2015-16 5th/6th Grade Girls

Team Highlights

Won a record 19 games during the season. Played in the fall JMC league, winter Altoona Parochial and Moshannon Valley leagues, and competed in the Summit March Madness and NEPA Flames Spring Shootout in Scranton, PA. Beat a 7-8th grade middle school team two times. Beat Tyrone 34-22 in the semi-finals of the Moshannon Valley league to advance to the championship game. Finished second, giving them at least a second place league finish in all 4 years as a team. Finished 2-2 in the NEPA Flame Shootout averaging 38 points per game. Shot 55% from the foul line over their last 10 league games. Shot 30% from 3 point range.

#2 Guard

Sophia La Porta


#4 Guard

Ava Swanson


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Emalia Wagner


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.

Ava “The Answer” Swanson completed her 3rd year as a Legend. Emerged as a PG as the season progressed. She was a defensive specialist and often drew the opponent’s best scorer as a defensive assignment. Was second on the team in steals (45) and had 65 rebounds from the guard position.

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.


Liv Salazer



Rayna Fischer


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Layla Thornton


Liv joined the 6th grade team as a part timer in the winter season, but earned full-time status with her strong play. Had 65 rebounds while playing mostly guard. Led guards in rebounding in the St. Rose league.

Rayna completed her 2nd year as a Legend and played on the 6th grade team as a 5th grader. She was 3rd on the team in scoring (146 points), second in foul shooting percentage, and tie for third in 3 pointers. Had 13 points in one game in Scranton shootout.

Layla “Sunshine” Thornton completed her 4th year as a Legend. She was third on the team in rebounds (181), was second in defensive rebounds, and led the team in blocked shots (38) despite missing 9 games. Led posts in assits. Had 10 points in victory in first game of winter season.

#23 Guard

Rachel Fatula


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Rachel Peachey


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Mya McElhinney


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.

Rachel “Sugar Ray” Fatula completed her 4th year as a Legend. She was second on the team in scoring (140 points), first in 3 pointers, second in assists and led all guards with 92 rebounds. Also led the team in foul shooting percentage. Had 13 points in a game twice.

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.