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Barrier, Riley, Miller lead girls’ All-Ohio selections

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

COLUMBUS — Lexie Barrier continued her rise as a player this season, eclipsing 1,000 career points and giving a verbal commitment to Virginia Tech.

Her career continued to rise even after the season.

Barrier earned first team honors on the Associated Press Division III All-Ohio team announced on Tuesday.

The 5-foot-11 Barrier averaged a career-high 19.8 points a game as the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers went 19-6 and reached the regional semifinals.

She also averaged 9.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 3.5 steals and 2.2 blocks. She shot 52 percent from the field including 38 percent from 3-point ranges and was 67 percent from the foul line.

Barrier was the Southeast District Player of the Year.

Fairland’s 5-9 senior Kelsey Riley was a first team All-Ohio choice as the four-year starter averaged 12.2 points, 5-7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.2 steals a game in helping the Lady Dragons reach the Division III state semifinals for the second straight season.

In Division IV, the St. Joseph Female Flyers’ 5-9 senior guard Hannah Miller was a first team selection.

A Shawnee State signee, Miller averaged 19.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists as the Female Flyers went 16-6.

She was the Southeast District Player of the Year.

Ironton’s 5-7 sophomore guard Sydney Webb was an All-Ohio Division III honorable mention selection.

Webb averaged 11.8 points a game en route to eclipsing 1,000 career points. She averaged 3.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, shot 46 percent from the field, 39 percent from behind the arc and connected on 71 percent from the foul line.

Joining Riley on the All-Ohio team was teammate Caitlin Stone who was honorable mention. The Lady Dragons 5-5 senior guard averaged 14.9 points and connected on 80 3-pointers.

The Coal Grove Lady Hornets’ 5-6 senior guard Jacy Jones was named honorable mention All-Ohio in Division III.

Jones — who scored 1,221 career points — averaged 19 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists. She also pulled down 560 career rebounds.

The Chesapeake Lady Panthers’ 5-8 junior center Kaylee Curry was honorable mention in Division III after averaging a double-double for the season.

Curry averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds a game.