|VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: WAVERLY'S SCHWARTZHOFF HEADLINES ALL-VALLEY GIRLS BASKETBAL TEAM (3 PHOTOS) (2014-03-10)
SAYRE'S WAMPOLE NAMED TOP DEFENDER TIOGA'S AYRES TOP NEWCOMER
BY TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY Senior Reylyn Schwartzhoff capped a stellar high school career by leading Waverly to a 17-2 record and a trip to the Section IV, Class B semifinals, earning the Valley Sports Report girls basketball "Player of the Year" honors.
Schwartzhoff featured good hands and a soft touch in the low-post for the Lady Wolverines and ran the floor well and could finish in transition.
She averaged 16.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
The remainder of the "Super 7 All-Valley" team are:
Emiley Myers, junior, Waverly: Already in her fourth year on the varsity team, Myers is a top-notch ball-handler and defender. She also knocked down many clutch 3-pointers throughout her junior season and showed the ability to take the ball to the bucket.
Myers averaged 9.2 points, 5 steals and 3 rebounds per game.
Morgan Westbrook, sophomore, Athens: Westbrook is the most athletic low-post player in the area. She catches and finishes in transition like very girls, regardless of position, and is only going to get better.
She averaged 10.8 points, 6 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game.
Mackenzie Warner, junior, Athens: A very dangerous 3-point shooter, Warner is a solid all-around player, who was named the NTL Large School Most Valuable Player this year.
She averaged 9 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2 steals per game and also knocked down 32 3-pointers on the season.
Kelly Villanti, senior, Sayre: A great defender and good offensive player, Villanti capped a four-year varsity career with a good senior season.
She averaged 11.3 points, 2.8 steals, 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
Elyse Skerpon, senior, Sayre: A very good all-around player, Skerpon contributed for the Lady Redskins in every aspect of the game.
She averaged 10.7 points, 3.5 steals, 3 rebounds and 2 assists per game.
Jordan Raupers, senior, Waverly: Very athletic, Raupers was an above-average 3-point shooter and good all-around player.
She averaged 8.3 points, 6 rebonds, 3 steals and 2 assists per game.
Defensive Player of the Year Paige Wampole, sophomore, Sayre: Wampole became a quick presence in the middle of the paint for the Lady Redskins this year.
She grabbed 10.4 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game. She also blocked nearly 2 shots per game, but forced opponents to account for presence many times each game.
The remainder of the "All-Valley Defensive" team:
Kelly Villanti, senior, Sayre: A fierce on-ball defender, Villanti consistently took on the opponent's leading perimeter scorer and gave them fits. She averaged 2.8 steals per game.
Rachael Donnelly, senior, Athens: Ultra-quick, Donnelly wreaked havoc on the opposition's back court, whether the Lady WIldcats were playing man-to-man or zone. She averaged 2.6 steals per game.
Emiley Myers, junior, Waverly: A determined and physical defender, Myers created problems for opposing guards all season. She averaged 5 steals per game.
Elyse Skerpon, senior, Sayre: A good on-ball defender, Skerpon had a knack of getting in the passing lanes for steals. She averaged 3.5 steals per game.
Danielle Barto, junior, Tioga: Barto is a non-stop defender, creating turnovers and creating easy points for her teammates with her defense. She averaged 2.5 steals per game.
Newcomer of the Year Taylor Ayres, sophomore, Tioga: Ayres made her presence felt early and ended up leading Tioga in scoring, providing punch from the perimeter and going to the bucket.
The remainder of the "All-Valley Newcomer" team:
Cheyanna Roberts, junior, Sayre: Roberts was slowed by injuries late in the season, but provided consistent scoring and rebounding for the Lady Redskins early in the season.
Kiana Manuel, junior, Waverly: A dogged defender, Manuel picked up her play on the offensive end as the season progressed, giving Waverly fans a glimpse of what to expect next year.
Ali Peet, sophomore, Sayre: Peet provided an offensive spark off the bench for Sayre at times this season and showed she could become the go-to scorer for the Lady Redskins next season.
Kaitlyn Stubbs, sophomore, Tioga: Very quick, Stubbs was presence defensively and showed at the end of the season she could become a major scoring threat next year for the Lady Tigers.
Shanelle Baglini, freshman, Athens: Very athletic, Baglini's game improved throughout the season at the varsity level and her confidence grew. She will be a major cog for the Lady Wildcats in coming seasons.
IN PHOTO 1: "Player o the Year" Reylyn Schwartzhoff of Waverly. IN PHOTO 2: "Defensive Player of the Year" Paige Wampole. IN PHOTO 3: "Newcomer of the Year" Taylor Ayres of Tioga. .... VSR STOCK PHOTOS.
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