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Trenton (20-3) edged Wyandotte Roosevelt 35-34 on Feb. 20 to clinch the Downriver League title. The following week, the Trojans defeated the same Bears squad 31-29 for a district championship. It marked the first time since 1988 that Trenton captured league and district titles in the same season.

Allen Park finished the season with a record of 14-9 and handed Roosevelt a defeat once along the way. In the postseason, the Jaguars defeated Dearborn Edsel Ford to win a district championship. Their season wrapped up with a loss against a tough Belleville team in the regional semifinals.

Sophia DiMilia, Huron: A huge senior season has earned DiMilia her third consecutive spot on the News-Herald Dream Team. The Class B All-State Honorable Mention averaged 17 points and seven rebounds a game and she shot 50 percent from the field. She also averaged six assists and three blocks a night. Overall, DiMilia scored more than 1,000 career points for the Chiefs. She will continue her basketball career at University of Detroit Mercy.

Therese Hebda, Trenton: Another dominant season has earned Hebda her second consecutive spot on the All-News-Herald Dream Team. The junior and third-year varsity player averaged 13.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game and picked up All-Downriver League honors. She also shot 73.2 percent from the free-throw line and averaged 3.3 steals and 2.1 blocks a night.

Katie Thorington, Roosevelt: Thorington has been named to the News-Herald Dream Team for the second year in a row. The senior wrapped up the basketball portion of her incredible athletic career with an average of 16.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. She also averaged three steals and 2.2 assists a night. Overall, the fourth-year varsity player scored more than 1,000 career points. Thorington has signed on to join the rowing team at Michigan State University.

Abigail Slate, Allen Park: Slate, a junior, was described as the “best all-around player in the area” by Allen Park Coach Chuck Perez. The third-year varsity player averaged 16.7 points a game, along with 4.3 rebounds, 4.2 steals and two assists a night. In the playoffs she averaged 26.3 points and eight rebounds a game, along with 2.7 assists, 3.7 steals and 1.6 blocks a night. Slate was named Team MVP, District MVP and All-Downriver League for 2017-18.

Sydney Voss, Trenton: Voss was a big reason for Trenton’s success in 2017-18. The senior and All-Downriver League selection averaged 10.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in what was her fourth year with the varsity team. She shot 44.2 percent from the field and 32.6 percent from three-point range. Voss has signed on to play basketball at Lake Erie College in Ohio.

Samantha Dorn, Riverview: Another impressive season has earned Dorn her second consecutive spot on the News-Herald Dream Team. In what was her junior year, the three-sport standout averaged 13.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. A First-Team All-Huron League selection, she also averaged 3.2 steals and 2.6 assists a night.

Kennedy Johnson, Woodhaven: Johnson, a senior, is making her second consecutive appearance on the News-Herald Dream Team. The fourth-year varsity player averaged 13.4 points a game, along with three rebounds, 3.5 assists and 4.2 steals a night. She shot 61 percent from free-throw line and was 29 percent from three-point range. Johnson has signed on to play basketball at Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois.

Madison Hamilton, Roosevelt: One of the area’s top overall athletes, Hamilton nearly finished with a double-double every game. For the season, the senior averaged 11 points and 9.1 rebounds a night in what was her fourth year on varsity. Almost half of her rebounds were on the offensive end. She also averaged 1.6 assists, 2.2 steals and about one block per game.

Kallie McElroy, Inter-City: McElroy battled a tough shoulder injury for the entire season and still put up big-time numbers. Only a sophomore, she has made the All-News-Herald Dream Team for the second year in a row. She averaged 19 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, along with 5.3 assists, 3.9 steals and one block a night. McElroy was named MVP of the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference.

Breanne Campbell, Woodhaven: Campbell shined again for Woodhaven in what was her fourth and final year. She has picked up News-Herald Dream Team Honors for the second season in a row. The senior averaged 13.7 points a game, along with 3.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 3.2 steals. Also, she shot 34 percent from three-point range and 55 percent at the free-throw line.