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Keyser named second-team All-State

Duncan MacLean • Apr 5, 2019 at 12:33 AM

Grand Haven basketball’s most decorated athlete added to the list this week.

The Associated Press awarded senior Alli Keyser second-team All-State honors on Thursday, adding to her pair of previous honorable mentions nods.

The honor adds to a litany of milestones reached and records reaped for Keyser. Through four years as the Bucs’ starting point guard, Keyser broke the Grand Haven all-time records for points scored in a career (1,394), assists dished in a career (325) and steals swiped in a career (297), plus set all-time marks for points scored in a game (34) and assists dealt in a game (10).

Per-game this season, Keyser marked 17.3 points, 4.2 assists, 3.7 steals and 3.0 rebounds. She shot 46 percent from three-point range, 46 percent from two-point range and 77 percent from the free-throw line.

Keyser is the first Grand Haven basketball player, boy or girl, to have scored 1,000 points as a junior, after racking up 335 in her freshman season, 349 as a sophomore and 346 as a junior.

Her ballistic career earned her first-team All-Conference honors in the O-K Red an unprecedented four times.

“I have been fortunate enough to have coached some fantastic players in my 21 years at Grand Haven,” said Grand Haven head coach Katie Kowalczyk-Fulmer. “I believe, overall, Alli is the best player I have ever coached.

“She is phenomenal on both ends of the floor, and contributes in every phase of the game. I don’t want to take anything away from the other great players I have coached, but Alli was special.

“It certainly hurt her we didn’t get out of the district. Playoff runs matter in these things. She is the best player in Grand Haven history and is deserving of a first-team spot, but it is a small team and there are a lot of good players out there. We are extremely proud of her, she works her butt off and earned everything she got.”

Joining Keyser on the All-State list for Division 1:

Player of the Year

Julia Ayrault, Grosse Pointe North, Sr.

First-Team All-State

Molly Davis, Midland Dow, Sr.

Julia Ayrault, Grosse Pointe North, Sr.

Del'Janae Williams, Detroit King, Sr.

Destiny Strother, Flint Carman-Ainsworth, Sr.

Cheyenne McEvans, Southfield A&T, Jr.

Alexis Johnson, Southfield A&T, Sr.

Aaliyah Nye, East Lansing, Jr.

Alyza Winston, Muskegon, Sr.

Moira Joiner, Saginaw Heritage, Sr.

Jeanae Terry, Wayne Memorial, Sr.

Coach of the Year

Don Palmer, Hartland

Second-Team All-State

Alona Blackwell, East Kentwood

Alli Keyser, Grand Haven

Arieonna Ware, Battle Creek Central

Morasha Wiggins, Kalamazoo Central

Shine Strickland-Gills, Saginaw Heritage

Coach of the Year

Bill McCullen, DeWitt

Honorable Mention

Whitney Sollom, Hartland; Maizie Taylor, Midland Dow; Ciara Hardy, Romulus; Jayla Smith, Detroit East English; Kailee Davis, Detroit Renaissance; Adoreya Williams, Detroit Mumford; Ariah Powell, Detroit Cass Tech; Rana Elhusseini, Dearborn Fordson; Becca Ross, Gaylord; Ellie Sieler, Monroe; Chloe Idoni, Fenton; Rebecca Fugate, Holly; Aaliyah McQueen, Flint Carman-Ainsworth; Mackenzie Ramey, Flint Kearsley; Hannah Erla, Lapeer; Ella Stemmer, Saline; Asaria Turman, Ann Arbor Pioneer; Sadre'a Rougeau, Ypsilanti; Soleil Barnes, Southfield A&T; Kailee Ford, Walled Lake Western; Jada Moorehead, Jackson; Claire Baguley, Forest Hills Central; Samantha Potter, Royal Oak; Olivia Moore, Bloomfield Hills Marian; Jenna Galecki, Walled Lake Western; Olivia Russell, Auburn Hills Avondale; Logan Lewis, West Bloomfield; Mya Bobo, West Bloomfield; Maryam Hashim, Bloomfield Hills; Athena Samson, Troy; Elizabeth Ruprich, Birmingham Groves; Rizaria Franklin, Walled Lake Central; Avery Ledy, Marquette; Annie McIntosh, DeWitt; Makenzie Todd, Grand Ledge; Maddie Petersen, DeWitt; Jasmine Clerkley, Okemos; Ahlura Lofton, East Lansing; Sophie Dziekan, Brighton; Kaylee Bakker, Zeeland West; Mauriya Barnes, East Kentwood; Olivia Brown, East Grand Rapids; Jillian Brown, East Grand Rapids; Regan Coxon, Lowell; Natalie Dunn, Holland West Ottawa; Adele Kemp, Greenville; Sadie Knee, Forest Hills Northern; Meg Morehouse, Zeeland East; ShaKiya Parker, Grand Rapids Northview; Ally Vantimmeren, Jenison; Lauren DeBeau, Utica Eisenhower; DeBraya Edwards, Roseville; Lauren Ross, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer; Carlee Crabtree, Coldwater; Brazyll Watkins, Battle Creek Lakeview; Mallory McCartney, Saginaw Heritage; Sydney Nesbitt, Bay City Western; Sammiyah Hoskin, Wayne Memorial; Kate McArthur, Warren Cousino; Alecsis Smith, Bay City Central.

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