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The Trentonian: Ewing headlines All-CVC girls basketball selections Five Lady Blue Devils Make the Cut - Rhian Stokes-CVC and All Area Player of Year & Coach Monty CVC and All Area Coach of the Year - Congratulations All!

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March 18, 2023


The Trentonian – High School Sports


Ewing headlines All-CVC girls basketball selections


Junior guard Rhian Stokes is our Player of the Year



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Ewing headlines All-CVC girls basketball selections 

Junior guard Rhian Stokes is our Player of the Year


By RED BIRCH | | The Trentonian



Ewing High’s team proved to be the top public school in the state, finishing ranked No. 6, while others like Hightstown, Allentown and Notre Dame provided impressive seasons of their own.

The female Blue Devils went undefeated in conference play to win the Valley Division before claiming their second straight Mercer County Tournament championship, their second straight sectional crown and the second Group III state title in school history, amid a school record 30-3 campaign.

The Rams won their second straight Colonial Division crown and made it to their second consecutive Central Jersey Group IV semifinal, while posting one of Hightstown’s best girls’ records at 23-7 for head coach Jenna Marcus.

  The Redbirds went 19-6 and made it to a Central Jersey Group III semifinal for the first time since 2018-19, while the Irish were 17-10 amid their typically grueling schedule, marking a second straight season with 17 wins for head coach James Martinos’ club.

The league was graced by some young talent, and, with only three seniors among the seven given first-team honors, there is room for continued improvement and high hopes for an even better 2023-24.

Here is a look at The Trentonian’s CVC first-team selections for 2022-23:




This six-foot junior forward continued to be a force in the paint for the Blue Devils. This three-time first-teamer was the second of her classmates to reach 1,000 points this winter, while scoring 15.3 points per game, grabbing 8.4 rebounds per game and blocking 2.6 shots a game.



Another six-foot junior, this guard/forward figures to be highly recruited because of her incredible wing span. Besides being one of the Blue Devils’ top defensive players, Delfosse scored 16.5 points per game (on her way to becoming the third member of her class to reach 1,000) with 7.6 rebounds per game, 3.6 steals per game and 1.8 blocked shots per game. She also took home the Mercer County Tournament’s Most Valuable Player award this winter.


When it comes to fierce warriors, this six-foot senior forward is one any team would be proud to have on its side. Banas began her career at Northern Burlington before moving over to ND. The last two years she has become a leader for the Irish. While she may not have had the offensive numbers of some others in the league, her 6.1 rebounds a game this year, tireless defense and never-ending intensity were a big reason her club posted 17 wins the last two seasons.


This 6-foot-4 junior center continued to make strides this season, aided by the varsity arrival of 6-foot-4 sophomore Penelope Swarn. With Misier averaging 14 points per game, 11.8 rebounds a game and three blocked shots per game, opposing teams were unable to simply overplay the Rams’ guards.


The second of three sisters to grace the Redbirds’ program thus far, this 5-foot-7 senior guard did whatever was needed of her. Along with classmate Caitlin Landgraf, McCrea, who will head to Franklin & Marshall College next year, kept A’town’s younger players focused on the task at hand, while averaging 11.4 points per game, 4.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.7 steals.


This slick, 5-foot-6 senior guard gave her all for the Rams every time she took the floor over the last four years. Glasser-Hyman was her team’s most tenacious defender, its best ball-handler and best 3-point shooter. The West Chester University-bound star scored 17.7 points per game in her last season to give her 1,568 career points (including a short stay at Stuart Country Day as a sophomore). She also averaged 5.5 rebounds, 5.2 steals and 5.1 assists this year to help Hightstown earn its second straight top seed for the Central Jersey Group IV Tournament.



