Yadkin pair makes first-team all-District 11
by Tim Bullard, Staff Writer
Starmounts Kelli Bonner and Forbushs Michael Scott made first-team All-District 11 for the recently concluded high school basketball season.
Only five girls and five boys made the first-team lineups, as voted on by the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association.
Bonner led the Lady Rams in scoring from her point guard spot, earning first-team status on the Mountain Valley 1A/2A all-conference team.
Scott averaged 18.3 points and 7.8 rebounds for the Falcons en route to collecting MVAC all-conference status. Scott was the conference tournament MVP, helping Forbush end a long drought in boys hoops.
Kelsey Long of East Surry and Darius Moose of Jesse Carson were the District 11 players of the year.
Other first-team girls included Ellie Case of Mount Airy, Mallary Clay of Ashe County and Shanequa Pfifer of Salisbury. Other boys voted to the first team included Darien Rankin of Salisbury, Keshun Sherrill of West Rowan and Shawn Lester of Mooresville.
The second-team girls line-up included Courtney Campbell (North Surry), Jordan Hiatt (Mount Airy), Mariah McVey (Ashe County), Morgan Midkiff (North Surry) and Katie Ryder (Wilkes Central).
Third-team girls included Samantha Adams (East Wilkes), Brandy Stanley (Forbush), Jodie Lemons (North Stokes), Mandeesa Singletary (North Iredell) and Haley Williams (Wilkes Central).
The second-team boys lineup featured Grayson Wells (Ashe County), Wade Moody (Mount Airy), Jamal Mayfield (Davie County), Kevin Parks (West Rowan) and Cody Clanton (Carson). Third-teams were BJ Sherrill (West Rowan), Cody Eller (Forbush), Bryson Payne (Ashe County), Alex Weant (Salisbury) and Nick Houston (Carson).
Coaches of the year for District 11 were Howard Mayo (Mount Airy girls) and Mike Gurley (West Rowan boys).
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