New Castle News
NEW CASTLE —
Sharpsville’s girls basketball team captured the District 10 Region 2-AA championship.
McKenzie Popatak was a big reason why as the Blue Darlings standout was chosen as the region’s player of the year. Teammate Megan Davis, Mercer’s Lexie Arkwright, Greenville’s Jessica Burnett, Sharon’s Tanayja Sanders and West Middlesex’s Molly Stitt earned all-section first-team honors as well.
Wilmington juniors Alanna Elliott and Tessa Sikora earned second-team honors. Elliott, who missed half the Lady Greyhounds’ games because of an injury, led the team in scoring at 10.9 points per game and 3-pointers (15). Sikora was right there in scoring, too, at 10.8 points per game. Wilmington finished 5-7 in the region and 9-13 overall.
Both Sharpsville and Mercer lost in the D-10 semifinals. They met in a consolation game and the Blue Darlings posted a 48-29 win. They advanced to the second round of the PIAA playoffs, but dropped a 45-18 decision to Burrell.
Region 2 All-Stars
McKenzie Popatak, Sharpsville, Sr.
Lexie Arkwright, Mercer, Jr.
Jessica Burnett, Greenville, Sr.
Megan Davis, Sharpsville, Jr.
Tanayja Sanders, Sharon, Jr.
Molly Stitt West Middlesex 12
Alanna Elliott, Wilmington, Jr.
Tessa Sikora, Wilmington, Jr.
Megan McKinney, Mercer, Jr.
Kelsey Murray, West Middlesex, Sr.
Casey Stringer, Lakeview, Sr.
Mallory Torr, Sharon, Jr.
Region champion – Sharpsville
Region player of the year – McKenzie Popatak, Sharpsville