Democrat Photos by Ted
Waddell/Eggleton Photo by Frank Rizzo
left, Alexis Eggleton of Roscoe, Karin Blaut of
Eldred, and Rachelle Irwin of Livingston Manor
were all WSL second team all-stars
By Rob Potter
April 7, 2000 -- Western Sullivan League (WSL) girls basketball
coaches picked the following players to the second team
Eldred Senior Guard
Eldred coach Frank Kean noted that Blaut did a
great job leading the Lady Yellow Jackets
from her point guard position.
She averaged 10.8 points per game and netted 24 3-point
shots on the season. Not surprisingly, she dished out the
most assists on the squad.
Several of her assists came when she dribbled into
the lane, drew the defense to her and then kicked the
ball out to an open teammate, Kean said. And
those drives to the paint help set up her own three-point
shots later in a game. She and [fellow second-team
all-star] Ashley [Bohs], as seniors, were the co-leaders
of the team. They both had a tremendous season.
Eldred Senior Forward
Bohs averaged 10.1 points a game for the Lady Yellow
But in the last four games of the regular season,
she averaged about 20 points a game, noted Kean.
And that really helped us win those games and
qualify for sectionals.
Kean said that Bohs scored the majority of her points
inside, but could shoot from the outside as
Scoring was not her only contribution, however.
She did a tremendous job on the offensive
boards, Kean added. Ashley and Karen are two
nice young ladies who will be tough to replace next
Roscoe Senior Forward
Eggleton, whom Roscoe coach Becky Ahart noted was an
especially aggressive ballplayer, averaged
5.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and two steals per
game in the 1999-2000 season.
She stepped up and helped the team in whatever way
we needed her to, Ahart said. Lexie was a
real spark to the team.
Eggleton had a knack for scoring a basket or grabbing a
rebound or making a steal just when the Lady Blue Devils
She also had a real ability to tie the ball up with
an opposing player, Ahart explained. That
would force the referees to use the possession arrow to
determine who got the ball. And many times we regained
possession because of Lexies efforts.
Family School Soph Guard
In her first season for the Lady Falcons, Gorham averaged
11.3 points, four assists, 3.1 rebounds and three steals
per game. She also hit 10 three pointers on the season.
She was the highest scorer on the team, noted
Family School coach Carlton Williams. She had a
couple of big games where she had 19 points.
Williams said that Gorham, who played point guard for the
Lady Falcons, struggled at the beginning of the
season. But he added that she steadily improved and
became the leader of the team.
She is a good ball handler and has a decent
all-around game, Williams explained. She has
a good attitude and helped her teammates. And I expect
her to be even better next year.
Liv. Manor Junior Guard
Known to coaches and teammates as Rocky,
Irwin netted an average of 7.4 points a game. In
addition, she registered 7.3 assists, 2.2 rebounds and
five steals per contest.
She was our floor leader, Manor coach Gail
Whaley stated. And Rocky is a hard worker, she was
hustling every second.
That hard work allowed Irwin to be a complete player,
running the Manor offense as the point guard and
defending some of the leagues best guards as well.
She had a habit of getting a steal for our team
just when we needed one, Whaley said. I look
forward to having her on the floor again next