Schermerhorn named Player of the Year

Lackawanna League Division IV coaches first team all stars include, from left: CJ Stone and Mason Deakin, Susquehanna; Mikey Schermerhorn, Mt. View; and Bryce Baldwin, Susquehanna. TIMES-TRIBUNE PHOTO/ JAKE DANNA STEVENS

Mikey Schermerhorn entered his senior season at Mountain View healthy and because of that he put on quite a show during the season.

The Lackawanna League Division IV coaches rewarded Schermerhorn by selecting as the Division’s Player of the Year.

Schermerhorn was joined on the first team by Susquehanna’s Bryce Baldwin, Mason Deakin, and Canyon Stone, and Blue Ridge’s Kaleb Folk.

Schermerhorn led the Division in scoring averaging over 17 points per game while shooting 77 percent from the free throw line and averaging over two three-pointers per game. Overall, he scored 406 points on the season, including a career high 35 points during a game in January against Elk Lake.

After grinding through his junior year with a leg injury, Schermerhorn enjoyed being able to play injury free and showcase his abilities.

“Being able to move without pain and being able to practice every day was a big part of my success,” said Schermerhorn.

He added that having the support of his coach Joe Gibbons pushing him to be better contributed to his success.

Susquehanna’s Deakin was a returning all star after receiving Player of the Year considerations as a junior. During his senior campaign, Deakin averaged nearly 12 points per game in league play and scored his 1,000 point during the Susquehanna County Christmas Tournament.

He was a part of a balanced attack that led the Sabers to their second consecutive Lackawanna League Division IV title.

Baldwin had a break-out season, finishing just behind Schermerhorn for the scoring title with just over 15 points per game and providing the Sabers with an inside presence that few other teams in the division could match.

Stone joined his teammates on the first team after averaging 10.5 points per game and shooting 75 percent from the free throw line while making clutch plays throughout the Sabers’ title run.

Folk averaged over 11 points per game during his senior season and contributed on both ends of the floor for the Raiders.

Earning Honorable Mention nods from the division coaches were: Blue Ridge’s Sam Cosmello, Elk Lake’s Nate Preston and Hunter Bomboy, Lackawanna Trail’s Richard Helbig, and Susquehanna’s Adam Rockwell.

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