The Buffalo region's girls team is set for this weekend's BCANY Hoops Festival at Johnson City, an event the state's coaches' association started up to replace the void of the Empire State Games.
The girls roster, like the boys, looks pretty loaded and is a good representation of several area programs. The schedule for both is listed below.
Here are the girls:
Kallie Banker (Grand Island), Cassie Oursler (Grand Island), Marisa Guyton (Lockport), Jesse DeWaters (Roy-Hart), Natalie Galus (Frontier), Samantha Wozniak (Lancaster), Katie Healy (Sacred Heart), Sara Depasquale (Cardinal O'Hara), Taylor Heinold (Immaculata), Colleen Daley (Nardin). Head coach: Bill Shaw (Lockport). Assistants: Jenepher Banker (Grand Island), Chris Durr (Williamsville East).
The boys roster has been set for about a month, but here it is again:
Reggie Agbeko (St. Joe's), Stan Wier (East Aurora), Sterling Taplin (Williamsville North), Ryan Whepley (Archbishop Walsh), Matthew Hart (Canisius), Aaron Frasier (Seneca), Aaron White (Canisius), Jamaal Carter (City Honors), Adam Weir (Canisius), Jordan Williams (Bishop Timon-St. Jude). Head coach: Larry Jones (Depew). Assistants: Mike Haskell (Pioneer -- retired), Mike Berkun (Medaille College assistant).
All rosters (which show alternates) and a lot more information is available on the BCANY website.
Boys: Friday, vs. Long Island, 6 p.m.; Sat. vs. Mid-Hudson, 10:30 a.m.; Sat. vs Hudson Valley, 1:30 p.m. Girls: Friday vs. Long Island, 6 p.m.; Sat. vs. Mid-Hudson, 9 a.m.; Sat. vs. Hudson Valley, noon. Sunday (boys and girls games at same time): Seventh-place games, 9 a.m.; fifth-place games, 10:30 a.m.; third-place games, noon; championship games, 1:30 p.m.
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