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2021-22 Pa. Sports Writers’ All-State Girls Basketball Teams

Cardinal O'Hara's Maggie Doogan shoots over Chartiers Valley's against Perri Page Friday night. Mark Palczewski - For MediaNews Group

Players from southeastern Pa. were the dominant force in the 2021-22 Pennsylvania Sports Writers’ All-State Girls Basketball Teams, released Thursday.

Five of the six Players of the Year hail from this corner of the state: Pennsbury senior Ava Sciolla (6A), Cardinal O’Hara senior Maggie Doogan (5A), Archbishop Wood senior Ryanne Allen (4A), Neumann-Goretti senior Mihjae Hayes (3A) and Westtown senior Kaylene Smikle (2A).

Sciolla, a 5-11 senior, scored 16.3 points per game for Pennsbury, which finished third in District 1 and reached the PIAA quarterfinals. Sciolla was a three-time All-State selection and repeat first teamer.

Doogan, a 6-2 senior who averaged 16.0 ppg, led Cardinal O’Hara to the Philadelphia Catholic League title and the PIAA 5A championship, the Lions’ second straight state crown. Doogan is a repeat first team selection and the two-time Daily Times Player of the Year.

Allen led the Vikings to back-to-back state titles. The Vanderbilt-bound guard averaged 17 ppg, 3.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game this season and was named the Philadelphia Catholic League MVP, Wood’s first since 2014.

Hayes, a 5-3 guard, averaged 24.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 5.2 steals, and 4 assists for PIAA 3A champion Neumann-Goretti.

Westtown’s Smikle, a 6-1 senior and Rutgers recruit, was named Pa. Gatorade Player of the Year after 23-4 season that culminated with the PAISAA championship Smikle averaged 23.0 points and 6.3 rebounds.

Dan Dougherty, head coach of undefeated state champion Plymouth Whitemarsh, was named coach of the year in 6A.

2022 Pa. Sports Writers’ All-State Girls Basketball Team

Ava Sciolla

The 2022 Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State Girls’ Basketball teams, including each player’s school, height, class and scoring average.

CLASS 6A

Player of the year — Ava Sciolla, Pennsbury
Coach of the year — Dan Dougherty, Plymouth-Whitemarsh

First team

Ashleigh Connor, Mount Lebanon, 5-10, Sr., 21.6
Kaitlyn Flanagan, Plymouth-Whitemarsh, 5-8, Sr., 7.7
Jillian Jekot, Cumberland Valley, 6-0, So., 17.3
Ava Sciolla, Pennsbury, 5-11, Sr., 16.3
Abby Sharpe, Plymouth-Whitemarsh, 5-11, Jr., 14.3
Caroline Shiery, Central Dauphin, 6-3, Sr., 14.3
Jasmine Timmerson, North Allegheny, 5-7, Jr., 14.0
Second team
Lainey Allen, Plymouth-Whitemarsh, 6-2, Sr., 12.5
Kailah Correa, Lebanon, 5-5, Fr., 20.8
Vatijah Davis, Pocono Mountain West, 5-10, Jr., 23.9
Olivia Jones, Cedar Cliff, 5-10, Fr., 13.6
Grace O’Neill, Archbishop Carroll, 5-4, Sr., 15.0
Third team
Anna Azzara, Spring-Ford, 5-7, So., 13.1
Erin Daley, Plymouth-Whitemarsh, 6-0, Jr., 9.5
Marissa Gingrich, Mifflin County, 5-7, Jr., 20.0
Journey Thompson, Peters Township, 6-2, Sr., 16.2
Nicole Timko, Methacton, 5-11, Sr., 18.8
Cire Worley, Abington, 6-0, Jr., 20.3

Maggie Doogan, left, and Carly Coleman celebrate after defeating Chartiers Valley in the PIAA Class 5A girls basketball final. Mark Palczewski – For MediaNews Group

CLASS 5A

Player of the year — Maggie Doogan, Cardinal O’Hara
Coach of the year — Jeff Gregory, Pittston

