YAIAA season in review: Girls' basketball
Posted: 08/21/2010 12:18:37 AM EDT
York Catholic captains Brittany Hicks, left, and Kady Schrann celebrate with the team's District 3 Class AA basketball trophy. (Daily Record/Sunday News - Bil Bowden)YAIAA teams found much success this past year from the fall to spring seasons and created lasting memories in the process.
What moments stood out to you?
We are looking for your best memories from the 2009-10 YAIAA season for possible publication. We want to hear from everyone -- players, coaches, fans and parents.
E-mail your favorite memories -- along with your best photos -- from the past year to assistant sports editor Elizabeth Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and municipality.
Here's a look back at some of the memorable moments from the 2009-10 YAIAA girls' basketball season:
Julia Antonelli, New Oxford: Antonelli's best seemed to come against Dallastown. After being held scoreless for all but the final 30 seconds of the second half in a district play-in game, Antonelli scored a three-point play after being fouled to give New Oxford a 49-45 win against the Wildcats. Earlier in the season, she scored her 1,000th career point in a 30-point effort. The scoring surge helped New Oxford to a 63-54 victory against Dallastown.
Ann Deibert, West York: She scored in double figures 14 times as a senior.
Paige Elliott, West York: As the Bulldogs won 24 straight games to begin the season, Elliott became the school's third girl in history to reach 1,000 points. She ended her senior year as West York's all-time leading scorer with 1,244.
Brittany Hicks, York Catholic: The then-senior finished her career with more than 1,000 career points. She averaged 12.9 points last season.
Sarah Innerst, Red Lion: The then-senior opened last season with 23 points in a win against Reading in the Harrisburg Tip-Off Tournament.
Erin Laird, South Western: The sophomore's free throws with 21 seconds left in overtime gave the Mustangs a 45-44 win against New Oxford in late January.
Codi McMaster, Spring Grove: As a senior, she helped the Rockets to a share of the Division II championship with Kennard Dale. She averaged 13.7 points and 6.3 rebounds as a guard. In the senior all-star game, she scored nine points, combining for 25 with twin sister Cari, who had 16.
Lindsey Miller, New Oxford: She scored five 3-pointers, keying a 17-0 run in a 58-41 win against Dallastown in early January.
Sierra Moore, Delone Catholic: Moore averaged 21.1 points as a sophomore, including a season-high 29 in the opener. She had 20 or more points in 22 games. The Squirettes played 29.
Devon O'Kane, Kennard-Dale: O'Kane hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 55 seconds left, capping a 16-point rally in the second half for a 44-39 victory against Spring Grove.
Jasmine Reynolds, Northeastern: Reynolds scored 31 points against Susquehannock in January for a 70-60 win and 27 against Dover. She averaged 14 points and five steals per game as a senior.
Lauren Riggleman, Susquehannock: A senior last season, Riggleman had 24 points at York Catholic. It was one of five performances with at least 20 points.
Kady Schrann, York Catholic: As the Irish won their fifth straight District 3 title, Schrann scored 23 points. Of course, Schrann helped York Catholic to the Class AA state championship game and averaged 17.8 points along the way. She enters her senior season with 1,629 career points.
Zona Smith, West York: Her season-high 21 points, including four 3-pointers, in the YAIAA tournament semifinals helped the Bulldogs to an overtime victory against York Catholic.
Giselle Truiett, Red Lion: In a regular season game at home, Truiett poured in 23 points to beat Dallastown. The then-junior paced the Lions with 10 points in a district consolation game win against Hershey.
Kelsey Wantz, Littlestown: Wantz scored 20 or more points at least three times. She had a season-high 34 points against Fairfield.