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SC4 women’s basketball player and coaches profiles

Player Profiles

NAME: Day’na Holmes

AGE: 19

HOMETOWN: Flint

HIGH SCHOOL: Flint Hamady

YEAR: Freshman

HEIGHT: 5-5

POSTION(S): Guard

HONORS: First-team all-Genesee Area Conference Blue Division in 2011-12 season; second-team all-area with the Flint Journal for the 2011-12 season; led Hamady to Class C district, regional and state champions in 2008-09 season; second-team all-league as a junior

COACH’S COMMENT: “Day’na is a quiet leader who leads by example. One of those players who always makes her teammates better. Capable of scoring in bunches either attacking the basket or knocking down jump shots. We’re looking for her to make an impact. Great passing abilities.”

 

NAME: Destiny Spinner

AGE: 18

HOMETOWN: Saginaw

HIGH SCHOOL: Saginaw

YEAR: Freshman

HEIGHT: 5-2

POSTION(S): Guard

HONORS: Honorable mention all-Saginaw Valley Conference and all-Academic Team for Saginaw Valley Conference for the 2011-12 season; National Honor Society member

COACH’S COMMENT: “Destiny has great speed and quickness, which allows her to be a great defender. Has a toughness and work ethic you appreciate as a coach. She is still learning the point guard position but we expect a lot from her as a freshmen.”

 

NAME: Teisha Knott

AGE: 19

HOMETOWN: Detroit

HIGH SCHOOL: Detroit Cody

YEAR: Sophomore

HEIGHT: 6-1

POSTION(S): Forward

HONORS: Third-team all-Michigan Community College Athletic Association Eastern Conference selection for the 2011-12 season; first-team all-defense

COACH’S COMMENT: “As tough as they come. Sets the tone for everything we do defensively with her ability to guard multiple positions, rebound and block shots. We are looking for a big year out of her.”

 

NAME: Cianna Peterson

AGE: 19

HOMETOWN: Detroit

HIGH SCHOOL: Detroit Pershing

YEAR: Sophomore

HEIGHT: 5-6

POSTION(S): Guard

HONORS: Member of the 2011-12 NJCAA Region 12 District H championship squad

COACH’S COMMENT: “Cianna is the definition of consistency. She finds a way to always get the job. A scary good scorer when she gets it rolling. A great 3-point shooter.”

 

NAME: Sheyna Deans

AGE: 18

HOMETOWN: Mount Clemens

HIGH SCHOOL: Mount Clemens

YEAR: Freshman

HEIGHT: 5-9

POSTION(S): Guard

HONORS: First-team Associated Press Class C all-state team; first-team all-MAC Gold and league most valuable player; first-team all-Macomb County Tier 2 and all-Macomb County Dream Team; holds school record for most points in a game (48) and field goal percentage in a season (54%); averaged 25.5 points per game as a season, which was the second highest in the state

COACH’S COMMENT: “Sheyna has a tremendous work ethic to go along with a superior athleticism. Her size and quickness make her an impact player on both ends of the court. We have very high expectations for her.”

 

NAME: Jamila Maynor

AGE: 22

HOMETOWN: Flint

HIGH SCHOOL: Flint Hamady

YEAR: Sophomore

HEIGHT: 5-10

POSTION(S): Forward

HONORS: Led Flint Hamdy to the Class C district, regional and state championship her senior year during the 2008-09 season

COACH’S COMMENT: “Jamila is adapting well to the demands of playing college basketball. She has the unique ability to help us. Great rebounding abilities. Potential to be a very good player.”

 

NAME: Jade Gaines

AGE: 19

HOMETOWN: Detroit

HIGH SCHOOL: Old Redford Academy

YEAR: Sophomore

HEIGHT: 5-6

POSTION(S): Forward

HONORS: Member of the 2011-12 NJCAA Region 12 District H championship squad; National Honor Society in high school

COACH’S COMMENT: “Jade’s work ethic is what separates her as a player. A tremendous defender and rebounder for us. We are looking for her to improve on last year’s strides and become the player we know she can.”

