Senior Allison Prine was a do-everything player for Eastern Brown this season, and Bernie Cropper's Georgetown Lady G-Men continued their recent trend of winning nearly every night out.
Area coaches recognized both in recent balloting for the Ledger Independent all-area team. Prine garnered votes from all six area coaches north of the river, making her the leading vote-getter and player of the year, and Cropper led the balloting for coach of the year.
Georgetown, Peebles and Eastern each got three players onto the all-area first team. Casey Carter and Jesse Kidwell represented the Lady G-Men, Sidney Pell and Baylee Wallace were chosen from the Lady Indians, and Andrea Tracy joined Prine from the Lady Warriors.
Ripley's Niya Royal and Manchester's Hannah Rideout joined those six to comprise the first team.
The Lady Jays and West Union each had a pair of players chosen as honorable mention. Ripley's Jessica Garrison and Lydia Hamilton and the Lady Dragons' Natasha Barr and Jaycee Cox were tabbed for that team, joining Georgetown's Madison Pack, Peebles' Lexie Doddridge and Manchester's Haylee Adams.
Ohio girls all-area first team
Allison Prine, Eastern Brown -- The senior guard listed at 5-foot-6 was named by the Associated Press to the Division III honorable mention all-Ohio team and second-team all-Southeast District. She scored 14.9 points per game and was all-Southern Hills League.
Niya Royal, Ripley -- The all-SHL performer ran the point for the Lady Jays and scored 10.1 ppg, dished out 6.3 assists per game and swiped 4.2 steals a contest. The junior is listed at 5-foot-4.
Hannah Rideout, Manchester -- The 5-foot-11 sophomore notched 11.9 ppg on her way to being named Division IV honorable mention all-Ohio and second-team all-Southeast District, as well as all-SHL.
Sidney Pell, Peebles -- Pell, a 5-foot-9 sophomore, scored 11.0 ppg, collected 8.0 rpg, recorded 3.2 apg and had 3.4 steals per game. She shot 83 percent on free throws and was honorable mention all-state in Division III, second-team all-Southeast District and all-SHL.
Casey Carter, Georgetown -- The 5-foot-6 senior guard was named the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division player of the year, all-state honorable mention in Division III and to the all-Southwest District second team. She scored 17.1 ppg, hitting 50 percent of her 3-pointers and 89 percent on free throws.
Jesse Kidwell, Georgetown -- This 5-foot-10 junior forward scored 16.4 ppg and snagged 5.7 rpg. She was named to the SBC National Division first team.
Baylee Wallace, Peebles -- Wallace, a 6-foot-1 sophomore, was named third-team all-Southeast District in Division III and all-SHL after scoring 12.7 ppg and grabbing 7.8 rpg.
Andrea Tracy, Eastern Brown -- This 5-foot-7 senior forward was named special mention all-Southeast District in Division III by the AP.
Coach -- Bernie Cropper, Georgetown -- The veteran coach, who just completed his 16th year as the Lady G-Men's bench boss and his 27th year as a head coach, led Georgetown to a 21-3 record, including a 10-0 mark in SBC National Division play, earning him the division coach of the year award. Under Cropper, Georgetown has won 67 of its last 73 games.
Natasha Barr, West Union -- The sophomore was named special mention all-Southeast District in Division III and all-SHL after racking up 12.2 ppg and 7.8 rpg, leading the Lady Dragons in each category.
Jessica Garrison, Ripley -- This 5-foot-4 junior guard scored 12.0 ppg and connected on 47 treys, garnering an all-SHL spot.
Lydia Hamilton, Ripley -- The Lady Jays' lone senior, listed at 6-foot-1, transferred to her local school district from St. Patrick over the summer and scored 7.8 ppg with 6.7 rpg.
Madison Pack, Georgetown -- The SBC National Division first-teamer scored 7.4 ppg. She's listed as a 5-foot-9 junior forward.
Jaycee Cox, West Union -- This senior scored 6.3 ppg for the Lady Dragons.
Lexie Doddridge, Peebles -- The 5-foot-6 freshman point guard led the Lady Indians during the postseason with 12.7 ppg, having scored 9.7 ppg during the regular season. She had 4.5 apg and 3.4 steals a contest.
Haylee Adams, Manchester -- A 5-foot-7 sophomore, Adams was honored as a special mention all-Southeast District performer in Division IV.