Below are the first-ever CoastSportsToday.com Cape May County girls basketball all-stars. Selections made by CoastSportsToday.com staff in consultation with area coaches.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Maddie McCracken, Junior, Guard, Wildwood
Dynamic talent who impacts game at all levels … averaged 23.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists … deft ball-handling skills allow her to control pace of game … excellent finisher around rim … made 153 free throws … led Wildwood to 20 wins and share of Tri-County Classic Division title … has 1,359 career points.
Danielle Donoghue, Junior, Guard, Ocean City
Floor general for South Jersey Group III champions … averaged 10.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.0 steals … can guard multiple positions … often at her best in difficult circumstances … also a Division I lacrosse player.
Emma Finnegan, Sophomore, Forward, Ocean City
One of the Cape-Atlantic League’s best young players … averaged 7.1 points and 3.6 rebounds … emerging as tremendous post player on both ends of floor.
Marianna Papazoglou, Freshman, Forward, Wildwood Catholic
One of South Jersey’s top freshmen … prototypical “point forward” and a transcendent talent … averaged 19.3 points, 10.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists … posted multiple triple doubles and surpassed 30 points in a game four times … colleges already on notice.
Kira Sides, Sophomore, Guard, Middle Township
Averaged 16.2 points and 5.0 rebounds … improved all-around game tremendously from freshman season … can score in lane and make occasional three-pointer … won Boo Pergament Award as most improved player in CAL.
Tracey Young, Senior, Forward, Wildwood
Averaged 10.1 points and 10.0 rebounds despite standing just 5-8 … outstanding athlete who was able to find success in the post by using quickness and strength against taller defenders … very good team defender.
Michaela Baker, Senior, Forward, Ocean City
Tremendous athlete and defender … averaged 4.6 points and team-best 4.7 rebounds
Erin Connelly, Junior, Guard, Wildwood Catholic
Averaged 6.5 points … made 30 three-pointers.
Kate Herlihy, Freshman, Guard, Middle Township
Outstanding prospect … averaged 10.3 points and 3.7 steals … quick and athletic.
Olivia Levin, Senior, Guard, Lower Cape May
Averaged 13 points per game … showed toughness in overcoming major knee injury suffered as junior.
Tori Rolls, Junior, Guard, Ocean City
Athletic and quick … one of CAL’s best perimeter defenders … averaged 3.8 points.
Kilie Wyers, Senior, Guard, Ocean City
Averaged 6.0 points … led team with 44 three-point baskets.