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2024 Philly Girls Live: Thurs/Fri Standouts (June 13-14)

06/17/2024, 12:45pm EDT
By CoBL Staff

By CoBL Staff (@hooplove215)

The inaugural Philly Live girls’ event took place this past weekend at Jefferson University, with 26 girls’ teams from Pennsylvania, N.J. and Delaware coming up to play live games in front of Division I coaches as well as small-college coaches, scouts and media.

Here’s who stood out to the CoBL staff in games we watched on Thursday and Friday:

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2024 Philly Girls Live Coverage
Notebook (Pt. 1) | (Notebook (Pt. 2) | Day 1-2 Standouts | Day 3 Standouts | 

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Blacks-Stewart (above) had a double-double against Audenried and flashed some versatility in the post. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Kiyanna Blacks-Stewart (2025 | Paul VI, N.J.)
Paul VI looked great in a pair of wins on Thursday night, which explains why everybody in the Eagles’ top six is on this list in one way or another. A 6-1 forward, Blacks-Stewart was the perfect centerpiece for PVI, playing in and around the bucket and doing exactly what she needed to: post up, rebound, and score around the bucket. Blacks-Stewart had a 14-point, 11-rebound outing against Audenried with six offensive boards, doing a great job of keeping the ball high on put-backs and finishing at an efficient clip around the rim, including a 10-foot faceup jumper that she knocked down. 

Gianna Chuffo (2025 | St. Thomas Aquinas, N.J.)
The 5-6 combo guard got it done on offense and defense versus Our Lady of Mercy. Always shot-ready, she sunk two catch-and-shoot threes, then went to work on the opposing guards. Her performance on that end forced no less than 6 turnovers in favor of the Trojans. Chuffo pulled-up for two more triples as she totaled 12 points, all from behind the arc. She followed that up against Pennsbury with intense ball-pressure defense as STA gutted out the victory. 

Nyla Coleman (2025 | West Catholic)
With key players in foul trouble and an unstoppable force to defend, the Burrs got down early against Lebanon. But, coming out of halftime, Coleman played with an intense sense of urgency. She hit a number of important shots for West Catholic, all while trying to limit Lebanon’s best player. Then, with everything on the line, she got a putback layup plus the foul to tie the game as time expired and made the free throw to win it. Coleman scored 17 of her 19 in the second half, including going 6-of-7 from the charity stripe. 

Leah Crosby (2025 | St. Thomas Aquinas, N.J.)
The Trojans’ second unit was just as effective as the first in large part due to how much of a force Crosby was off of the bench. The 6-1 forward hustled and scrapped for 50/50 balls as she generated second-chance opportunities for her team in their high-scoring victory over Our Lady of Mercy. Then, in a boxing match disguised as a basketball game against Pennsbury, Crosby’s play was even more crucial. She scored 13 of STA’s 36 points, plus 8 rebounds and 2 blocks to help them grit out the win. 

Destiny Davis (2025 | Freire Charter)
An inside-out approach for Davis was the key for her in the win over Abington. With multiple attempts at the basket, she glided past defenders and sliced into the lane. Her high percentage looks inside were balanced with jump shots from deep. Davis hit two threes on her way to 14 points. She also made impact plays without the scoring by blocking shots, deflecting passes for steals, and grabbing numerous rebounds.


Olivia Gasik (above) had a double-double against AI DuPont as Shawnee took home a win (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Olivia Gasik (2027 | Shawnee, N.J.)
A 5-10 wing forward, Gasik was a problem in the paint for AI DuPont (Del.) as Shawnee toughed out a win on Thursday. She was a put-back specialist, consistently grabbing offensive rebounds — of which she had no fewer than seven — and popping them back in, but she also scored on several post-up opportunities, and knocked down her free throws as well. With the ball in her hands, she did a good job of taking a couple dribbles and keeping it moving, and was also a strong screen-setter who knew how to establish position on the block, and she finished well with both hands. 

Liliana Harrison (2025 | Lebanon)
Good things happened for Lebanon every time Harrison got a touch in the post versus West Catholic. The 6-3 rising senior was assertive, quickly drop-stepping and getting shots up. She was so imposing that she immediately drew doubles and got sent to the free throw line, where she shot 7-for-9. Her work on the boards was critical too. The Cedars fell just short of the win, but Harrison finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds.

Sanyiah Littlejohn (2025 | Lansdale Catholic)
Littlejohn essentially dissected Gloucester Catholic in LC’s second game of Saturday’s session, the guard slicing through the Rams’ defense to the tune of 25 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals. With college coaches sitting along both baselines, Littlejohn shared the wealth on both ends, blitzing past defenders while keeping the ball on a string, looking fluid hitting jumpers including a trio of threes and just looked completely under control with each move she made. Her patience was notable too, the senior-to-be not rushing anything and biding her time until the right angle, lane or mis-step presented itself.

