South Xtra: Fabulous Five girls basketball all-stars

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Yacine Diop


Guard-forward, 5-10, Sr.

Diop unquestionably made the most of her one season playing at Seton-LaSalle. A Senegal native, Diop averaged 13.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game to lead the Rebels to WPIAL and PIAA Class AA titles. ... There were few players in the WPIAL who could match her athleticism. She was also one of the area's best defenders, usually guarding the opponent's top player. Diop had 10 points, 23 rebounds and 6 blocked shots in the PIAA championship game. ... Diop has signed with Pitt.

Christine Ehland

Mt. Lebanon

Forward, 6-1, Sr.

Ehland was the latest standout for coach Dori Oldaker, pacing Mt. Lebanon in scoring and rebounding to vault the Blue Devils (16-7, 10-2) to the Class AAAA Section 4 title for the seventh season in a row. ... Ehland was the top vote-getter in all-section balloting. She averaged 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. A three-year starter, Ehland was a two-time all-section choice and was a part of 19 postseason wins in her career. ... Ehland will play next season at Cornell.

Ciara Patterson

West Mifflin Area

Guard, 5-7, Sr.

Patterson used her shooting proficiency and passing skills to help West Mifflin reach the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals for the first time since 2009. ... She averaged 15 points per game and led the Titans (18-7, 8-4) with 8 assists per game. She scored her 1,000th career point in a win against Seton-LaSalle and finished with 1,071 points. Patterson scored a season-high 25 points in a WPIAL playoff win against Indiana. ... Patterson will play at Wright State, a Division I program near Dayton, Ohio.

Halie Torris

South Park

Forward, 6-0, Sr.

Torris continued to be a vital part of South Park's success, as her all-around talents helped the Eagles advance to the WPIAL Class AAA championship game for the third year in a row. ... A two-time all-section pick, Torris tallied 15.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. She scored a season-best 27 points against Moon Area. Torris was named second-team all-state and concluded her career with 1,503 points. ... Torris will choose between Seton Hill and Pitt-Johnstown.

Sammie Weiss


Guard, 5-11, Jr.

With another season still to play, Weiss put together another high-scoring campaign that saw her become the all-time leading scorer in school history. ... Weiss poured in 23.4 points per game, which ranked No. 1 in Class AA and No. 3 in the entire WPIAL. A first-team all-state selection, Weiss scored at least 20 points 21 times and at least 30 three times. Weiss broke the school scoring record against Bentworth on Jan. 23. She has 1,651 points for her career.

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