parkersburg — Huntington St. Joe’s 5-foot-7 senior guard Bailee Adkins may have displayed her appreciable scoring expertise throughout a difficult schedule throughout her senior season.
However because the heartbeat of the Irish, Adkins sacrificed these excessive level totals. As a substitute, she effectively ran each the offense and protection. She sparked the Maxpreps.com nationally-ranked staff on a nightly foundation together with her 10 factors, 7.three assists, 4 rebounds and four.three assists per recreation.
“That’s my recreation and it at all times has been my recreation,” stated Adkins. “And everybody knew their roles this yr and I simply ran the ground and tried to be the chief of the staff.”
Adkins led the Irish to a 22-1 report in addition to the highest seed of and state championship favourite standing within the W.Va. Class A state event.
Immediately, Adkins as soon as once more leads a bunch of extremely proficient gamers after she was voted the captain of the West Virginia Sports activities Writers Affiliation’s Class A women basketball all-state first staff.
‘I’m simply honored to be named captain,” stated Adkins. “I might not be right here proper now if it wasn’t for my teammates and household and coaches, I positively thank them. I get a little bit lazy generally and my mother pushes me to work out to get higher.”
Junior teammate and 2020 W.Va. Gatorade Participant of the 12 months Grace Hutson benefitted from a lot of that onerous work. The Irish’s first-year participant shot her means onto the highest staff together with her 19.5 factors per recreation. She additionally crammed up the stat sheet together with her averages of four.5 rebounds, two assists and a couple of.eight steals.
Although COVID-19 suspended the state event, the staff anticipated to face St. Joe for the title — Parkersburg Catholic — additionally positioned two representatives in senior Madeline and sophomore Leslie Huffman. Every performed giant roles because the No. 2 Crusaderettes superior to the state semifinals after a win over Tucker County.
Madeline (14.2 ppg, 6.eight apg, four.5 spg) probably capped off her profession with a Class A state event report 15 assists in opposition to the Mountain Lions. Leslie added to her Little Kanawha Convention Participant of the 12 months honors after her 23 factors in opposition to Tucker County lived as much as her 19.6 ppg common. Leslie’s evolution from a defensive stopper into an entire participant outfitted the Crusaderettes with one other weapon.
The ultimate pair of teammates hails from one other state event qualifier. Junior Gavin Pivont’s (17.6 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2.6 spg) and junior Taylor Isaac’s (21.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg, four.2 apg, 5.7 spg) continued progress aided Summers County’s return journey to Charleston because the No. 5 seed. Pivont developed into a greater chief, shooter and shot blocker because the season progressed. Issac, in the meantime, raised up her complete recreation.
Becoming a member of the three units are two remaining gamers from state event qualifiers. Gilmer County guard Trinity Bancroft’s 35 factors helped rally her Titans previous Kaylee Reinbeau’s Wheeling Central Maroon Knights throughout a state quarterfinal matchup. Regardless of a hamstring damage forcing her to overlook 4 video games, Reinbeau (19.5 ppg, 12.7 rpg) powered a Knights’ staff coping with many accidents all through the season to the massive dance. Bancroft proved as invaluable to the Titans with averages of 16.7 factors, four.9 rebounds, and a couple of.2 steals.
Parkersburg Catholic’s Aaliyah Brunny captained the second staff after averaging 16.eight factors, 7.four rebounds, four.eight steals and 1.9 blocks per recreation. She is joined by fellow LKC gamers in Webster County’s freshman Sydney Baird and Ravenswood junior Annie Hunt. Rounding out the squad are 4 seniors in Tucker County’s Terra Kuhn, Magnolia’s Kyndra Pilant, Wheeling Central’s Hannah White and Pocahontas County’s Laila Calhoun alongside Tug Valley sophomore Kaylea Baisden.
Huntington St. Joe’s Hannah Roberts instructions the third staff with averages of 12.four factors, 5.9 rebounds, 1.four assists, and 1.2 steals per recreation.
Bailee Adkins, St. Joseph; Sr. (Captain)
Taylor Issac, Summers County; Jr.
Madeline Huffman, Parkersburg Catholic; Sr.
Grace Hutson, St. Joseph; Jr.
Leslie Huffman, Parkersburg Catholic; Soph.
Kalyee Reinbeau, Wheeling Central; Sr.
Trinity Bancroft, Gilmer County; Soph.
Gavin Pivont, Summers County; Jr.
Aaliyah Brunny, Parkersburg Catholic; Jr. (Captain)
Terra Kuhn, Tucker County; Sr.
Kyndra Pilant, Magnolia; Sr.
Sydney Baird, Webster County; Fr.
Kaylea Baisden, Tug Valley; Soph.
Hannah White, Wheeling Central; Sr.
Laila Calhoun, Pocahontas County; Sr.
Annie Hunt, Ravenswood; Jr.
Hannah Roberts, St. Joseph; Jr. (Captain)
Kenley Posten, Greenbrier West; Sr.
Josie Montgomery, Calhoun County; Jr.
Rebekah Rupert, Ritchie County; Fr.
Dionna Grey, St. Joseph; Soph.
Grace Mitchell, Higher Beckley Christian; Sr.
Kylie Wright, St. Marys; Jr.
Hannah Rahin, Charleston Catholic; Jr.
Honorable Point out
Julie Agee, Greenbrier West; Olivia Alexander, Montcalm; Trinity Amick, Richwood; Kira Bircher, Pocahontas County; Kadie Colebank, Tucker County; Abby Darnley, Buffalo; Emily Dickerson, Midland Path; Jonna Ferrell, Doddridge County; Lara Fetty, St. Marys; Emilee Henderson, Notre Dame; Imani Hickman, St. Joseph; Bianca Howell, Doddridge County; Karli LaFauci, Van; Abby Lee, St. Joseph; London Hood, Tucker County; Katie Marcum, Tolsia; Makayla Could, Tug Valley; Jazzy Melnyk, Madonna; Taylor McHenry, Gilmer County; Jenna Montgomery, South Harrison; Lilli Neely, Cameron; Caraline Nelson, Sherman; Alyssa Newsome, Tug Valley; Nicole Reynolds, Williamstown; Riley Richmond, Summers County; Lindsey Rinker, Moorefield; Kayli Sauro, Williamstown; Kylie Saltis, South Harrison; Hailea Skeens, Sherman; Jacyln Smith, Trinity; Morgan Turner, Notre Dame; Grace Wellings, Gilmer County; Jayla Wiseman, Williamstown; Emma Wyer, Wirt County; Bailee Yokum, Notre Dame