Grace McDonough (2025 | Lansdale Catholic)
McDonough is one of the hottest recruits in the region and she demonstrated why with her play on Friday. Her post game was efficient and effective. She set up on the block and scored with one dribble or less. Even when the paint was crowded, McDonough cut or flashed to open space, then went to a quick post move to score. After leading her team with 18 points to beat Upper Dublin, the 6-2 big put up 12 points to handily defeat Gloucester Catholic. In the latter matchup, she may have lacked in buckets, she made up for it with defensive activity around the basket, contesting rim attempts and cutting off driving lanes. 

Lily Milewski (2025 | Conwell-Egan)
Surrounded by underclassmen, Milewski’s poise showed for the Eagles on Saturday night against A. I. DuPont. The only 2025 on the CEC roster — the PCL side had one 2026 but everyone else was a 2027 — played under control and was often under the basket to clean up off a miss or provide an option for an interior pass on her way to 27 points. Milewski was active all over the court, moving around defensively to contest shots but also staying in position to get rebounds.The 6-foot forward also brought the ball up a couple times and just seemed to keep making the right read as the Eagles opened up a second half lead.


O'Kane (above) showed her offensive prowess against Paul VI. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Kathryn O’Kane (2025 | Council Rock South)
O’Kane led Council Rock South with 14 points in the Golden Eagles’ game against PVI, and she made her opponent devote more and more resources to slowing her down, opening up paths for others. The 5-9 guard knocked down a pair of catch-and-shoot 3-pointers in the first half, had a great stop-and-pop in the lane and had an and-one layup, while continually handling the ball against a tough PVI defense, able to get in the lane and force the action whenever the offense got a little stale.

Keira Sellers (2027 | Paul VI, N.J.)
After mostly staying on the varsity bench as a freshman, Sellers looks ready to play a big role as a sophomore. The 5-4 point guard came off the bench to play big minutes in both of PVI’s wins, and ended up leading the team in assists on the evening thanks to a terrific handle and court vision and her ability to get into the lane and find cutters or shooters. A strong on-ball defender, she also had eight steals in two games, and knocked down both of her 3-point shots in the first win while scoring in double figures in both games. 

Shayla Smith (2025 | Audenried Charter)
Smith dropped a casual 29 points on Paul VI on Thursday night, scoring more than half of her team’s points in a losing effort, though that’s nothing new for the Penn State commit. The 5-9 guard is a downhill expert, playing off two feet as she gets through the lane, where she can finish with either hand with ease no matter the angle, and often gets to the foul line if not, with five different trips in this viewing. Even in games where her 3-point shot isn’t falling, her shooting threat helps open up driving lanes, and though she takes some tough shots, she’s capable of hitting even a one-footed fadeaway baseline jumper.

Rachel Thatcher (2026 | Paul VI, N.J.)
A versatile 5-8 guard, Thatcher impressed with her playmaking abilities on the ball, having an impact in a variety of ways. She had six assists, four rebounds and six points in the first PVI win and then 11 points, five boards, two assists and two steals in their second, She scored the ability to score in a variety of ways: knocking down 3-pointers, a floater, tough layups through contact, and was continually passing up good shots for better ones, getting her production on the fewest shots taken of anybody in the Eagles’ starting lineup, despite being at the center of a lot of the action. 

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Honorable Mention
Amanii Brice (2025 | A.I. DuPont, Del.), Maggie Burns (2025 | Pennsbury), Azanah Campbell (2025 | Paul VI, N.J.), Tamia Clark (2027 | Upper Dublin), Kailah Correa (2025 | Lebanon), Anesah Cruz (2025 | Freire Charter), Olivia DellaVecchio (2027 | Conwell-Egan), Lil DiTrillo (2026 | Springfield Delco), Amanda Eggers (2027 | Glocester Catholic), Alyssa Estep (2025 | Springfield Delco), Allie Esposito (2027 | Lansdale Catholic), Sarah Freeman (2025 | Council Rock South), Anya George (2025 | Paul VI, N.J.), Maya Johnson (2025 | Abington), Ava Jordan (2025 | Pennsbury), Khalia Lewis (2027 | Our Lady of Mercy Academy) Maggie Lutz (2026 | Shawnee, N.J.), Lexi Ngo (2028 | Upper Dublin), Fiona Reckner (2025 | Council Rock South), Brooke Stagliano (2027 | Paul VI, N.J.), Milan Trusty (2028 | Audenried Charter), Aniyah Williams (2026 | Abington), Trista Whitney (2026 | St Thomas Aquinas), Nadia Yemola (2025 | Lansdale Catholic)


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