A 5-foot-9 guard, Stokes had a dynamite junior season to guide the Blue Devils back to the top. She started by becoming the first on her team to reach 1,000 points this year. Stokes went on to lead the CVC in scoring with 18.5 points per game, while also grabbing 6.6 rebounds a game and 6.5 steals a game to go with 6.4 assists per game. She came back from deep foul trouble to have huge fourth quarters in the state semifinals and final to bring Ewing its second Group III state crown and earn her The Trentonian‘s All-CVC and All-Area Player of the Year honors.



The Redbirds’ fifth-year head coach led her team to its best season yet under her tutelage. A’town’s 19-6 mark was its best since 2017-18 and took it back to the Central Jersey Group III semifinals, where it unfortunately ran into Valley Division foe Ewing. Otherwise, the Redbirds might have won 20. Instead, Wells, who has a 74-39 career mark, will wait until next winter to chase her 75th win. For now, she gets a share of The Trentonian’s CVC Coach of the Year.




The Blue Devils’ fourth-year head coach took Ewing back to heights it last attained 24 years ago. While the Blue Devils did reach a state final in 2018, falling a point short to Northern Valley-Old Tappan, they had not won since 1999. With Montferrat directing this still young and hungry squad, Ewing went undefeated in the CVC for a third consecutive year (building its in-season unbeaten streak to 41 games), won back-to-back Mercer County Tournaments, captured another Central Jersey Group III title on the way to winning it all with a 41-38 victory over Randolph March 5 in Toms River. Along the way, the Blue Devils set a school record with a 30-3 finish, which gives Montferrat an 80-16 career mark. Understandably, he is not only a CVC Coach of the Year selection, Monty is also The Trentonian’s All-Area Coach of the Year.


First Team

Position             Player              School          Year

Forward          Joi Johnson           Ewing              Jr.

Forward      Te’Yala Delfosse        Ewing              Jr.

Forward      Angelina Banas      Notre Dame        Sr.

Center            Abby Misier          Hightstown        Jr.

Guard         Kayla McCrea          Allentown          Sr.

Guard    Kyla Glasser-Hyman    Hightstown         Sr.

Guard           Rhian Stokes           Ewing              Jr.

Second Team

Position             Player               School          Year

Forward      Caitlin Landgraf        Allentown         Sr.

Forward       Anna Winters          Princeton          Fr.

Forward        Jules Lynch          Notre Dame        Sr.

Forward    Ashley Adamson         Steinert            Sr.

Guard           Ava Aldarelli         Robbinsville        Fr.

Guard      SondJane Daudin         Trenton           Fr.

Guard         Gillian Magner     Hopewell Valley     Jr.

Guard       Simone Pintinalli      Notre Dame         Jr.

Third Team

Position             Player               School          Year

Forward    Kylie Vandenberg    WW-P North        Sr.

Forward      Saniya Spencer         Trenton            Sr.

Forward       Molly McCrea          Allentown          So.

Center      Kennedy Havens    Hopewell Valley     Jr.

Guard           Riley Devlin             Princeton           Jr.

Guard           Rachel Luo              Princeton          Sr.

Guard         Juliana Ryder             Steinert            Sr.

Honorable Mention

Alexa Cruz, Alexis Sebar (Allentown); Shawnae Biggs, Mekyla Durham (Ewing); Arianna Acevedo, Brielle Maigue, Zairra Galloway (Hamilton West); Ange Benitez, Caitlyn Nagle, Penelope Swarn (Hightstown); Andie Cappucci (Hopewell Valley); Maia Coyle, Amber Wooding (Lawrence); Meghan Connolly, Izzy Diaz, Alayna Ramirez (Notre Dame); Maddox Casiano, Emma Wilke (Nottingham); Gabby Bannett (Princeton); Jackie Maleson, Abby Reagan (Robbinsville); Brenna Riddell, Adriana Ryder (Steinert); Chazaiya Blackshear (Trenton); Jiana Karukapily (WW-P North); Talia Black, Katie Hsiao, Emma Yanagi (WW-P South).


Rhian Stokes (Ewing)


Dana Wells (Allentown) & Dan Montferrat (Ewing)