Here’s a look at the Glory Days Magazine Girls Basketball All-Stars for the 2019-2020 season:
Kylee Watson, F, Mainland: Glory Days Magazine Player of the Year.
Madi Hafetz, G, Mainland: The senior nailed 62 threes but, more importantly, supplied steady leadership and consistency for a team that reached the sectional championship game for the fourth straight year.
Nay Nay Clark, G, Oakcrest: The Falcons had a tough year, going 9-17, but Clark was a huge bright spot as she led the Cape-Atlantic League in scoring with more than 24 points per game while also leading the league in steals with nearly 150, 31 more than Bridgeton’s Nijah Tanksley. She was also ninth in the league in assists.
Abbey Fenton, G, Ocean City: The Red Raiders captured their third South Jersey Group 3 title in the past four years thanks in large part to Fenton’s clutch outside shooting. She led the league in 3-pointers with 83, nearly 20 more than Kira Sides of Middle Township, who was second. With Fenton leading the way, Ocean City won 23 games, a share of the CAL National title and a sectional championship.
Marlee Brestle, PG, Ocean City: The junior didn’t score a ton of points, but ran the point and played tenacious defense for the South Jersey Group 3 champion Red Raiders.
Haleigh Schafer, G, Absegami: She was banged up a lot throughout the year but still managed to average about 18 points per game for a team that advanced to the sectional semis.
Gianna Hafner, PG, Absegami: A steady senior, Hafner didn’t light up the scoreboard but played a huge role in facilitating the Braves’ offense, and also was a solid defender at the point.
Marianna Papazoglou, G, Wildwood Catholic: Averaged more than 17 points per game and was fifth in the league in rebounds for a team that won 22 games and captured a share of the CAL United title.
Gabby Turco, F, Wildwood Catholic: Not only one of the toughest players in the league, but also one of the most versatile. She can play all five positions on the court, averaged nearly 16 points per game, was second in the league in field-goal percentage, made 48 threes and led the league in free-throw percentage.
Jaiden Harris, F, OLMA: Harris led the league in rebounds, was fifth in blocked shots and averaged better than 11 points per game for a surprising Villagers squad that went 19-9.
Kate Herlihy, G, Middle Township: Still just a junior, Herlihy has been one of the most consistent and productive players in the league throughout her career. This year she averaged 14.2 points per game, nailed 36 threes and was fourth in the league in assists.
Kira Sides, G, Middle Township: One day she’ll be remembered as one of the best all-around athletes ever to come out of Cape May County. This year she finished second in the league in scoring, 3-pointers and free-throw percentage and was ninth in rebounds.
Ciani Redd-Howard, F, Atlantic City: The senior was a force in the post, both offensively and defensively, and was named the MVP of the CAL Tournament as the Vikings took down Mainland Regional in the championship game.
Madison Brestle, PG, Atlantic City: The feisty 5-footer was one of the top defensive guards in the league, finishing third in steals, and also was in the top 10 in assists with 82 for a team that won 20 games and the CAL American title.
Quanirah Cherry-Montague, F, Atlantic City: She still has a ways to go offensively, but this freshman was a force on the defensive end all year. She finished second in the league to Kylee Watson in blocked shots and was sixth in the league in rebounds with more than 200.
Grace Speer, F, ACIT: Still just a sophomore, Speer finished in the top 10 in the league in scoring for a team that won 17 games and challenged for a conference title.
Cea’anai Jackson, F, ACIT: A matchup problem for most teams, Jackson helped the RedHawks to a 17-10 record by averaging 14.5 points per game while also finishing third in the league in rebounding.