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Mt. Lebanon's Cable gets national honor

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By Mike White | Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 10:10 a.m.

Mt. Lebanon's Madison Cable was a member of the Post-Gazette Fabulous 5, which is made up of the top five girls' basketball players in the WPIAL-City League. But Cable's reputation for excellence isn't provincial.

Cable, a 5-foot-11 junior, is one of only 30 juniors in the country who have been selected to the ESPN Rise magazine Underclass All-American Team. That's a pretty big honor. By the end of March, Duquesne already had offered Cable a scholarship and a number of other Division I schools were interested. So, she most certainly will play Division I in the future.

Cable is an extremely versatile guard with good size. She helped Mt. Lebanon win WPIAL and PIAA Class AAAA championships for the second year in a row. On a team that featured balance, she was the team's leading scorer at 15 ppg. She also averaged 6.6 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 1.2 blocks. She shot 60 percent from the field, 41 percent from 3-point range and 80 percent from the free-throw line.

Here are the other juniors who were selected All-Americans by ESPN Rise:

F -- Whitney Adams, Montini Catholic (Lombard, Ill.) 6-1
G -- Brittany Boyd, Berkeley (Berkeley, Calif.) 5-8
F -- Kayla Brewer, Ribault (Jacksonville, Fla.) 6-2
G -- Megan Buckland, Bishop McGuinness (Kernersville, N.C.) 6-0
F -- Cierra Burdick, Butler (Matthews, N.C.) 6-2
F -- Madison Cable, Mt. Lebanon (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 5-11
G -- Syessence Davis, Neptune (Neptune, N.J.) 5-7
G -- Lexi Eaton, Springville (Springville, Utah) 5-9
C -- Amber Henson, Sickles (Tampa, Fla.) 6-4
C -- Jasmine Hines, Central Lake (Central Lake, Mich.) 6-3 C
G -- Whitney Holloway, Montini Catholic (Lombard, Ill.) 5-4
G -- Bria Goss, Ben Davis (Indianapolis, Ind.) 5-10
F -- Kaitlin Jaeger, Webb City (Webb City, Mo.) 6-1
G -- Kiana Johnson, Whitney Young (Chicago, Ill.) 5-6
F -- Morgan Jones, Lake Mary (Lake Mary, Fla.) 6-2
G -- Lexi Kresl, Shadow Mountain (Phoenix, Ariz.) 5-11
F -- Betnijah Laney, Smyrna (Smyrna, Del.) 6-0
G -- Samantha Logic, Case (Racine, Wis.) 5-7
G -- Ariel Massengale, Bolingbrook (Bolingbrook, Ill.) 5-7
F -- Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) 6-1
G -- Natalie Knight, Olathe South (Olathe, Kan.) 5-7
F – Erica Payne, Cardondelet (Concord, Calif.) 6-2
C -- Brianna Puni, Incarnate Word (St. Louis, Mo.) 6-1
G -- Shakena Richardson, Neptune (Neptune, N.J.) 5-6
G -- Brittany Rountree, Potter’s House Christian (Jacksonville, Fla.) 5-8
F -- Bonnie Samuelson, Edison (Huntington Beach, Calif.) 6-2
G -- Bria Smith, Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.) 5-10
G -- Linda Stepney, Lake Taylor (Norfolk, Va.) 5-6
C -- Kiah Stokes, Linn-Mar (Marion, Iowa) 6-3
C -- Elizabeth Williams, Princess Anne (Virginia Beach, Va.) 6-4

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Mosqueda-Lewis

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