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2016 All-WNY Girls Basketball fourth team capsules by Budd Bailey

Nia Caver

Tapestry: 5-9 junior F/G

PPG: 20.5 Reb: 15.1 Steals: 6.4

Caver did just about everything for Tapestry this season, as she was the Most Valuable Player in the Charter League in Buffalo. She could play forward or guard when the situation called for it, and showed great athleticism. “She brought the ball up when the team was pressured, and then went in the lane and played big,” coach Fran Snyder said. “She’d be one of the better players on the boys team.”

Margretta Dry

Lockport: 5-8 senior guard

PPG: 12.5 Assists: 3.4 Steals: 5.3

Dry was a first-team all-conference selection of the Niagara Frontier League for the second straight year. She’s an excellent all-around player who can fill out many columns of the scoresheet. She missed the last few games of the season due to injury, and that hurt the Lions as they fell into a tie with Kenmore West for the Niagara Frontier League championship. A two-sport standout, she will play soccer at Canisius College.

Kathleen Ryan

Sacred Heart: 6-1 senior forward

PPG: 15.2 Reb: 6.0

Ryan is a first team All-Monsignor Martin selection, and started for the Sharks for three seasons. She was on her way to an outstanding season when she suffered a knee injury in late January against Cardinal O’Hara, ending her high school career. “Her experience and passion for the game made her a leader on the court,” coach Debbie Laux said. Ryan will play at Brown University next year.

Emilee Sperry

Panama: 5-9 senior guard

PPG: 14.0 Reb: 4.8 Assists: 4.2

Sperry was the Co-MVP of CCAA West II. She and Taylor Bowen made up one of the best guard combinations in the area, as they led the Panthers into the state championships. Sperry was a member of the all-star team at states. “Emilee had the ability to create shot opportunities if teams tried to deny her shot,” coach Jeff Angeletti said. Sperry also led the team with 93 steals, and had 106 three-pointers.

Ally Delano

Wmsv. North: 6-0 senior forward

PPG: 13.6 Reb: 7.8

Delano was a first-team All- ECIC I selection. She was a key part of a Spartans team that was undefeated through the Far West Regionals in one of the best seasons in school history. Delano did not play much last season as a junior, but joined with Ericka Taplin as one of the best set of forwards in the area in her senior year. “She was a joy to coach,” coach Bill Shaw said.

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