Lewis, Shaver, Lowet and Till selected to play in county all-star games


Photo by Lukas Gates

Guard Brendan Shaver drives to the hoop in a playoff game against Wheaton. Shaver was one of four Whitman players to be selected to play in countywide senior all star games.

By Lukas Troost

Boys guards Jason Lewis and Brendan Shaver, girls guard Elyse Lowet and girls forward Leia Till were selected by county coaches to play in their respective Montgomery County Senior All-Star Games. The boys game will take place tonight at 7 p.m. at Montgomery College; the girls game was cancelled due to scheduling issues.

Lewis and Shaver led Whitman in scoring this season with averages of 16.5 and 13.9 points per game, helping lead the Vikes to another sectional finals appearance. Lowet and Till also led their team in scoring, posting averages of 11.7 and 9.8 points per game. After a strong regular season, the girls team was knocked out in the sectional semifinal.

“It’s an honor to be named to the county all star game, because it shows I’m one of a select group of players who are respected by the coaches in our county,” Lewis said.

Shaver has been part of the Whitman basketball program since his freshman year, while this was Lewis’ first season at Whitman after transferring from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.

“Jason came in and was able to lead when it was his first year and was really able to help the team,” forward Max Krauth said. “Brendan has been a leader all four years, and he got pulled up when he was a freshman, so he’s had that experience which has made him so good.”

Till and Lowet have both been part of the program since their freshman years and have consistently helped their team finish among the top in the county.

“We are very proud of their accomplishments and think that the nomination is well deserved,” forward Emma Salafsky said. “This is an awesome recognition of our leaders to cap off a great season.”

Lowet was disappointed that the all star game got cancelled, but she felt being named to the team was a nice honor to finish her high school career.

“It was a big honor to be nominated to the team, and I’m sad that I wasn’t able to play,” Lowet said. “Even so, it’s a really good way to honor my high school career and a really good way to end on a high note.”

Elyse Lowet is a sports editor for The Black & White.