P2P CCS Girls Basketball Honors
Eastside College Prep guard Kayla Tahaafe is the CCS Junior of the Year.

CCS Junior of the Year

Tahaafe, who earned the Prep2Prep Sophomore Player of the Year in 2016, had another great season which included being named to the WBAL First Team. The 5-7 jack-of-all-trades Tahaafe could be the point guard, hot-shooting small forward, or de facto center at any time on a young and smaller-than-average Panthers team that won its second straight Division V State Championship.

Her 14.3 points per game were second-best to Zion Gabriel, and she was first on the team in assists (5.8), rebounds (7.9), and blocks (0.5). She made 54 percent of her field goals on the season, spearheaded a fourth quarter surge to defeat Woodside Priory in the NorCal D5 title game, and recorded seven points, eight rebounds, and nine assists in the State Championship win.

Tahaafe was the captain and clearly had the respect of her teammates. Her workhorse-like demeanor proved valuable as the Panthers marched along in their playoff run, which included a 29-point, 13-rebound, six-assist output against Priory. Though the Panthers did not succeed in the CCS Open playoffs, Tahaafe did all she could, scoring 49 points in two games.

Other players considered for this award: Brittney Cedeno, South San Francisco; Greer Hoyem, Menlo-Atherton; Tatiana Reese, Woodside Priory

NOTE: We would like to thank our media partners, coaches, parents, players and fans for contributing photos for our all-section features. We salute all of the players that have made this a wonderful season of CCS basketball.