With the New Albany High School girls basketball team moving into Division I, it needed senior guard Hannah Robertson to play big in more ways than one.

With the New Albany High School girls basketball team moving into Division I, it needed senior guard Hannah Robertson to play big in more ways than one.

Robertson was the team's point guard as a junior, but moved off the ball as a senior as the Eagles switched to a four-guard offense.

One of the reasons coach Jamie Puryear made the switch was Robertson's ability to play bigger than a 5-foot-8 guard.

"It was a good challenge to make sure I stepped up," Robertson said. "It was a little bit of an adjustment, but I don't think I felt as tired at the end of the game."

A four-year starter, Robertson proved to be not only one of the area's top scoring guards, but also one of the area's best rebounding guards and defensive players. She averaged 18.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 3.2 steals per game and was named the ThisWeek Super 12 girls basketball captain.

New Albany won its first OCC title since moving from the MSL after the 2005-06 season. The Eagles won the OCC-Capital Division at 13-1, ahead of runner-up Big Walnut (12-2). The league title came down to a 54-44 win over Big Walnut in the regular-season finale Feb. 13. Robertson scored a season-high 30 points.

Robertson was named the OCC-Capital Player of the Year as well as first-team all-district and first-team all-state.

The Eagles were seeded seventh for the district tournament and fell to top-seeded Pickerington North 68-56 on March 6 in a district final to finish 20-4. It was New Albany's third consecutive appearance in a district final.

"(Robertson) did everything," Puryear said. "She stepped up her leadership. She rebounded the ball well. She's a great passer. With her and her sister (senior guard Haley Robertson) playing together, she did a tremendous job of playing off her teammates."

Haley and Hannah have signed to play at Miami University.

The sisters started playing in second grade as something they could do together. Their on-court relationship reached a peak on National Signing Day on Nov. 7.

Puryear first noticed the Robertson sisters when they started playing the AAU circuit before their freshman seasons at New Albany.

He was an assistant coach at Gahanna at the time and New Albany beat the Lions in a preseason scrimmage that year.

Shortly after that Hannah became a starter for the Eagles. The next season, Puryear took over as New Albany's coach and handed the ball over to the Robertsons.

"Actually, the reason why we went to our four-guard offensive set is because we felt like it was a dominating portion of our program," Puryear said. "Hannah was a coach's joy, along with her sister."

•ALSO ON FIRST TEAM -- Utica senior guard Abbie Corbett, Olentangy senior forward Christine Delaney, Pickerington North junior forward Kavunaa Edwards, Africentric junior forward Raven Ferguson, Brookhaven junior guard Travecia Franklin, Reynoldsburg senior forward T'Shera Lucas, Pickerington North senior guard Nicole Olszewski, Eastmoor Academy junior forward Chelsey Radcliff, Gahanna senior forward Haley Schmitt, Heath senior guard Megan White and Upper Arlington senior forward Jane Windler.

•HONORABLE MENTION --Newark Catholic senior guard Kendra Blair, Pickerington Central senior guard Amy Buccilla, Columbus East junior forward Angel Cooler, Marysville senior Kate Francisco, Hilliard Davidson senior guard Addie Goodwin, Northland senior guard Tiffany Hudson, Big Walnut senior forward Jodie Jindra, Gahanna Christian senior forward Alissa Kirk, Westerville North junior guard Caitlin Kusan, DeSales junior forward Maddie Lockhart, Ready senior forward Taylor Riggs, Thomas Worthington senior guard Erika Rousculp, Canal Winchester senior forward Tykia Savage and Eastmoor freshman forward Tajanee Wells.

•PAST CAPTAINS -- Pickerington Central's Emilee Harmon (2009), Eastmoor's Ayana Dunning (2008), Dublin Scioto's Crystal Murdaugh (2007), Pickerington Central's Stephanie Stevens (2006), Mifflin's Marshae Dotson (2005), Pickerington North's Marscilla Packer (2004, 2002), Brookhaven's Brittany Hunter (2003), Grove City's Charisse Crews (2000, 2001), Pickerington's LaToya Turner (1998, 1999), Pickerington's Tamara Stocks (1997), Brookhaven's Helen Darling (1996) and and Pickerington's Beth Ostendorf (1994, 1995).