By Scott Kindberg
SYRACUSE - The calendar will soon turn to June, but members of the Jamestown High School girls basketball team are still garnering honors for their fine winter season.
Juniors Chrisanna Green and Anne Campion learned Monday that they have earned all-state recognition, courtesy of the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports.
Green, a guard-forward, and Campion, a guard, were selected to the Class AA sixth and 10th teams respectively, capping a season in which the Lady Red Raiders captured the Section 6 championship and came very close to advancing to the state final four.
Green, a Post-Journal all-star, a first-team all-Western New York selection, and an all-Erie County Interscholastic Conference large school and ECIC Division 1 first-team choice, averaged 20.9 points, 12 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game. Along the way, she scored in double figures in every game, including 29 points against Williamsville North in the sectional title contest, and collected 16 double-doubles.
Campion, meanwhile, averaged 13.2 points, 2.3 assists and 2.0 steals after moving to point guard. A four-year starter, she collected multiple postseason honors, including being selected as a Post-Journal all-star, and a third-team all-WNY, an all-ECIC large school and an ECIC Division 1 first-team choice.
Green and Campion led the Lady Red Raiders, coached by Tim Anderson, to a fifth sectional title since 2006 and nearly advanced to Hudson Valley, the site of the final four, but fell to Gates-Chili, 68-61, in the Far West Regional.
''We have an incredible junior class,'' said assistant coach Ken Ricker after the setback. ''They have a chance to really make their mark. I think they know there is a real chance to make the next step.''