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Majchrzak Named to First Team All Union County List, Williams, Bethea and McDonald Make Third Team
By David B. Corbin
Recently, four local high school girls were named to the All Union County Girls Basketball list. Lauren Majchrzak of Union Catholic High School was named to the First Team list while teammate Devin McDonald, Amy Williams of Westfield High School and Kim Bethea of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School were selected to the Third Team list.
In her four years of varsity basketball, Majchrzak has compiled remarkable numbers. The most remarkable being her 1,320 career points scored. Majchrzak broke the 1,000 point mark on December 27 during a game against Oak Knoll which the Vikings won 40-36.
As a freshman, while playing for Roselle Catholic, Majchrzak averaged 18 points per game, was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the team and was named Third Team All-Union County.
After transferring to Union Catholic during her sophomore year, Majchrzak had to sit out for 30 days but still averaged 14.2 points per game; then, after the season, played for the Lady Monarchs New Jersey State A.A.U. 17-and-under championship team coached by Karen Fucello and, later, competed in Texas.
In her junior year, Majchrzak averaged 17.2 points per game and shot 84 percent of her free throws At one point, against Mater Dei, Majchrzak hit 21 of 21 free throw attempts. She was named First Team All-Union County and was selected Third Team All-State Parochial.
This year, Majchrzak totaled 345 points, shot 81 percent from the foul line and pulled down 115 rebounds.
Majchrzak has been a recipient of the Edward J. Blaustein Award for Academics and will be attending the United States Naval Academy where she will be playing basketball under Head Coach Joe Sanchez.
McDonald, a junior for Union Catholic High School, pulled down a team-leading 200 rebounds, led the Vikings with 50 steals and was second in scoring with 210 points.
Senior forward Williams was the most active player on the court as she led the Blue Devils in virtually every offensive and defensive category. Williams scored 260 points, grabbed 70 steals, pulled down 152 rebounds and hit 74 of 111 free throws to lead Westfield High School. Williams, also, was second on the team with 28 assists.
Bethea, a senior, played as a guard and was a Co-Captain of the Raiders. Bethea also displayed her leadership numerically by leading the Raiders in scoring with 258 points, in steals with 61 and in assists with 48. Bethea hit 64 of 93 free throws for 69 percent and pulled down 75 rebounds.
Each of the girls performed well for their respective teams this year and each had remarkable careers in basketball.
Lauren Majchrzak, Union Catholic
Amy Williams, Westfield
Kim Bethea, Scotch Plains-Fanwood
Devin McDonald, Union Catholic
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