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Girls All-WNY second team capsules by Budd Bailey

Allison Forness

All.-Limestone: 6-0 senior center

PPG: 21.1 Reb: 11.3 Assists: 3.3

Forness was MVP of CCAA Division I East. Played four years for the Gators, three as a starter. “She’s the fourth player to reach 1,000 points for us, and is the school’s all-time leader in rebounds and blocks,” coach Frank Martin said. An all-state goalie in soccer last fall, she is spending her spring as the catcher on the Allegany-Limestone softball team. Will play basketball at University of Rochester next season.

Jordan Heinhold

Immaculata: 6-0 senior forward

PPG: 22.8 Reb: 15

Heinold achieved the tough task of averaging a double-double for the season. She finished her career with 1,569 points to break her own sister’s previous school record. She had a 26 point, 26 rebound game against Hamburg. Led her team to the state playoffs and will play for Daemen College next season. She will be remembered as the last standout to play for the Bears due to the upcoming closing of the school.

Brianna Neeley

Wmsv. South: 5-11 senior forward

PPG: 17.2 Reb: 8.3 Steals 3.3

A returnee from South’s state championship squad, Neeley became a leader of a 2016 team that won the Section VI Class A-1 title before being denied a return to states in the overall Class A final by Lake Shore. Averaged two blocks per game. “She’s a tough, physical inside player who can finish around the basket and then step out beyond the arc and hit threes,” coach Kristen Dolan said. Will play at Brockport State.

Sarah Young

Sacred Heart: 6-2 senior forward

PPG: 14.2 Reb: 11.0

Young was a first team All-Catholic selection. Led her team to a state Catholic championship, carrying the Sharks after an injury to Kathleen Ryan. Seventh 1,000-point scorer in school history. “Sarah was a force under the boards on both offense and defense,” coach Debbie Laux said. Named to the all-tournament team at the state Federation Tournament of Champions. Will continue her career at St. Bonaventure.

Sara Pfeiffer

Olean: 5-3 freshman guard

PPG: 22.8

Pfeiffer is only freshman to be named to any of the first four All-Western New York teams. First team all-conference, she led the Huskies to the Far West Regionals, where they lost to eventual state champion Livonia. She has scored 821 points in just two years on the varsity. One of the best outside shooters in the entire region, her jumper in the final seconds of overtime that beat East Aurora was the highlight of sectionals.

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