ATHENS, Ohio — A total of 17 local people from both Gallia and Meigs counties — 16 athletes and one coach — were chosen to the Associated Press Southeast All-District Girls Basketball teams for the 2012-13 season, as selected by a panel of AP sports writers within the southeastern Ohio area.
Each county had eight players chosen to the respective teams within Division I, Division II, Division III and Division IV, which also included one player of the year choice and one coach of the year selection. Both special honors also happened to occur within the D-4 list.
Eastern junior Jenna Burdette — who recently became the program’s alltime leading scorer — captured her third consecutive player of the year honor in Division IV, while ninth-year South Gallia frontman Brett Bostic was chosen as the unanimous pick for coach of the year honors.
Burdette — who averaged 18.1 points and 5.3 assists per game — shared POY honors with Waterford senior Brooke Drayer for a second consecutive season, as both teams went 15-1 in TVC Hocking play while sharing the league crown. Burdette — who has given a verbal commitment to the University of Dayton — helped guide the Lady Eagles to their third consecutive district championship and a No. 10 ranking in the final AP basketball poll this year.
Burdette, however, was not the only selection for Eastern — which led the area with five selections. Junior Jordan Parker was a second-team selection, while junior Erin Swatzel earned third-team accolades. Parker averaged 12.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, while Swatzel regularly chipped in 10.1 points and 8.3 rebounds a night.
EHS — which currently owns a 21-4 overall mark headed into regional play — also had a pair of special mention choices in senior Savannah Hawley and junior Katie Keller. Only Hawley is a first-time selection to the D-4 teams for the Lady Eagles.
Bostic, on the other hand, was rewarded with COY accolades after guiding the Lady Rebels to their first district final in over a decade while matching a school record for wins after a solid 19-6 campaign. Though SGHS also had five representatives on the D-4 teams, only four of the selections were players.
Seniors Meghan Caldwell and Ellie Bostic were both chosen to the second-team after posting near-identical point totals throughout the season. Caldwell averaged 12.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 4.6 assists per game, while Bostic posted averages of 12.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2 steals per outing.
Junior Rachel Johnson and senior Jasmyne Johnson were also chosen to the special mention squad in D-4, with Jasmyne Johnson being the lone newcomer to the AP district teams.
Southern — which finished the year with a 6-16 overall mark — also had a pair of special mention choices in D-4 in junior Celestia Hendrix and freshman Jansen Wolfe. Both are first-time selections to the AP district teams.
Gallia Academy landed three players on the Division II teams, all of whom are sophomores and first-time all-district choices. Kendra Barnes was named to the third-team after averaging 13.0 points and 1.7 steals per game for the 9-15 Blue Angels, while Micah Curfman and Chelsy Slone were both special mention honorees.
River Valley senior and 1,000-point scorer Cady Gilmore earned a second-team selection in Division III after averaging 16.2 points, 7.0 assists, 7.0 rebounds and 3.7 steals per game. Gilmore — a four-time all-district honoree — was also the only choice for the 7-15 Lady Raiders.
Meigs — which finished the season with a 4-19 overall mark — had a D-3 special mention selection in junior Brittany Krautter. Krautter was also a special mention choice as a freshman.
Erica Dawson of Marietta (D-2) and Terra Stapleton of Fairland (D-3) repeated as players of the years in their respective divisions. Wayne Horsley (Athens) and Steve Clippinger (Fairfield Union) shared D-2 COY honors, while Jon Buchanan (Fairland) and Jeran Cox (Adena) did the same in Division III.
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Ashley Frasure, Logan, 6-1, jr., 9.3; Bri Dawes, Chillicothe, 5-6, soph., 13.4.
Taylor Myers, Logan; Jenna Holton, Chillicothe.
(Selections limited due to lack of schools in division in district)
Kyleigh Wyeth, Lancaster Fairfield Union, 5-9, sr., 12.2; Erica Dawson, Marietta, 5-9, sr., 28.0; Dominique Doseck, Athens, 5-7, soph., 20.1; Alexis Overly, Chillicothe Unioto, 5-8, soph., 16.0; Madison Ridout, Jackson, 5-9, jr., 15.3; Lydia Poe, Jackson, 6-2, jr., 13.7; Deidre McKay, Washington Court House Miami Trace, 5-7, sr., 13.5; Anna Voris, Lancaster Fairfield Union, 5-7, sr., 16.8.
Player of the year: Erica Dawson, Marietta.
Coaches of the year: Wayne Horsley, Athens; Steve Clippinger, Lancaster Fairfield Union.
