Marauders’ Ruggery receives all-state recognition

From Mirror reports

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic junior Luke Ruggery keeps adding to his basketball resume.

After leading the Marauders to a 22-6 record and the District 6 Class 2A championship in 2017-18, Ruggery was named the Mirror Player of the Year recently. On Tuesday, he was named all-state.

Ruggery was one of several area boys basketball players honored by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers when he named to the Class 2A first team. Others honored were Central Cambria’s Matt Holsinger, Juniata Valley’s Cameron Collins, Bishop Carroll Catholic’s Tristan McDannell and Chestnut Ridge’s Noah Dillow.

Ruggery, at 5-foot-10, averaged 21.1 points per game this past season. He verbally committed to play at Division I Saint Francis University after he graduates from BG.

Holsinger was honored for the second straight season. The 6-6 senior was a Class 3A third-team selection last year and moved up to the second team this year. He averaged 21.8 points per game for the Red Devils.

Collins, a 5-8 junior who averaged 25.5 points per game, and McDannell, a 5-9 sophomore who averaged 15.7 points while leading Carroll to a District 6 championship, both made the Class 1A second team.

Dillow, a 6-2 senior, made the Class 3A third team after scoring 25.3 points per game. He was joined on the 3A third team by Richland’s junior Collin Instone.

Richland, which advanced to the PIAA finals, also had senior Tyler Zimmerman named to the 3A second team and Greg Burke named the 3A coach of the year.

Ligonier Valley junior Marrek Paola joined Holsinger and Zimmerman on the 3A second team.

Joining Collins and McDannell on the 1A second team were Shade junior Brady Fyfe and Shanksville-Stonycreek junior Dawson Snyder.

Others from the region achieving all-state status included State College senior Drew Friberg (6A first team), Indiana senior Carlos Carter (4A second team) and Johnstown senior Imil Britt (4A third team).

For complete teams, see Page B5.

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