Citizens' Voice Girls Basketball All-Stars

Steve Bennett, The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
·4 min read

Apr. 4—Riley Baird

School: Nanticoke Area

Year: Junior

Position: Guard

Ran the offensive show from the point. Led the team in scoring with 13.6 points per game. Made a team-best 33 3-pointers and shot 79.6% from the foul line. Scored a season-high 28 points in a win over Tunkhannock.

Claire Dougherty

School: Lake-Lehman

Year: Junior

Position: Forward

Whether it was taking the ball to the basket or shooting from the outside, Dougherty was able to do both well. Led the team with 12.4 points per game. Was tied for first in 3-pointers with 12. Shot 67.6% from the foul line, and scored a season-high 28 points against Western Wayne.

Chase PurdySchool: Lake-Lehman

Year: Junior

Position: Guard/Forward

Helped lead the team to the Division 2 regular season title. Was second on the team in scoring with 11.2 points per game. Was second in 3-point baskets made with 11. Scored a season-high 25 points in a win over Nanticoke Area.

Lauren Casey

School: Nanticoke Area

Year: Senior

Position: Forward

Was second on the team in scoring with 10.0 points per game. Showed she can be effective playing with her back to the basket as well as hitting the mid-range jump shot. Shot 74% from the foul line. Scored a season-high 20 points against Hazleton Area.

Gloria Adjayi

School: Wilkes-Barre Area

Year: Junior

Position: Forward

Led the team in scoring with 13.4 points per game. Scored a season-high 29 points in a victory in the regular season over Hazleton Area. Played with her back to the basket and popped out to the high post. Was able to control the boards on both ends of the floor.

Trinity Johnson

School: Valley West

Year: Junior

Position: Center

Expanded her game this season and moved out toward the periemter. Was a dominant presence from the foul line in. Led the team with 12.4 points per game and shot 70.3% from the foul line. Scored a season-high 27 points in win over Berwick.

Helena Jardine

School: Crestwood

Year: Senior

Position: Forward

Proved to be a solid all around player on both ends of the floor. Led the team in scoring with 13.3 points per game. Shot 65.0% from the foul line, and had a team-best 80 attempts. Showed more than she is just a post player by making 17 3-pointers.

Bella Hill

School: Dallas

Year: Senior

Position: Guard

Was instrumental in leading Dallas to the district championship game. Led the team in scoring with 15.1 points per game. Made a team-best 31 3-pointers. Scored a season-high 21 points in a win over Crestwood.

Olivia Wolk

School: Hazleton Area

Year: Senior

Position: Guard

Helped lead the Cougars to the district championship game. Led a balanced scoring attack with a team-high 10.5 points per game. Made 24 3-pointers and shot 69.4% from the foul line. Scored a season-high 23 points in a win over Williamsport.

Renny Murphy

School: Berwick

Year: Senior

Position: Guard

Helped lead the Bulldogs to the Division 1 regular season championship and a berth in the district title game. Finished her career as a 1,000-point scorer. Was second on the team in scoring with 12.2 points per game. Shot a team-best 73.3% from the foul line. Made 26 3-point baskets.

Kallie Booth

School: Pittston Area

Year: Sophomore

Position: Guard

Finished second in the conference in scoring with 15.8 points per game. Was able to hit the outside shot and take her defender to the basket. Attempted 116 free throws and shot 64.7% from the line. Connected on 30 3-point baskets this year.

Julia Kocher

School: Dallas

Year: Senior

Position: Forward/Guard

Was a threat to score every time she touched the ball. Averaged 10.3 points per game and shot 77.4% from the foul line. Made 17 3-pointers. Scored a season-high 19 points in a win over Crestwood.

Vanessa Luna

School: Wilkes-Barre Area

Year: Senior

Position: Guard

The catalyst of the Wolfpack offense. Ran the show from the point and was able to create shots for not only herself, but her teammates on the floor. Was second on the team in scoring with 8.4 points per game. Scored a season-high 21 points in the team's district championship game victory over Hazleton Area.

Contact the writer; sbennett@citizensvoice.com; 570-821-2062; @CVSteveBennett on Twitter

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