Wright takes hoops award

LEWISTOWN – It was a good season on the basketball court for Mifflin County senior Hunter Wright.

Wright averaged a double-double with 13.3 points and 10.6 rebounds a game leading the Huskies to an 11-12 overall mark and a berth in the District 6 Class AAAA playoffs.

For his efforts, Wright is the 2014 Harry Rothrock/Dick Webber Award winner, presented Tuesday night at Mifflin County High School.

“One of my goals this year was to come in, have a good season and maybe win an award or two and have the team win a district championship,” Wright said. “We didn’t get that so the award will have to do, I guess.

“I worked pretty hard in the offseason. Aaron (Gingrich) got on my case that I needed to be a little more physical, so I started running and getting in shape. I worked on my game and got a double-double this year and I’m pretty proud of it.”

Wright, who is attending Shippensburg in the fall, scored double figures in 20 of 23 games this season, including 14 points in the playoff game against State College.

“I don’t know if I’m going to play basketball or not. They want me to play, but I haven’t decided on any of that yet,” Wright said.

The first runnerup for the award was Curtis Jerzerick, with John Michael Maclay getting second runnerup.

“Dick and Aaron (Gingrich) said this is one of the best senior classes they’ve ever had, so I’m proud of that. I had a blast this year. It was awesome,” Wright said. “I’m excited about how we played this year, especially in the Mid-Penn. We had some great wins and it was a fun season. Like I said, I had a blast.”

The Harry Rothrock/Dick Webber Award is given out annually by Merf Radio to Mifflin County’s top boys basketball player. The award is voted on by local sports media, including The Sentinel. The award is named after former Rothrock High School basketball coach Harry Rothrock and former Kishacoquillas High School coach Dick Webber.