Lady Bison’s Ryan Named to All-District 9 Second Team

SHIPPENVILLE — North Clarion’s Tori Obenrader and Terry Dreihaup, Coudersport’s Sarah Chambers and Brookville’s Mark Powell are the major All American Awards & Engraving District 9 girls basketball award winners for the 2017-18 season.

Obenrader repeats as Player of the Year, Chambers is the Rookie of the Year and Dreihaup and Powell share Coach of the Year honors.

Clearfield junior guard Alayna Ryan was selected to the second of three All-District 9 teams with six players each.

Joining Obenrader on the first team are Allegheny-Clarion Valley’s Ellie Thompson, Coudersport’s Haley Keck, Kane’s Ella Marconi, Karns City’s Emily Hegedus and Punxsutawney’s Leah Miller.

On the second unit with Ryan are Cranberry’s Malliah Schreck, DuBois’ Ashley Hallowell, Keystone’s Taylor Geer, Otto-Eldred’s Camryn Thomas and Ridgway’s Emily Fullem.

Making up the third team are Brookville’s Marcy Schindler, Coudersport’s Shaelyn Black, Elk County Catholic’s Taylor Newton, Johnsonburg’s Cassidy King, Kane’s Trinity Clark and Smethport’s Abbey Woodard.

All receive either a plaque or a certificate courtesy of 10-year sponsor All American Awards & Engraving in Shippenville.

This is the 18th year that has selected the District 9 basketball player and coach awards that were initiated by the Tri-County Sunday newspaper after the 1999-2000 season.

To be eligible for selection, a player must participate in at least 70 percent of her team’s games. The Rookie of the Year Award is for a freshmen or a sophomore who saw limited or no time as a freshman.

Obenrader is the first repeat Player of the Year since Kayla Ho’ohuli of St. Marys (Class of 2011) was the recipient three consecutive years.

The North Clarion senior was second in District 9 in scoring with 24.2 points per game and rebounding with 15.1 boards a game. She also averaged 3.5 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.5 blocks for the 27-1 District 9 Class A champion She-Wolves.

She shot 54.5 percent (265-for-486) from the floor with 36 three-pointers, scoring 25 or more points 13 times and recorded 24 double-doubles.

Obenrader, who was picked for the Class A All-State First Team last year, finished her career as North Clarion’s all-time leading scorer, and fifth in District 9 history, with 2,115 points while grabbing 1,560 rebounds.

The Gannon University recruit is a first-team choice for the third year time after receiving Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman.

Chambers, a freshman, earned the Rookie of the Year Award by averaging 8.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals for Coudersport, which repeated as District 9 Class AA champion.

Dreihaup received his second straight Coach of the Year Award for guiding a team, with Obenrader the lone senior, to the first undefeated regular season record, 26-0, in at least two decades. The She-Wolves were 1-1 in the PIAA playoffs, losing in overtime to Farrell in the Class A quarterfinals.

Powell didn’t even have a senior on his Brookville team and took a roster that had seven sophomores in the regular rotation to the District 9 Class AAA championship, the program’s first PIAA Tournament win in 33 years and a 19-6 record. Coming off a 6-16 season, the Lady Raiders might have been one of the most improved teams in the state.

All-District 9 First Team

Ellie Thompson, Allegheny-Clarion Valley senior (19.5 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.4 apg, 2.3 spg; school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,527 points)
Haley Keck, Coudersport senior (19.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 3.8 apg, 2.7 spg; 1,493 career points; second year on first team)
Ella Marconi, Kane junior (15.3 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 3.5 bpg, 1.5 spg; 1,072 career points)
Emily Hegedus, Karns City senior (leading score in district with 25.7 ppg, 12.2 rpg, 3.5 apg, 3.4 spg; school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,735 points; third year on first team)
Tori Obenrader, North Clarion senior (24.2 ppg, 15.1 rpg, 3.5 apg, 2.6 spg, 1.5 bpg; school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,115 points, 1,560 career rebounds; third year on first team)
Leah Miller, Punxsutawney senior (15.3 ppg, District 9-leading 16.2 rpg, 4.0 bpg, 2.4 spg, 1.0 apg; 1,037 career points and more than 1,000 career rebounds; second year on first team)

All-District 9 Second Team

Alayna Ryan, Clearfield junior (14.5 ppg, 6.1 apg, 4.9 rpg, 3.4 spg)
Malliah Schreck, Cranberry junior (18.5 ppg)
Ashley Hallowell, DuBois senior (13.1 ppg, 12.7 rpg)
Taylor Geer, Keystone senior (20.2 ppg; 1,401 career points)
Camryn Thomas, Otto-Eldred senior (16.5 ppg, 8.9 rpg; 1,351 career points)
Emily Fullem, Ridgway senior (20.4 ppg, 17.4 rpg, 5.3 bpg; 1,307 points and more than 1,000 rebounds for career)

All-District 9 Third Team

Marcy Schindler, Brookville sophomore (10.5 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 2.3 bpg, 2.3 spg, 1.8 apg)
Shaelyn Black, Coudersport junior (14.4 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.0 spg)
Taylor Newton, Elk County Catholic junior (14.1 ppg)
Cassidy King, Johnsonburg junior (17.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 4.3 spg, 3.4 apg)
Trinity Clark, Kane senior (12.1 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.7 spg, 2.5 apg, 1.4 bpg; school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,209 points)
Abbey Woodard, Smethport senior (22.0 ppg; believed to be school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,323 points)

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