When Stark takes the court Wednesday at Malone University, it may be the best 10 players Stark has ever put together. RonnYeil Hogan, Julie Worley, Kaylee Stroemple and Marquia Turner all have 1,000 points in their career. Baylen Dyrlund was a game from being another 1,000 point scorer. Alahna Singleton ended her career 3rd all-time on the Stark County list with 1,909 points. A pair of McDonald’s All-American candidates, 5 Federal League 1st teamers, PAC POY, District 4 D2 POY, and an NBC 1st teamer shows how talent rich this team is.
Although each years team is completely different and unaffected by the previous, rest assured this years team is aware that Summit hung 103 on the Stark team last year. In the series Summit leads 10-6. Summit managed a 4 game win streak from 2004-07. The previous 8 years have been a split, alternating wins between counties.
Timken’s Jason Hmiel will lead the Stark All-Stars after finishing a great season with the Trojans. Jason led his ladies to the schools first ever PAC Championship as well as their first ever playoff win! He will go head-to-head with an impressive Summit staff led by Wadsworth’s Andy Booth and St. V’s Joe Jakubick. Summit does have a distinct advantage given that it’s actually players from not only Summit County but teams anywhere in the WTCBCA area which also includes Portage and Medina Counties. This year however there are only two players outside of Summit, Wadworth’s Peyton Booth and Hannah Centea.
The Wadsworth ladies will lead Summit along with Jordan Korinek, who is committed to Kent State. Stark will see a familiar face in Kayci Krzynowek who will be playing against some of her long time friends on the Stark team. Kayci averages about 15 points and 8 assists a game.
A few notables that have participated in this game are Rachel Tecca, who led Akron to their first March Madness appearance ever this season. Ameryst Alston, the McKinley standout who is currently an unstoppable force in the Big Ten for Ohio State. Also in 2002 Hoover’s very own Abbie Moore (Allerding) scored a game high 21. The all-time game high is 34 by Waterloo’s Cara Bedard in 2007, also the same year the Stark game-high was set at 27 by McKinley’s Bionca Hooten.
The game will be played at 6:30 on Wednesday, with the boys following at 8:30.
#5 Alahna Singleton – Timken
#10 RonnYeil Hogan – McKinley
#10 Marquia Turner – Hoover
#14 Katie Uminski – South
#22 Julie Worley – Hoover
#23 Baylee Hymes – Lake
#23 Hollyann Mullett – Louisville
#32 Katie Miller – Central
#44 Baylen Dyrlund – Lake
#44 Kaylee Stroemple – Hoover
#1 Brooke Robinson – Norton
#3 Madison Baer – Stow
#3 Kayci Krzynowek – Manchester
#4 Rachel Keough – Walsh Jesuit
#10 Shannon Jack – St. V
#10 Kelsey Rice – Tallmadge
#12 Peyton Booth – Wadsworth
#14 Hannah Centea Wadsworth
#20 Amanda Beebe – Hoban
#23 Jordan Korinek – St. V