High School Basketball

Mazzanna to coach Thomas Heyward girls one last time in all-star game

sports@islandpacket.comMarch 9, 2013 

Thomas Heyward's Brielle Jungblut (3) is fouled by Bible Baptist's Caroline Bochette while going to the basket during the SCISAA Region 1-AA tournament in February. Jungblut will be playing in the SCISA vs. GISA all-star game today in Columbia.


This was Gary Mazzanna's final season as girls basketball coach at Thomas Heyward Academy. But he gets one last game with his stars.

Mazzanna will coach Thomas Heyward standouts Jamie Malphrus and Brielle Jungblut in Saturday's 2013 SCISAA vs. GISA All-Star games at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia.

The Class 1-A/2-A girls team, featuring the Rebels' coach and stars, will face the Georgia 1-A/2-A team at 2 p.m.

Malphrus was the SCISAA Region I-AA player of the year. The 5-foot-10 forward averaged 19 points, 12.3 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 2.9 steals.

Jungblut, also all-region, averaged 16.4 points , 3.7 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 5.5 steals. She's a 5-5 guard.

Aside from leading the Rebels to a 23-3 record and region title this season, both girls scored more than 1,000 points for their careers and were a part of the 2012 state championship team, as well as the 2011 state runner-up squad.

Mazzanna was 115-39 in six seasons at Thomas Heyward over three different coaching stints. The Rebels went 27-0 and won the SCISAA 2-A state championship in 2012.

Overall, Mazzanna was 313-125 overall in 17 seasons that include stops with the Beaufort Academy girls, the Beaufort Academy boys, the Battery Creek girls and Thomas Heyward Academy. He won a SCISAA title with the Beaufort Academy boys in 1990.

2013 SCISAA vs. GISA All-Star games

Saturday, at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School


Class 3-A Girls, 11 a.m.

Class 3-A Boys, 12:30 p.m.

Class 1-A/2-A Girls, 2 p.m.

Class 1-A/2-A Girls, 3:30 p.m.

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