The Times’ All-Star girls’ basketball team


Brooke Demetre, Santa Ana Mater Dei, 6-2, Fr.: The best first-year player in the Southland made a tremendous impact, averaging 15.5 points and 5.4 rebounds.

Da’ja Hamilton, Etiwanda, 5-8, Sr.: Bound for Nevada, Hamilton helped lead Etiwanda to a 25-6 record. She could hit three-pointers and also was a court leader.

Dawnyel Lair, Fairfax, 5-7, Sr.: The Wichita State-bound Lair used her speed and experience to help lead Fairfax to the City Section Open Division championship and a 27-5 record.


Charisma Osborne, Windward, 5-9, Jr.: She always played her best in big games, leading the Wildcats to Southern Section and state Open Division championships.

Lola Pendande, Ribet, 6-3, Sr.: Bound for Utah, Pendande averaged 11.7 points and 9.5 rebounds for the Division I regional finalists.

Jayda Ruffus-Milner, Harvard-Westlake, 5-11, Sr.: Bound for Pepperdine, she averaged 11.5 points and 7.7 rebounds for the Southern Section Open Division runner-up team.

Alyssa Munn, Redondo, 5-4, So.: The Southern Section 2AA player of the year led Redondo to the state Division II championship.

Kayla Padilla, Bishop Montgomery, 5-9, Jr.: The Del Rey League MVP averaged 19.6 points and had four games of 30 points or more.

Ryann Payne, Sierra Canyon, 5-6, Sr.: The point guard was versatile, quick and effective against top competition all season. She averaged 15.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists.

Alexis Tucker, Gardena Serra, 5-11, Jr.: Tucker averaged 16.9 points and was particularly impressive in the postseason in leading the Cavaliers to the state Division I championship.

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