Ashtabula County Basketball Foundation inducts 10 athletes into Hall of Fame
Ten new members were recently inducted into the Ashtabula County Basketball Foundation’s (ACBF) Hall of Fame during the organization’s 16th annual awards banquet.
Those enshrined as part of the 2018 class were Jessica Cancel (class of 1999, Ashtabula), Jessica Olmstead (2001, Conneaut), Dan Coxon (1995, Conneaut), Steve Kray (1997, Edgewood), Wayne Games (1976, Geneva), Jim Pinney (1958, New Lyme), Bekki Hamper (2000, Jefferson), Rick Berrier (1981, Jefferson), Al Sidbeck (1966, Harbor) and Rod Brown (1980, Pymatuning Valley).
Cancel scored over 1,000 points during her Panthers career and was named first-team All-Ashtabula County and All-NEC during both her junior and senior seasons.
Olmstead capped her Conneaut career with 1,692 points, including an average of 22.9 during her senior season.
Fellow Conneat star Coxon also scored over 1,000 points during his Spartans’ career, while Kray, a 1997 graduate of Edgewood averaged better than 20 points over his last two seasons at the school.
Games’ Geneva career was highlighted by first-team all-county and All-NEC selections over his last two seasons.
At New Lyme, Pinney’s senior season saw him average 18.7 points before embarking on a collegiate career at Kent State-Ashtabula.
Jefferson grad Hamper was a stat-stuffer during her career, registering 1,047 points and 1,410 rebounds, en route to being named all-county and all-NEC her junior and senior years.
Fellow Jefferson star Berrier also secured all-county and all-league honors over his last two years at the school by leading the team in both scoring and rebounding.
Sidbeck starred at Harbor and was named all-county and all-league for the Mariners.
Finally, Brown stared on the 1979-80 Pymatuning Valley team that went undefeated during the regular season. He was also named to the All-Ashtabula and all-league team for the Lakers.