Area hoop players honored

May 08, 1998|By MARK KELLER

Hancock's Amanda Fleming made it for the second time. Smithsburg's Carey Brennan has set herself up to do the same.

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The two Washington County basketball standouts were named to The Maryland Associated Press All-State Class 1A First Team on Thursday.

It is the second straight year Fleming, a senior, was named to the First Team. It was the first selection for Brennan, a junior.

Fleming led the Tri-State area in scoring, averaging 24.4 points per game. She also averaged 14.25 rebounds and 5.25 assists a game.

"Amanda's going to be extremely difficult to replace," said coach Kim Horvath. "Everything basically revolved around her. She can get open, pass, shoot, dribble ... she's a natural. But she works at it. She loves the game."


She was a Herald-Mail All-Area selection as a junior and senior. She was one of 10 Maryland players chosen to play in the Maryland Women's Basketball Association All-Star Game against an all-star team from Virginia.

Brennan averaged 17.4 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists for the Leopards. She was Washington County Player of the Year and a member of The Herald-Mail All-Area Team.

"She's always a threat to score, and she really stepped it up on defense this year," coach Teresa Bachtell said.

Brennan's teammate, junior Rachel Bachtell, was named to the Class 1A Second Team, as was Brunswick sophomore Jamie Cable.

Tiffany Thompson, the Herald-Mail Private School Player of the Year, was named to the Girls Consensus All-State Team and the Private School First Team. Her teammate, Danielle Battle, made the Private School Second Team. Middletown's Anne Rieser and Urbana's Kelly Sadtler were Class 2A First Team picks. Walkersville's Julia Demirer made the Second Team.

Cindy Dove of Thomas Johnson and Kelly Palmer of Linganore made the Class 3A Second Team.

Washington County had three on the boys team. Larry Scott (St. James) was a Second Team Private School selection. Devin Carey (North Hagerstown) made the Class 2A Second Team, while John Schnebly (South Hagerstown) was a Class 1A Second Team pick.

St. John's at Prospect Hall, this year's national champion, had three players honored. Herald-Mail Private School Player of the Year Jason Capel was named Maryland's AP Player of the Year. He was joined on the Consensus All-State Team by teammate Damien Wilkins. Both made the Private School First Team, while Sherrod Teasley made the Second Team.

Brunswick's Nathan Shankle made Class 1A First Team and Frank Clements made Second Team. TJ's Chad Dickman made the Class 3A Second Team.

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