Who is on the line for the girl's basketball player of the year?

By Prep Sports Report Staff | January 30, 2023

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There are many talented girls' basketball players across the Savannah area, and the 2022-23 region season is almost over. Who are the girls to be considered as having the best basketball season? So, here are the top local girls who are on the line for the Savannah area player of the year and others who are having outstanding seasons to be considered at the line.  


The minimum requirements were at least ten games played and averaging 10 points per game. All statistics have been obtained through the MaxPreps website and local coaches' forwarding statistics to the Prep Sports Report. If the PSR has overlooked a player, please email


On the line for the basketball girl's player of the year.

Kayley Wedlow, Bryan County: The junior averages 23.4 points per game, 4.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 4.2 steals per game. She had 29 points, six three-pointers, and eight steals in a win over Portal on December 16, 2023.


Hannah Cail, Calvary Day School: The senior averages 20.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 3.6 steals. She scored 28 points in a 49-39 win over Islands High School on January 3, 2023. In the fourth quarter, Cail scored 16 of her 28 points. Then three days later, versus Long County High School, she had a double-double scoring 22 points and ten rebounds.


Veronica Sierzant, Islands: The senior averages 18.9 points, 14.3 rebounds, 3.9 steals, three assists, and 2.2 blocks per game. She is averaging a double-double for the season. On January 10, 2023, she scored 31 points, 15 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and three blocked shots versus Southeast Bulloch. She has 15 double-double games out of 19 played.


Katherine Johnson, Savannah Country Day: The senior averages 16 points, nine rebounds, and four blocks per game. She has ten double-double games out of 19 games this season. 


Janiyah Heyward, Woodville- Tompkins: The senior averages 14.8 points per game, 10.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 3.3 steals. She had 22 points and 15 rebounds in a 68-45 win over Bryan County High School on December 6, 2023. Heyward has ten double-double games out of 20 played this season for the Wolverines. 



Players to be considered to be on the line.

Sanai Chisholm, Woodville-Tompkins: The senior averages 14.4 points, five rebounds, 3.3 steals, and 3.3 assists. 


Devin Long, Islands: The senior averages 14.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.2 steals, and 2.1 assists. She had a 30-point game, including five 3-pointers, against Cathedral Academy on December 28, 2002.


Destini Goodine, Calvary Day School: The sophomore averages 13.1 points, six rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2.3 steals. She had 26 points, six 3-pointers, and seven rebounds in a 75-41 win over Islands on December 7, 2022.


Stella Oelschig, Savannah Country Day: The junior averages 13 points, four rebounds, five assists, and five steals per game.


Paris Washington, Savannah High: The senior averages 12.1 points per game for the Blue Jackets.


Kay'mar Griifin, South Effingham: The senior averages 12 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 3.8 steals. She has scored 22 points twice this season versus cross-county rival Effingham on January 6, 2023, and on January 17, 2023, against Glynn Academy.


Asanti Brown, Bryan County:  The sophomore averages a double-double, 12 points, and 12 rebounds per game. Against Metter High School, she scored 20 points and pulled down 23 rebounds. In 15 games, ten have been double-doubles.


Brianna Polite, Woodville-Tompkins:  The junior averages 10.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Against Bryan County on January 17, 2023, she had 20 rebounds and 10 points.


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