Williams grabs headlines at Lock Haven

Ilumni Report

December 21, 2005|By BILL FREE | BILL FREE,SUN REPORTER

Ginger Williams doesn't crave any of the headlines that come with her being the leading scorer and rebounder for the Division II Lock Haven women's basketball team.

"I try to do what I can to help the team, and if it involves other things [than scoring and rebounding] then that's what I do," said the former All-Anne Arundel County selection from Chesapeake High in Pasadena, who averages 13.6 points and 10 rebounds.

But there are times the 5-foot-11 junior forward can't escape the spotlight. Like two weeks ago when she nearly out-rebounded the entire Alderson-Broaddus team in a career-high rebounding (17) and scoring (24) performance.

In Lock Haven's 78-52 victory, Williams finished with just five fewer rebounds than the entire Alderson-Broaddus team, shot 80 percent from the free-throw line down the stretch and didn't commit a turnover as the Lady Eagles improved to 6-2.

The low-key Williams was obviously uncomfortable talking about herself as she searched for words to describe her big evening against the Division II school from West Virginia.

"I just kept rebounding," she said. "That's my role. That's my job on the team."

Williams also has 14 steals and eight blocked shots this season.

Kelly Thomas a champ

Senior midfielder Kelly Thomas (Wilde Lake) played a major role this season in Messiah (Pa.) College's unbeaten drive to its first NCAA Division III women's soccer championship.

Thomas, a two-year captain, scored three game-winning goals among her six goals and three assists this season. Over her four-year career, she had 18 goals (seven game-winners) and five assists.

Messiah, which finished 22-0-1, defeated The College of New Jersey, 1-0, in the championship game.

Frazier helps Illinois

Illinois freshman point guard Chester Frazier (Lake Clifton) has averaged 16 minutes, 2.1 assists, two rebounds, and 1.4 points a game in seven games this season for the 10-0 Fighting Illini. The 6-2 Frazier was a second-team All-Metro selection at Lake Clifton before enrolling last season at Notre Dame (Mass.) Prep.

Bengel lifts Gettysburg

Senior Gettysburg forward Jennifer Bengel (Roland Park) is leading the Centennial Conference in scoring with a 21.3 average, is fourth in field-goal percentage at .518, and fifth in rebounding with 9.4 a game.

The 5-11 Bengel also ranks third on the all-time Gettysburg women's basketball scoring list with 1,359 points, needing just 104 points to become the school's all-time leader.

Contact Bill Free by e-mail at bfree7066@hotmail.com or by phone at 410-833-5349.

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