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Charlton, Dougherty, Vezendy among all-stars

JB Hoops alum Lauren Charlton capped her high school career with a milestone, a championship and honors.

The University of Pennsylvania commit led Dallas to a Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 title, an appearance in the District 2 championship game at the Mohegan Sun Arena and a state tournament victory.

Charlton leads the group of former JB Hoops players recognized when NEPABasketball.com named its WVC girls all-star teams. She was selected as the website’s WVC Division 1 Player of the Year, along with also being named by Most Valuable Player by the division’s coaches.

Despite missing half of her sophomore season and the end of her junior season with shoulder injuries, Charlton completed her career with exactly 1,000 points.

Charlton, the leading 3-point shooter in the Wyoming Valley Conference, led the Mountaineers in scoring with more than 15 points per game, nearly half of which came as the result of 3-pointers.

In her junior season, Charlton been named first-team division all-star by NEPABasketball.com.

Charlton spent her last two seasons in the JB Hoops AAU program playing on national girls teams. She was one of the leaders of a 27-2 JB Hoops Bucci team in the 2019 season and is the only District 2 player in the class of 2020 to announce a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I commitment.

The three JB Hoops Rose national team players from last year who were active in the WVC this season all received all-star honors along with three players from the JB Hoops regional teams.

Lake-Lehman sophomore Claire Dougherty, who played for JB Hoops Rose, and Wyoming Seminary senior Ally Vezendy, a JB Hoops regional player, were first-team all-stars in Division 2. Dougherty helped the Lady Knights to a WVC overall title.

Wyoming Valley West sophomore Trinity Johnson and Dallas junior Deanna Wallace were JB Hoops Rose players who made the second team in Division 1. It was the second straight selection to that unit for Johnson.

Juniors Bella Hill from Dallas and Renny Murphy from Berwick, both JB Hoops regional players last year, were part of the honorable mention list in Division 1. Murphy had been a first-team, all-star last season in Division 2 when the Lady Bulldogs were a Division 2 member before the WVC switched from three to two divisions and they moved up.

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