WIN­TER ALL-COUNTY

Basketball & wrestling teams re­vealed

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE -

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

CE­CIL WHIG FILE PHOTO

Bo­hemia Manor se­nior for­ward Justin Pritch­ett earned All-County Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year honors.

RAIQUON ESTEP,

ELK­TON

JONATHON FALKO, TRI-STATE CHRIS­TIAN

NASIR WIL­LIAMS,

NORTH EAST

WILL FAR­RING­TON,

RIS­ING SUN

P.O.T.Y. JUSTIN PRITCH­ETT

TYLEKE JOHN­SON,

PER­RYVILLE

C.O.T.Y. CHAR­LIE GIVENS

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