Abdullah earns fourth all-state honor

NILES — For the first time in Brandywine girls basketball history, the Bobcats have a four-time all-state player.

Senior guard Zakiyyah Abdullah was named second-team Division 3 All-State by the Associated Press last week.

Niles senior guard Alycia Patterson and Edwardsburg senior guard Claire Bartz were honorable mention selections in Division 2.

Abdullah, who helped lead the Bobcats to an 86-13 record the past four years, averaged 13.3 points per game, dished out 3.9 assists per game and grabbed 2.8 rebounds. During her four years, Brandywine won a BCS Athletic Conference Red Division championship, four district titles and one regional championship.

“Zakiyyah has had a remarkable high school career,” said Brandywine coach Josh Hood. “She becomes the first four-time all-state basketball player in the history of Brandywine High School. Zakiyyah has represented our school and program with nothing but class and graduates as the second-leading scorer in school history.”

Bartz led Edwardsburg to four straight Wolverine Conference championships, along with back-to-back district titles. She averaged 13.9 points per game this season. That was third-best in southwest Michigan.

Patterson became the Vikings’ all-time leading scorer in her final regular-season basketball games. She surpassed Sarah Dreher Workman with 1,207 points. She averaged an area-best 17.8 points per game.

Academic all-state

A pair of local teams earned Division 2 Academic All-State from the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan.

Dowagiac and Edwardsburg both earned honorable mention with GPAs of 3.504 and 3.30, respectively.

Division 3

Second-team All-State

Zakiyyah Abdullah, Niles Brandywine, Sr.

Claycee West, White Pigeon, Sr.

Tessa Leece, Ishpeming Westwood, Sr.

Abrie Cabana, Grass Lake, Jr.

Coach of the Year

Lindsay Noble, Royal Oak Shrine

Honorable mention

Jayd Hovey, Hart; Taylor Folkema, Western Michigan Christian; Jenna Harrison, Kent City; Lauren Laures, Pinconning; Alexys Carlstrom, Harrison; Regan Finkbeiner, Hemlock; Regan Rose, Decatur; Kallie Harrison, Bloomingdale; Joanna Larsen, Centreville; Krystina Kasson, Kalamazoo Hackett; Madelyn Koski, Ishpeming Westwood; Emily Nelson, West Iron County; Melanie Moore, Madison Heights Bishop Foley; Sabrina Gottschalk, Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest; Maddi Osantowski, Reese; Gwen Rogozinski, Stockbridge; Alyssa Welsh, Perry; Jaden Wilder, Manton; Abby Brown, Manton; Jayden Weber, East Jordan; Addie Nagel, Charlevoix; Taylor Petrosky, Charlevoix; Makayla Clement, Byron; Kaiden Glenn, Ypsilanti Arbor Prep; Kristina Peach, Whitmore Lake; Carly Anschuetz, Adrian Madison; Coryne Howard, Fennville; Macy Bisbale, Houghton Lake; Sydney Peake, Hemlock; Emma Belles, Ithaca; Sam Vermeesch, Ithaca; Madison Travis, Farwell; Brooke Brauher, Morley-Stanwood; Lexus Bargesser, Grass Lake; Cat Carroll, Jackson Lumen Christi; Gabrielle Lutchka, Grass Lake; Alex Maher, Springport; Kara Mahoney, Laingsburg; Shealyn Tripp, Michigan Center; Ashlyn Wilkes, Vermontville Maple Valley; Brooke Wenzlick, New Lothrop

Division 2

Honorable mention

Abi Tarrant, Bay City John Glenn; Lexi Boyke, Frankenmuth; Kali Heivilin, Three Rivers; Alison Bishop, Allegan; Emaia O’Brien, Harper Woods Chandler Park; Eshawanda Smith, Detroit Denby; McKenna Bent, Comstock Park; Emma Witte, Grand Rapids Christian; Faith Mulder, Holland Christian; Sydney Vis, Grand Rapids South Christian; Katie Tate, Grand Rapids Catholic Central; Stephanie Ainsworth, Wayland; Trayana Starr-Thurman, Kelloggsville; Kayla Giroux, Flat Rock; Hadley Gratz, Carleton Airport; Mya Hiram, Onsted; Alycia Patterson, Niles; Claire Bartz, Edwardsburg; Jaxi Long, Newaygo; Brittany Bowman, Kingsley; Makenna Bryant, Cadillac; Margaret Stosio, Kalkaska; Ashley Bower, Portland; Ellie Toney, Corunna; Megan Crow, Gladstone; Julia Beaumont, Sault Ste. Marie; Adelyn Moore, Caro; Lily Connelly, Croswell-Lexington; Alex Long, Flushing; Caroline Vance, Flint Powers; Gabby Fogarty, Marysville; Morgan McConnell, Marine City; Taylor Sas, Saginaw Swan Valley; Carly McCrum, Bay City John Glenn; Macey Fegan, Standish-Sterling; Bailey Taylor, Clare; Catarina Juarez, Bridgeport; Zoey Pearsails, Frankenmuth; Sidnee Struck, Chesaning; Alyssa Leister, Alma; Annaliese Lamontange, St. Clair; Christina Bohm, St. Clair; Lauren Barton, Ovid-Elsie; Lauren Hanes, Lansing Catholic; Peyton Benjamin, Eaton Rapids; Taylor Kirby, Ionia; Olivia Green, Haslett; Lyndsey Kelley, Manistee; Hillary Griffin, Parma Western

Berrien County

Michigan stepping up speed enforcement during regional traffic safety campaign

Cassopolis

Edwardsburg man sentenced to Adult Treatment Court following home invasion

Dowagiac

Benton Harbor man gets jail for role in Dowagiac fight

Cass County

Man involved in Dowagiac murder sentenced to 26-50 years in prison

Cassopolis

Community members speak out against ‘culture of bullying’ at Cassopolis Public Schools

Cass County

Cass County commissioners approve sidewalk leveling, cleaning contract

Dowagiac

Community rebuilds Little Free Library dedicated to late sister following vandalism incidents

News

Niles bicycle shop to host Pride Ride

Buchanan

Berrien Springs woman dies when vehicle collides with semi in Buchanan

Berrien County

Berrien County Board of Commissioners to resume in-person meetings July 1

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 893,002 cases, 19,598 deaths

Cass County

Dowagiac man, daughter injured in Newberg Township crash

Berrien County

Michigan 4-H eliminates participation fee

Berrien County

Michigan Works! announces new Jobs NOW hotline

Berrien County

Gov. Whitmer announces state will open to full capacity on June 22

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Fire Department to host corn and sausage roast fundraiser

Cass County

Cass County Tractor Pullers to host fundraiser for cancer patients

Berrien County

Spectrum Health, Beaumont Health take first step toward creating new health system

Cassopolis

Local law enforcement hosts Bike with a Cop event in Cassopolis

Cass County

As residents begin summer construction projects, county urges them to take preventative steps against erosion

News

Local EAA chapter to host 34th pancake breakfast fly-in

News

Monday night music coming to The NODE

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 892,830 cases, 19,578 deaths

Dowagiac

Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce hosts ribbon tying ceremony for Diva’s Fashion and More