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You make the call on the 2018 All-WNY girls basketball team

With the scholastic basketball season wrapping up this weekend, it’s about the time we start turning our attention to the All-Western New York selection process.

So you want to pick the 2018 All-WNY girls basketball team?

Here’s your chance.

We have put together a semi-unscientific list of players under consideration for All-WNY honors, listed league-by-league. And, as we have done in the past, we tried to err on the side of having too many names on this list rather than too few.

For our All-Western New York teams, we attempt to pick the 20 best players who had the best seasons. There is plenty of gray areas and room for interpretation in that description, and that's on purpose. That's the way we like it. There really can be countless factors discussed when it comes to determining the All-WNY team.

Our top 20 are divided into four five-member teams: first team, second team, third team, fourth team. We then pick around 40 honorable mentions. That might sound like a lot of spots to fill. But print this list out, start circling names, then add them up (that's what we do). You'll see how things get very difficult.

Our general guideline for this list was to include the first and/or second team from the all-league squads. Some teams have several names listed – it might be because they might all be worthy top 20 candidates, because those teams went deep into the postseason and had many contributors, because those teams are deep and it is tough to determine which is a team's second- or third-best player for honorable mention reasons. Like we said, we err on the side of having too many names.

If anyone thinks there's a player who is NOT listed who deserves legitimate consideration for the All-WNY team, just add it in a comment below, tweet @cpdesi1 or email me at cdesiderio@buffnews.com – then that player will be added to the list.

For a reference, here’s last year’s All-Western New York and all-league teams:

All-WNY reader: 2017 All-Western New York basketball team

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COACHES OF EVERY TEAM IN WNY: We want ballots from ALL of you. Please email your selections to cdesiderio@buffnews.com as soon as possible. Thanks.

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Here's the list:

Monsignor Martin

Buffalo Seminary: Bridget Conboy
Cardinal O’Hara: Angel Parker (POY, 2017 All-WNY HM), Nickelle O’Neil, Cierra Harrison, Kiara Johnson
Christian Central: Charly Hearon
Mount Mercy: Alesia Hamm
Mount St. Mary: Lois Garlow, Grace O’Brien
Nardin: Lindsay Karas
Niagara Catholic: Bella Gandy
Nichols: Imani Dockery
Park: Ronni Nwora
Sacred Heart: Micaela Ryan (2017 All-WNY second team), Siobhan Ryan, Jennifer Grimm (2017 All-WNY HM)
St. Mary’s of Lancaster: Caroline Zanghi (2017 All-WNY HM), Myla Kline, Lauren Nawojski

ECIC I

Clarence: Ella Rose Eckert (2017 All-WNY third team), Carly Reynolds (2017 All-WNY HM)
Frontier: Claire Kruszka (2017 All-WNY HM), Kennedy Izzo (2017 All-WNY HM)
Jamestown: Allie Stockwell, Kaitlyn Bennett
Lancaster: Molly Mahony (2017 All-WNY HM), Hanna Wozniak
Orchard Park: Danielle Hore (POY), Sam Fischer (2017 All-WNY HM)
Williamsville North: Audrey Craffey

ECIC II

Amherst: Ella Wanzer, Emma Klein (2017 All-WNY HM), Leah Shutts
Hamburg: Brigid McKeone
Starpoint: Elizabeth Bradley
Sweet Home: Gina Fumerelle
West Seneca East: Amanda Weiner
Williamsville East: Rachel Romanowski
Williamsville South: Amari DeBerry (ECIC II & ECIC Large Schools POY, 2017 All-WNY second team), Hannah Dolan, Tatyjana Scalisi, Lauren Lassiter, Naomi DeBerry

ECIC III

Cheektowaga: Ranya Rumph (2017 All-WNY HM)
East Aurora: Emma Brinker (ECIC III & ECIC Small Schools POY, 2017 All-WNY fourth team), Sarah Tully
Iroquois: Taylor Quinn (2017 All-WNY HM), Riley Reidel (2017 All-WNY HM)
Lake Shore: Tashawni Cornfield (2017 All-WNY HM), Noelani Cornfield
Maryvale: Christie McGee-Ross
Springville: Ivette Lewandowski

ECIC IV

Alden: Rachel Kueker
Cleveland Hill: Amani Scott
Eden: Brooke Woodard
Holland: Cassidy Slocum (POY, 2017 All-WNY HM), Kaitlyn Bulega
Tonawanda: Sam Farrell

Niagara Frontier

Grand Island: Lydia Sweeney
Kenmore East: Serena Sordetta (POY, 2017 All-WNY HM), Alexis Lagattuta
Lew-Port: Lauren McGrath, Riley Crum
Lockport: Elizabeth Mullane, Jasmine White
Niagara Falls: Cassidy Frank
Niagara Wheatfield: Taylor Benton, LeGary Jackson
North Tonawanda: Lindsey Piotrowski

Niagara-Orleans

Akron: Neely Abrams
Albion: Caitlynn Snook
Medina: Je’ne Brown (2017 All-WNY HM)
Newfane: Paige Emborsky (POY, 2017 All-WNY HM), Emily Foltz
Wilson: Emily Kelly

CCAA East I

Allegany-Limestone: Morgan Davis (MVP, 2017 All-WNY third team), Brooke Giardini
Gowanda: Miya Scanlan
Portville: Karly Welty, Sydney Colligan
Randolph: Sydney Hvizdzak
Silver Creek: Abby Rice

CCAA East II

Ellicottville: Linnea Jimerson, Evelyn Cortez
Franklinville: Danielle Haskell (POY, 2017 All-WNY second team), Allyson Haskell (2017 All-WNY HM), Abby McCoy
Pine Valley: Kayla Hohl

CCAA West I

Chautauqua Lake: Katelyn Fardink (MVP), Jesse Zens, Alexis Jacobson
Fredonia: Katie Price (2017 All-WNY HM)
Maple Grove: Bre Hill, Marisa Schuppenhauer
Southwestern: Alanna Dibble, Erin Radack

CCAA West II

Clymer: Nashia Duryee
Frewsburg: Gabby Iuculano (2017 All-WNY fourth team)
Panama: Natalie Angeletti (POY, 2017 All-WNY fourth team), Kylie Schnars
Sherman: Carrie Sands
Westfield: Sophia DeMarco

Canisius Cup Division I

Buffalo Arts: Taliah Bush
City Honors: Kyra Wood
Emerson: Shynel Sharp
Hutch-Tech: Cortinea Smith
Olmsted: Gabby McDuffie (POY), Amani Burch

Canisius Cup Division II

da Vinci: Iaira Jenkins
I-Prep/Grover: Taylor Jones (POY), Alexus Pagan
South Park: Omalola Falaiye, Leaya Roncone

Charter Schools

Health Sciences: Jasmine Rose (2017 All-WNY HM)
Tapestry: Jayda Smith

IAC

New Life Christian: Emie Taylor, Kylie Jaspersen
Walsh: Grace Greer
West Seneca Christian: Rebecca Poblocki, Emma Santerre

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Be sure to be TOTALLY RESPECTFUL of the players you are discussing – no matter where you are discussing them, whether it is in our comments section below, or elsewhere. Thank you.

You make the call on the 2018 All-WNY boys basketball team

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