Three area players were named honorable mention All-Ohio girls high school basketball on Tuesday.
Receiving the state-wide recognition were Maggie Coe of Cedarville, Catholic Central’s Abbigail Peterson and Reagan Ware of Greenon.
The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association announced the girls Division III and IV teams on Tuesday. The girls Division I and II All-Ohio teams will be released on Wednesday. Ohio’s Ms. Basketball will be revealed on Thursday.
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Coe, a 5-6 senior guard, was named to D-IV honorable mention. She led the Ohio Heritage Conference in scoring (21.7) and was second in steals (3.4). She also averaged 4.0 rebounds and 3.1 assists.
Coe was the OHC South player of the year this season and also first team All-OHC as a junior. She scored 1,455 career points for the Indians, who were 18-6 overall. She signed to play basketball at Mount Vernon Nazarene.
Peterson, a 5-7 sophomore guard, also was named D-IV honorable mention. She averaged a team-high 15.7 points and 4.0 rebounds. She led the OHC in assists (5.5) and steals (3.5). She also reset a 20-year-old Irish record of assists in a season.
Peterson scored a season-high 27 points in an opening defeat of Calvary Christian. Catholic Central was 17-7 overall, the most wins for the Irish in 17 seasons.
Ware, a 5-foot-6 junior guard, was honorable mention D-III. She averaged a team-high 13.2 points and 3.7 rebounds for the Knights, including a season-high 27 points against Triad. Ware has been first team All-OHC the past two seasons.
Greenon was 15-9 overall and tied with Cedarville and Catholic Central for runner-up in the OHC South Division, all at 11-5.
Tim Gabbard of unbeaten Waynesville was the D-III coach of the year and senior Jordan Horston of Columbus Africentric the player of the year. In D-IV, Mark Combs of Legacy Christian was the coach of the year and Covington senior Samantha Whiteman the player of the year.
The girls All-Ohio teams where chosen based on nine district teams throughout Ohio, including the Southwest District. A panel of media reps voted on players nominated by coaches.
The release of the girls All-Ohio teams coincides with the season-ending girls state final fours at Ohio State University’s Schottenstein Center in Columbus on Thursday through Saturday.
The boys high school All-Ohio teams will be announced by the OPSWA next week.
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