2020-9-10th-grade-team


Team Highlights

The Nittany Valley 9/10th Grade Blue Team will play in several tournaments this spring and summer.  The team returns 11 veterans.



 
 
 
 #4 Guard
Ann-Marie LaPean

Ann-Marie LaPean has played four years for the Legends, and is a dynamic point guard excelling at all aspects of the game.  She plays the game with great energy passion, and at a very high speed. On the defensive end she applies strong pressure on the opponents’ best ball handlers, piling up steals.  On offense she is a stellar playmaker and scorer using her speed and quickness.  In her career she led her team in assists in five different leagues and was second twice.  She led in steals three times and was second twice.  In her career Ann-Marie has 331 points, 145 assists (3rd all-time) and 182 steals (5th all-time).  She won a second place team trophy, played an undefeated regular season and an undefeated 4-0 shootout, won a medal in the Red Bank Valley tournament and won a Championship.

 

2018-19

Ann-Marie LaPean played for the Blue and White Legends teams in two Fall leagues and several Fall and Spring tournaments.  In the Fall, she led both teams in assists, led the White team in steals, was second in rebounding for the White Team, and was second in blocked shots for the Blue Team. In the Summit League (Blue Team) she had 14 points in the victory over the 7/8 grade Hot Shots and 14 points in the playoff clincher.  In the 8th grade victory over the Hot Shots she had a key steal to help draw the Legends within two points and hit two foul shots to tie the game late.  She led the team in assists (18) and steals (14) in the Redbank Valley Jr High Tournament where she scored 24 points.  She had a huge 3rd place clincher with 5 assists and 7 steals.  She finished the Fall season with a team high 50 assists, 80 rebounds (second), 46 steals (first), 120 points, and 12-21 (57%) foul shooting.  In the abbreviated Spring tournament season Ann-Marie led the team in assists in the Gettysburg Shootout, and was second in scoring in the Legendz End of the Summer Tournament.  

2017-18

Ann-Marie LaPean completed her third year with the Legends.  She is a quick defender and dynamic ball handler.  Ann-Marie led the team with 35 assists and was tied for 3rd with 20 steals, to go with 44 points.  Ann-Marie had 15 second-half points to total a career high 17 in a tough loss in the NEPA Flame Shootout in Scranton, PA.  She had 12 assists and 31 points in the 4 games in Scranton. 


2016

Ann-Marie had a great year playing point guard and the three guard.  She excelled handling the ball against the press, and playing defense at the top of the zone or on the opponent’s top guard.  Set a NV record with 11 steals in one game.  Tied a NV record with 7 assists in one game. Had a career high 8 points in one game.  Finished with 102 points, 3rd on the team in steals (72) and second in assists (38).  Led the team in steals in the NEPA shootout.


2015-16 Highlights

Ann-Marie completed her first year as a Legend.  She played all three guard positions and was third on the team in assists.  She led all guards and was third on the team in offensive rebounds.  She was a defensive stalwart and finished the season with 29 steals.  Led the team with 8 points in their first victory of the season.


 #13 Guard
Mo Powers

Mo Powers has played five years for the Legends.  3-Ball Mo, as she is known, is a dangerous long-range threat.  She is also a defensive specialist, drawing many offensive fouls.  Mo plays exceptional positional defense and has excellent anticipation and quickness. She has a knack for hitting huge shots in tight games to spur her team onto explosive runs.   In her career Mo has led her team in 3 pointers in five leagues, and was second twice.  She led her team in steals once and was second in assists twice.  In her career Mo has 132 assists, 320 points, and 32 3-pointers (4th all time). Mo won a second place team trophy, played an undefeated regular season and two undefeated 4-0 shootouts, won a medal in the Red Bank Valley tournament and won a Championship.


2018-19

Mo Powers played for the Blue and White Legends teams in the Fall leagues and several Fall and Spring tournaments.  In the Fall, on the Blue Team (Summit), Mo was second on her team with 11 assists.  On the White Team (JMC) she was third on her team in scoring, led the team in three pointers, and was third in assists.  Two of her strongest league games came in the playoff clinchers in both leagues in which she had 5 assists (Summit) and 10 points (JMC). She had a stellar Redbank Valley Jr. High Tournament where she was second on the team in scoring (42 points, 4 three pointers) in 5 games including 40% shooting from beyond the arc and a career high 17 point game.  She was double digits in scoring in three of the five games. Mo finished the Fall season 3rd on the team in assists (27), 102 points, and first in 3 pointers (10) on 29% shooting.  In the Spring tournaments Mo led the team in 3 pointers and was third in assists. 

