GameTimePA presents the top girls' basketball players from the 2017 season. Sean Heisey, GameTimePA.com
Kate Bauhof, York Catholic, jr., guard
The offensive star on a team that advanced to the state final four, Bauhof could not be stopped against man defense this season. She averaged 19.5 points per game, tied for tops among YAIAA players. Bauhof commands an impressive inside-outside game, so even though she can drive against any team, she still managed to knock down a league-best 60 3-pointers. The all-state guard surpassed 1,000 career points this season, and she will enter her senior year with 1,364 career points.
Rajah Fink, Dover, jr., forward
The player every team needed to account for when they played the Eagles, Fink could score off her dribble-drive or with a jumper. She also was a force on the glass. She averaged 19.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2 steals per game. She also surpassed 1,000 career points. She will enter her senior year with 1,029 career points and has a chance to become Dover's first player with both 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Fink grabbed 305 rebounds in 2017 alone and finished her junior season with 723 career boards.
Kaelyn Long, New Oxford, sr., forward
Long could take over games with her slashing ability and all-around athleticism. One of her highlights of the season was dropping 27 points and pulling down 12 rebounds in a YAIAA tournament win against Susquehannock. She averaged a team-best 15.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.9 steals per game, finishing with 1,264 career points. She helped New Oxford earn its first state tournament victory in program history. She will play field hockey at Bucknell University.
Hannah Myers, Eastern York, jr., guard
Myers made the switch to point guard and lifted the Golden Knights to YAIAA Division II title contention with a fast start this season. Tenacious on the boards and relentless with the ball in her hands, she averaged 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals per game. She knocked down almost half of her team's 3s, draining 23 of them. She ranked fourth in the league in scoring, and she will enter her senior season with 905 career points.
Emma Saxton, Central York, sr., guard
The top playmaker and top offensive player on the league's top offensive team, Saxton was able to drive, hit spot-up jumpers, bury 3-pointers or assist on a score. The Bloomsburg University commit averaged a team-best 14.5 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals per game. All season long, she also drew the defensive assignment of the best opposing player. She became just the fourth girl at Central to score 1,000 career points and first since 1999 — finishing with 1,114 career points. Saxton helped Panthers win program's first league title since 1999, and they advanced to the second round of state tournament.
Tyler Williams, Susquehannock, sr., forward
The Warriors' locker room and floor leader, Williams was the only senior in the starting lineup for a group that clinched the first District 3 championship and first state tournament victories in school history. Williams averaged 13.6 points per game to lead her team, but what helped set her apart was her ability to grab rebounds. She led the team, averaging 7.5 rebounds per game. Susquehannock finished the season with the program record for victories (26), advancing to the state final four.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Dave Schreiner, Susquehannock
After falling in the first round of the YAIAA tournament, Susquehannock did not lose again until the state's final four. The Warriors repeated as YAIAA Division II champions after losing their leading scorer from a year before. Preaching a balanced, team-first approach, Schreiner guided Susquehannock to the program's first District 3 title and its first state tournament victory. Susquehannock managed to knock off top-seeded Harrisburg in the district championship game and compiled three victories in the state tournament.
Haley Luckabaugh, New Oxford
Catie McCarty, West York
Madey-Zania Redman, William Penn
Julia Sutton, Dallastown
Jaden Walker, Susquehannock
Nikson Valencik, Central York
Biglerville: Liz Burke
Central York: Teirra Preston
Dallastown: Sabrina Stough
Delone Catholic: Elise Knobloch, Bradi Zumbrum
Dover: Rayah Fink, Alaina Reaver
Red Lion: Amy Maciejewski
South Western: Taylor Geiman
Susquehannock: Jayla Galbreath, Taylor Tannura
West York: Angie Hawkins
York Catholic: Katy Rader, Jania Wright
York Suburban: Georgia DuMars, Parker Faircloth-Henise
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YAIAA ALL-STAR WEEK
It's YAIAA All-Star Week at GameTimePA.com! Each day, look for a new set of all-stars from the YAIAA winter sports season, both online and in the print edition of the York Daily Record and Hanover Evening Sun. Here's the schedule:
Online now | In YDR April 3 | In Evening Sun April 2
Online now | In YDR April 4 | In Evening Sun April 4
Online now | In YDR April 5 | In Evening Sun April 4
Online now | In YDR April 6 | In Evening Sun April 6
Online now | In YDR April 7 | In Evening Sun April 9
Watch an 87-second timelapse of GameTimePA's YAIAA winter high school all-star photo shoots. Chris Dunn and Jeff Lautenberger, GameTimePA