Taylor Saxton, Circleville Logan Elm, 5-6, sr., 12.5; Molli Shaw, Wash. C.H. Washington, 5-11, sr., 9.8; Brett Justice, South Point, 6-0, jr., 12.0; Emma Ryan, Vincent Warren, 5-11, sr., 10.1; Emma Stanley, Athens, 6-1, sr., 6.5; Caitlyn Owings, McArthur Vinton County, 5-11, sr., 12.5; Jordanna Rauch, Vincent Warren, 5-7, sr., 13.0; Sydney Wycinski, New Lexington, 5-7, sr., 21.8; Shania Massie, Greenfield McClain, 5-6, soph., 16.5; Abby Schwenk, Wash. C.H. Miami Trace, 6-0, jr., 9.0.
Carleigh Chaffins, Wash. C.H. Washington, 5-6, soph., 11.4; Nikki Young, Circleville Logan Elm, 5-6, sr., 10.6; Rebekah Branham, Circleville, 5-7, jr., 9.5; Paige Swaggerty, Williamsport Westfall, 5-7, sr., 8.6; Kendra Barnes, Gallipolis Gallia Academy, 5-2, soph., 13.0; Kaylynn Bell, Hillsboro, 5-8, soph., 15.5; Tara Karnes, Greenfield McClain, 5-10, jr., 14.0; Autumn Hall, Thornville Sheridan, 5-4, sr., 14.9.
Courtney Hanna, Lancaster Fairfield Union; Courtney Bernard, Lancaster Fairfield Union; Ariana Mabra, Wash. C.H. Miami Trace; Josie Cobb, Wash. C.H. Miami Trace; Kala Strong, Circleville Logan Elm; Darbi Brewer, Circleville; Jessica Miller, Williamsport Westfall; Micah Curfman, Gallipolis Gallia Academy; Chelsy Slone, Gallipolis Gallia Academy; Kaitlyn Cozzens, Marietta; Elyse Lutz, Athens; Olivia Harris, Athens; Emily Zinn, McArthur Vinton County; Xan Hale, McArthur Vinton County; Mallory Retherford, Chillicothe Unioto; Bri Wiget, Waverly; Taylor Gittings, Thornville Sheridan; Trista Rhodes, Hillsboro; Kari Jenkins, Jackson.
Terra Stapleton, Proctorville Fairland, 6-4, jr., 17.4; Jenny Grigsby, Frankfort Adena, 5-9, sr., 17.0; Laney Lewis, Lynchburg-Clay, 6-2, sr., 19.2; Leanna Adkins, Oak Hill, 5-7, jr., 18.6; Emily Fite, Seaman North Adams, 5-11, sr., 19.4; Tori Leader, W. Portsmouth Portsmouth West, 5-10, sr., 21.5; Lexie Barrier, Ironton, 5-10, fresh., 13.7.
Player of the year: Terra Stapleton, Proctorville Fairland.
Coaches of the year: Jon Buchanan, Proctorville Fairland; Jeran Cox, Frankfort Adena.
Kylie Berry, Minford, 5-8, jr., 10.3; Peighton Williams, Portsmouth, 5-8, soph., 20.0; Fay Proehl, Wheelersburg, 5-8, sr., 14.7; Madison Davis, Nelsonville-York, 5-11, soph., 12.8; Chandler Fulks, Proctorville Fairland, 5-5, jr., 12.4; Ariel Schweickart, Ironton, 5-6, sr., 11.7; Hayley Carle, Chillicothe Zane Trace, 5-11, jr., 12.0; Natalie Cooper, Frankfort Adena, 5-8, sr., 10.7; Shelbi Van Meter, Crooksville, 5-10, jr., 15.7; Charlene Stout, Bainbridge Paint Valley, 6-1, sr., 14.0; McKenzie Coriell, Lucasville Valley, 5-5, sr., 12.4; Cady Gilmore, Bidwell River Valley, 5-5, sr., 16.2; Ashley Adkins, Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant, 5-6, sr., 15.0.
