Meet MLive’s 2021 girls basketball Dream Team from Flint –

FLINT – We consulted a variety of sources in selecting our girls basketball Dream Team from the Flint-area after a truly crazy year filled with forfeits, quarantines and a lengthy delay to start the season.

We talked to coaches all season, checked out stats and looked at the various all-league teams selected by league coaches.

Our Player of the Year didn’t take much thought but filling out the first and second teams as well as the honorable mention list did.

Here’s what we came up with as far as the best of the best in the Flint area in 2021.

Byron girls basketball defeats Webberville 70-26

Sarah Marvin led Byron in virtually every statistical category in 2021. (Jake May | May


Track and field is taking Sarah Marvin to college at the University of Michigan. But it’s in basketball where Marvin made perhaps her biggest mark – at least so far.

Marvin ended her brilliant basketball career as the Eagles’ all-time leader in points (1,314), rebounds (1,017), assists (462) and victories (73). She also had 234 career steals.

No Flint-area team had a better record this season than the Eagles’ 17-1 mark and that along with the big numbers Marvin put up is why she’s this season’s Player of the Year.

Marvin, who made the All-State first team the past two seasons, led Byron to its second straight district championship as well as the first regional title in school history. The Eagles were eliminated in the quarterfinals after they were left with just five players because several went on spring break.

In 18 games this season, Marvin led the Eagles in virtually every offensive category. She averaged 18.1 points, 12.9 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 2.9 steals and 0.9 blocks. She made 74 percent of her free throws and 41.8 percent of her 3-point attempts.

She also had 12 double-doubles and two triple-doubles.

Marvin accepted a scholarship to Michigan after winning the 2019 Division 3 discus and shot put state championships.


Flushing girls basketball defeated Fenton on Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Flushing senior shooting guard Alex Long spent four years on the Raiders’ varsity. (Jake May | May

Alex Long, Flushing, senior

A four-year varsity player, Long led the Raiders to the Division 1 regional finals before they lost to unbeaten Midland Dow. She averaged 13.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Flushing finished with a 15-3 record and won the Metro League Stripes Division championship with a 9-0 mark.

Lake Fenton girls basketball defeats Corunna 54-30

Corunna junior Ellie Toney led the Cavaliers to a 12-4 record. (Jake May | May |

Ellie Toney, Corunna, junior

A three-year starter, the 6-foot Toney averaged 21.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.1 steals for a team that went 12-4 and lost in the Division 2 district finals to Lake Fenton. The Cavs finished second in the Metro League Stars Division, one game behind Lake Fenton.

Davison girls basketball at Grand Blanc

Taylor Thompson (left) led Grand Blanc to a second-place finish in the Saginaw Valley League. (Cody Scanlan |

Taylor Thompson, Grand Blanc, junior

Thompson averaged 16.8 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals while leading Grand Blanc to a 12-4 record and spot in the Division 1 district finals. The Bobcats finished second in the Saginaw Valley League behind unbeaten Midland Dow.

Ava Boike

Ava Boike of Genesee Christian led the Flint-area in scoring. (Brendan Savage |

Ava Boike, Genesee Christian, junior

Boike led Flint-area girls in scoring with an average of 26.3 points to go with 10.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists. She shot 34 percent on 3-pointers and 43 percent overall for a team had a 10-8 record and won a Division 4 district championship.

Byron girls basketball defeats New Lothrop 54-22

New Lothrop junior Brooke Wenzlick averaged 20.7 points in 2021. (Jake May | May |

Brooke Wenzlick, New Lothrop, senior

Wenzlick averaged 20.7 points, 4.8 steals, 4.1 assists, 4.1 rebounds, shot 50 percent from the field and 29 percent on 3-points. She led New Lothrop to a 13-4 record and the regional finals before losing to eventual state semifinalist Hemlock.


Byron girls basketball defeats Webberville 70-26

Byron senior Makayla Clement helped the Eagles to a 17-1 record. (Jake May | May

Makayla Clement, Byron, senior

Clement averaged 15.9 points, 3.9 assists, 3.0 steals 2.3 rebounds and shot 45.3 percent on 3-pointers for a team that won its first 17 games before losing in the Division 3 quarterfinals. Byron won its second straight district championship before capturing the first girls basketball regional title in school history. Clement finished as the third-leading scorer in school history with 1,064 points.

Davison girls basketball at Grand Blanc

Olivia Dirkse and Davison finished third in the Saginaw Valley League. (Cody Scanlan |

Olivia Dirkse, Davison, junior

Dirkse averaged 16.7 points, 6.0 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.4 steals in leading Davison to a 10-7 record, third-place finish in the Saginaw Valley and the Division 1 district finals before losing to Grand Blanc.

Frankenmuth girls basketball defeats Lake Fenton in regional semifinals

Christina Lamb (34) and Lake Fenton finished 2021 with a 13-2 record. (Kaytie Boomer |

Christina Lamb, Lake Fenton, senior

Lamb was the leading scorer for a balanced offensive attack, averaging 10.6 points per game for a team that went 13-2 and won a Division 2 district championship. She also averaged 4.9 rebounds The Blue Devils won the Metro League Stars Division championship with a 9-1 record.

Flint Hamady girls basketball defeats Burton Bentley 67-19

Ty’Ana Williams helped Hamady to an 8-2 record before the Hawks had to forfeit in the district semifinals because of a COVID quarantine. (Sarahbeth Maney | Maney |

Ty’Ana Williams, Hamady, junior

Williams averaged 14.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists for a team that was 8-2 before being forced to forfeit in the district semifinals because of a COVID-19 quarantine. The Hawks won the Genesee Area Conference Red Division with a 4-0 record.

Mary Lengemann, Imlay City, junior

A 5-foot-11 point guard, Lengemann averaged 19.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.2 steals and 2.7 steals while shooting 76 percent on free throws. She has 923 career points and led the Spartans to a 15-4 record and the school’s first girls basketball regional title in Division 2.


Lake Fenton girls basketball defeats Corunna 54-30

Sydnie Gillett helped Corunna post a 12-4 record. (Jake May | May |

Sydnie Gillett, Corunna, sophomore

Macy Phillips, Lake Fenton, senior

Kerrigan Howdeshell, Lake Fenton, junior

Kalen Williams, Goodrich, sophomore

Riley Abney, Ortonville Brandon, freshman

Korryn Smith, Fenton, senior

Adrie Staib, Fenton, senior

Emma Tooley, Holly, senior

Saniaa Walker, Kearsley, senior

Paige Leedle, Linden, junior

Sarah Rambus, Flushing, sophomore

Mya Williams, Grand Blanc, senior

Emily Bissett, Powers Catholic, junior

DeAndrea Smith, Carman-Ainsworth, sophomore

Jasmine Hadley, Davison, junior

Emily Ludescher, North Branch, senior

Reyn Tuttle, Owosso, senior

Ryleigh Zinn, Genesee, sophomore


Byron girls basketball defeats Webberville 70-26

Theresa Marvin of Byron is the Flint-area girls basketball Coach of the Year for the second straight season. (Jake May | May

Theresa Marvin, Byron

Marvin led Byron to a 17-0 start before the Eagles fell in the quarterfinals because they only have five players because of spring break. Still, Byron finished with the best record in the Flint area, boys or girls. The Eagles captured their second straight district title while winning the first girls basketball championship in regional history. Marvin also won Coach of Year last season.


Last year’s girls Dream Team from Flint

All-GAC Blue girls basketball team

All-Metro Stars Division girls basketball team

All-Metro Stripes Division girls basketball team

All-Saginaw Valley girls basketball team

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