Girls basketball: Fort Loramie’s Avery Brandewie named first team all-Ohio in D-IV

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Fort Loramie’s Avery Brandewie was named first team all-Ohio in Division IV while Victoria Mescher and Russia’s Roni Poling were named third team.

The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association released Div. III and IV all-state teams on Monday and Div. I and II teams on Tuesday.

Brandewie, a junior forward, averaged 10.5 points and six rebounds per game.

Mescher, a junior forward, averaged 10.5 points and 5.3 rebounds. Poling, a senior forward, averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds.

All-district and all-state teams are coordinated by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association, which took over handling the teams in 2017 after the Associated Press cut its handling of all-state teams nationwide.

The OPSWA has media panels which select all-district teams for each of the OHSAA’s six districts. A statewide panel selects all-state teams; they were previously based on first and second team all-district selections, but now even honorable mention all-district selections are eligible for all-state selections.

All-district and all-state selections are based on regular-season performance only.

Fort Loramie senior forward Summer Hoying was named special mention all-Ohio in Div. IV.

Sidney’s Kiara Hudgins and Jordan Scully were named honorable mention in Div. I. Anna’s Brenna Cobb was named honorable mention in Div. III. Botkins’ Delana Pitts and Jackson Center’s McKinley Reichert were honorable mention in D-IV.

All-state boys basketball teams are scheduled to be released on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Bryant Billing has worked as the sports editor of the Sidney Daily News since 2017. He worked as a reporter and later as an editor for a weekly newspaper in Springfield from 2007 to 2012, managed a Springfield-based website called TopBillingSports.com from 2012 to 2016 and then worked as a freelancer for Cox Media Group Ohio newspapers (including the Dayton Daily News) from 2016 to 2017 before joining the SDN.

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