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From the left, Alexis Eggleton of Roscoe, Karin Blaut of Eldred, and Rachelle Irwin of Livingston Manor were all WSL second team all-stars

WSL Coaches Pick

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 all-star squad:

Karin Blaut
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.”

Ashley Bohs
Eldred • Senior • Forward

Bohs averaged 10.1 points a game for the Lady Yellow Jackets.
“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 well.”
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 year.”

Alexis Eggleton
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 needed it.
“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 Lexie’s efforts.”

Kelly Gorham
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.”

Rachelle Irwin
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 league’s 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 season.”


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