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PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A week after being selected to play in the 12th-annual Alice R. Kozel Foundation District IX Basketball All-Star games, seniors Shawnna Crago and Jenna Reitz were added to another All-Star list Monday night.
For the second-straight year, both Crago and Reitz were listed on the District IX Girls' Basketball League All-Star team.
Crago is one of the 10 girls' All-Stars, while Reitz was recognized as the girls' lone honorable mention.
"It's a nice honor for the kids to finish their senior years," Punxsy head coach Randy Reitz said. "They have to pay a lot of tribute to their teammates also because their teammates found them when they were open."
Crago, a senior center for the Lady Chucks, led the team in scoring and rebounding with 13 points and nine rebounds per game.
"She did a nice job on the low post, getting good position, scoring and rebounding," coach Reitz said. "She worked hard to develop into a pretty good basketball player."
Coach Reitz's daughter, Jenna, a senior point guard, led Punxsy in three-pointers made with 37, assists with 80, steals with 56 and was second-best on the team after she scored 8.2 points per game. Reitz has started since midway through her freshman year.
"Jenna had a solid year for us. She did a nice job of distributing the basketball," coach Reitz said. "Along with Shawnna and Parris (Kernich, another senior starter), she did well being a team leader."
Of Reitz's 180 points this season, 111 came from behind the three-point line.
"She put a lot of time in shooting the basketball," coach Reitz said. "When you do that, you're going to become a pretty good shooter."
Both Crago and Reitz will compete in the Kozel Games Saturday, April 2, at Elk County Catholic High School.
"That's the game to have fun," coach Reitz said. "It's an accomplishment that they're going to think back on when they get older."
Also recognized on the All-Star list are St. Marys senior guard Kayla Hoohuli; Bradford junior guard Emily Marshall; Bradford sophomore guard Alex Vinelli; Brookville junior center Emily Ferraro; Brookville senior guard Kaitlyn Hill; Brookville sophomore guard Lanae Newsome; DuBois senior forward Lindsey Obremski; Elk County Catholic senior guard Karly Carnovale; and Elk County Catholic junior forward Abbi Petrosky. Hoohuli was selected as the girls' Most Valuable Player.View more articles in: