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Robson and Santoro voted OPSWA Northwest district first team

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Mar 7, 2018 at 6:30 PM

COLUMBUS — Two area standouts were voted to the first team on the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association All-Northwest District girls basketball teams, it was announced Wednesday night.

The teams are selected yearly by a media panel from the district, with players from first and second team eligible for All-Ohio honors.

In Div. III, Western Reserve senior guard Andrea Robson (5-6) was selected to the first team. Robson, who played in a regional semifinal Wednesday night with the Roughriders, averaged 12.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.4 steals per game in the regular season.

Her teammate, junior post Cora Wyers (6-1), was selected to the third team. She averaged 12.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per game this season.

Also in Div. III, two more Western Reserve players, Brooke Ommert and Katie Hipp, were honorable mention choices. Edison’s Alana Fidler, Hannah Vitaz and Aliyah Caporini were also on the honorable mention list along with New London’s Gabby Ledbetter.


Santoro, Crawford on first and second teams

Bellevue sophomore guard Casey Santoro (5-4) was a first team selection in Div. II.

The SBC Lake division and District 6 Player of the Year, Santoro averaged 22 points, five rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.9 steals per game in the regular season for the Lady Red.

The Div. I college recruit has helped the Lady Red (25-1) into Friday’s regional championship game, where they face Toledo Rogers at 7:30 p.m. at Mansfield Senior High School.

Willard sophomore Cassidy Crawford (5-10) earned second team honors after helping the Crimson Flashes (18-6) to the SBC Bay division title this season.

She averaged 14.4 points and 9.2 rebounds per game on her way to SBC Bay and District 6 first-team honors.

Earning third team was Norwalk senior Kaelyn Harkness (5-6) and Bellevue freshman Cory Santoro (5-5).

Harness averaged 10.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, four assists and 2.5 steals per game for the Truckers (20-5). Norwalk won 20 games and reached a district title game in consecutive seasons, the only time either feat happened in program history.

Cory Santoro averaged 15.5 points, four rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.9 steals per game for the Lady Red.

Earning honorable mention included Norwalk’s Jasmine Thomas, Bethany Cring and Jada Thomas, Willard’s Madie Secor, and Bellevue’s Payton Vogel.


Six locals named to HM list

A pair of players from three Firelands Conference teams earned honorable mention honors in Div. IV.

South Central’s Maddie Albert and Sarah Oney, Monroeville’s Amelia Dalton and Ashlyn Tommas, and St. Paul’s Meredith Dilger and Danielle Smith each made the list.

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