2017-18

Mo Powers completed her 4th year as a Legend, playing all three guard positions.  She is a defensive stalwart and accurate long range shooter.   Mo’s strong defense keyed a tough three point win in the NEPA Flame Shootout in Scranton PA, where she also had 10 points.  Mo had 12 assists (3rd on the team) and led the team with 25 steals.  Her 7 three pointers were third on the team. 


2016

Mo was known for igniting the team by hitting a big basket or taking a charge, and many times changed the game with one play.  She completed her 3rd year as a Legend.  Her biggest 3-pointer may have been her first that came against the Hot Shots with her team down 5, which put them on a run that ended in victory. Mo led the team in 3 pointers in the Philipsburg league, and led the team in three point shooting percentage (33%).  She had a career high 10 points in one game.  She finished second on the team in assists with 34, and led the team in drawing offensive fouls.  She finished the year with 101 points. 


2015-16 Highlights

Mo completed her second year as a legend.  Mo played all three guard positions and developed into a long range shooting threat as well as a defensive specialist.  Mo was third on the team in assists, had 29 steals, and was second on the team in foul shooting percentage.  She had 14 points and 10 steals in the 4 game NEPA Shootout.

 #33 Guard/Post
Maggie "Lucas" Huggins


Maggie “Lucas” Huggins has played 6 years on the Legends.  She was the team’s first point guard and became a strong playmaker.  She has phenonal court vision and makes dazzling passes.  She transitioned to post and became a dominant rebounder, shot blocker and inside scorer.  Her combined post and guard skills make Maggie a dangerous player.  Maggie led her team in rebounding in five leagues, blocked shots six times, and assists eight times.  She was second in scoring five times.  In her career Maggie is the all-time shot block leader with  242,  and has 169 assists (2nd all-time), 200 steals (3rd all-time), 453 points (3rd all-time) and 577 rebounds (5th all-time). Maggie won two second place team trophies, played an undefeated regular season and two undefeated 4-0 shootouts, won a medal in the Red Bank Valley tournament and won a Championship.

 

2018-19

Maggie “Lucas” Huggins played for the Blue and White Legends teams in the Fall leagues and several Fall and Spring tournaments.  In the Fall, she led both teams in rebounds and blocked shots.  On the Blue Team she was tied for second in scoring and led the team in three pointers, and on the White Team she was tied for the team lead in assists.  On the Blue Team (Summit) she secured a tough rebound and threw a long pass for an assist on the game winning shot vs. the Hot Shots.  She had 11 points in the JMC playoff clincher against the Lady Shooters.  In the Redbank Valley Jr High Tournament, she again led her team in rebounds (51) and blocked shots, and was second in assists in the 5 games.  She had a huge game in the third place clincher with 18 rebounds.  She finished the Fall season second in scoring (124 points), first in rebounds (149) and blocked shots (55), and second in assists with 30.  In the Spring, Maggie led the team in assists, rebounds, and blocked shots, and was second in scoring.  She hit the game winning foul shot with 3 seconds left to defeat the Hot Shots for the team’s final victory.


2017-18

Maggie “Lucas” Huggins completed her 5th season as an original Legend.  Maggie, an experience point guard, also played post this season, dominating inside.  She led her team with 105 rebounds and 36 blocked shots.  Her 31 assists and 75 points were both second on the team.  She had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 7 blocks in a tight win at the NEPA Flames Shootout in Scranton, PA.  Maggie had 5 three pointers and was tied for first on the team with 25 steals. 


2016

Maggie “Lucas” completed her 4th year as a Legend, and it was outstanding.  She played a strong PG all year, and expanded her game by adding time at the post and as a backline defender.  She was 3rd in scoring with 114 points, led the team in assists (58), and was second in blocked shots (52).  She set career highs for single games with 5 blocked shots, 5 assists and 10 rebounds.  She had thee 3-pointers in the NEPA shootout.


2015-16 Highlights

Maggie “Lucas” Huggins completed her third year as a Legend.  She was the starting PG and led the team with 30 assists.  She was 4th on the team in scoring with 49 points, was third in steals (40) and second in blocked shots (37).  She had 16 points and 10 assists in the 4 game NEPA Shootout.  Maggie often drew the opponent’s best offensive player as a defensive assignment.


 
 
 
 
#34 Guard/Post
Mya McElhinney


Mya “Mighty Mac” McElhinney has played 5 years as a Legend. In her career Mya has 691 rebounds (2nd for her team) and 429 points (2nd).  She led her team in rebounding five times, and scoring once.  She was second in scoring 5 times. Mya won two second place trophies and played in an undefeated shootout.

