Kenton Ridge’s record-setting senior Mikala Morris (left) was first team Division II All-Ohio. FILE PHOTO

Kenton Ridge senior first team All-Ohio Division II girls basketball

Kenton Ridge senior Mikala Morris was named first team Division II All-Ohio girls high school basketball by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association on Wednesday.

Also garnering All-Ohio status was Corinne Thomas of Tecumseh and Springfield’s Mickayla Perdue.

A four-year starter for the Cougars and a 6-foot-2 center, Morris was a dominating factor in the Central Buckeye Conference. She averaged a CBC-best 27.0 points, 20.5 rebounds and 4.0 blocks. She also surpassed 2,000 career points and her 1,700-plus career rebounds is an all-time Ohio girls record.

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Kenton Ridge was 19-3 in the regular season (21-4 overall) and was runner-up to Tecumseh in the CBC Kenton Trail Division. Morris was second team All-Ohio as a junior. She signed with Quinnipiac University (Conn.).

Thomas and Perdue both received D-I honors.

A 5-9 senior and the daughter of Tecumseh coach Danielle Thomas, Corinne Thomas was a third-team choice. Another four-year starter, she averaged 22.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.4 steals for the Arrows.

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She also surpassed 2,000 career points. As a senior she reset her own Tecumseh single-game scoring record with 51 points against London. She ranks second in the state for most 3-pointers in a game (13) and also most 3-pointers in a career (360-plus).

Tecumseh (17-8) won four straight out-right CBC Kenton Trail titles with Thomas in the lineup. She’ll play in the upcoming Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association North vs. South All-Star Games. She signed with West Liberty (W.Va.).

Perdue, a 5-9 sophomore guard, was honorable mention. She led the Greater Western Ohio Conference in scoring (21.4) and steals (5.3). She had five games of 30-plus points, including a season-high 45 against visiting Bellefontaine. Uncommitted, she has multiple offers, including Wright State.

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Kierstand Bell, a senior from Canton McKinley was averaged 28.8 points, was the D-I player of the year. Toledo Rogers senior Zia Cooke (22.5 points) was the D-II player of the year.

The D-I coach of the year was Dave Zvara of Avon Lake and Kevin Cornell of New Philadelphia the D-II coach of the year.

The Division III and IV teams were announced on Tuesday. Teams are chosen at the district level by media reps throughout the state based on coaches’ nominations. Ohio’s Ms. Basketball will be announced on Thursday.

The OPSWA will announce the boys basketball All-Ohio teams next week.

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