First team
Anne Bair, Gettysburg, 5-6, Sr., 14.9
Maggie Doogan, Cardinal O’Hara, 6-2, Sr., 16.0
Alexis Hess, Fleetwood, 6-0, Jr., 19.0
Maddie Knier, Manheim Central, 5-10, Jr., 21.9
Aislin Malcolm, Chartiers Valley, 5-11, Sr., 16.5
Sydni Scott, Cardinal O’Hara, 5-8, Sr., 11.0
Second team
Marin Miller, Hollidaysburg, 5-1, Sr., 21.5
Perri Page, Chartiers Valley, 6-0, Sr., 15.8
Emma Ruhlman, Warren, 5-10, Sr., 15.6
Reilly Sunday, Moon, 5-9, Sr., 16.6
Emma Theodorson, Moon, 6-0, Sr., 18.4
Maddie Webber, South Fayette, 5-7, Jr., 18.2
Third team
Gianna Grassifulli, St. Hubert, 5-7, Sr., 18.3
Gracie Fairman, Thomas Jefferson, 5-5, Sr., 20.8
Molly Rullo, Cardinal O’Hara, 5-11, Fr., 10.5
Faith Walker, West York, 6-0, So., 9.7
Trinell Watson, Pottstown, 5-7, Sr. 23.1
Annie Welde, Cardinal O’Hara, 5-11, Sr., 8.0

Archbishop Wood captains Ryanne Allen, Shannon Morgan, and Briana Bowen pose with their championship trophy after defeating Landsdale Catholic in the 4A PIAA girls basketball championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA on Thursday, March 24, 2022.
Mark Palczewski – For MediaNews Group

CLASS 4A

Player of the year — Ryanne Allen, Archbishop Wood
Coach of the year — Todd Askins, Bermudian Springs

First team
Ryanne Allen, Archbishop Wood, 6-1, Sr., 17.0
Gabby Casey, Lansdale Catholic, 5-9, Sr., 22.0
Gianna Hoddinott, Delone Catholic, 5-9, Sr., 19.4
Maeve McErlane, Notre Dame de Namur, 5-9, Sr., 17.8
Moriah Murray, Dunmore, 5-9, Sr., 17.3
Ciera Toomey, Dunmore, 6-4, Jr., 20.1
Second team
Kendall Bennett, Germantown Academy, 6-3, Jr., 13.0
Jayden McBride, Erie Villa Maria, 5-11, So., 13.9
Carissa Dunham, Erie Villa Maria, 5-7, Sr., 14.3
Payton List, Beaver, 6-0, Sr., 22.6
Skyler Searfoss, Jim Thorpe, 5-9, Sr., 14.1
Third team
Bri Bowen, Archbishop Wood, 5-10, Sr., 8.2
Bianca Coleman, Gwynedd Mercy, 5-11, Sr., 9.8
Sofia Coleman, Gwynedd Mercy, 5-11, Sr., 13.8
Jaida Parker, Tyrone, 5-9, Sr., 13.9
Deja Evans, Archbishop Wood, 6-2, Jr., 8.1
Hannah Griffin, Gwynnedd Mercy, 5-7, Jr., 9.0
Olivia Smelas, Jim Thorpe, 6-1, Sr., 11.2

CLASS 3A

Player of the year — Mihjae Hayes, Neumann-Goretti
Coach of the year — Kristi Britten, Camp Hill Trinity

