CENTENARY, Ohio — A repeat performance to close one career, while another is just getting started with postseason awards.
For the Gallia Academy Blue Angels, senior Adrienne Jenkins and freshman Alex Barnes were named to the all-Ohio Valley Conference girls basketball squad — which was released on Wednesday.
Jenkins, for the second consecutive and her final season, made the all-OVC first team.
Barnes, meanwhile, was picked as the Blue Angels’ Honorable Mention choice.
The all-OVC girls and boys basketball clubs are selected by the league’s coaches, as the two conference champions had three first-team players be honored.
From there, the next four teams that finish in order in the conference standings land two first-teamers apiece, while the bottom three squads only get a single first-teamer.
All eight OVC schools are allotted one automatic Honorable Mention selection.
There are no Players of the Year selected, but Doug Graham of Ironton and Jon Buchanan of Fairland captured Coach of the Year honors.
Both Graham and Buchanan guided their respective teams to 13-1 seasons in league play.
Ironton and Fairland defeated each other on their own home courts, as Ironton repeated as a conference champion.
The Fighting Tigers went a perfect 14-0 in the league last season — which was Gallia Academy’s first full-time in the OVC.
Ironton’s three first-teamers feature freshman Lexie Arden, junior Lexi Wise and senior Sydney Webb.
For Fairland, junior Emily Chapman and sophomores Kelsie Warnock and Allie Marshall made the first team.
South Point’s first-team tandem was senior Brooklyn Badgett and freshman Emilee Whitt, while junior Natalee Hall and senior Jozy Jones joined the first-team list for Chesapeake.
Coal Grove junior Emily Compliment and sophomore Destiny Dolen also made the first unit, as did Portsmouth senior Semajah Parker and Rock Hill senior Anna Darby.
In addition to Barnes, junior Taylar Wilson of Fairland, senior Alyssa Lewis of Ironton, sophomore Kate Mundy of South Point, junior Brooke Webb of Chesapeake, junior Kasey Murphy of Coal Grove, freshman Hannah Hughes of Portsmouth and junior Maddie Scott of Rock Hill were all Honorable Mention.
Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106
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