2013-14 All-Area Teams

The 2013-14 Home News Tribune All-Area Girls Basketball team: (from left) Jacqueline Rodriguez (Sayreville), Cassie Smith (Metuchen), Erica Junquet (Monroe), Adreana Miller (Franklin), Kiki Bynes (Piscataway). Photo by: Mark R. Sullivan

The 2013-14 Home News Tribune All-Area Girls Basketball team: (from left) Jacqueline Rodriguez (Sayreville), Cassie Smith (Metuchen), Erica Junquet (Monroe), Adreana Miller (Franklin), Kiki Bynes (Piscataway). Photo by: Mark R. Sullivan

Players:

 

Kiki Bynes Piscataway Sr.

 

Pisctataway’s do-it-all guard averaged 11.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.2 steals per game to lead the Chiefs to the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament title. Bynes averaged 12 points per game in the postseason.

 

Erica Junquet Monroe Jr.

 

The junior point guard gave Monroe real stabililty, averaging 13.4 points per game to go with 3.9 assists and 2.8 steals. Her ability to control the offense helped the Falcons win 22 games and reach the semifinals of both the GMCT and Central Group IV Tournament.

 

Adreana Miller Franklin Jr.

 

Miller averaged 14.9 points per game and 5.5 rebounds, shooting 37 percent from 3-point range and 72 percent from the free-throw line for the North 2 Group IV champs and two-time Somerset County Tournament finalists.

 

Jackie Rodriguez Sayreville Sr.

 

Sayreville’s go-to scorer poured in 71 3-pointers and averaged 19.4 points per night, all while doing the majority of the ball-handling and being the main focus of the opposition’s defense. Rodriguez finished her career with 1,147 points.

 

Cassie Smith Metuchen Sr.

 

The Bentley University-bound star led the state in points scored, field goals and free throws made, while finishing fifth in the state in scoring average at 27.9. Smith recorded 22 double-doubles in 29 games and averaged 13 rebounds per contest.

SECOND TEAM

 

Taylor Freeman J.F. Kennedy Sr.
Kate McLaughlin South Plainfield Sr.
Dayna Sclafani East Brunswick Jr.
Brianna Valdes Woodbridge Jr.
Jaeda Wildgoose Franklin Jr.

THIRD TEAM

 

Lauren Barlow Bishop Ahr So.
Cindy Foresta Monroe Jr.
Alexandra Jackson Franklin Jr.
Jackie Siva-Harrison South Brunswick Sr.
Kendrea Williams Piscataway So.

 

COACH OF YEAR: Keith Lane, East Brunswick — First-year coach steered East Brunswick to a 16-7 record, one year after winning just five games. Bears earned the top seed in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament.

Honorable mention

Bishop Ahr: Brianna Foster, Jenna Harsh, Elle Cimilucca; Cardinal McCarrick: Brittany Clayton; Carteret: Courtney Hansen; Colonia: Madison Stanley; Dunellen: Jackie VonItter, Alyssa Buccino; East Brunswick: Allie Warren, Julia Simoes; East Brunswick Tech: Jodie Janas; Edison: Marisa Daniels, Maggie Johnson, Bianca Newsom; Franklin: Mary Trossi; Highland Park: Rachel Beyer; J.F. Kennedy: Jolie Tang, Rachel Andrejcak; J.P. Stevens: Molly Yelencsics, Kathy Tong, Rebecca DiSerio; Linden: NahQuasia Robinson, Keajah Hall; Metuchen: Lianne Cifrodelli; Middlesex: Tori Schweyher, Amanda Abate; Monroe: Erin Seppi, Demi Rousseau, Ashlyn Petersen, Nichole Tatte; Mother Seton:Lena Buccigrossi, Nikki Melie; New Brunswick: Destiny Potts; North Brunswick: Kyra Fox; Old Bridge: Taylor Torre, Amanda Carney; Perth Amboy: Desirae Rivera; Perth Amboy Tech: Yadeline Vargas; Piscataway: Taylor Nelson, Alliera McCoy, Kelsey Nugent; Piscataway Tech: Jasmin Patterson; Rahway: Ashley Spinks, Brianna Carr, Tolu Omole; Rutgers Prep: Olivia Dabney, Niki Metzel, Gabi Redden, Kendra Barat; Sayreville: Amanda Quintero; South Amboy: Amanda LaVigne; Shana Anderson; South Brunswick: Amber Brown; South River: Gabby Harris, Alyssa Barry; South Plainfield: Sarah Cargill, Yasmeen Mighty, Shannon Hughes; Spotswood: Ashley Pina; Timothy Christian: Hannah Saquian, Michaela Csorny; Wardlaw-Hartridge: Taylor Gerhart, Jessica Gural; Woodbridge: Brielle Bannister, Gabby Jones; Woodbridge Academy: Kiara Rodriguez.

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