 

NAME: Andranay Beverly

AGE: 18

HOMETOWN: Saginaw

HIGH SCHOOL: Saginaw

YEAR: Freshman

HEIGHT: 5-5

POSTION(S): Guard

HONORS: First-team all-Saginaw Valley Conference for 2011-12 season; Saginaw News Class A honorable mention all-area team

COACH’S COMMENT: “Andranay is quick, long and athletic, which allows her to make an impact on both ends of the floor. She always has a positive attitude and leads by example. She finds a way to get the job done.”

 

NAME: Heidi Highstreet

AGE: 19

HOMETOWN: Algonac

HIGH SCHOOL: Algonac

YEAR: Sophomore

HEIGHT: 5-11

POSTION(S): Forward

HONORS: Third-team all-Michigan Community College Athletic Association Eastern Conference honors for 2011-12 season; all-Freshmen Team; High school honors: First-team all-Blue Water Area, all-Blue Water Area Conference, BWAC most valuable player; Class B honorable mention all-state

COACH’S COMMENT: “The glue that holds us together. Her work ethic, leadership and positive nature solidify the image we put on the floor. She finds a way to always get the job done, no matter what we ask of her. We have very high expectations for her.”

 

NAME: Lariah Stevens

AGE: 18

HOMETOWN: Flint

HIGH SCHOOL: Flint Southwestern

YEAR: Freshman

HEIGHT: 5-8

POSTION(S): Guard

HONORS: Second-team all-Saginaw Valley Conference as a junior and senior; team most valuable player as a junior and senior; ranked No. 10 player in Genesee County as a senior; earned all-area honorable mention honors with the Flint Journal for the 2011-12 season

COACH’S COMMENT: “Lariah has a very unique skill set. Her size, speed/quickness and knowledge of the game makes her an impact player for us. She rebounds very well from the perimeter and finds a way to fill a stat sheet.”

 

NAME: Sara Thomas

AGE: 19

HOMETOWN: Memphis

HIGH SCHOOL: Memphis

YEAR: Sophomore

HEIGHT: 5-8

POSTION(S): Forward

HONORS: North Central Thumb League Scholar-Athlete Awards; National Honor Society

COACHES COMMENT: “Sara is a very hard worker who has an excellent attitude. Brings a passion and dedication to practice every day that is contagious. Looking forward to her continuing to develop.”

 

NAME: Rachel Kehoe

AGE: 18

HOMETOWN: St. Clair

HIGH SCHOOL: St. Clair

YEAR: Freshman

HEIGHT: 6-4

POSTION(S): Center

HONORS: Honorable mention Class A all-state for the 2011-12 season; first-team all-Macomb Area Conference White Division and all-Blue Water Area; team most valuable player

COACH’S COMMENT: “Rachel has tremendous size and skill for the Juco level. She is still learning and adjusting to the demands of the college game, but has continued to develop. As long as she continues to develop, the sky is the limit.”

Coaches Profiles

 

NAME: Michael Groulx

AGE: 29

HOMETOWN: Armada

RESIDENCE: Fort Gratiot

EDUCATION: 2001 Armada graduate; Associate of General Studies and Associate of Arts from St. Clair County Community College in 2005; Bachelor’s degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies from Siena Heights University in 2011

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Coach the SC4 women’s team to the Region 12 District H championship and a spot in the NJCAA Nationals in 2012; Region 12 District H Coach of the Year; assistant with the SC4 men’s team in 2009-10 when the Skippes won the regional and finished eighth at the NJCAA Nationals

FAMILY: Wife, Ashley; two daughers, Adrien (6) and Addison (1)

 

NAME: Lucretia (LeGault) Bowerman

AGE: 42

HOMETOWN: Sandusky

RESIDENCE: Jeddo

EDUCATION: Sandusky graduate; Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from the University of Toledo

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Played basketball from 1988 to 1992 on the University of Toledo women’s basketball team; named MAC Freshman of the Year for the 1988-89 season; Rockets were 100-28 in four years with two MAC Championships and two NCAA appearances; highest points held in one game (30); inducted into the U of T Hall of Fame in 2009

FAMILY: Husband, Joel Bowerman; two daughers, Raya (16) and Brooke (13)

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