H.S. Girls Basketball: Walsh, Boylan named divisional MVPs by WVC coaches

Mar. 19—Dallas sophomore Molly Walsh and Holy Redeemer sophomore Bella Boylan were selected divisional MVPs by the Wyoming Valley Conference girls basketball coaches.

Walsh took home the honors in Division 1, while Boylan did the same in Division 2. The coaches always select the divisional MVPs from the team which won the division.

Pittston Area junior Daniella Ranieli was chosen the Division 1 Player of the Year. Lake-Lehman junior Ella Wilson and Nanticoke Area senior Claire Aufiero were selected as the Division 2 Co-Players of the Year.

Walsh, a sophomore, led Division 1 in scoring with a 18.6 average and was second in free-throw percentage, hitting 78.8% from the foul line. Ranieli was second in scoring with an 18.3 average and led the division at the foul line by hitting 82.9 percent of her free throws. She led the entire WVC with 60 3-pointers.

Boylan averaged 8.3 points, but did a lot of things that didn't show up in the box score. She was a tenacious defender and rebounder while also being a very capable ballhandler.

Wilson led Division 2 in scoring with a 20.9 average and free-throw percentage by hitting 79.5%. Aufiero was third in scoring with a 17.1 average and fifth in free-throw shooting, hitting 72.4%.

Also selected to the Division 1 first team were Dallas senior Elizabeth Viglone, Crestwood sophomore Keira Dougherty, Hazleton Area junior Sophia Shults and freshman Kaitlyn Bindas and Wyoming Valley West senior Mackenzie Perluke.

Also chosen to the Division 2 first team were Holy Redeemer juniors Megan Albrecht and Brooke Kroptavich, Lake-Lehman senior Brenna Hunt, Nanticoke Area sophomore Kate Reed and Wyoming Seminary freshman Ella Stambaugh.

Division 1 second team picks were Berwick senior Gabby Starr, Crestwood freshman Jackie Gallagher, Dallas sophomore Mia DelGaudio, Hazleton Area sophomore Alexis Reimold and Wilkes-Barre Area senior Emma Krawczeniuk.

Division 2 second team selections were Holy Redeemer sophomore McKenzie Chimock, MMI Prep senior Bria Kringe, Nanticoke Area junior Caitlyn Majiros and sophomore Nevaeh Baran and Wyoming Seminary junior Clare Griffin.

Dallas' Vince Bucciarelli was selected the Division 1 Coach of the Year. Holy Redeemer's John Jezorwski was chosen the Division 2 Coach of the Year.