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H.S. Girls Basketball: Dallas' Molly Walsh selected Times Leader Player of the Year

Mar. 23—All statistics are from the regular season.

MOLLY WALSH

Dallas

Sophomore

Player of the Year

As two-time Times Leader All-WVC selection, Walsh played huge role in Dallas winning 21 games. She led Division 1 in scoring with an 18.6 average and was second at the foul line, hitting 78.8% of her shots. She had the ability to drive to the basket or fire from the perimeter, making her capable of taking control of games. Named the Division 1 MVP by the coaches.

CLAIRE AUFIERO

Nanticoke Area

Senior

The two-time Times Leader All-WVC choice was selected as the Division 2 Co-Player of the Year by the coaches. Aufiero finished third in the division in scoring with a 17.1 average while connecting on 72.4% of her free throws and 39 3-pointers. She scored her 1,000th career point 17 games into the season.

KAITLYN BINDAS

Hazleton Area

Freshman

The WVC's top newcomer finished fourth in Division 1 in scoring with a 15.0 average and third with 41 3-pointers. Also connected on 80.6% of her free throws (29-of-36) while demonstrating excellent ballhandling skills.

BELLA BOYLAN

Holy Redeemer

Sophomore

Named the Division 2 MVP by the coaches, Boylan averaged 8.3 points in a balanced offensive attack. Also hit on 27 3-pointers. Stats weren't her main contribution as she was also a strong defender, ballhandler and rebounder.

KEIRA DOUGHERTY

Crestwood

Sophomore

The two-time Times Leader All-WVC selection took on more of a point guard role this season, but nonetheless produced some strong numbers. She was fifth in Division 1 in scoring with a 13.5 average, connected on 72.2% of her free throws and had 25 3-pointers.

MacKENZIE PERLUKE

Wyo. Valley West

Senior

Perluke earned Times Leader All-WVC honors for a second consecutive season. She finished third in Division 1 with a 16.4 scoring average and also third at the foul line by hitting 72.2% of her shots. Also had 23 3-pointers on the way to her 1,000th career point.

DANIELLA RANIELI

Pittston Area

Junior

The three-time Times Leader All-WVC selection was named the Division 1 Player of the Year by the coaches. Ranielli was second in Division 1 in scoring with an 18.3 average, first in free-throw shooting by hitting 82.9% from the line and first with 60 3-pointers. Reached 1,000 career points.

SOPHIA SHULTS

Hazleton Area

Junior

The two-time Times Leader All-WVC selection was one of the best all-around players. She scored 12.7 points per game and hit 63.6% of her free throws. She also contributed strong defense and rebounding on both ends of the court. Will be part of a young but veteran team next season.

ELIZABETH VIGLONE

Dallas

Senior

As the only senior on a 21-win team, Viglone provided leadership as well as fearless rebounding and defense oftentimes against bigger opponents. Also averaged 11 points, hit 63.1% of her free throws and made 23 3-pointers.

ELLA WILSON

Lake-Lehman

Junior

The two-time Times Leader All-WVC choice was also selected as the Division 2 Co-Player of the Year by the coaches. Wilson led the entire WVC with a 20.9 scoring average and Division 2 at the foul line by hitting 79.5% of her shots. Hit 1,000 career points.

Times Leader All-WVC Second Team

Megan Albrecht'Holy Redeemer'Jr.

Jackie Gallagher'Crestwood'Fr.

Brenna Hunt'Lake-Lehman'Sr.

Emma Krawczeniuk'W-B Area'Sr.

Bria Kringe'MMI Prep'Sr.

Brooke Kroptavich'Holy Redeemer'Jr.

Mia DelGaudio'Dallas'So.

Kate Reed'Nanticoke Area'So.

Ella Stambaugh'Wyo. Seminary'Fr.

Gabby Starr'Berwick'Sr.