2012 Area Basketball All-Star Team.
1. Robert Skinner-Gilbert Yellowjackets. This high school highlight reel led the Berkshire League in scoring this season with a 22.1 points per game average and led the ‘Jackets to a BL Tournament win and two Class S Tournament wins. Broke 1000-point barrier in States. Back for another go in September.
2. Austin Brochu-Gilbert Yellowjackets. One of the toughest under the basket guys you will ever meet. Second in BL with 20.5 ppg average. A senior who dominated when it mattered most.
3. John Stevens-Northwestern Highlanders. Smooth shooting guard will be back to hound BL teams for one more season. 17.2 ppg average anchored the Highlanders to their first BL regular season title in 24-years. Team made run to Class S semi-finals.
4. Connor Guiheen-Northwestern Highlanders. Hard to argue that Winsted was not the capital of the BL this season. Hard charging Guiheen scored at a 15.6 clip this season and will join Stevens next year as the Highlanders look to repeat as BL champs.
5. Ben Timme- Nonnewaug Chief’s. Led the Woodbury based school with a 14.7 ppg average this year. Nonnewaug hung around the top all season and won a Class M home game in the states.
1. Alyssa Otis-Torrington Red Raiders. Otis finishes her Raiders career as one of the best inside players the program has ever known. A lefty by trade, Otis averaged 16.3 ppg on shear will at times.
2. Caycee Williams-Torrington Red Raiders. Her first and last year at Torrington was a memorable one, loaded with double-doubles and dominance inside. Averaged 11.8 ppg and combined with Otis to give the Raiders one of the toughest inside duo in the Naugatuck Valley League.
3. Caitlin Drakeley- Nonnewaug Chief’s. Won scoring title in BL with a 16.2 average. Team made run to quarterfinals in Class M. Consistent and tough each time out.
4. Kerri Stolle-Wamogo Warriors. Last in a long line of standouts with the last name of Stolle at Wamogo. Broke 1000-point mark and averaged 16.0 ppg. Will play basketball at next level. Tremendous court vision.
5. Maggie Eberhardt-Thomaston Golden Bears. Leading scorer on a team without superstars that just knew how to win. Averaged 12.3 ppg but hustle and determination highlighted her season, as well as her teammates.
Congrats to all!!!