Area girls among CSC first-team hoops all-stars
Rome Catholic’s Mairyh Purchyr, Adirondack’s Erika Charbonneau and Oriskany teammates Christina Graziadei and Meghan Carlo lead a contingent of area basketball players named Center State Conference first-team all-stars.
Purchyr, Graziadei and Carlo were named to the CSC Division IV first-team along with New York Mills’ Domenique Talerico and Poland’s Lauren Gundermann and Natalie Powers. Graziadei was also named the division’s most valuable player.
Oriskany’s Alyssa Balfe and Shannon VanShufflin, along with Westmoreland’s Skyler Zawko were also named second-team all-stars.
Rome Catholic’s Megan Melioris and Rachel Story and Westmoreland’s Brittany Bonanza were among the honorable mentions.
Charbonneau was selected as a CSC Division I first-team all-star and was also chosen as the most valuable player of the division. She was joined on the first-team all-star squad by Clinton’s Elyssa Hapanowicz, Shea Foster of Canastota, Sarah Edwards of Ilion as well as Sherburne-Earlville’s Cassie Beaver and Briana Vibbard.
Adirondack senior Emily Lee and junior Katie Lastowski also received second-team selections. Adirondack sophomore Alexis Charbonneau was among the honorable mentions.
Purchyr had a team-high 293 points for RCS, which went 8-12 overall and 4-6 in CSC Division IV and qualified for the Section III Class D quarterfinals.
The 6-foot-1 junior Graziadei led Oriskany with 289 points for an average of 13.1 points per game, 185 rebounds and 73 blocked shots.
Carlo, a senior, was second in team scoring with 196 points on an average of 8.9 points per contest. She also contributed with 51 assists and 54 steals. The Section III champion Lady Redskins finished the season with a 17-5 overall record and also claimed the Division IV crown with an undefeated 10-0 mark.
The senior Charbonneau averaged 13 points a game on 260 total for the season. She also pulled in 187 rebounds on a 9.4 a game average and made 50 blocked shots as she paced the Lady Wildcats to a Division I title with an 8-2 league and 13-5 overall mark along with a Class B-2 quarterfinal appearance.