2017-18

Mya scored 100 points (2nd on the team), led the team in rebounds with 126, was third in assists with 18, and was second in steals with 28.  Had a season high 13 points vs. Bishop Guilfoyle. 

2016-17

Mighty Mac completed her 4th year as a Legend.  She was second on the team in scoring, and led the team in rebounding (117) and was third in steals.  Had a game high 16 points.  Best game came in the NEPA Shootout when she had 14 points and 13 rebounds in a Legends victory.  Had 50 rebounds in the 4 game shootout.  Mya combines power and slick moves to play a dynamic post position.

2015-16

Mya “Mighty Mac” McElhinney completed her third year with the Legends.  She led the team in offensive (122), defensive (145) and total rebounds (267) and scoring (187 points).  She also led the team in free throws attempted (172) and made.  She had 16 points in a victory in Scranton

#12 Guard
Rayna Fischer

Rayna Fischer has played five years for the Legends.  Rayna developed into a dangerous scorer who can put the ball in the basket from anywhere on the court. She has tremendous body control which allows her to make seemingly impossible shots while drawing fouls. She is a deadly shooter and her intensity on defense leads to big steals.  Rayna’s highest scoring games are often in the biggest games.  She led her team in scoring in six leagues, assists once, steals twice and three pointers five times.  In her career Rayna is the all-time leader in points (1,214), three pointers (56), and steals (273).  She is 5th all-time in rebounds with 518.  Rayna won two second place team trophies, played an undefeated regular season and two undefeated 4-0 shootouts, won a medal in the Red Bank Valley tournament and won a Championship.

 

2018-19

Rayna Fischer played for the Blue and White Legends teams in the Fall leagues and several Fall and Spring tournaments.  In the Fall she led both teams in scoring and was second on the team in blocked shots on the White Team (JMC). She also led both teams in foul shots made.   She was double digits in scoring four times in the Summit league, including a team high 14 points in the team’s victory over the 8th grade Hot Shots.  Rayna was the first Legend to go over 1,000 points in the second game of the JMC season.  She led the team in scoring (56 points) and three pointers (5) in the Redbank Valley Jr High Tournament where she had 20 points in the tight first game win over Indiana and 18 points in the third place clincher.  Finished the Fall season with 168 points, team high, and was second in three pointers with 7.  She shot 47-76 (62%) for foul shots, leading the team for players with more than 10 attempts.  In the Spring, Rayna led the team in scoring, was tied for the lead in steals, and was second in rebounding.  She shot over 60% from the foul line.  Rayna had 9 points in 2 minutes in the come back victory over the Hot Shots, the team’s final victory.


2017-18

Rayna Fischer completed her 4th year as a Legend.  She led the team in scoring with 162 points, 11 three pointers, and 31 made foul shots, shooting over 50%.  Her 20 steals were tied for 3rd on the team.  She scored in double digits 5 times, with a season high of 16.  She scored 41 points on 40% shooting from 2 point range and 3-5 for three pointers in the NEPA Flames Shootout.


2016

Rayna had another great year playing the big guard.  Set career high for a single game for rebounds (11), blocks (5) and assists (5).  Was second on the team in scoring with 329 points and shot over 50% from the foul line.  Led team in 3 pointers (and shot 20% from beyond the arc).  Scored 18 points in OT victory over the Hot Shots.  Scored a career high 22 points against the Hot Shots in the Championship victory.  Was third on the team in rebounds (159), second in steals (81) and had 31 assists.


2015-16

Rayna completed her second year as a Legend.  She led the team in scoring (132) points, three pointers, foul shots attempted and made, and foul shooting percentage (53%).  She also led the guards in rebounding with 79.  She had several big games including scoring 45 points in the 4 game NEPA Shootout, with a high of 15 in one game.

 #2 Guard
Sophia La Porta


Sophia La Porta has played 6 years as a Legend.  Despite missing two seasons almost entirely, Sophia in her career Sophia has 93 career assists (3rd on the team), 95 steals, and 37 blocked shots.  She was 1st or 2nd on her team in assists twice, and was second in blocked shots once.  Sophia won three 2nd place trophies and played in an undefeated shootout.

2017-18

A knee injury severely limited her minutes in the first 5 games of the season, before forcing her off the court.  She returned for limited play in the Scranton Shootout.  She was second on her team in assists at the time of her injury. 


