The Bee's Winter All-Stars: Girls Basketball Outstanding Offensive Player

The Fresno BeeApril 11, 2014 

OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE PLAYER: CHRISTINA CASTRO

• School: Lindsay

• Grade/position: Senior/guard

• Fast break: Tucked away in eastern Tulare County at a Division IV school of 1,000 students has been one of the most prolific and consistent girls basketball careers in Central Section history. And at 5 feet, 3 inches, no less. Castro scored in double figures in 113 of 118 games while averaging 18.5 for her career and 2,187 points in all -- No. 13 in section history. She averaged 21.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 4.2 steals this season for 25-5 team that won the D-IV title. She delivered 16 points, 12 rebounds, six steals and six assists in a 50-38 win over Orosi in the championship at Selland Arena. Next: Fresno City College.

• He said it: "She created her own points and got her teammates involved. She's an outstanding student athlete and a leader by example. She's a very humble individual. And her heart is bigger than a player 6-3 or 6-4." -- Cardinals coach Frankie Arguelles

• He said it, too: "I've watched her play for two years and she's as good a competitor as I've seen at any level. The fact she played at Lindsay made her hidden a little bit, but there's not a team in the section she could not only start for but have a huge impact." -- Fresno City College coach Brian Tessler.

The reporter can be reached at aboogaard@fresnobee.com or @beepreps on Twitter.

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