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Barnes named second team AP All-Ohio; Eight area players honored

South Point Pointers’ senior guard Brandon Barnes scores against Wellston during the Division III sectional tournament. Barnes was named to the Associated Press All-Ohio second team on Tuesday. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

South Point Pointers’ senior guard Brandon Barnes scores against Wellston during the Division III sectional tournament. Barnes was named to the Associated Press All-Ohio second team on Tuesday. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

Brandon Barnes is first on the South Point Pointers’ all-time scoring list. He doesn’t mind finishing second this time.

The 6-foot-2 senior guard was named to the Associated Press Division III All-Ohio second team on Tuesday, capping a career that saw him score 1,545 points.

Barnes averaged 17.5 points a game. He shot 48 percent from the field including 48 percent from the 3-point line. He was 62.5 percent from 2-point range.

Named to the All-Ohio Special Mention list were 6-foot-2 senior guard/forward Conor Markins of Coal Grove and Fairland Dragons’ 5-10 senior guard Evan Maddox.

A solid all-around player, Markins — who scored more than 1,000 points in his career — averaged 15.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game. He helped the Hornets win their first sectional title since 1999.

Maddox — another 1,000-point career scorer — averaged 18.1 points per game along with 3.6 rebounds. He helped the Dragons advance to the district finals.

Named to the Honorable Mention list were 5-10 junior guard John Johnson of South Point and 5-9 sophomore guard Gage Rhoades of Chesapeake.

Johnson averaged 13.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals a game as the Pointers won the Ohio Valley Conference and their first sectional title since 1990.

Rhoades averaged 12.0 points a game and shot 32.2 percent from 3-point range as the Panthers won a sectional title.

In Division IV, Symmes Valley Vikings 6-2 senior center Tyler Rowe was a special mention selection while St. Joseph Flyers’ 5-10 junior guard Wulf Goheen was honorable mention.

Rowe — the Southern Ohio Conference Div. I Player of the Year — averaged 18.5 points and 14.5 rebounds a game. He shot 56 percent from the field and 71 percent from the foul line.

Goheen helped lead the Flyers to their first sectional title since 2007 as he averaged 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals per contest. He shot 45 percent from the field and 65 percent from the foul line.

Also named to the honorable mention list was Green Bobcats’ 6-1 senior guard Trent Marcum who averaged 18.8 points a game.