Express girls basketball all-stars listed
The Central Mountain girls basketball team stole the spotlight in terms of groundbreaking headlines this past season. The Wildcats managed to complete the “process” and go from a once winless team to a squad with a 17-4 record.
Although, other teams around the area found their own success too. Bellefonte was able to compete in the district playoffs, Jersey Shore had a forward rank among the top shot-blockers in the state, Bucktail continued to improve and BEA finished second in the Mountain league conference. Here are the 2020-21 Lock Haven Express girls basketball all-stars.
Ava Renninger, Central Mountain
Renninger was the area’s greatest freshman this past winter. She was among the top playmakers in the area, averaging 13.8 points, six assists, five boards and three steals per game. In her first career varsity game Renninger dropped 21 points against Penns Valley. The scoring continued for the freshman as she followed the performance up with another 21-point game in Central Mountain’s second of the season. She totaled 289 points behind 24 made 3s. Renninger’s best game came against Hollidaysburg as she tallied 12 points and dished out 10 assists in the victory.
Avery Baker, Central Mountain
The senior averaged 13 per game as she was the floor general for Central Mountain this past season. Baker touched the 20-point mark in two games this year but was not limited to scoring as she had a streak of eight straight games with at least four assists next to her name in the stat book. During her final season of high school basketball, the senior totaled 273 points. Defenses had a challenging time defending Baker due to her vision and ability to shoot the 3-ball.
Despite seeing a drop in her points per game due to new additions to the Central Mountain lineup, Wildcats’ guard Quinlynn McCann was a true, team player. The senior averaged 11 points, five rebounds and three steals per game during her final campaign. She managed to tally 58 steals throughout the season. McCann ended the year with a total of two 20-point games and reached double-figures in scoring 11 times. She notably snagged a career-high 16 rebounds in loss against Selinsgrove.
Tice led the Raiders with 16 points per game while averaging five rebounds a game. She remarkably reached double figures in points every game this past season. Tice was not limited to just scoring as she had five games of seven plus rebounds too. As a senior, she did it all for the Raiders. Tice handled the ball and played inside as she concluded her Bellefonte career. Tice’s most notable game was a 27-pointouting against Jersey Shore.
Schilling was the area’s greatest defender inside. She stuffed the stat sheet each night and totaled 75 blocks this past season. The senior grabbed 95 rebounds for the Bulldogs while averaging close to six points an outing. Schilling’s two best games came against Troy and Danville. During Shore’s game against Troy Schilling swatted 11 shots and in the Bulldogs’ game against Danville she posted 13 points to go with 11 rebounds.