Elkins High’s Riggleman signs to play at D&E

The Inter-Mountain photo by Edgar Kelley Elkins High School girls basketball player Sarah Riggleman signed to play at Davis & Elkins College Tuesday afternoon at the school. Shown are, front row, from left to right, Haleigh Riggleman (sister), Brenda Riggleman (mother), Sarah Riggleman and Larry Riggleman (father). Back row are EHS head girls basketball coach Matt Davis, EHS assistant girls basketball coach Ben Shaffer, Madeline Hott (teacher), EHS assistant principal Carla Lambert, EHS athletic director Ross Ware and EHS girls basketball team manager Logan Campbell.

ELKINS — Family, friends, and fans of Elkins High School standout Sarah Riggleman won’t have to go far to watch the talented senior take to the hardwood in the future.

That’s because the Lady Tigers’ senior guard has signed to further her education and play basketball at Davis & Elkins College.

Riggleman says her love for the town and the community helped make her college choice easy.

“It’s home and I never want to leave,” said Riggleman. “Me staying in Elkins was the most important part of my decision, it’s a big deal to me.”

She also said Lady Senators coach Jason Asbell played a big part in her choosing Davis & Elkins as well.

“I really like coach Asbell,” she said. “The biggest thing is that he has my best interest at heart. He wants to make sure that I succeed and that all my needs are met.”

Riggleman led the Lady Tigers in scoring this season with a 12-point per game average. She also averaged four rebounds and three assists per outing.

“Sarah was a vital part of what we did night in and night out,” said Elkins High School coach Matt Davis. “I’m very happy for her. She’s going to play basketball and get a good education at a great college.

“Coach Asbell is an excellent coach and has a great program. I’m sure she will develop into a good player at the next level.”

Riggleman is the daughter of Larry and Brenda Riggleman. She plans on majoring in physical education at D&E.

“I’m probably going to redshirt and get a feel for the program my first year,” said Riggleman. “I’m going to have to learn the pace of the game because it’s going to be a lot different than high school basketball.”