A December to remember

January 06, 2006|by DAN KAUFFMAN

As the old boxing saying goes, if the left hand doesn't get you, the right hand will. While boxing on the basketball court certainly is not condoned, there are elements of that saying that do apply.

There's nothing a coach likes better than a player who gets it done in a variety of ways - kids who can score, rebound, create op portunities for their teammates and do the dirty work on the defensive end.

December provided a few stat lines certain to put a smile on any coach's face - except for the coach of the opposing team. There are too many good all-around efforts to put in print, but here's a few that really stood out:

  • Charlie Shank, Broadfording - 19 points, 17 rebounds, seven assists and seven steals against New Life, Dec. 20.

  • Jarell Rodriguez, North Hagerstown - 22 points, six assists, six rebounds and four steals at Liberty, Dec. 6.

  • Jonathan Peckman, Shalom Christian - 21 points, nine rebounds, six blocks and four steals against Forbes Road, Dec. 29.

  • Shannon Strange, St. James - 20 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and four steals at Sidwell Friends, Dec. 13.

  • Shawayna Morel, North Hagerstown - 13 points, 11 rebounds and six steals against Smithsburg, Jan. 3.

  • Emily McCoy, Berkeley Springs - 32 points, 13 rebounds and nine blocks against Clear Spring, Dec. 7. This is the closest any player has come to a triple-double this season.

  • Tina Conner, Broadfording - 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists against Shalom Christian, Dec. 12.

  • Megan Cox, Grace Academy - Which effort do you want? The 16-point, eight-rebound, six-steal performance against Highland View on Dec. 6? The 15-point, nine-assist, six-steal outing against the CHEN Warriors on Dec. 8? Or the 25-point, eight-rebound, five-steal monster of a game at Heritage Academy on Dec. 20?

December's best

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