West Xtra: Fabulous Five Girls

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

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Katie Fischer

Ambridge

Guard, 5-7, Sr.

Fischer was among the top scorers not only in the West Xtra region, but the entire WPIAL, averaging 22.1 points per game. ... Along the way, she led the Bridgers to a 15-9 record in an ultra-competitive Class AAA Section 2. ... She scored a team-high 18 points in Ambridge's 45-38 victory against Uniontown, a win that helped push the Bridgers into the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals. She scored a season-high 33 in the Bridgers' season-opening victory against Quigley Catholic.

Chassidy Omogrosso

Blackhawk

Guard, 5-5, Soph.

After starting her high school career strong as a freshman, Omogrosso truly broke out this season, averaging 22.1 points per game as the Cougars had an undefeated regular season. ... She also served as the offensive catalyst at point guard, helping distribute the ball to one of the area's more balanced scoring teams and leading Blackhawk to an undefeated regular season and the Section 2 title. ... A sophomore, she has already committed to play at Pitt.

Madi Rowan

Central Valley

Guard, 5-9, Sr.

Rowan was one of the main reasons that the Warriors experienced the most successful season in the program's three-year history this season, scoring 18.3 points per game. ... She helped lead Central Valley to an 18-6 record, including a 14-1 start to the season, and berths in both the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals and PIAA playoffs. ... A student at Lincoln Park, she is allowed to compete for her hometown team because Lincoln Park doesn't offer girls basketball.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough

Hopewell

Guard, 6-0, Sr.

Named the Post-Gazette's all-area girls' high school basketball Player of the Year, Walker-Kimbrough was among the top scorers in the WPIAL at 27.3 points per game. ... She played a key role in leading the Vikings to a 47-8 record over the past two seasons, the former of which ended in a WPIAL Class AAA championship. ... A three-sport star -- basketball, track & field and volleyball -- Walker-Kimbrough will play basketball next season at Maryland. ... She was a four-year starter at Hopewell.

Erin Waskowiak

Bishop Canevin

Guard, 5-11, Sr.

It was literally a banner season for the Crusaders and perhaps no player had a larger role in that success than Waskowiak, who averaged a team-high 14.2 points per game. ... She helped lead Bishop Canevin to nine consecutive postseason wins, a run that included WPIAL and PIAA Class AA championships. In their final 10 games, the Crusaders held opponents to an average of 34.7 points per game. ... She will continue her career next season at Duquesne University.

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