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7 area players earn All-Ohio team honors

Ironton Fighting Tigers' senior guard Tristan Cox was one of seven area boys' basketball players named to the Associated Press All-Ohio teams on Tuesday. (Kent Sanborn/Southern Ohio Sports Photos.com)

Ironton Fighting Tigers’ senior guard Tristan Cox was one of seven area boys’ basketball players named to the Associated Press All-Ohio teams on Tuesday. (Kent Sanborn/Southern Ohio Sports Photos.com)

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

COLUMBUS — This wasn’t the “Lucky Seven.” These guys are good.

Seven area boys’ basketball players were honored on Tuesday as they were named to the Associated Press All-Ohio team.

Named All-Ohio in Division III were Ironton Fighting Tigers’ Tristan Cox, Chesapeake Panthers’ Gage Rhoades and Brad Meadows, Coal Grove Hornets’ Brandon Adkins, Fairland Dragons’ Chance Short, and Rock Hill Redmen Austin Collins.

Named All-Ohio in Division IV was St. Joseph Flyers Wulf Goheen.

Cox, Rhoades, Adkins and Short were named Special Mention while Meadows, Collins and Goheen were all honorable mention.

The 6-foot-1 Cox averaged 14.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 40 percent from the field, 75 percent from the foul line and 32 percent from behind the 3-point line.

He helped Ironton win the district championship and a berth in the regional semifinals.

The 5-9 Rhoades and 6-6 Meadows are both juniors and led the Panthers to an Ohio Valley Conference co-championship and a berth in the district tournament.

Rhoades scored 19.1 points a game with 3.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Meadows averaged 11.5 points a game and was a rebound machine with 14.1 a contest.

The 6-4 Adkins averaged 14 points and 10.7 rebounds as he helped the Hornets to a second straight sectional title.

The 6-3 Short led Fairland with a 16.2 scoring average and also had 4.8 rebounds a game. He shot 40 percent from the field and 70 percent from the foul line.

Collins was Mr. Everything for the Redmen. The 6-2 guard not only led the team in scoring at 19.1 but also topped the Redmen with 10.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.

Goheen — who has signed with Kentucky Christian University — averaged 17 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals a game. He was deadly at the foul line with an 80 percent shooting touch.

See the All-Ohio listings on Page 9.