off-season, expects to play anything from power forward to shooting guard in college.
“They want me to improve my ball-handling and my shooting, all the fundamentals,” Moschkau said. “Hopefully defense will be key for me. I really like defense, so I’m really hoping to bring that to their program.”

Estella and Madison Edgewood gets WIAA title for first time




Jon Masson, madison.com, March 12, 2017

For senior Estella Moschkau and the Madison Edgewood girls basketball team, redemption finally arrived in their return to the Resch Center.
Edgewood watched a late lead slip away during last season’s state semifinals and used that one-point loss to eventual champion Hayward as year-long motivation.
Edgewood’s crusade this season realized the desired result Saturday in the WIAA Division 3 state championship game.
The third-ranked Crusaders won their 19th consecutive game, rolling to a 51-30 victory over second-ranked Greendale Martin Luther.
It was Edgewood’s first WIAA championship in its second state appearance.
Moschkau, who earlier Saturday was named co-recipient of the Miss Basketball Award scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds. 
“It’s exactly what we wanted,” said Moschkau, a Stanford commit. “It was the revenge we were planning for, I guess you could say. Right after we lost, it was in our minds. Throughout the summer and the course of the season, it was always on our minds — that one loss last year.
“And we always kept that thought and we pushed through every adversity, and we overcame a lot. … It’s all happiness right now. We are so happy now. I can’t describe it right now. It is a you’ve-got-be-there-type feeling.”
The Crusaders (25-3) used a dominating defensive effort and snapped the Spartans’ 25-game winning streak, holding Martin Luther to a season-low point total.
Martin Luther (26-2), making its state debut, shot only 27.5 percent from the floor, including 22.2 percent in the first half when Edgewood earned a 19-11 halftime lead.
The Spartans, who had no players score in double figures, were 1-for-15 from 3-point range and committed 17 turnovers.
Martin Luther coach Corey Scheel said the Crusaders “were just swarming” and demonstrated outstanding hustle and help-side defense.
“I give Edgewood a lot of credit,” Scheel said. “They really ramped up their defensive intensity — it was nothing I’ve really seen out of them throughout the year. They did a really nice job taking away the outside shots. They covered the 3-ball well, which we can shoot. We didn’t shoot it well tonight.”
Edgewood coach Lora Staveness said her team wanted to take away the Spartans’ drives into the lane while also closing out on perimeter shots.
“Halfway through the season we amped up our defensive intensity and focused on that, and that would lead to our offense,” Staveness said.
That defensive emphasis is what won Edgewood the state championship, the 6-foot-2 Moschkau said.
“(Moschkau) is so long and so tall, even if it looked like I was open, I was tentative,” said the Spartans’ leading scorer who was held to seven points. “They played good ‘D.’ We expected them to pack it in more. They kind of did the opposite and they pressured us more in the halfcourt. And unforced errors were the detriment to us.”
The Crusaders also attacked the rim on offense, leading to numerous free-throw opportunities. Edgewood was 16-for-30 from the foul line; Martin Luther was 7-for-12.
A key stretch in reaching that goal came when the Crusaders scored the final eight points of the first half and took an eight-point lead into halftime.
Moschkau scored six of the eight points, including a 3-pointer from the left corner that put Edgewood ahead 19-11 with 2:53 left.
“Too many unforced turnovers in the first half is what really doomed us,” Scheel said.
A 7-2 run opening the second half gave Edgewood a 13-point cushion. The lead ballooned to 22 points late in the game.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

NAISMITH HS ALL-AMERICANS

            Dodson and Williams lauded for second consecutive afternoon

gostanford.com, March 8, 2017

Stanford incoming freshmen Kiana Williams and Maya Dodson were lauded for the second consecutive afternoon when the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the 2017 Naismith High School Girls' All-America teams on Wednesday. Williams landed on the second team and Dodson on the third team.
 
There are three five-member Naismith All-America teams and 14 additional players that earned honorable mention accolades. Stanford is one of three schools with two players on the top three squads. Yesterday, Williams and Dodson were named to the 10-person WBCA High School Coaches' All-America team.
 
The duo, who signed with Stanford in November, were also were selected to participate in both the McDonald's All American Game on March 29 in Chicago and the Jordan Brand Classic on April 14 in Brooklyn.
 
Williams (San Antonio, Texas/Karen Wagner) and Dodson (Alpharetta, Ga./St. Francis) make up half of the Cardinal's celebrated 2017 recruiting class which, along with Alyssa Jerome (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Harbord Collegiate) and Estella Moschkau  (Mount Horeb, Wisc./Edgewood), is ranked fifth by espnW HoopGurlz.
 
Williams, a 5-foot-7, five-star point guard from San Antonio, Texas, is the No. 8 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100 and Stanford's first top-10 recruit since Chiney Ogwumike signed as the top player in the country in Nov. 2009.
 
She averaged 17 points, five rebounds, four assists and 2.5 steals per game as a junior for Karen Wagner High School. She was a first-team all-state selection for the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches as well as the Texas Girls Coaches Association. Williams averaged 22 points and four assists in leading the Thunderbirds to a 25-5 overall record this season.
 
Dodson, a 6-foot-3 wing, is a five-star talent and the No. 11 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100. A back-to-back state title winner in 2015 and 2016 at St. Francis High School in Alpharetta, Ga., Dodson averaged 13 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks per game as a junior and was named Georgia's Class A player of the year. In 30 games this season put up 14 points and eight rebounds for the 24-4 Knights.
 
This past summer, she won a bronze medal with Team USA at the FIBA U17 World Championship for Women in Zaragoza, Spain, making the 12-person roster out of a pool of 139 trial invitees. Dodson started all seven games and averaged 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds, including scoring 12 and adding seven boards in the team's 65-50 win over China to secure third place.