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GUAA/Live at the Nook: Day 3 Standouts (Sun., April 23)

04/23/2023, 11:15pm EDT
By Josh Verlin & Sean McBryan

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215)

MANHEIM — The April live periods kept on trucking in Lancaster County, with a massive tournament taking place at Spooky Nook Sports — a combination of the first Girls’ Under Armour Association stop and the Select Events “Live at the Nook!” competition, with hundreds and hundreds of teams descending upon central Pennsylvania for three days of intense competition.

Here’s who stood out to our writers during Sunday’s action:


More Coverage: Day 1 Standouts | Day 2 Standouts | Day 3 Standouts | Notebook (Pt. 1) | Notebook (Pt. 2) | Notebook (Pt. 3) | Notebook (Pt. 4) | Notebook (Pt. 5) | Notebook (Pt. 6)


Ava Black (2025 | Bay State Jaguars 17U)
The 5-11 guard from Tabor Academy in Massachusetts can do seemingly everything on the court. In the Jags 17U 50-45 win over previously undefeated FGB, that was on full display. Black scored 10 points while also adding 4 assists and 7 rebounds. Playing on a loaded Bay State 17U team that also features Villanova commit Dani Ceseretti and Northwestern commit Claire Keswick, Black complimented her teammates well and helped set them up for easy looks with her basketball IQ.

Isabella 'Izzy' Casey (above) had a 19-point, eight-rebound effort against the Gauchos. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Isabella Casey (2024 | Lady Runnin’ Rebels 17U)
No doubt one of the best games of the day was the Rebels’ battle with the Gauchos, which saw the NY-based squad win 89-82 in a game where the teams combined to knock down 24 triples in a 32-minute game. Casey’s the first (alphabetically) of several who we’ll write up, as the 5-10 guard finished with 19 points, eight rebounds (four offensive), six assists and three steals. The do-it-all wing out of Germantown Academy hit two 3s, crashed the offensive glass, made a couple tough put-backs and made interior passes all game long. She thrives off physical, up-and-down play, and that’s what this game was.

Luca D’Andrea (2026 | Mid-Atlantic Magic 15U)
D’Andrea, a 5-9 guard from Saint Hubert’s, showed her all-around game for a Bambies team that went 5-16 last year translates to the AAU game. D’Andrea had 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals, and two blocks in the Magic’s 39-33 victory over District One. D’Andrea runs the point more in AAU but still crashes the boards like she did in high school (where she averaged 8.4 per game). D’Andrea’s long arms help her tip passes and block shots. Her speed, shiftiness, and decisiveness allow her to make the right plays once she gets out in transition.

Marisa Francione (2024 | Lady Runnin’ Rebels 17U)
Next up from that Rebels/Gauchos clash is the Conestoga senior point guard, who had 13 points in the win. Francione is the perfect offense-settler, great at getting things in order when a possession gets a little frantic, even if she has to go get an offensive board herself — she had three of them Sunday as part of seven boards overall, despite being only 5-6, and none of them fell into her lap — to get the offense reset. Francione is a strong outside shooter and on-ball defender as well, and her four assists contributed to a 19-assist team effort.

Kaila Francis (2026 | Mid Penn Motion 15U)
The 6-1 post was simply too big for the Lady Runnin Rebels in a 60-46 victory for Mid Penn Motion in an afternoon game Sunday. Francis, who plays at Cedar Crest, scored 24 points and gathered multiple rebounds as a huge mismatch. She showed soft hands catching passing from teammates off rolls to the basket, got putbacks, and made free throws while converting multiple and-ones. Continued improvement in developing additional post moves and expanding her game to the perimeter remain, but the potential is clear.

Ines Goryanova (above) went off for 25 points in the Gauchos' win. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Ines Goryanova (2024 | NY Gauchos 17U)
From her first deep pull-up 3-pointer, Goryanova put on a show to lead the Gauchos to that high-scoring win. The 5-8 guard from Putnam Science (Conn.) knocked down six 3-pointers on 13 attempts, pulling up with a confident and quick trigger anytime she had space, getting her feet set and launching in one smooth motion, allowing her to get her shot off just about anytime she wanted from well beyond the college arc as she finshed with 25 points. But she’s more than just a shooter; Goryanova’s got a tight handle and knows how to get into the lane once defenders close out hard, and she racked up five dimes while grabbing two boards and two steals.

Journey Jefferson (2027 | Mavs Elite GUAA 15U)
Jefferson’s offense is already dynamic as she hit two 3-pointers and got to the rim for 13 points in a 52-42 loss to the Comets in a morning game Sunday. The 5-7 guard from Earle High School gets into the passing lanes defensively to give herself easy fastbreak layups and already has a dribbling package that opens herself up for open 3s. Jefferson’s developed offensive game and disruptive defense kept Mavs Elite in the game after it lost a 12-10 first-quarter advantage. She laid her body on the line for loose balls on multiple occasions to spark her team.

Brynleigh Martin (2025 | WV Thunder GUAA 16U)
Martin’s got a real nice combination of skills and upside, as the 6-0 wing guard has length and game, with two more years left of high school to continue to get ready for the physicality of the collegiate level. She’s got a gorgeous, rainbow outside shot, knocking down three triples in a loss to Northwest Select, part of a 17-point, four-rebound, three-assist effort; she then spent more of the second half attacking the basket, getting to the line a couple times and finishing through traffic a couple others. Numerous Big Ten schools are involved in her recruitment.

