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Progress names girls Player of the Year


Antwerp’s Alexis Jones was voted the Paulding County Girls Basketball Player of the Year for 2012-13 by the Paulding County Progress in voting recently by coaches and media members.

Jones received every player of the year vote, joining former Antwerp players Bryn Schlatter (twice) and Debbie Koenn as All County Players of the Year.

The senior guard for the blue and white averaged 19.1 points per game on the season and crossed the 1,000 point plateau in her senior year as well.

Jones added 61 assists and 42 steals for Antwerp while grabbing 52 rebounds on the season. She also paced the Lady Archers in 3-point field goals made (35) and in free throws, hitting 104 of 128 for 81.3 percent.


“She meant a lot to us,” noted Archer head coach Kevin Taylor. “One of the big things I thought she did a nice job of this year was improving her shot selection and trying to get the other girls involved in the offense. Her leadership was tremendous and she really worked on improving the team as a whole. She put in a lot of time over the summer to improve her strength and become a better shooter.”

Three Paulding players and a pair of Wayne Trace girls garnered First Team honors.

Abbey Edwards, Abby Pease and Sierra McCullough all picked up First Team from the Lady Panthers while Krystal Wannemacher and Erin Mohr were honored from Wayne Trace.

Abbey Edwards scored 6.5 points a night for Paulding, along with posting 119 rebounds, 56 assists and 29 steals this past year.

Abby Pease topped the Panthers on the boards with 147 rebounds and added 23 assists to go along with 28 steals. Pease also paced Paulding in scoring at 8.5 markers a game.

Sierra McCullough was the maroon and white’s top outside threat, hitting 25 treys this year and averaging 7.9 points per game. McCullough also posted 33 assists and 36 steals on the season while grabbing 96 rebounds.

Erin Mohr paced Wayne Trace in scoring with 9.4 markers a night and in rebounding at 7.1 boards a contest. The freshman guard also chipped in 24 assists and 40 steals this season.

Krystal Wannemacher posted 7.2 markers a night for the Lady Raiders and added 41 assists, 25 steals and 108 rebounds.

Antwerp’s Kaiya Jemison picked up Honorable Mention after scoring 7.3 points a contest while adding 22 steals on the season. Jemison also picked up 76 rebounds for Antwerp.

Receiving Honorable Mention from Paulding were Sarah Nardone and Brooke Combs.

Sarah Nardone grabbed 42 rebounds for the maroon and white and dished out 16 assists while posting 11 steals. Brooke Combs chipped in 5.9 points per game for the Lady Panthers to go along with 74 rebounds, 11 steals and ten assists.

Wayne Trace’s Brenda Feasby and Sylvia Young received Honorable Mention as well.

Brenda Feasby aided the red, white and blue cause with 4.2 points per game to go along with 65 rebounds, 27 assists and 42 steals.

Sylvia Young chipped in 6.3 markers a night while grabbing 72 rebounds on the season.