Honors in MSAC go to Miller and Evans
HUNTINGTON -- Spring Valley girls basketball coach Bo Miller was named as the Mountain State Athletic Conference co-coach of the year along with Scott James from St. Albans.
Miller helped guide the Timberwolves to a 23-4 record and a berth in the Class AAA state semifinals in the Charleston Civic Center. After starting the year 0-2, Spring Valley won 23 of 24 games before falling to Logan in the semifinals.
Part of the Timberwolves' success was based on the play of sophomore forward Madison Morris, who was named as an All-MSAC first-team selection.
Local players joining Morris on the first team included Huntington High's Kiana Evans and Hurricane's Abby Watson.
Evans is signed to play at Marshall University along with MSAC Player of the Year McKenzie Akers from Princeton.
Others on the first team were Parkersburg's Imani Ward, St. Albans' Breanna Propst, George Washington's duo of Rachel Ward and Kelly Jo Harrison and Nitro's Savannah Shamblin.
Cabell Midland landed a pair of players on the second team with point guard Grace Jarrell and post Sierra Jordan.
Spring Valley point guard Sarah Kelly was also a second-team selection, along with Huntington High's Dazha Congleton and Winfield's Haeley Moore.
Other second-team selections include Riverside's Brittany Wood, Capital's Khadijah Lee, and Princeton's Hannah Preservati.
Special honorable mention selections include Cabell Midland's Emily Pitkin, Spring Valley's Mackenzie Morris, Huntington High's Dominique Gibson and Winfield's Mara Rhoades.
Honorable mention choices were Spring Valley's Brooke Heck, Winfield's Haylae Roberson, Cabell Midland's Alex Ellis, Huntington High's Ericka Budd and Hurricane's Audrey Barber.
All-MSAC girls team list