Wednesday, April 6, 2011

2010-11 Girls All-District team

First team
Beka Bellhy, Fort Cherry
Junior, F
Versatile playmaker and two-time first-team pick led PIAA Class A quarterfinalists with a 14.4 scoring average and scored 13 or more points in all but one of Fort Cherry’s seven postseason games.
Emily Hansen, Canon-McMillan
Senior, G
The first Girls Player of the Year from Canon-McMillan and only the Big Macs’ second 1,000-point scorer averaged 16.6 points in her final season. A two-time first-team selection.
Jessie Merckle, Fort Cherry
Junior, PG
Possibly the area’s most improved player and quickest point guard, Merckle averaged 11.1 points per game and frequently hit double figures in assists and steals.
Geena Shrader, Monessen
Junior, G
Shrader, a two-time first team selection, topped 1,000 points during Monessen’s playoff run and she averaged 16.1 for a team that finished 25-2 and returns every starter next year.
Amanda Temple, Avella
Senior, G/F
Temple accomplished something no girls player from Washington County did since Burgettstown’s Jamie O’Donnell in 1998 – she led the WPIAL in scoring. Temple averaged 21.9 points.

Second team
Shannon Flament, Charleroi
Junior, G
Flament missed two games for Charleroi and her absence led to one of the Cougars’ two losses. She averaged 14.1 points.
Carolena Gasbarro, Fort Cherry
Junior, F
Whether it was guarding the opponent’s top player, scoring or rebounding, she could provide as she averaged 10.3 points.
Morgan Kurtz, Trinity
Junior, G
One of the area’s best three-point shooters, Kurtz paced Trinity’s offense with a scoring average of 13.9.
Aujuwa Moore, Washington
Senior, F/G
The runner-up for Section 4-AA Player of the year, Moore averaged 12.9 points and hit double figures in 11 of her last 12 games.
Chelsea Szakal, Monessen
Sophomore, F
Szakal emerged as a post presence to complement the Greyhounds’ outstanding guards. She averaged 11.5 points.

Third team
Ashley Balzer, Chartiers-Houston
Sophomore, F
The 5-10 Balzer paced an balanced offense for a young, emerging team and averaged 10.9 points.
Jessica Dorazio, Bentworth
Junior, G
Dorazio became a dynamic scorer and the focal point of the Bearcats’ offense as she averaged 16.2 points.
Morgan Iacovino, Charleroi
Senior, F
Iacovino, who will play in the Roundball Classic, anchored Charleroi’s offense and defense. She averaged 12.7 points.
Jocelyn Lucsko, McGuffey
Junior, G
The Highlanders could count on Lucsko to play hard and score points as she averaged 12.6 points.
Chianti Sivek, Ringgold
Junior, G
One of the area’s top players the second half of the season, Sivek averaged 13.9 points the final eight games.

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