District 13 coaches select area players

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 12, 2000

The coaches have made their selections, and evidently they like a lot of the players in the area.

Sunday, March 12, 2000

The coaches have made their selections, and evidently they like a lot of the players in the area.

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The District 13 Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association announced their all-star team. The district includes Lawrence County schools.

The senior members of the district team will play in an all-star game Monday, March 20, at the University of Rio Grande. The girls will play at 6 p.m. and the boys at 8 p.m.

In Division I-II boys, South Point’s 5-foot-9 senior guard B. J. Ferrell and Rock Hill’s 6-foot senior guard Brent McCoy were second team picks. Ferrell averaged 14.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 2.9 steals while McCoy averaged 17.0 points, 3.0 assists, and shot 80 percent from the foul line.

Named special mention were Rock Hill 6-3 senior Brian Tennant (10.0, 7.0) and South Point’s 6-0 sophomore Shane Holsinger (14.0, 4.5 rpg).

Gallipolis swept individual honors with Cody Lane the Player of the Year and Jim Osborne the top coach.

Ironton’s Jason Harmon, a 6-foot senior, and Chesapeake’s 6-5 junior center Anthony Delimpo and 5-9 junior guard Bobby Barbour headed up the Division III first team choices.

Harmon led Ironton in scoring at 19.1, rebounding (7.0), steals (4.2), and assists (3.2). Delimpo averaged 16.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, and shot 63 percent from the floor while Barbour scored 15.0 points a game and shot 53 percent from the floor.

Fairland’s 6-4 senior center Jay Capper (15.6, 6.5 rpg) was a first team selection.

On the second team was Chesapeake’s 5-10 senior guard Adam Pemberton. Although he had a 7.0 scoring average, his had 6.0 steals and 5.5 assists as the team’s leader on defense.

Named special mention were Coal Grove’s senior Dean Mader (8.0, 5.0 rpg) and junior Ryan Young (9.0, 5.0), Ironton junior guard Isaac Hannon (11.4), and Chesapeake’s 6-3 junior forward Zeb Best (12.0, 7.0).

Norm Persin, who guided Chesapeake to an 18-2 record and an OVC championship, was the Coach of the Year while Oak Hill’s Nick Donley was the top player.

In Division IV, St. Joe’s 6-3 senior forward Eric Waginger was a first team choice along with Symmes Valley’s 6-5 junior center Justin Myers.

Waginger averaged 16.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 2.5 steals a game. Myers averaged 18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, and nearly two blocked shots a game.

St. Joe’s John "Bub" Waginger, a 5-11 senior, was the only local player on the second team. His numbers were 11.4 points, 3.8 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.2 steals.

Named special mention were St. Joe senior center Matt Frazer (14.8, 6.1) and 6-1 sophomore guard Bill Dressel (13.9, 3.3).

Trimble junior Trent Patton was the Player of the Year and Eastern’s Howie Caldwell the coach.

South Point’s 5-1 sophomore guard Noel Mains was the only local player elected to the girls Division I-II team. Mains was special mention despite impressive numbers: 20.4 ppg, 5.0 assists, 5.0 steals, 46 percent field goal percentage, and 83 free throw.

Co-players of the Year were Mandy Goin of Warren and Beth Howe of Jackson. Logan’s Keith Myers of Logan was the top coach.

In Division III, Chesapeake’s Kati Fuller and Fairland’s Ashley Harris were first team selections.

Fuller, a 5-8 senior, averaged 19.2 points a game, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.8 steals. Harris, a 5-10 junior, posted 11.9 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 56 percent from the floor.

Also on the second team were Ironton 5-7 junior guard Jessica Ensor with 13.6 points, 10.3 rebounds, 8.1 steals, and 3.7 assists, and Fairland’s 5-11 sophomore center Jeana Diamond with 14.0 points and 6.0 rebounds.

Special mention went to Chesapeake’s 5-6 junior Erin Sutphin (15.3) sophomore point guard Lindsey Stiltner, Fairland’s senior guard Jessica Higgins, Coal Grove’s 5-8 senior Cassie Ball (10.1 ppg, 11.4 rpg) and 5-6 junior Desiree Butler (9.0, 4.3), and Ironton 5-8 junior Sarah Herman.

Alexander’s Kelly West was the top player and Dan Doseck the coach.

Symmes Valley’s 5-4 senior Renee Donahoe was a second team choice in Division IV with an 11.4 scoring average and 2.5 rebounds.

Symmes Valley senior Rebecca Mount and sophomore Keren Bell were special mention.

Eastern’s Amber Baker was the Player of the Year and Oak Hill’s Doug Hale the Coach of the Year.