Posted: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:00 pm
All four Clinton County varsity girls’ basketball coaches nominated players from their own team for this year’s all-county team. Once all nominations were made, coaches then ranked the nominated players from other county schools.
Each time a player was ranked first, they received 12 points. A second place ranking earned the player 11 points and the trend continued all the way down the list.
Players in the top five for total points made first team all-county, the next five players made second team and the final nominees made honorable mention. The player who received the most total points was named player of the year.
Frankfort senior Taylor Kirby received the most points during the voting process and therefore is the 2015 All-County Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year.
The following players make up the 2015 All-County Girls’ Basketball Team:
First team all-county
Frankfort senior Taylor Kirby
Kirby finished the season tied for second out of all teams in the state for 3-point shooting percentage, making 40-of-78 attempts for 51 percent.
She averaged 11.3 points per game (ppg), which was second on the team to senior Cassidy Dubree. Kirby had a season-high 22 points in Frankfort’s 56-49 win over Lafayette Jefferson Nov. 20.
Kirby led the team in free throw shooting, making 80-of-108 attempts for 74 percent. She finished the season third on the team with 47 assists.
Frankfort junior Jacenda Perry
Perry finished the season third on the team averaging 10.9 ppg and first on the team averaging 4.9 rebounds per game (rpg). She was first on the team averaging three assists per game (apg), which was third in conference.
Perry was first on the team averaging 3.2 steals per game, which was fourth in conference.
Clinton Prairie senior Mattyson Robison
After losing junior Madison Douglass (22 ppg) early in the season to an injury, Robison led the Gophers with 11.3 ppg. Her 3.5 apg led the team and the conference and her 4.2 steals per game led the team and was second in conference.
Clinton Prairie junior Kayla Pearson
Pearson finished the season averaging nine ppg and led the team and conference in 3-pointers made (47) and 3-point shooting percentage (34 percent, minimum 15 attempts made). She finished the season scoring in double-digits for five of the final six games, including a season-high 21 points in the Clinton Prairie’s 50-39 win over Tri-Central in the sectional semifinals Feb. 13.
Rossville sophomore Keely Criswell
Criswell finished the season with a team-high 10.6 ppg and 7.1 rpg (3rd in conference). Her 1.5 blocks per game were first on the team and second in conference.
She led the team in free throw shooting making 65-of-90 attempts for 72 percent.
Second team all-county
Clinton Central senior Caitlyn Bradley
Bradley led the Bulldogs averaging 16.1 ppg, which was third in conference. Her 4.3 steals per game were first on the team and in conference and her 3.2 apg led the team and were second in conference.
She recorded double-digit points in all but two games this season, including matching her career-high with 32 points during Clinton Central’s 55-49 win over Tri-County Jan. 15. Her 6.4 rpg finished second on the team behind sophomore Taylor Morris.
Frankfort senior Cassidy Dubree
Dubree led the Hot Dogs in scoring, averaging 12.4 ppg, which was fifth in conference. Her 4.1 rpg were second on the team to Perry.
She was also second to Perry averaging 2.1 apg and 1.8 steals per game.
Rossville freshman Maggie Deboy
Deboy was second on the team averaging 10 ppg. Her 2.7 apg led the team and were fourth in the conference.
Her strongest offensive performances came against Frontier, as she scored 21, 19 and 17 points respectively in the three matchups this season.
Clinton Prairie sophomore Micha Ruiz
After Douglass’ season ended due to injury, Ruiz led the team’s rebounding, averaging 3.8 rpg. She led the team in total rebounds (90) and defensive rebounds (60).
She had a season-high 10 points in Clinton Prairie’s 57-40 win over South Newton Jan. 2.
Clinton Central sophomore Taylor Morris
Morris finished the season second on the team averaging 10.2 ppg and first on the team averaging 7.8 rpg, which was second in the conference. She recorded six double-doubles this season and led the team with a 44 percent field goal percentage.
Frankfort junior Tania Olivas
Olivas led Frankfort with 20 blocks with an average of 0.8 blocks per game, which was fifth in conference. She finished the season fourth on the team with 87 rebounds (3rd with 56 defensive rebounds).
She had a season-high 17 points in Frankfort’s 60-44 win over North Montgomery Dec. 6.
Clinton Prairie sophomore Cheyenne Grissom
Grissom was second on the team with 85 rebounds (1st with 33 offensive rebounds) and finished the season third on the team averaging 3.5 rpg. She had a season-high 17 points in Clinton Prairie’s 63-55 win over Covington Jan. 31.
Rossville sophomore Mallory Roberts
Roberts finished the season third on the team with 1.3 apg and two steals per game. Her 53 offensive rebounds were second on the team and her 121 total rebounds were fourth.
She had a season-high nine points in Rossville’s 48-44 loss to Delphi Feb. 3.