Green leads all-region team


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After helping lead her Harlan County Lady Bears to the regional finals, sophomore guard Blair Green was selected as player of the year on the 13th Region Coaches Association all-region team.

Green, who is being recruited by several Division I schools, averaged 19.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game for the 23-9 Lady Bears.

Teams from the 52nd District were well represented on the all-region team, filling six of the top 10 spots.

Region champ Harlan was represented on the first team by junior guard Jordan Brock and senior guard Brooklyn Massingill. Sophomore center Kaylea Gross joined Green as Harlan County players on the first team. Senior guard Katrina Johnson and senior center Zoe Taylor were chosen from Bell County.

Harlan’s Derrick Akal, who led the Lady Dragons to a 27-5 record and a 13th Region title, was named coach of the year.

Sixteen coaches participated in the voting with coaches not allowed to vote for their own players.

The all-region team includes:

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First team

Blair Green – Harlan Co.

Jordan Brock – Harlan

Kayla Bruner – North Laurel

Kelli Roberts – Clay Co.

Brooklyn Massingill – Harlan

Katrina Johnson – Bell Co.

Jaclyn Jewell – Corbin

Kayla Gross – Harlan Co.

Zoe Taylor – Bell Co.

Madison Kehler – OBI

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Second team

Madison Sheppard – North Laurel

Brooklyn Bryant – Lynn Camp

Cierra Crowe – Jackson Co.

Emma Bianchi – Harlan

Toni McCombs – Knox Central

Kaylee Mathis – Clay Co.

Abby Estes – Whitley Co.

Shelby Davis – South Laurel

Melanie Wilson – Corbin

Sydney Tye – Williamsburg *

Anna Daniels – Barbourville *

* Tie in votes, both players receive second-team all-region

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Third team

Taylor Patterson – Knox Central

Hannah Lawson – North Laurel

Kaelie Frazier – Whitley Co.

Bailey Hensley – Middlesboro

Jill Enix – Pineville

Kameryn Ashurst – Corbin

Sierra Feltner – Whitley Co.

Ashley Booher – OBI

Allison Howard – Bell Co.

Candice Gulley – Corbin

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Senior academic all-region (3.5 GPA or higher):

Katrina Johnson – Bell Co.

Sarah Collins – Bell Co.

Allison Howard – Bell Co.

Chelsie Frasure – Bell Co.

Zoe Taylor – Bell Co.

Kelli Roberts – Clay Co.

Jaclyn Jewell – Corbin

Melanie Wilson – Corbin

Morgan Philpot – Corbin

Candice Gulley – Corbin

Rachel Logan – Corbin

Brooklyn Massingill – Harlan Ind.

Katie King – Harlan Ind.

Cierra Crowe – Jackson Co.

Taylor Patterson – Knox Central

Breanna White – Lynn Camp

Bailey Hensley – Middlesboro

Erica Gambrel – Middlesboro

Kayla Bruner – North Laurel

Makayla Sexton – North Laurel

Ashley Raines – North Laurel

Sharon Ogunyemi – OBI

Chinonso Ibe – OBI

Ashley Booher – OBI

Madison Kehler – OBI

Shayne Raftery – Pineville

Sophia Knuckles – Pineville

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