2016-17

Sophia started the season with her usual aggressive play at the PG and off guard.  Her season ended after three games due to an injury.  She made a dramatic return in the NEPA shootout to throw an inbound pass to break the press.  She is working out hard to return next season.  She is an original team member, and completed her 5th season. Sophia was leading guards in rebounding when she was injured. Her best game came against Altoona when she had an assist and 3 rebounds.

2015-16

Sophia completed her 4th year as a Legend. She was third on the team in assists (29) and blocked shots (17).  Played mostly at the 3-guard and PG and served as a steady playmaker and defensive stalwart.  Had season high 5 assists in one game.  Hit huge shot in OT against St. Rose to seal a victory.

 #7  Post
Emalia Wagner


Emalia Wagner has played three years as a Legend.  In her career Emalia hads411 rebounds (2nd on her team), 243 points and 79 blocked shots.   She led her team in rebounding once and blocked shots once.  Emalia won a second place trophy and played in an undefeated shootout.

2017-18

 She finished second on the team in rebounds with 83, and had nine blocked shots.  Had a huge third game in Scranton, grabbing 10 rebounds and scoring 5 points as the Legend made an 11 point comeback to win.  Emalia also played for the White Team. 

2016-17

Emalia had another strong year in her second year as a Legend.  She was third on the team in scoring, 2nd in rebounds and 2nd in blocked shots.  She hit two free throws to win the team’s first game of the year.  She led the team in foul shooting percentage in the fall season.  She had 30 rebounds and 24 points in the NEPA Flames Shootout.  In the team’s final victory she had her best game: 10 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.


2015-16

Emalia was a 1st year player.  She finished second on the team in rebounds (200) and offensive rebounds (112).  Best game was in Scranton shootout with 13 points and 22 rebounds.  Developed into a force in the winter St. Rose league where she was 3rd on the team in scoring.



 
 
 
 
#33 Guard
Rachel Peachey

Rachel Peachey has played 6 years as a Legend and was team captain. In her career, Rachel has 204 assists (1st all-time), 402 rebounds (4th on her team), 145 steals (2nd on her team), 39 three-pointers (3rd all-time), and 425 points (3rd on her team).  She led her team in assists 7 times, and scoring once.  Rachel won 3 second place trophies and played in an undefeated shootout.

2017-18

She led the team in assists with 37, had 17 steals and led the team shooting 43% beyond the arc.  Had 4 assists in a game twice. 


2016-17

Rachel completed her 5th year as a Legend.  She is the team captain.  She is a selfless point guard who does whatever it takes to win.  She led the team in assists in the fall season (22), and was second on the team in foul shooting percentage.  She led the team in scoring and assists in the Lewistown tournament.  Scored a game high 10 points.


2015-16 Highlights

Rachel completed her 4th year as a Legend as was the starting PG.  She led the team in assists (49), was second in blocked shots (19), and was second on the team in three pointers.  She had 70 rebounds from the PG position.   Had steal with 4 seconds to go and made an end-to-end layup at the buzzer to win game at St. Rose.


 #20 Guard
Paige Dobson


Paige has played one year as a Legend.  She is an exceptional playmaker and a dangerous long range shooter.  Paige is very adept and controlling the pace of play at the point guard, enforcing the tempo that best suits her team. 

2018-19

Paige played on Blue and White Legends teams in the Fall leagues and several Spring tournaments.  In the Fall Summit league (Blue Team) she had 16 points, none bigger than the game winning basket against the Hot Shots 8th grade team.  She had 6 points in the game that clinched the playoff spot.  She was an outstanding ball handler and point guard.  She had 12 points in the JMC league including 4 in their playoff loss.  In the Spring Paige led her team in assists in the Scranton Shootout and the Legendz End of Summer Tournament.  She was second on the team in assists during the Spring tournaments.


 #XX  Post
Rosi Tsarnakova

Rosi Tsarnakova play one year as a Legend.

2017-18

She finished with 72 rebounds (3rd on the team) and 16 blocked shots (2nd on the team), to go with 46 points.  She excelled in the spring season, leading the team in scoring and grabbing the second most rebounds in the Lewistown tournament.  She also excelled in the Scranton shootout, finishing second on the team in rebounds and blocked shots.  Had a career high 13 points vs. Mifflin County.



 #XX Kaleigh McGarry

Kaleigh McGarry played one year as a Legend.

2017-18

Kaleigh McGarry completed her first year as a Legend and grew into a major contributor at guard.  Kaleigh had 50 rebounds and 14 steals to go with 32 points.  Her main contributions came in the spring season.  She had 11 points and was second on the team with 18 rebounds at the NEPA Flames Shootout.  She was second the team in scoring in the Juniata YMCA March Madness, including a career high 7 points in one game. 





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