Sharea Alsqqaf, Bennett: (17.0 ppg, 15.0 rpg): Exceptional athlete who can beat you inside and out. Her size and speed presented match-up problems. The junior made the game-winning free throws and finished with 19 points as the Tigers eliminated Lockport in the sectionals. "She always gave you 110 percent," said coach Debra Stanczyk. "She has drive and desire."
Joelle Connelly, Pioneer (20.3 ppg, 15.8 rpg): Exciting, talented freshman who works hard at both ends. She had 27 points, 16 rebounds and 10 blocks in a game against Williamsville East. She has good lineage as her mother, Debbie, played at St. Bonaventure from 1986-1989 and her aunt is former WNY scoring leader Laura Hughes-Kopp (Franklinville).
Amy Bertrando, Westfield (17.0 ppg, 3s 59): Bertrando, MVP of CCIAC II, was a leader among a strong group of seniors. She ends her career as Westfield's all-time leading scorer among boys and girls with 1,360 points. She's also the girls career rebounding leader (607), the record holder for three-pointers in a season (59) and career (143).
Sarah Bogardus, Fredonia (16.4 ppg, 7.5 rpg): Bogardus, a three-year starter, leaves Fredonia with school records for career points (1,612), career rebounds (818), single season points (484) and single season rebounds (259). She takes her considerable talent to NAIA Daemen College, where she's signed a national letter of intent.
Brianna Colburn, Pine Valley (11.2 ppg, 3s 35): The three-time New York State champions land Colburn, named MVP of the state's Class D Tournament. The junior averaged 15.8 points in her last four games, helping the Lady Panthers end the season on a 23-game winning streak. Colburn was part of a deep, talented lineup that coach Tim Nobles said: "had no egos."