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Williams & Wright - All Stars
Feb. 27, 2014
Two Lady Huskies named Mid-Penn all-stars
February 26, 2014, Lewistown Sentinel Save |
LEWISTOWN - Four Mifflin County basketball players were honored by the Mid-Penn conference as all-league selections for the 2013-14 season.
Mifflin County girls player Ashleigh Williams was a second-team pick while Jessa Wright was an honorable mention selection.
"I'm just very proud of both of them," Mifflin County coach Roger Herto said. "When you have a young kid coming in like Jessa, having to adjust to a new system, it says a lot about both of them. They've both had a lot to do with the success we've had."
Williams earned the selection after leading the team in scoring with more than 15 points per game, while delivering about five assists per game and recording more than three steals per game while shooting 43 percent from the field.
"For Ashleigh, her biggest attribute was that she was the one player that teams were trying to stop and she still put those numbers up," Herto said. "She makes us go. She tried to make plays when there were none."
The combination of her passing and scoring ability were something that made Williams hard to stop.
For Herto and Williams, the biggest takeaway from her strong senior season was that she may have the opportunity to continue her career at the college level.
"When the season started, she didn't think she was going to play ball after high school," Herto said. "I was glad to see over the course of the season that she didn't want to give up the sport that she loves. She's going to make someone happy she changed her mind."
Wright was one of just three sophomores to earn the honor and the only one of the three that didn't play significant varsity minutes last year.
"For her to take that jump from freshman ball to varsity like that, it says a lot about her," Herto said.
Wright averaged 14 points per game while grabbing a team-high seven rebounds. She shot 60 percent on 2-pointers and was selected as the sole team captain by the coaches.
"She's worked really on different parts of her game," Herto said. "I'm interested to see where she goes from here the next two years."
Two things that Herto believes set Wright apart from other Mid-Penn players are her work ethic and her competitiveness.
"She's a joy to coach," Herto said. "You never have to tell her to work hard. She has an opportunity to be a very special player by the time she's done."
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