• 54°

7 area players named girls’ D3 & D4 All-Ohio

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

COLUMBUS — The picks are in and the winners are….
The high school sports writers’ girls’ All-Ohio basketball teams for Divisions III and IV have been made and seven area players were honored.
Heading the Division III list of area All-Ohio selections are 6-foot Fairland Lady Dragons Allie Marshall and Coal Grove Lady Hornets 5-8 sophomore Addi Dillow who were named to the Special Mention list.
Another local player named special mention was Wheelersburg Lady Pirates sophomore Kaylee Darnell.
Named to the Div. III All-Ohio honorable mention list were Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers’ 5-7 senior Haylee Stevens, South Point Lady Pointers 5-7 junior Emilee Whitt, Coal Grove’s 5-5 senior Baylee McKnight and Fairland’s 5-8 senior Kelsie Warnock.
In Division IV, Symmes Valley Lady Vikings 5-foot junior Rachel Hayes was honorable mention All-Ohio.
Marshall led Fairland to a tie for the Ohio Valley Conference title with Coal Grove, a berth in the district semifinals and a seventh straight 20-win season.
Marshall averaged 12.9 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists as a center and was a McDonald’s All-American nominee.
Dillow helped Coal Grove to a share of the league title and a 19-win season as she averaged 15 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.0 steals.
McKnight was also a key for the Lady Hornets as she averaged 12.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 3.0 steals.
Stevens led Ironton with an 11.3 scoring average and shot nearly 40 percent from 3-point range as she set a school record with 66 career 3-point goals.
Whitt helped South Point to a sectional title as she averaged 12 points and 3.5 assists per game.
Warnock was a key all-around performer for Fairland as she averaged 9.7 points and 10.2 rebounds.
Hayes helped the Lady Vikings to a 13-win season with a 14.7 scoring average, 3.0 assists and 4.0 steals.
Darnell led Wheelersburg to the Div. III regional finals as she scored 16.5 points with 5.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.6 steals a game.
Marshall, and Dillow were first team Southeast Ohio All-District while Stevens, Whitt, McKnight, Warnock and Hayes were second team.
Darnell was also first team all-district.