By Frank Rizzo
SCRANTON, PA September 1, 2000 Livingston Manor Central School girls basketball standout Dorthel Seibles is headed to Lackawanna Junior College in Scranton, Pa., to continue her academic and athletic careers.
Seibles, a 5-11 center, scored 1,001 points during her high school career. As a senior she averaged 21 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 1.3 blocked shots while helping Livingston Manor compile a 16-6 record. She was named the Western Sullivan League Most Valuable Player this past winter.
Dorthel is strong inside and a good rebounder, said Lackawanna coach Mike Bartoletti. She comes from a successful high school girls basketball program. She comes from a small Class D school in New York and will have to step up a notch in competition, but I expect her to make the adjustment without any trouble.
Seibles broke into the Livingston Manor starting lineup midway through her junior year and enjoyed a successful season. She averaged 12 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.3 assists as her team fashioned a 21-1 record, suffering its only loss in the State Class D quarterfinals. She also earned a first-team Western Sullivan League all-star berth.
As a sophomore, Seibles saw considerable action while helping Livingston Manor post a 21-2 record. The team won the WSL and Section IX championships.
Lackawanna is one of the top programs in National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XIX Division II.
The Lady Falcons were 27-2 last season and were ranked 13th nationally in the final poll. They also were second nationally among the defense leaders and 10th among the offense leaders.