Big 56 Conference Tabs Six Tigers To All-Section Team

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Six members of the North Allegheny girls’ basketball team have been named to the Big 56 Conference all-section team for Section 1-6A, including two first-team selections.

Senior guard Jasmine Timmerson and junior forward Lydia Betz both received first-team all-section laurels. Timmerson ended the regular season as the fifth-leading scorer in all of Class 6A, averaging 17.1 points per game. It’s the third consecutive season the University of Pittsburgh recruit has been named first team by the Big 56. After a breakout sophomore campaign earned her honorable mention recognition last year, Betz is making her first appearance as a first-team squad member.

Earning second-team all-section accolades were junior guards Kellie McConnell and Caroline Henderson. An honorable mention pick as a freshman, McConnell made a triumphant return to the court this season after missing all of last year with a knee injury. Henderson is making her first appearance on the all-section list.

Honorable mention recognition went to seniors Cam Phillips and Eva Prenatt. It’s the third consecutive year Phillips has been named all-section, while Prenatt appears on the all-section squad for the first time in her career.

For a look at the entire Big 56 all-section team, click here.

All six players have been instrumental to North Allegheny’s 17-5 season and 11th consecutive section championship. The Tigers will continue their quest for a WPIAL title on Thursday night when they host Pine-Richland in the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals. The game will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.