The Lock Haven Express presents the 2019-2020 area girl’s basketball All-Star Team
By THE EXPRESS SPORTS
The high school basketball season came to an unfortunate early end due to the global COVID-19 virus outbreak, but not before gracing us with some incredible area basketball over the course of the winter months. Area teams were aplenty in playoff action, while giving us some thrilling matchups in rivalry games yet again. The area will lose some incredible talent that has been showcased for the last four years as senior staples move on athletically and academically. The Express has selected some of those incredible talents for its 2019-2020 All-Star team.
McCann’s notable ascension her junior season guaranteed her an All-Star selection as she was one of the top scorers in The Express’ coverage map. McCann’s 9.5 points per game a season ago expanded to 14.6 this year.
McCann produced a career-high 34 points in a season-opening 65-19 win versus Philipsburg-Osceola. The victory erased the Wildcats’ 48-game losing streak as McCann’s development, combined with the rest of the team’s improvement, guided Central Mountain to a 6-16 record this season.
“Quinlynn had a strong-scoring season,” Central Mountain coach Scott Baker said of McCann. “She was a consistent double-digit scorer. We are excited to see her development as she moves into her senior season.”
McCann had 11 games of 15 points or more this season as she looks to continue her offensive dominance in her senior year. Central Mountain returns its starting five, and with a host of incoming talent from the junior high team, CM could hit double digit wins in 2020-2021 after combing for ust nine victories in the previous five seasons.
Myka Poorman, Bucktail
Poorman was the standout-baller on a Bucktail team that doubled its win total from three in 2018-2019 to six this season.
The multi-sport senior athlete was Bucktail’s leading scorer and improved by leaps and bounds over the years. Her continued improvement and willingness to try and take the game over was improving and making her a better teammate, and leader, right up until the final game of her career.
Hannah Montminy, Penns Valley
Montminy ended her illustrious career eclipsing the 1,000 point threshold in her senior season. She was the most-prolific scorer in the area and led the Rams with a team-high 16.8 points per game, which more than doubled the team’s next highest scorer.
Montminy was a first-team All-Mountain League selection and also led the Rams in assists as Penns Valley finished the season 11-13.
“The amount of work she has put in over her four-year career, speaks for itself,” Penn Valley coach Terrance Green said of Montminy after the season’s end. “She has achieved great accolades in her career and will go down as one of the greatest players within our program. She has set a great example for the future players of our program.”
Sara DeHaas, Bellefonte
DeHaas was one of Bellefonte’s most-complete athletes. The junior nearly averaged a double-double with 9.2 points and a team-high 8.5 rebounds per game. She also led the team in field goals made and steals per game.
Bellefonte finished the season 10-13 under the direction of first-year head coach Marcus Toomer. The Red Raiders gelled late down the stretch as they won four of their last seven games on the schedule with a season high three-game winning streak between Jan. 28- Feb. 5 against Penns Valley, Huntingdon and Bald Eagle Area.
DeHaas also earned a second-team selection on the Mountain League’s All-Star Team this season.
Aubrey Stetts, Jersey Shore
Stetts was Jersey Shore’s perennial athlete this season. She was the lone Bulldog to average double-digit scoring as she finished the year with a team-high 13.9 points per game this season.
The senior was a team-leader on and off the court and ended her Bulldog-basketball career with a team high 15-points in a season-ending loss to Mifflinburg in the District 4 playoffs.