A trio of Blue Angels were chosen to the 2020-21 All-Ohio Valley Conference girls basketball teams, as selected by the coaches from within the 8-team league.
Gallia Academy senior Maddy Petro was a repeat first team selection after averaging 14.2 points and 10.1 rebounds for the Blue and White. The senior post player also reached 1,000 career points for her career in her final OVC game against Portsmouth.
Sophomore Chanee Cremeens was a first team honoree for the first time in her career, while junior Asia Griffin also made the All-OVC list for the first time as an honorable mention choice.
GAHS went 6-8 overall in OVC play, joining both Ironton and South Point in a tie for fourth place. League champions Coal Grove and Fairland each came away with a league-best five total selections, including coach of the year accolades for Rick Roach and Jon Buchanan respectively.
2020-21 All-OVC girls basketball teams
FAIRLAND (13-1): Tomi Hinkle*, Emma Marshall#, Bree Allen
COAL GROVE (13-1): Addi Dillow**, Kaleigh Murphy*, Abbey Hicks*
CHESAPEAKE (9-5): Maddie Ward, Blake Anderson
GALLIA ACADEMY (6-8): Maddy Petro**, Chanee Cremeens
IRONTON (6-8): Evan Williams#, Kirsten Williams
SOUTH POINT (6-8): Sarah Roach, Karmen Bruton
ROCK HILL (3-1): Hadyn Bailey
PORTSMOUTH (0-14): Nia Trinidad#
Coaches of the Year
Rick Roach (Coal Grove) and John Buchanan (Fairland)
Miaa Howard, Fairland; Elli Holmes#, Coal Grove; Emily Duncan#, Chesapeake; Asia Griffin, Gallia Academy; Isabel Morgan, Ironton; Sarah Mitchell, South Point; Aleigha Matney, Rock Hill; Emily Cheatham, Portsmouth.
* — indicates first team selection from previous year.
# — indicates honorable mention selection from previous year.
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