A 40-point performance on the state’s biggest stage and a breakout debut season with Trinity boys basketball netted Chance Westry a Class 3A First Team nod on the 2018-19 Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State Boys Basketball Teams.
The All-State teams were released Tuesday afternoon, selected by high school basketball writers across the state.
The freshman guard is the only Sentinel-area representative to make All-State, and deservedly so.
“It feels great,” he said via Twitter direct message Tuesday evening. “I put in a lot of hard work, couldn’t [have] done it without my team. ... I still want to come back to win a state championship.”
Westry, who landed a Penn State offer during Trinity’s playoff run to a District 3 Class 3A title and a berth in the PIAA championship game, became the All-Sentinel Player of the Year after he averaged 15.9 points in his rookie season and 18 during the postseason.
Westry officially put his name on the map with a masterful 40-point performance against Lincoln Park in a 73-72 state championship loss.
He shot 13-of-22 from the field, 4-of-6 from 3-point territory and 10-of-12 on foul shots. He also had nine rebounds, seven assists, four assists and three blocks.
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His effort in the fourth quarter nearly erased a 68-52 deficit with three minutes to play as he scored 17 points in that final period.
Westtown’s Jalen Gaffney was named 3A’s Player of the Year in the state, and Bishop McDevitt-Wyncote’s Will Chavis was named the Coach of the Year.
The other Players of the Year include: Abington’s Eric Dixon (6A), Moon’s Donovan Johnson (5A), Imhotep Charter’s Donta Scott (4A), Math, Civics & Sciences’ Jihad Watson (2A) and Sankofa Freedom’s Derrius Ward (1A).
Other Mid-Penn Conference athletes to make All-State rosters include: Lower Dauphin’s Luke Hedrick (5A Third Team) and Bishop McDevitt’s Jake Kelly (4A Second Team).