The girls Player of the Decade was no easy selection, so we went with one who competed only in this decade. So we go with a sure thing in four-year starting Folsom playmaking guard McKenzie Forbes, as skilled, dominant and determined of a player as we have covered in our 31 years on The Bee beat. She made the game fast and fun. She learned to play against the guys, including brother Mason Forbes, who made the boys All-Decade list for Folsom for more than just his famous ‘fro.
The siblings have always been close as twins. Both are at Harvard, which speaks of their academic prowess. In 128 varsity games, Forbes averaged 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and her squads went 54-10 her final two seasons.
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THE BEE’S ALL-DECADE GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM
Player of the Decade: McKenzie Forbes, Folsom (played 1 year for Cal and is now at Harvard)
Team of the Decade: McClatchy, 2015
Coach of the Decade: Mike Takayama, Del Oro and Larry Price, Florin/Elk Grove
G Grace Bliss, Colfax, 2020
G Madeline Campbell, Del Oro, 2011
C Lauren Craig, St. Francis, 2016
G Jordan Cruz, McClatchy, 2017
G McKenzie Forbes, Folsom, 2018
F Gigi Garcia, McClatchy, 2016
G Jzaniya Harriel, Antelope, 2021
G Brandy Huffhines, Rio Linda, 2017
G Kiara Jefferson, West Campus, 2018
G Sara James, Oak Ridge, 2010
C Dalayna Sampton, Florin, 2014
G Brittany Shine, Sacramento, 2010
G Mira Shulman, Elk Grove, 2016
C Baylee Vanderdoes, Placer, 2016
G RyAnne Walters, Sacramento, 2019
All-Decade Coaching Staff (longtime coaches who won section titles or beyond): Mike Takayama, Del Oro and Larry Price, Florin/Elk Grove; Suzanne Baker, Capital Christian; Sean Chambers, Antelope; Ron Gulley, Christian Brothers; Jerry Huffhines, Rio Linda; Jessica Kunisaki, McClatchy; John Langston, West Campus; James McKeever, Pleasant Grove; Michele Massari, Sacramento; Jeff Ota, McClatchy; Vic Pitton, St. Francis; Mike Ruble, Bradshaw Christian; Rich Simpton, Colfax; Steve White, Oak Ridge.
Way To Go McKenzie! Folsom is Bulldog Proud of You!!!