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Wright Earns 2nd Team Honors
Mar. 15, 2015
Mifflin County’s Wright on all-Mid-Penn team; Seby honored
March 14, 2015, Lewistown Sentinel Save |
LEWISTOWN - In a Commonwealth Division overflowing with talent, Mifflin County junior Jessa Wright stood out enough to earn the distinction of Mid-Penn Conference second-team all-star.
Wright led a young group of Huskies that played two freshman and two sophomores for significant minutes all season.
She led the team in scoring (14.1 points per game) and was right there with freshman Riley Rittenhouse in rebounding (7.2 rebounds per game) and provided some size and experience for a team that didn't have much.
"The one thing that I really like about the Mid-Penn selection process, is that it's all what the other coaches think," Mifflin County coach Roger Herto said. "For Jessa to have two years where she's thought of as a top-10 player, that's impressive."
The first team included three Division 1 players in UConn commit Kyla Irwin (State College); Kelly Jekot, a Villanova signee; and Michaela Gelbaugh, who will play at University of Maryland Baltimore County next year.
"If you're a top-10 player in this conference, you're really good," Herto said. "For Jessa, that's very good company to be in."
After losing a trio of starters from the 2013-14 season in Ashleigh Williams, Brianna Cline and Rebeka Knable, Wright was the best player coming back for Mifflin County and paid for it in the form of extra defensive attention.
"Coming back this year there is no question she's a target," Herto said. "Teams locked in on her. She was double teamed a lot."
Averaging double figures while receiving that type of attention and playing with a handful of younger players is likely what the other Mid-Penn coaches saw in Wright.
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