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5. Destiny Pitts – Detroit Country Day
After leading the Yellowjackets to a state title as a sophomore, Pitts once again led the way for Country Day on Saturday against Ypsilanti Arbor Prep in her senior season, leading all scorers with 17 points, 13 of which came in the second half as Country Day won its 12th title in school history.
4. Lauren Newman – Flushing
I’m not sure if there was anyone who was more clutch than Newman on Saturday, as the Flushing senior knocked down big shot after big shot on her way to a game-high 19 points in Flushing’s Class A state championship win over East Kentwood.
3. Rickea Jackson – Detroit Edison
Just a sophomore, Jackson was one of the veterans on this year’s Detroit Edison team and played like one on Saturday afternoon in Edison’s Class C state championship win over Pewamo-Westphalia as Jackson scored a game-high 21 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.
1 (Tie). Maddie Clark/Jaycie Burger – Pittsford
The all-time winningest players in MHSAA history are more than deserving of the top spot on this list after both went for over 25 points in a 71-31 rout of Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary. I can’t think of a better way for two players to finish their high school career than to set the all-time wins record while putting together dominant performances to lead their team to a second straight title.Tweet