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Lovely D-III All-Area player of the year

Greeneview High School senior Ashton Lovely is the All-Area Division III player of the year.

Ashley joined seven other boys and girls players and eight coaches of the year.

Lovely capped an outstanding career with the Rams by averaging 23.5 points, 5.7 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 steals as a senior. She surpassed 2,000 career points and was a two-time Ohio Heritage Conference player of the year. She also posted a single-game career high of 45 points.

Greeneview was 24-4 this past season and 14-0 in winning the OHC championship.

Lovely, a 5-foot-9 guard, is signed with the University of Cincinnati. Rams teammate Sophie Sonneman was named to the second team.

Also on the first team in D-II is Sydney Bates of Kenton Ridge. The sophomore led the Cougars (26-2) in scoring at 16.3 points. Teammates Stephanie Davis, a senior, and Baylee Bennett, a junior, were named to the D-III third team.

Kenton Ridge lost 65-48 to state runner-up Alter in a regional final.

Junior Jamie Dodane of Mechanicsburg was another first-team pick in D-IV. Lexie Perry of Southeastern was a D-IV third-team choice.

Tecumseh (19-6) had two players earn D-I recognition. Sophomore Linsdey Nartker was named to the second team and sophomore Danielle Franklin to the third team.

For the boys, senior Dalton Davis of Tecumseh and Springfield junior DaeShawn Jackson were second-team D-I selections. Davis led the Arrows (20-5) in scoring at 17.4 points. Sophomore teammate Malik Quisenberry was third team.

Jackson, a junior, averaged a team-high 15.0 points for the Wildcats (18-6).

Also, Greeneview senior Dalton Caudill was a second-team selection in D-III. He averaged 18.5 points.

All the boys and girls teams were chosen by Cox Media Group Ohio. Selections were based on recommendations by coaches and other Southwest District media.

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