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Panthers, Redwomen All-OVC picks

There are good reasons why the Chesapeake Panthers and Rock Hill Redwomen won Ohio Valley Conference championships this season.

Wednesday, March 13, 2002

There are good reasons why the Chesapeake Panthers and Rock Hill Redwomen won Ohio Valley Conference championships this season.

The All-OVC team has most of those reasons.

The Panthers and Redwomen had three first team All-OVC selections each as well as the Coach of the Year as they claimed league titles.

Brad Fulton, a 6-foot-5 senior forward, Aaron Gossett, a 6-4 junior guard, and Nick Karle, a 6-foot junior guard, were first team picks for the Panthers while 6-1 senior forward Tommie Hill was honorable mention.

Norm Persin was named Coach of the Year after guiding Chesapeake to an unprecedented seventh straight OVC championship despite losing his entire starting lineup from last season due to graduation.

South Point landed 6-1 senior guard Shane Holsinger and 5-8 senior guard Justin Eaches on the first unit. Bryan Maggard, a 6-foot senior center, was honorable mention.

David Schug, a 6-2 junior forward, and Isaac Kitchen, a 5-9 senior guard, were first team picks for Rock Hill while 6-1 sophomore Robbie McClellan was honorable mention.

Fairland’s first team honorees were 6-4 senior center Darren Colburn and 6-foot junior guard Chris Dinwiddie. Brad Taliaferro,a 6-0 junior, was honorable mention.

Coal Grove was represented on the first team by Brandon Waller, a 5-9 senior guard, and 5-9 senior forward Eric Tackett was honorable mention.

The Redwomen landed three players on the first team as 5-7 senior Jordan Edwards, 5-8 junior Miranda Edwards, and 5-9 junior forward Courtney Doughman were honored. Rachel Hartwig, a 5-10 junior center, was honorable mention.

Hughes won the OVC in her second season as a head coach to earn Coach of the Year laurels.

Runner-up Chesapeake landed 5-11 senior center Emily Delimpo and 5-5 sophomore guard Lisa Perry on the first team with 5-6 senior guard Erin Sutphin honorable mention.

Jeana Diamond, a 6-foot senior center, and Brooke Fisher, a 5-3 senior guard, were first team picks for Fairland and 5-5 junior guard Jennifer Jones was honorable mention.

South Point’s first team members are 5-10 senior forward Nikki Layne and 5-6 junior guard Sarah Stevens. Honorable mention went to 5-11 junior guard Allison Perdue.

Cassie Ball, a 5-8 junior forward, was a first team selection for Coal Grove while teammate Michelle Drummond, a 5-5 junior guard, was honorable mention.