The Gallatin News, Hendersonville Standard and the Portland Sun, which are under the Main Street Preps umbrella, has named their All-Sumner County basketball teams.
Beech senior Deshiya Hoosier earned Player of the Year honors for helping lead her team to the Class AAA sectional round.
The four teams are comprised of nine Sumner County schools including Beech, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Merrol Hyde, Pope John Paul II, Portland, Station Camp, Westmoreland, and White House.
We have also named superlatives for Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Team of the Year.
Nominations and statistics were sent in by the coaches, and the Main Street Preps staff made the final decisions.
The full teams are listed below.
Player of the Year: Deshiya Hoosier, Beech
Why chosen: Hoosier led the Lady Bucs this season in almost every offensive category. She was named the District 9-AAA regular season Most Valuable Player, named to the District 9-AAA tournament team, and the Region 5-AAA tournament team. She was the Lady Bucs’ main option this season and still, she could not be stopped in league play. She is committed to Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Team of the Year: Westmoreland Eagles
Why Chosen: The Lady Eagles enjoyed a 29-5 record and a trip to the Class AA sub-state round where they fell to state semifinalist Nolensville by four points. The Eagles were crowned District 9-AA regular season and tournament champions. The team enjoyed two win streaks of 10 more more wins including a 16-game win streak from Jan. 7 through March 2.
Coach of the Year: Jerry Landers, Gallatin
Why Chosen: Landers led Gallatin to their best record in 20 years going 21-10. The team also finished in third place in the District 9-AAA tournament, their best finish since 2002.
Student-Athlete of the Year: Daley McCloud, Portland
Why Chosen: Along with being a four year member of the basketball and softball teams at Portland High School, Daley is a member of BETA and the National Honor’s Society. She carries a 3.96 GPA and a 4.0 GPA in college courses through Volunteer State. She scored a 26 on her ACT and has plans to attend Volunteer State CC on the Hope Scholarship. She is a vital volunteer coach in the youth league and the community in Portland the last two years.
- Ashley Malone, Pope John Paul II
Why Chosen: Malone was the offensive catalyst for the Lady Knights basketball team this season. A true do-it-all point guard, Malone was asked to shoulder the load and did so in a big way. She scored 504 points for a 17.4 points per game average, 5.1 rebounds per game, 3.4 steals per game, and was named to the DII-AA All-Region and All-State team. She is committed to Jacksonville University.
- Mia Dean, Beech
Why Chosen: Dean, much like Hoosier, was asked to pick up her production this season when teammate Jana Claire Swafford went down with a knee injury before the season started. She responded by leading the team in assists. She also became the first player in school history to record 1,000 points and 500 assists in her career.
- Avery Morris, Westmoreland
Why Chosen: Morris led her team with 14 points per game, 5 assists per game, and 3 steals per game while collecting over 100 rebounds at the point guard position. She was named the District 9-AA regular season and tournament Most Valuable Player and was named to the Region 5-AA All-Region team.
- Marisa Wirtz, Station Camp
Why Chosen: Wirtz turned the corner at the start of the 2020 calendar year, picking up her scoring and overall contribution to the Lady Bison basketball team. She averaged 16.5 points per game and shot 44% from below the arc and 31% from long range. She was named to the District 9-AAA regular season team.
- Jeremia Montgomery, Gallatin
Why Chosen: Montgomery led Gallatin in scoring, rebounding, and assists this season. She tallied 11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2.5 steals per game. She was named to the District 9-AAA Regular season and Tournament team.
Bri Ellis, Beech
Macy Thomas, Merrol Hyde
Faith Eubank, Station Camp
Jo’Neca Talley, Gallatin
Alana Eakle, Westmoreland
Janaeya Mayes, Hendersonville
Lillie Whitehead, Portland
JC Swafford, Beech
Leanna Pearson, Pope John Paul II
Laci Walmer, Beech
Baylee Miller, White House
Kayla Minchey, Hendersonville
Janaya Newsom, Gallatin
Anastin Lee, Pope John Paul II
Peyton Mingle, Merrol Hyde