Basketball & wrestling teams revealed
Coach of the Year Charlie Givens, Perryville Passionate sideline presence who led upstart Panthers to 13-9 overall record and playoff win despite overseeing a roster with only one returning starter and three underclassmen in the starting lineup … gained weekly improvement from an inexperienced squad that learned to win following graduation of Player of the Year TyRell Hollingsworth and honorable mention selections Elijah Johnson and Tony Smith … erased 18-0 firsthalf deficit to stun Rising Sun 50-39 on Jan. 29 … captured career victory No. 400 on Feb. 17.
Player of the Year
Justin Pritchett Bohemia Manor, Sr., F, 6-2 Physical player capable of scoring from beyond the arc and in the paint … ranked first in county and fifth in UCBAC with 17 points per game … finished with county’s second-highest 3-point field goal percentage (29.3 percent) … provided strong presence on the glass, producing 8.3 rebounds per game to place second in county … averaged 2.6 steals per game … athletic playmaker capable of taking over games … showed remarkable growth as player despite initially playing as a junior … second-team All-Susquehanna Division … 2015 honorable mention selection.
Raiquon Estep Elkton, So, G, 5-8 Athletic point guard and general for Golden Elks squad that advanced to 2A East Region Section Final … averaged 10.9 points per game and finished atop the county with a 49 percent 2-point field goal percentage … led county with 67.3 free-throw percentage … placed second on team and in county with 3.2 steals per game … first-team All-Susquehanna Division.
Jonathon Falko Tri-State Christian, Sr., F, 6-1 Gritty forward who helped guide Crusaders to the MIL Championship and earn a trip to the NACA Nationals in Dayton, Tenn. … led team with 15 points per game, while averaging 6.4 rebounds, 3.2 steals and 2.3 assists per contest … shot 80 percent from free-throw line and produced 55 percent field goal percentage … averaged 16 points per game in four games against county public schools … 2015 honorable mention selection.
Will Farrington Rising Sun, Sr., 6-5 Dynamic big man and team captain … passionate player who wore heart on his sleeve … averaged 12 points and eight rebounds per game … displayed strong jump shot but proved capable of scoring inside, as well … teamed with Curtis Cox to produce one of county’s top front courts ... first-team All-Susquehanna Division … 2015 honorable mention selection.
Tyleke Johnson Perryville, Sr., F, 6-5 Outstanding two-way player who impacted all phases of the game … averaged nearly a double-double a night, finishing with 12 points and 9.4 rebounds per game … senior leader and only returning starter for inexperienced squad … unselfish playmaker who looked for open man on offensive plays … finished fourth in county with 2.3 steals and second in county with 0.8 blocks per game … second-team All-Susquehanna Division.
Nasir Williams North East, Jr., F, 6-0 Veteran presence on youthful Indians squad … finished as team’s top scorer and placed fourth in county with 11.2 points per game … second in county from 2-point range (47.9 percent) … ball hawk who finished fifth in county with 2.2 steals per game … second-team All-Susquehanna selection.
Honorable Mention Qamar Muhammad, Bo. Manor J’Qwan Benson, Elkton Javon McGriff, Elkton Kobie Matthews, North East Dominick Gugliotta, Perryville Noah Juergens, Rising Sun Michael Lucatamo, Tome
Bohemia Manor senior forward Justin Pritchett earned All-County Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year honors.
JONATHON FALKO, TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN
P.O.T.Y. JUSTIN PRITCHETT
C.O.T.Y. CHARLIE GIVENS