Cline, Tackett earn state honors

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 15, 2001

Thursday, March 15, 2001

The Green Lady Bobcats had an inside/outside tandem in Jennifer Cline and Megan Tackett.

That tandem led Green to the district tournament and a runner-up spot in the Southern Ohio Conference race.

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For their efforts, the duo were honored as members of the Associated Press All-Ohio Division IV basketball team.

Cline was a special mention pick while Tackett was honorable mention.

Cline, a 5-foot-10 senior center, averaged 18.2 points and 8.2 rebounds a game for the Lady Bobcats. She was a first team all-district selection.

Tackett, a 5-8 junior guard, averaged 14.2 points and 4.2 assists an outing. She was second team all-district.

South Webster had two players on the All-Ohio team as sisters Abby and Brooke Hughes were honored. Abby was special mention and Brooke honorable mention. Their sister, Amy, is the girls head coach at Rock Hill.

The players of the year happed to be player who haveled their respective teams to the state tournament.

Sharing the state honors are Nicole Stone of Worthington Christian, Meghan Zorn of Jackson Center and Bedford Chanel’s Amber Gooden.

Stone, Zorn and Gooden share the player of the year award in the division.

Stone is a 5-foot-7 senior who averaged 19.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3 steals and 2.6 assists per game for the Crusaders.

Zorn, a 5-8 senior, hit for 17.2 points and 6.7 rebounds a game while shooting 55 percent from the field.

Gooden, a 5-7 senior, scored 15.1 points a game and added 3.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 3.1 steals.

Three coaches shared state honor: Joe Dudas, who came out of retirement to lead Columbus Academy to a 16-3 mark; Mike Coreno who led Bedford Chanel to its first league title, a No. 5 ranking and the state’s final four; and Tom Davis of East Canton won his 500th game (finishing 506-163) while leading his team to a 17-3 record and its 25th consecutive sectional tournament championship.