COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Publishing area landed a total of four players on the 2012 Associated Press All-Ohio girls basketball teams in divisions 1-4, as recommended by a panel of media voters.
Neither Gallia County nor Meigs County were represented in the first three divisions, but each county came away with two selections on the Division IV list. Both Eastern and South Gallia came away with two picks each, which also included a pair of repeat winners from each program.
Eastern sophomore Jenna Burdette was named to the first team in Division IV after leading the Lady Eagles to an 18-6 overall mark and another Sweet 16 appearance. Burdette — a two-time AP co-district player of the year — was named to the first team for a second straight season after posting averages of 15 points, five rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.4 steals per game.
Also making her second straight appearance on the D-4 All-Ohio team was South Gallia senior Chandra Canaday, who earned special mention honors this season after winning honorable mention honors a year ago. Canaday led the Lady Rebels to a 16-5 overall mark with averages of 14.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists per outing.
Joining the All-Ohio ranks for the first team are South Gallia junior Ellie Bostic and Eastern sophomore Jordan Parker, both of whom came away with honorable mention accolades. Bostic averaged 9.3 points and 8.1 rebounds, while Parker added 9.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals per night.
Other area players to earn first, second or third team All-Ohio honors include: Erica Dawson (Marietta) and Allie Grace Proctor (Warren) in Division II; Terra Stapleton (Fairland), Amanda Ruffner (Chesapeake) and Tori Leader (Portsmouth West) in Division III; and Brooke Drayer (Waterford) in Division IV.
Dawson, a junior that averaged 31.5 points per game, was a Division II tri-player of the year in the state.