Peterson, Rice voted first team all-Ohio
Alexis Peterson of Northland and Alyssa Rice of Reynoldsburg were selected first team on the Associated Press Division I all-Ohio girls basketball team yesterday.
Peterson, a 5-foot-7 senior guard who will play for Syracuse in college, was the state’s top scorer at 28.6 points per game. She also averaged 5.2 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 3.4 steals while shooting 51 percent from the field (46 percent from three-point range) and 76 percent at the free-throw line.
Rice, a 6-3 junior center and one of the most coveted recruits in the Midwest, averaged 15.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.0 blocks and shot 65 percent from the field.
Ashley Morrissette of Twinsburg was selected player of the year, based on recommendations by state media panel. Other first- teamers were Kelsey Mitchell of Cincinnati Princeton, Kristen Confroy of Solon and Keshyra McCarver of Toledo Whitmer.
Indiana-bound 5-9 senior guard Taylor Agler, who led Olentangy Orange to its first state tournament, made second team. She averaged 15.6 points, 8.1 assists, 4.7 steals and 4.0 rebounds.
Christy Macioce of Pickerington North, a 5-11 senior headed to Miami University, made third team. She averaged 13.1 points, 9.6 rebounds and 5.5 assists.
In Division II, Tajanee Wells of Eastmoor Academy was the area’s only first-team choice. The 5-8 senior guard averaged 16.5 points and 6.0 assists while shooting 56 percent from the field.
Amanda Cahill of Clyde and Vanessa Smith of Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown shared player of the year honors.
Other first-teamers were Ana Richter of Oxford Talawanda, Sabrina Mangapora of Canfield, Erica Dawson of Marietta and Laina Snyder of Millersburg West Holmes. Brittany Atkinson of Granville made second team. Kyleigh Wyeth of Fair-field Union made third team.
First team: Alexis Peterson, Northland, 5-7, sr., 28.6; Kelsey Mitchell, Cin. Princeton, 5-7, jr., 23.9; Ashley Morrissette, Twinsburg, 5-9, sr., 19.1; Kristen Confroy, Solon, 5-8, jr., 18.0; Keshyra McCarver, Tol. Whitmer, 5-10, jr., 17.7; Alyssa Rice, Reynoldsburg, 6-3, jr., 15.2. Player of the year: Morrissette, Twinsburg. Coaches of the year: Julie Solis, Twinsburg; Todd Sims, Perrysburg; Trish Kruse, Solon.
Second team: Taylor Agler, Olentangy Orange, 5-9, sr., 15.6; Kelsey Peare, N. Canton Hoover, 5-9, sr., 13.0; Sarah Baer, Perrysburg, 6-1, jr., 13.2; Martha Thompson, Solon, 5-9, sr., 20.4; Lauren Stefancin, Mentor, 5-10, sr., 15.0; Kathryn Westbeld, Kettering Fairmont, 6-2, jr., 15.0.
Third team: Christy Macioce, Pickerington North, 5-11, sr., 13.9; Rachel Goddard, Wadsworth, 5-7, sr., 13.0; McKenna Stephens, Uniontown Lake, 6-0, sr., 14.0; Marquia Turner, Canton McKinley, 5-7, jr., 17.8; Tierra Floyd, Tol. Notre Dame, 6-0, soph., 10.9; Indiya Benjamin, Lima Sr., 5-4, jr., 16.9; Lynsey Englebrecht, Eastlake N., 5-6, jr., 18.8.
Area special mention: Quiera Lampkins, Gahanna.
Area honorable mention: Megan Beidelman, Olentangy; Yamonie Jenkins, Reynoldsburg; Kym Royster, Newark; Symone Simmons, Westerville North; Mya Walker, Olentangy Orange.
First team: Tajanee’ Wells, Eastmoor Academy, 5-8, sr., 16.5; Ana Richter, Oxford Talawanda, 6-1, jr., 18.5; Sabrina Mangapora, Canfield, 6-1, sr., 18.5; Vanessa Smith, Shaker Hts. Hathaway Brown, 6-1, sr., 16.7; Erica Dawson, Marietta, 5-9, sr., 28.0; Amanda Cahill, Clyde, 6-1, jr., 22.2; Laina Snyder, Millersburg W. Holmes, 6-1, jr., 15.7. Players of the year: Amanda Cahill, Clyde; Vanessa Smith, Shaker Hts. Hathaway Brown. Coaches of the year: Ryan Orshoski, Bellevue; Lisa Patterson, Millersburg W. Holmes.
Second team: Brittany Atkinson, Granville, 5-5, sr., 18.4; Bre Berryman, Wintersville Indian Creek, 6-5, soph., 22.2; Megan Donohue, Akron Hoban, 6-2, sr., 17.2; Char’Ron Sweeney, Tol. Rogers, 5-2, sr. 14.6; Emma Hostetler, Shelby, 5-7, sr., 20.2; Nia Marshall, Shaker Hts. Hathaway Brown, 6-0, sr., 15.5; Katlyn Spahar, Mentor Lake Cath., 5-9, sr., 18.0; Trischa Lacy, Urbana, 5-10, sr., 30.3; Cara Cook, Norton, 5-8, sr., 18.5.
Third team: Andi Daugherty, Warsaw River View, 6-0, jr., 19.0; Kyleigh Wyeth, Fairfield Union, 5-9, sr., 12.2; Alli Pavlik, Cortland Lakeview, 5-6, jr., 24.1; Carly Santoro, Bellevue, 5-9, soph., 25.4; Hallie Thome, Chagrin Falls, 6-4, soph., 17.8; Becky Depp, Geneva, 5-4, sr., 13.0; Dominique Doseck, Athens, 5-7, soph., 20.1.
Area special mention: Renee Cheeks, Brookhaven; Tory Minton, Utica; Jaana Motton, Hartley; Anna Voris, Fairfield Union.
Area honorable mention: Carli Codner-Pinto, DeSales; Alyssa Dean, Centennial; Taylor Dush, Utica; Abby Guinther, River Valley; Cassi Stein, Licking Valley; Taylor Saxton, Logan Elm.