Delaney McCaffery (2024 | Philly Heat North 17U)
The Heat beat up on one of the Bay State Jags’ squads Sunday afternoon, and McCaffery was in the middle of all of it. The 5-7 point guard from Council Rock North racked up a 21-point effort largely from the middle of the zone, where she made excellent decisions time and time again, finding her teammates on cuts or kick-outs or attacking the bucket when she could, or just knocking down the jumper. McCaffery also grabbed more than her fair share of rebounds and defended hard as well.

Lily Milewski (above) showed her improving shooting range by knocking in a 3 in addition to scoring around the rim. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Lily Milewski (2025 | Mid-Atlantic Magic 16U)
The 6-0 forward from Conwell-Egan worked her way to a 18-point, eight-rebound outing in a win over the Syracuse Nets’ 16s, and we mean worked. She didn’t have an easy bucket, showing great ability to finish through contact or with a defender in her face, or off a second-chance opportunity; her most open shot was the only 3-pointer she took, which she absolutely buried from the right wing; she also went coast-to-coast with one rebound, fighting off a couple defenders to get to the bucket and finish. Milewski also picked up two assists and a block.

Gabriella Moultrie (2026 | Northwest Select 16U)
The Northwest’s 16U group is full of talented freshmen, and Moultrie led the way with an 18-point outing. The 5-8 guard from Wilsonville High (Ore.), who is the younger sister of professional soccer player Olivia Moultrie, opened the game by burying a corner 3-pointer and didn’t stop firing away, finishing with 18 points, including four 3-pointers, finishing the game by going 4-of-4 from the foul line to help seal things up. Moultrie’s got the ability to fire in an instant, and she’s got a tight handle which she used to work herself free and get her shot off.

Audrey Shindelar (2026 | Minnesota Fury GUAA 15U)
Shindelar, already tall and with an ample wingspan at 5-9, has a sweet shooting stroke that she used to help Minnesota Fury rout Below The Rim 59-29 in a late morning game Sunday. The guard came off the bench during her freshman season at Stewartville High and averaged 9.5 points while shooting 45% from 3. Her ball handling and dribble penetration are already above average as well. Shindelar and high school/AAU teammate Jayci Rath plan to improve on Stewartville’s 29-3 record and state runner-up finish next season.

Dagny Slomack (2024 | Gauchos 17U)
Just like her teammate Goryanova, Slomack was absolutely unconscious from deep against the Rebels. The 5-5 point guard from Newark Academy (N.J.) was 6-of-7 from 3-point range to lead her to a 24-point outing, bombing away from all over the court, while also grabbing four rebounds. While she did most of her damage from outside the arc, Slomack also got to the line and had a few dribble-drives to show her skills, and did a great job of moving without the ball to find herself getting free as the Gauchos knew how to find open shooters.

Caleigh Sperling (2024 | Lady Runnin’ Rebels 17U)
Sperling had her scoring sneakers on Sunday, as the 5-10 North Penn junior went for 20 points in the game against the Gauchos, and do it all sorts of ways: a drive through traffic to an off-hand finish, a few mid-range pull-up jumpers, a triple, a couple fast-break layups aided by her four steals; she added four rebounds as well. Sperling likes to play downhill and get into the thick of things, and she’s always sticking her nose in for loose balls and offensive boards. 

Brycelyn Stryckning (2026 | Comets GUAA 15U)
The 6-0 wing from Caravel Academy (Del.) showed the multitude of ways she can impact a game in the Comets 15Us 52-42 victory over Mavs Elite (Little Rock, Ark.) Sunday morning. Stryckning effectively guarded Mavs Elite’s tallest player, who stood 6-2, and also showed her mismatch ability on the offensive end. Mavs Elite sank off her and she showed no reluctance firing up outside shots hitting a 3-pointer and having a few others narrowly miss. 

Honorable Mentions
Brooke Adkins (2025 | WV Thunder GUAA 16U), Isabelle Augustine (2025 | Mid-Atlantic Magic 16U), Margaret Burns (2025 | Mid-Atlantic Magic 16U), Allison Cannon (2024 | NJ ShoreShots 17U), Kelian Cedano (2024 | Gauchos 17U), Abriyah Cunningham (2025 | Syracuse Nets 16U), Samantha Curran (2026 | District One 15U), Lainey Day (2026 | Northwest Select 16U), Alexis Eberz (2026 | Comets GUAA 15U), Athena Emnace (2024 | NJ ShoreShots 17U), Janeya Grant (2024 | Gauchos 17U), Olivia Green (2026 | Mid Penn Motion 15U), Sylvia Harrington (2026 | Lady Runnin Rebels 15U), Ava Heiden (2024 | NW Select 17U), Megan Hollingsworth (2026 | Become One 16U), Kate Holmquist (2026 | Minnesota Fury GUAA 15U), Ryann Jennings (2026 | Comets GUAA 15U), Reese Jordan (2026 | Northwest Select 16U), Claire Keswick (2024 | Bay State Jaguars 17U), Taylor Koenig (2024 | Lady Runnin’ Rebels 17U), Addison Levensten (2026 | Lady Runnin Rebels 15U), Cearah Parchment (2025 | Become One 16U), Leah Philpotts (2024 | Gauchos 17U), Haley Prophet (2025 | Lady Runnin’ Rebels 16U), Maria Radabaugh (2026 | Minnesota Fury GUAA 15U), Jayci Rath (2026 | Minnesota Fury GUAA 15U), Sophia Topakas (2026 | Mid-Atlantic Magic 15U), Emma Yogis (2026 | Mid-Atlantic Magic 15U)

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