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Jessa Wright gets Feather's Award
May. 17, 2015
Wright tops voting
May 13, 2015, Lewistown Sentinel Save |
LEWISTOWN - Jessa Wright was honored Tuesday with the Jenna Feathers Award, which is presented annually to the high school's best girls basketball player.
Teammate Bryce Papp was second in the voting; Eleana Eckley was third.
Wright, who averaged 14.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, said it was a tremendous honor to win the award, and it was especially gratifying to win it after a second to Ashleigh Williams last year.
"It's an honor just to be nominated. And then, getting second last year then actually winning it this year, it was awesome," she said.
Wright was a steady influence for the young Huskies and Wright said the goal the entire year was to bring the youthful team together.
"We were just trying to get all the young kids to work together with us and figure out how to strategize and how to get it all to work together, and it worked pretty well," she explained.
To coach Roger Herto, the team aspect of basketball is always paramount and he said it is the team attitude present in all three of this year's nominees that he sees as a highlight. Yet, he was not short of compliments for Wright, describing not only her notable reputation in the Mid-Penn - as she is always the first person other teams look to mark - but he was also very complimentary of her steadiness on the floor.
"The stage never seems to be too big," he explained. "It doesn't matter who we're playing, she doesn't ever get too up or too down. She just brings the same attitude every time, and I think that's her best quality, is that she just brings it all the time."
The Feathers Award is presented annually by MERF Radio to Mifflin County's top girls basketball player. Nominees are voted on by local media, including The Sentinel, and representatives of the Mifflin County High School's athletic department. Each voter chose three candidates, with points awarded to first, second and third-place vote recipients and the award going to the player with the highest vote total.
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