This year’s All Gadsden County Girls Basketball Team has the market cornered on ball handling and passing as the entire team is made up of eight guards. Also unusual is the fact that there is only one senior on the team, Jasmine McWhite, and this is the first year the senior guard has made the team.
Six of the the other players are juniors and of those six, West Gadsden’s Devonna Washington, Tallavana Christian’s Taniyah Lockwood, and Deambrenique Davis and Dondrea Harris from East Gadsden are each repeating as All County selections for the second year in a row.
In addition to McWhite, new players representing for the first time are Kadejah Glynn and Maddey Pappadakis from Munroe and East Gadsden’s Tamra Fitzgerald.
Congratulations to all eight players making the 2014 team.
Boys' team senior-laden, experienced
By Joe Ferolito,
Herald Sports Editor
This year’s Herald All-County Boys Basketball Team is loaded with seniors. In fact, the whole team consists of a group of talented upperclassman.
East Gadsden and West Gadsden each have three representatives on the team and a player each from Munroe and Tallavana round out the squad.
Maryland Eastern Shore commit Ezekiel Sutton marks his fourth year as an All-County player. The Tallavana guard scored at almost a 28-point per game clip and had several games where he surpassed the 40-point mark.
Another high scoring guard was Munroe’s Jalyn Lewis who notched a 25-point-plus per game average.
Center Bobby Dukes from East Gadsden scored 20 points per game and had 16 rebounds per contest in making the team for the second year.
Teammate Nick Byrd also made the team for the second straight year averaging over 12 points per game from a guard position.
Teammate John Fain also had a fine season, hitting over 13 points a game.
West Gadsden came up short in their bid for a third straight FHSAA Final Four appearance but still had a fine year led by center Marquis Brown and guards Lajarious Davis and Davonte Gibson.
Brown, a multiple All-County pick, was a force in the middle for the Panthers, averaging 14 points and nine rebounds a contest while Davis and Gibson handled the perimeter scoring at 10- and 12-point per game clips.