Pick Top Five
By Rob Potter
April 4, 2000 -- We have already taken a look at Western Sullivan league
(WSL) co-MVPs Becky Evans of Roscoe and Dorthel Seibles
of Livingston Manor. We continue today with the first
team selection and well take a look at the second
team picks in Fridays paper.
Roscoe Junior Forward
Austin was the lone junior in the Lady Blue Devil
starting lineup and played a big role in the teams
march to league and sectional titles.
She averaged 12.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and
three steals per game.
Danielle has a beautiful outside jump shot,
probably the best one on the team, noted Roscoe
coach Becky Ahart. She is also quite a force
inside. She was able to grab offensive rebounds and put
the ball right back up and in.
Austin, who was the Western Sullivan League girls
soccer MVP last fall and a second-team basketball
all-star the past two seasons, will be counted on even
more as a senior.
She will be the nucleus of the team next
year, Ahart commented.
Jeff-Y Senior Forward
It is tough to imagine how the Lady Trojan season would
have gone without Fanning, who was a first-team all-star
in her sophomore and junior seasons and earned
second-team status as a freshman.
She averaged 16 points, nine rebounds, three assists and
3.3 steals per game. To put her contributions into
perspective, she scored 34 percent of the J-Y points and
grabbed 26 percent of the squads rebounds during
the 1999-2000 season.
And she reached the 1,000-point mark in a February 26
victory over Liberty.
She did everything for us this year, J-Y
coach Ron Bernhardt said of his niece, who finished her
brilliant varsity career with 1,026 points. With
the other four starters from last years team gone,
she was a marked person. But she shouldered the burden
Bernhardt also praised Fannings competitive spirit
and defensive prowess.
Shes a complete player and a team
leader, he said. I dont know how
Ill replace her in the lineup.
Del. Valley Senior Forward
DV coach Patti Roche noted that Hubert, a four-year
varsity player, was a real leader for us.
She struggled a bit offensively at times this
season, but defensively she was right on target,
Roche noted. She also grabbed a lot of rebounds and
contributed in whatever way we needed her to.
Hubert averaged 9.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and
1.8 steals a game. She reached double figures in scoring
in 11 of 20 contests for the Lady Eagles.
Liz was a veteran varsity player, Roche
added. Her aggressiveness and teamwork were
qualities that benefitted our team, especially our
Mary Kate Johnston
Roscoe Senior Guard
As team captain and point guard, Johnston was a key
player for the Lady Blue Devils championship squad.
Johnston, who was a second-team all star last season,
netted 7.3 points per game to go along with 5.7 assists,
1.7 steals and 1.6 rebounds.
No question about it, she was our floor
leader, said Roscoe Coach Becky Ahart.
Shes been a varsity player for six years and
one who will be tough to replace.
Ahart praised Johnston for being a motivator, knowing
when to settle down the flow of a game and her teammates
and just when to increase the tempo.
She was even able to go in among the taller players
and grab a couple of rebounds each game, Ahart
Tri-Valley Senior Forward
Although a severe ankle sprain caused her to miss the
last three games of the season, Nash had an outstanding
T-V coach Karen Furman noted that Nash, who was a
second-team selection for both the 1997-98 and 1998-99
seasons, was an all-around leader for us.
Until her injury, April led the team in just about
every substantial category, Furman said. She
was first in scoring (14.9 points/game), steals (58
total), assists (48) and blocked shots (18). And she was
second in rebounding with 6.5 per game.
Nash was a varsity player for four years and set school
records for points scored (913) and three-point shots
She has a terrific outside shot and she took the
ball to the basket more this year, Furman added.
We will miss her a lot next year.