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November 16, 2018

3/13/2018 9:02:00 AM
Nine named to All-LOVC Southeast teams
Sports Editor

A total of nine local basketball players were recognized recently for their achievements on the court by being named to one of the All-Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division teams.

Oblong was represented by six players (four girls, two boys), while Hutsonville-Palestine had a pair of boys selected and Palestine-Hutsonville's girls' team had one selection.

On the girls' side, Oblong juniors Abbie Dart and Nyah Laino were both First Team selections.

Dart, a unanimous choice, averaged 12.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 1.9 assists per game for the Lady Panthers this season, while Laino finished the year with averages of 9.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals per contest.

Both local schools were represented on the Second Team, as senior Summer Johnson was chosen, as was Palestine-Hutsonville sophomore Summer Agan.

Johnson posted averages of 6.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.3 assists per game for the Lady Panthers.

Meanwhile, Agan averaged 12 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game for the Lady Pioneers this season.

Also tabbed for Oblong was senior Camryn Mendenhall, who was named to the Honorable Mention Team.

During her final season for the Lady Panthers, Mendenhall averaged 4.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.8 steals and just under one assist per game.

On the boys' side, both local squads received one First Team and one Second Team selection apiece.

Representing Oblong on the First Team was senior Kacey Cheek, while chosen from Hutsonville-Palestine was senior Isaac York.

Cheek led OHS with averages of 15.1 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.2 blocked shots and just under one steal per game.

York topped Hutsonville-Palestine with averages of 16 points and seven rebounds per contest.

Local Second Team selections were Oblong junior Nathan Meese and Hutsonville-Palestine junior Jerry Gower.

Meese averaged 12.4 points, 1.4 assists, 1.2 rebounds and just under one steal per game for the Panthers this season, while Gower posted averages of 11 points and eight rebounds per contest for the Tigers.

2017-18 All-Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division Girls Basketball Team

First Team

Player Yr. School

*Harley Barry Sr. Tri-County

*Abbie Dart Jr. Oblong

*Aliya Holloman So . Villa Grove-Heritage

*Kiersten Price-Wilson Jr. Tri-County

Kyleigh Block Fr. Villa Grove-Heritage

Nyah Laino Jr. Oblong

Tayler Barry Fr. Tri-County

Second Team

Player Yr. School

Summer Agan So. Palestine-Hutsonville

Audria Truelove Sr. Martinsville

Summer Johnson Sr. Oblong

Maiya Eskew Jr. Tri-County

Grace Burnside Jr. Tri-County

Honorable Mention

Player Yr. School

Liberty Dunaway Jr. Cumberland

Camryn Mendenhall Sr. Oblong

Elizabeth Tomlinson Sr. Tri-County

Jordyn Ray So. Villa Grove-Heritage

2017-18 All-Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division Boys Basketball Team

First Team

Player Yr. School

*Tyson Magee Sr. Cumberland

*Zach Wolke Jr. Cumberland

*Jared Stevens Jr. Heritage-Villa Grove

*Stuart Wolf Sr. Heritage-Villa Grove

*Isaac York Sr. Hutsonville-Palestine

*Dalton Rollings Sr. Martinsville

*Kacey Cheek Sr. Oblong

*Dylan Campbell Sr. Tri-County

Second Team

Player Yr. School

Brennyn Cutts Fr. Cumberland

Jerry Gower Jr. Hutsonville-Palestine

Garron Haenig Sr. Martinsville

Nate Meese Jr. Oblong

Cody Richardson Sr. Tri-County

Honorable Mention

Player Yr. School

Gabe Hatfill Jr. Cumberland

Manny Crafton Sr. Heritage-Villa Grove

Blake Lee Jr. Tri-County

* - Unanimous

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