Schrann, Moore named to AP's all-state first team
No surprises here. The YAIAA's two most dominant girls' basketball players -- York Catholic's Kady Schrann (above left) and Delone Catholic's Sierra Moore (above center) -- were both named to the Associated Press all-state girls' basketball first team for Class AA on Tuesday.
Schrann earned first-team honors for the third straight year. The junior guard averaged a team-high 17.6 points per game for the Fighting Irish, helping to lead the team to its fifth consecutive District 3 championship and its fifth straight PIAA state final appearance. York Catholic lost to Villa Maria (and the AP's Class AA player of the year Kayla McBride) 52-44 in the championship game.
Moore secured her second straight all-state nod (she made the third team last year). The Delone Catholic sophomore was an prolific scorer, using her quickness and 5-foot-10 frame to penetrate and score inside. Moore averaged 21.1 points per game for the Squirettes and has already cracked the 1,000-point career scoring plateau. Delone made the PIAA state semifinals for the second straight year before bowing out to York Catholic.
One other York-Adams representative made the all-state team: West York's Paige Elliott earned third team honors in Class AAA. The senior guard averaged a team-best 13.7 points per game in the Bulldogs' noteworthy season -- West York made its first District 3 title game appearance and won its first Class AAA state playoff game. Elliott finished as the program's all-time leading scorer with 1,244 career points.
Steve Navaroli is working on a more expansive story for the dead-tree edition, so make sure you keep an eye out for that on GameTimePA.com. Also, I expect the boys' all-state teams to be released tomorrow, so stay tuned.