YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – What a year for high school basketball here in the Valley. This season, we saw a State Champion crowned, school history made, and scoring records shattered. We highlight some of the standout girls that helped achieve that success with our Starting 5. Hundreds were nominated, but only a handful made the final cut. As always, it’s ladies first. Tonight we unveil our 2016 Girls Starting 5.
Morgan Czopur – South Range
The Raiders senior point guard averaged over 20 points, 3 assists and 3 steals per game this season. Czopur finished her high school career with 1,222 points, and was named 2nd team All-State. Her Raiders reached the Division III District Championship game, and tied a school record with 23 wins.
Delaney Dogan – West Middlesex
The Big Reds sophomore led the team in scoring and assists with over 14 points per game. Dogan was named the Region 2 MVP and helped lead West Middlesex to a school record 25 wins, and the program’s first ever District Ten Championship.
Dayshanette Harris – Ursuline
The Irish freshman averaged over 21 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals per game this season. Harris scored 522 total points setting a new freshman record at Ursuline.
Gabby Kline – Newton Falls
The Tigers senior averaged over 20 points and 9 rebounds per game this season, and finished as Newton Falls all-time leading scorer. Kline was named Trumbull County Player of the Year, and helped lead the Tigers to a school record 24 wins, and the program’s first ever District Championship.
Sara Price – Howland
The Tigers junior averaged over 22 points and 10 rebounds per game this season. Price was a 1st team All-State selection. She shot 44 percent from the floor, and managed 53 blocks. Price helped lead the Tigers to 20 wins, and the All-American Conference Red Tier title.