Darbie Jenkins, McDermott Northwest, 5-8, soph., 12.6; Sydney Holden, Wheelersburg, 5-9, fresh., 12.5; Kaylee Koker, Albany Alexander, 5-7, sr., 15.5; Taylor Conley, W. Ports. Portsmouth West, 5-9, jr., 8.4; Shelby True, Nelsonville-York, 5-11, sr., 10.3; Brook Knipp, Ironton Rock Hill, 5-4, sr., 12.6; Jacy Jones, Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant, 5-6, soph., 10.0; Kylan Strausbaugh, Chillicothe Zane Trace, 5-8, jr., 12.0; Laci Stanforth, Bainbridge Paint Valley, 5-9, jr., 11.0; Ashlee Lawhorn, Piketon, 5-8, soph., 11.2; Baylee Wallace, Peebles, 6-0, jr., 14.6; Paige Roseberry, Oak Hill, 5-10, sr., 11.8; Bethany Conley, Lucasville Valley, 5-9, jr., 9.1; Jackie Kellough, Chillicothe Huntington, 5-10, sr., 10.0; Sidney Pell, Peebles, 5-9, jr., 14.0; Kelsey Riley, Proctorville Fairland, 5-8, soph., 7.0
K’Lee McClurg, McDermott Northwest; Alex Ridout, W. Ports. Portsmouth West; Brittany Krautter, Pomeroy Meigs; Lexie Washington, Ironton; Katie Johnson, Ironton Rock Hill; Morgan Geno, Chillicothe Zane Trace; Michelle Ackley, Frankfort Adena; Logan Gobel, Chillicothe Southeastern; Ariel Sams, Chillicothe Huntington; Brianna Finck, Crooksville; Natasha Barr, West Union; Taylor Brown, Peebles; Kayla Siegla, Sardinia Eastern Brown; Maria Johnson, Sardinia Eastern Brown; Taelor Folden, Wellston; Chelsea McManaway, Wellston; Hailey Hice, Chillicothe Southeastern; Caitlin Stone, Proctorville Fairland; Sydnee Hall, Chesapeake; Jordan Porter, Chesapeake.
Hannah Miller, Ironton St. Joseph, 5-9, soph., 19.8; Jenna Burdette, Reedsville Eastern, 5-9, jr., 18.1; Brooke Drayer, Waterford, 5-8, sr., 14.7; Jen Arnzen, Portsmouth Notre Dame, 6-2, sr., 19.7; Heather Cox, Leesburg Fairfield, 6-0, jr., 20.0; Chandler Brown, Beaver Eastern, 5-7, sr., 13.0.
Players of the year: Jenna Burdette, Reedsville Eastern; Brooke Drayer, Waterford.
Coach of the year: Brett Bostic, Crown City South Gallia.
Giulia Elli, Franklin Furnace Green, 5-6, sr., 15.0; Emily Widdowson, Portsmouth Clay, 5-6, jr., 13.8; Mercedes Tackett, Sciotoville Community East, 6-0, sr., 17.6; Kaci Messer, South Webster, 5-6, sr., 12.9; Katelyn Hughes, Belpre, 5-7, fresh., 14.0; Chelsey Paxton, Waterford, 5-8, sr., 8.7; Jordan Parker, Reedsville Eastern, 5-10, jr., 12.5; Ellie Bostic, Crown City South Gallia, 5-11, sr., 12.2; Meghan Caldwell, Crown City South Gallia, 5-11, sr., 12.4; Brittany Mounts, Beaver Eastern, 5-10, sr., 9.0; Brittany Reader, Latham Western, 5-9, sr., 15.0.
Kiersten McGraw, New Boston Glenwood, 5-9, jr., 13.0; Katie Redding, Portsmouth Clay, 5-0, jr., 11.2; Kacie Hall, South Webster, 5-6, fresh., 13.9; Amber Neal, Ironton St. Joseph, 5-6, soph., 13.3; Sierra Barker, Belpre, 5-5, soph., 16.2; Kalli Hunt, Willow Wood Symmes Valley, 5-10, jr., 11.4; Cheyenne Singer, Stewart Federal Hocking, 5-11, jr., 12.2; Demi Moore, Glouster Trimble, 5-6, sr., 7.2; Erin Swatzel, Reedsville Eastern, 6-0, jr., 10.1; Emma Wardlow, Mowrystown Whiteoak, 5-5, fresh., 13.3; Carson Roney, Beaver Eastern, 6-0, fresh., 12.0; Erin Brewster, Latham Western, 5-8, fresh., 4.0; Hannah Ridout, Manchester, 5-11, jr., 10.6; Brooke Pierron, Portsmouth Notre Dame, 5-8, soph., 10.1.
Lexie Gilliland, Portsmouth Clay; Tiffany Craft, Sciotoville Community East; Jessie Monroe, Sciotoville East; Gracie Waddell, Willow Wood Symmes Valley; Emily Hughes, Belpre; Taylor Hilverding, Waterford; Dani Drayer, Waterford; Ali Bray, Corning Miller; Celestia Hendrix, Racine Southern; Jansen Wolfe, Racine Southern; Katie Keller, Reedsville Eastern; Savannah Hawley, Reedsville Eastern; Rachel Johnson, Crown City South Gallia; Jasmyne Johnson, Crown City South Gallia; Kaitlin Evans, Leesburg Fairfield; Rhyanna Day, Beaver Eastern; Chrissy Woods, Latham Western; Haylee Adams, Manchester; Rainelle Casey, Manchester; Madi Phillips, Portsmouth Notre Dame.