By JOHN LIKANJE
Lexi Green, Alahna Paige and Nyara Simmons each led their respective squads in scoring. Mackenzie Reigle and Baylee Teal were second on their teams in points as well.
The three seniors and two juniors were named the Players of the Year for their respective divisions as announced by Monroe County coaches.
Simmons and Teal combined for 28.4 points per game to share Division I co-Player of the Year honors for Penfield. Simmons led the Patriots with 17.1 points. The senior forward scored 15 or more points in 18 games, including a season-high 25 on January 18th in a 65-39 win over Our Lady of Mercy. Teal returned from an ACL injury with 11.3 points in 15 games played. The Fordham University commit scored the 1,000th point of her career in the first game after returning from injury.
Teammates Haley Emmick and Jessica Rinere joined Simmons and Teal. Rinere averaged 10.2 points per game while Emmick chipped in 7.7.
Schroeder’s Lill Northrup and Anya Watkins also earned first team honors. Watkins led the Warriors in scoring at 12.5 points along with 7.6 boards, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals. Northrup averaged 10.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.4 steals.
Ella Meabon (Fairport) and Chloe Wittier (Victor) rounded out the Division I First Team. Meabon paced the Red Raiders with 12.4 points per game as a freshman. Wittier led the Blue Devils in scoring at 12.0 points.
Kat Zimmerman (Fairport), Sydney Carpenter (Hilton), Emily Power (Victor) and Mariah Watkins (Webster Schroeder) earned Division I Second Team honors. Carpenter led the Cadets with 10.9 points. Watkins scored 12.2 points for a Warriors squad who had three players averaging double figures. Power netted 8.4 points per game while Zimmerman chipped in 6.1.
Division II Player of the Year, Paige, was Section V’s leading scorer this season at 28.6 points per game. The senior guard netted 658 points in 23 games played and scored a season-high 50 on January 31st in an 81-74 victory over Gates-Chili. Paige added 4.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.1 steals as well. The 5-foot-5 guard will continue her basketball career at Daemen College.
Teammate Leah Memmott joined Paige. The junior guard averaged 9.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
Gates-Chili’s leading scorers, Paris Anthony, Terah Echols and Miriam Ibezim, made the Division II First Team. All three players averaged double figures and were led by Anthony’s 16.9 points per game. The sophomore guard added three rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.9 steals as well. Ibezim averaged a double-double of 14.7 points and 14.5 boards along with 2.4 steals. Echols netted 11.5 points and corralled 9.2 rebounds.
Canandaigua’s Abbey Herod rounded out the list for the Division II First Team. The sophomore guard netted 7.9 points per game.
Churchville-Chili’s Jade Distant and Sydney Postell made the Division II Second Team. Postell led the Saints with 10.3 points per game and Distant was second at 9.6.
Audrey Mack and Abby Roetker, earned second-team honors for Webster Thomas. Roetker paced the Titans with 10.9 points while Mack contributed 8.1.
Mya Herman (Canandaigua) and Sy’Ann Hall Johnson (Gates-Chili) rounded out the list for the Division II Second Team. Herman netted a team-high 9.7 points per game. Johnson averaged eight points, 2.7 steals and 2.2 assists.
Green scored 19.7 points per game and led Pittsford Mendon to its fourth straight sectional title en route to Division III Player of the Year. The junior guard scored 15 or more points in 22 games, including a season-high 35 in an 81-43 sectional quarterfinal win over Honeoye Falls-Lima. She also reached the 1,000-point plateau this season.
Teammates Katie Bischoping, Anaya Coleman and Danielle Strauf joined Green on the Division III All-League Team. Bischoping averaged 13.5 points while Coleman finished right behind her at 11.7. Strauf contributed 9.6 points.
Brockport’s leading scorers, Ella Fadale and Emma Laureano, made the Division III First Team. Fadale paced the Blue Devils with 13.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.4 steals and 2.9 assists. Laureano netted 11.2 points and collected 2.8 boards.
Brighton’s Kiara Anglin and Greece Athena’s Isabella DeRubeis rounded out the list for the Division III First Team. Both players led their respective squads in scoring as well. Anglin netted 18.9 points, grabbed 6.4 boards, swiped 2.5 steals and handed out 2.5 assists. DeRubeis averaged 14.6 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.7 blocks.
Greece Arcadia’s leading scorers, Jazmine Darling and Kristina Geraci, earned Division III Second Team honors. Darling paced the Titans with 13.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 steals. Geraci complemented her classmate with a double-double of 12.5 points and 10.9 boards per game.
Gisela Allen (Brockport) and Jenna Ortiz (Eastridge) rounded out the list for the Division III Second Team. Ortiz led the Lancers in scoring at 12.7 points along with 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Allen averaged 10.5 points, 7.4 boards, 1.9 assists and 1.9 steals.
Reigle averaged 14.4 points, 6.6 assists, 5.9 boards and 4.6 steals to win Division IV Player of the Year for Batavia. The junior guard scored double-digits in 17 games, including a season-high 23 on January 17th in a 59-57 victory over Pittsford Sutherland.
Teammates Emma Krolczyk and Bryn Wormley joined Reigle on the Division IV All-League Team. Wormley led the Blue Devils in scoring at 15.6 points along with 3.7 rebounds, three assists and 2.7 steals. Krolczyk contributed 9.1 points and five boards per game.
Honeoye Falls-Lima’s leading scorers, Teagan Kamm and Hannah Selke, made the Division IV First Team. Selke paced the Cougars with 13.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.6 steals. Kamm averaged a double-double of 13.0 points and 13.1 boards per game.
Pittsford Sutherland’s Ellie Bergin rounded out the list for the Division IV First Team. The freshman guard led the Knights with 15.6 points and 8.3 rebounds.
Taylor Jung and Janelle Miller earned Division IV Second Team honors for Greece Olympia. Miller led the Spartans with 13.3 points, five boards, 3.8 steals and 2.1 assists. Jung complemented her teammate with 12.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks.
Hannah Mezzoprete (Greece Odyssey) and Maley Garcia (Pittsford Sutherland) rounded out the list for the Division IV Second Team. Garcia averaged 8.6 points per game. Mezzoprete led the Leopards in rebounding at 8.6.
Justin Laureano (Brockport), Rachel Leonard (Gates-Chili), Jeff Jung (Greece Olympia), Scott Smith (Irondequoit) and Mark Vogt (Penfield) earned Coach of the Year honors. Vogt led the Patriots to a division title, their fourth sectional final appearance in five years and a 20-3 record. Leonard and Smith combined for 37 wins to share Division II Coach of the Year honors. Leonard coached the Eagles to a sectional final appearance as well. Laureano and the Blue Devils won their first six games of the season en route to an 8-3 division record and 15-7 mark overall. Jung propelled the Spartans on a six-game win streak after starting the season 3-6.