All-OVAC Honors Announced
Fort Frye boys and girls, Frontier boys well represented
Fort Frye’s boys and girls basketball teams both won Ohio Valley Athletic Conference titles, as did the Frontier boys.
Those three teams rightfully received plenty of recognition when the All-OVAC basketball teams were released earlier this week.
The Fort Frye girls, coached by Dan Liedtke, advanced to the Division IV Final Four before having their season cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cadets had four of their starters earn All-OVAC status — Hannah Archer, Lexie Huck and Kenzie Dalton were named to the first team while Liv Schneider was an honorable mention pick.
Archer led the team with 15.1 points per game to go along with 4.6 rebounds. She also knocked down 60 3-pointers this season as one of the Cadets’ biggest strengths as a team was the ability to shoot from range.
Huck added 11 points per game and 2.4 assists. She drained 57 3-balls.
Dalton scored nine points per game and grabbed 4.4 rebounds while leading Fort Frye in assists (3.8) and steals (4.3).
The Cadets knocked off previously unbeaten Union Local in the 3A finals, 46-41, after taking down Bellaire 61-46 in the semis.
On the boys’ side, the Eric Henniger-coached Cadets saw Brady Schilling, Kelton Fogle and Zane Wallace all earn first team honors while Caden Fryman was named honorable mention.
Schilling led the team in scoring (13.1 points per game) and rebounding (6 per game) while chipping in 2.4 assists.
Wallace added 12.5 points and 2.7 assists, while Fogle netted 11.9 points and a team-high 3.4 assists.
Fort Frye took down Union Local, in the 3A finals, 57-47, after edging Linsly 45-42 in the semis.
In 1A, the Frontier Cougars of head coach Roger Kirkpatrick had big year. Leading the way for FHS was the duo of Logan Brookover and Kyle Daugherty, who both were named to the 1A first team. Fellow senior Corby Curtis was an honorable mention pick.
Brookover was near the top in scoring and rebounding in the Mid-Ohio Valley with 22 points and 12 rebounds per game.
Daugherty added 15 points and 11 boards per contest for the Cougars, who beat Madonna, 54-44, in the championship and Cameron, 54-47, in the semifinals.
On the girls’ side, Frontier saw Kara Ramsey earned first team recognition. She averaged 12 points and eight rebounds per game.
Other locals honored in 1A were Paden City’s Abbe Stackpole (first team) and Skylar Fulks (honorable mention).
In 2A, Caldwell’s Cayton Secrest was a first teamer as were Shenandoah’s Reagan Flood and Ashleigh Wheeler.
Secrest had a monster year for the Redskins, averaging 21.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 6.1 steals and 4.7 assists. Teammate Jules Hood was honorable mention as was Shenandoah’s Mackenzie Lynch.
Joining the Fort Frye trio on the first team in 3A was Monroe Central’s Amy Bettinger and Kalista Friday and Magnolia’s Kyndra Pilant.
The Seminoles qualified for the 3A tournament, falling to Union Local 63-59 in a semifinal nail-biter.
Honorable mention honorees in 3A included Lenieca Grimm of Magnolia and Haylynn Hines of Monroe Central.
On the boys’ side, Paden City’s Joel Moore joined Daugherty and Brookover on the 1A first team. Moore averaged 11.3 points and 5.6 rebounds this season. His teammate, Walter Joy, was honorable mention.
In 2A, Caldwell’s Bede Lori and Shenandoah’s Christian Duniver were named to the first team.
Lori, a freshman sensation for the Redskins, finished the season with 21.5 points per game, 5.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists. He shot 92% from the free-throw line.
Making honorable mention in 3A were Caldwell’s Jett Lori and Shenandoah’s Kendal Sherman.
In 3A, Magnolia, which lost to top-seeded Union Local 47-43 in overtime, had two first teamers.
Jake Gamble, who averaged 13.6 points, six rebounds and 3.5 assists, and Qwailei Turner both made the first team as did Monroe Central’s Talin Babcock.
On honorable mention were Magnolia’s Trevor Williamson and Monroe Central’s Auston Hogue.
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