First team
Shaye Bailey, Freedom, 5-5, So., 16.4
Mihjae Hayes, Neumann-Goretti, 5-3, Sr., 24.3
Kylie Lavelle, Riverside, 6-2, Sr., 25.1
Dacia Lewandowski, North Catholic, 5-11, Jr., 15.9
Renae Morbacher, Freedom, 5-6, Sr., 15.7
Janai Smith, Imhotep, 5-9, Sr., 16.5
Aleah Snead, Penn Charter, 5-9, Jr., 15.3
Second team
Maddie Evans, Bloomsburg, 5-11, Jr., 16.7
Hope Garrity, Fairview, 5-8, Jr., 20.6
Allyia Kennedy, Loyalsock, 6-0, Sr., 17.0
Kaeli Romanowski, Western Wayne, 5-6, Sr., 20.1
Alayna Rocco, North Catholic, 5-11, So., 17.9
Third team
D’Ayzha Atkinson, Neumann-Goretti, 5-7, Sr., 12.2
Belle Bosch, Chestnut Ridge, 6-0, Jr., 19.4
Reese Gadsby, Lakeview, 5-8, Sr., 18.7
Brianna Moore, Palmerton, 5-8, Sr., 14.9
Remi Smith, Forest Hills, 5-7, Sr., 14.4
Xola Wade, New Church, 5-4, So., 13.9

CLASS 2A

Westtown’s Kaylene Smikle (25) goes up for a shot on Penn Charter’s Bella Toomey (3) in the PAISAA girls basketball championship at La Salle University. (Owen McCue – MediaNews Group)

Player of the year — Kayla Smikle, Westtown
Coach of the year — Luann Grybowski, Neshannock

First team
Mairan Haggerty, Neshannock, 6-1, Jr., 17.1
Kaci Kranson, Holy Cross, 5-11, Sr., 27.0
Clare Meyer, Germantown Friends, 6-3, Sr., 17.9
Neleh Nogay, Neshannock, 5-6, Sr., 12.4
Kaylene Smikle, Westtown, 6-1, Sr., 23.0
Second team
Taliyah Carter, Parkway Northwest, 6-1, Sr., 28.0
Brie Droege, Columbia, 5-9, So., 22.1
Alli Griscavage, Southern Columbia, 6-1, Jr., 15.9
Zahra King, Westtown, 5-10, So., 9.6
Genesis Meadows, Lancaster Country Day, 5-5, Jr., 20.5
Selena Buttery, Brockway, 5-10, Sr., 16.5
Grace Sundback, Westtown, 5-10, Jr., 11.7
Third team
Emily Anthony, West Middlesex, 5-3, Sr., 15.5
Carlie Beatty, West Middlesex, 6-0, Sr., 20.0
Mallory Daly, Seton LaSalle, 5-8, So., 23.9
Salote Franklin, Penn Treaty, 5-9, Sr., 26.4
Nadia Moore, Winchester Thurston, 5-10, Jr., 25.2
Summer Tillett, Southern Columbia, 5-10, Sr., 11.5
Alicia Young, Sto-Rox, 5-11, Sr., 21.1

CLASS 1A

Player of the year — Emily Garvin, Northumberland Christian
Coach of the year — Lance Hudak, Portage

First team
Bellah DiNardo, Kennedy Catholic, 5-9, Sr., 10.9
Emily Garvin, Northumberland Christian, 5-6, Sr., 25.1
Corynne Hauser, Rochester, 5-8, Sr., 25.1
Leah Homan, Bishop Guilfoyle, 5-10, Sr., 23.4
Jenna Muha, Shade, 6-0, Jr., 27.2
Second team
Layke Fields, Kennedy Catholic, 6-0, Fr., 11.6
Ayla Hileman, Williamsburg, 5-8, So., 16.4
Katie McGrath, Jenkintown, 5-7, Sr., 17.6
Katie Sheeler, Otto-Eldred, 5-5, Jr., 18.3
Josie Snyder, Shanksville-Stonycreek, 5-10, Sr., 18.9
Rylee Snyder, Shanksville-Stonycreek, 6-0, Sr., 14.3
Third team
Sanaa Brodie, Farrell, 5-9, Sr., 16.6
Minyhah Easterling, Glendale, 6-3, Jr., 16.2
Bella Forker, Faith Christian, 5-8, Jr., 14.0
Anna Ulmer, Northumberland Christian, 6-1, Sr., 10.7
Iyanna Wade, Clairton, 5-3, Fr., 23.7
Jayla Woodruff, Williamsburg, 6-0, Jr., 15.1

 

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