The outstanding seasons enjoyed by both the Sidney High girls and boys basketball teams was reflected in the All-Greater Western Ohio Conference North selections, announced recently.
The Sidney High girls, who are 24-0 after Wednesday night’s tournament win and finished the regular season ranked No. 2 in the state, put three players on the first team and one on the second.
In addition, the Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year awards both went to Sidney in senior Sylvia Hudson, who led the entire GWOC in scoring this season, and head coach Megan Mummey.
Hudson was joined on the first team by senior guard Kaitlyn Davis and junior post player Celena Taborn. In addition, Hudson and Taborn were named to the all-conference team, which consists of just eight players from the entire conference. They were the only North representatives.
An Urbana University commit, Hudson averaged 20.9 during the regular season, along with 8.9 rebounds per game. She shot 63 percent from the field, and late in the season, she became Sidney’s all-time career scoring leader in girls basketball.
Davis averaged 9.9 points and 2.3 assists per game, and was a 77 percent free throw shooter. She was also Sidney’s go-to defender, and the leading three-point shooter with 31 on 44 percent shooting from long range.
Taborn, Sidney’s 6-foot-2 post player, averaged 14.6 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. She shot 56 percent from the field and blocked 70 shots during the regular season.
Sidney had one more player named to the second team in senior Ashley Egan, who led the team in assists with 2.8 per game.
Mummey has led Sidney to 40 consecutive regular season victories.
Sidney had two players named to the All-North first team, another to the second team, and one to the Special Mention list.
The Jackets were second in the North behind Trotwood at 6-4, and 15-7 for the regular season.
Named to the first team were senior Cameron Gallimore and freshman Andre Gordon.
Gallimore is Sidney’s leading scorer at 14.3 per game, shooting 41 percent from three-point range and 82 percent from the line. He is far and away the team leader in threes, having sunk 53 of 130 this season. He also had 37 assists and 24 steals.
Gordon is a freshman who has helped pack the Sidney High gym at home games with his dazzling moves and dunks. He is second on the team in scoring at 13.1 per game and shoots 47 percent from the field. He also leads the team in assists with 121 (5.8 per game) and in steals with 58.
Sidney had one more named to the second team in 6-4 Lorenzo Taborn, whose sister is Celena. Taborn averages 10.6 and leads the Jackets in rebounds at 7.3. He’s a 50 percent field goal shooter.
Senior Darryl McNeal was named to the Special Mention list. He averages 5.6 points and is second in rebounding at 5.2.
First team — Kaitlyn Davis, senior, Sidney; Sylvia Hudson, senior, Sidney; Nia Martin, senior, Trotwood; Shelby Moses, senior, Vandalia; Celena Taborn, junior, Sidney; Brittney Patroskey, junior, Vandalia; E’Taja Thomson, junior, Trotwood.
Second team — Sierra Besecker, senior, Troy; Ashley Egan, senior, Sidney; Kellah Flucas, sophomore, Trotwood; Abby Grooms, senior, Vandalia; Bailey Hess, junior, Troy; Chloe McKinney, senior, Greenville.
Special Mention — Kelsey Magoteaux, sophomore, Piqua; Mikayla Schaffner, sophomore, Piqua; Karsyn Shaffer, junior, Greenville; Maddy Taylor, senior, Troy; Mercedes Woodward, sophomore, Trotwood.
Athlete of the Year — Hudson.
Coach of the Year — Megan Mummey, Sidney.
All-Conference — Victorie Harrison, junior, Centerville; Sylvia Hudson, senior, Sidney; Kasey Hughes, senior, Springboro; Shaquille McGruder, sophomore, Wayne; Rylie Parkhurst, senior, Miamisburg; Kayla Shields, senior, Beavercreek; Celena Taborn, junior, Sidney; Kelly Wurth, senior, Springboro.
First team — Colton Bachman, senior, Piqua; Myles Belyeu, sophomore, Trotwood; Amari Davis, freshman, Trotwood; Cameron Gallimore, senior, Sidney; Andre Gordon, freshman, Sidney; Clay Guillozet, senior, Greenville; Torrey Patton, junior, Trotwood.
Second team — Amir Foster, junior, Isaiah Gable, junior, Greenville; Bradley Hohlbein, senior, Piqua. Zach Ledbetter, senior, Vandalia; Nate Monnin, junior, Piqua; Lorenzo Taborn, senior, Sidney; Romello Yaqub, senior, Troy.
Special Mention — Noah Ballard, senior, Vandalia; Mechia Linton, senior, Troy; Darryl McNeal, senior, Sidney; Aaron Rich, junior, Greenville.
Athlete of the Year — Guillozet.
Coach of the Year — Rocky Rockhold, Trotwood.