CHARLESTON – Several Mingo Central Lady Miners received All-Cardinal Conference honors which were releases on Tuesday morning.
Senior Tyshira Joplin was named to the first team. Joplin averaged 13 ppg., three steals and five assists.
Two freshmen, Katie Ball and Xziah Rhodes, were both named to the second team. Ball, is a 6-foot-1 forward, who averaged about 14 ppg., nine rebounds and three blocks. Rhodes averaged 13 ppg. and seven rebounds.
Sophomore guard Kylee Varney, one of the defensive stoppers on the team, and a playmaker was named honorable mention.
“I’m just proud of the year all my girls had,” said Lady Miners coach Brandon Ball. “They all deserved this honor.”
Mingo Central won the Class AA, Region 4, Section 2 sectional championship. They were one game from making it to the state tournament for the first time in school history, but fell short in the co-regional finals against Poca.
Cardinal Conference 2016-2017
Basketball Girls All-Conference
Mingo Central, Tyshira Joplin
Winfield, ZZ Russell, Mary Lawman
Wayne, Aerial Adkins, Maddie Wilcox
Poca, Casey Skeens, Aubrey Chandler
Nitro, Nadia Legros
Sissonville, Laila Arthur
Chapmanville, Kara Browning
Logan, Ally Sipple
Mingo Central, Katie Ball, Xziah Rhodes
Wayne, Lakyn Adkins
Poca, Madi Ord
Nitro, Torri Porterfield
Sissonville, Mikayla Long
Chapmanville, Madison Webb, Liv Dalton
Scott, Emily Foley
Mingo Central, Kylee Varney
Winfield, Sydney Cavender, Megan Cavender, Mara McGrew
Chapmanville, Kylee Blair
Wayne, Whitney Sanson
Poca, Sarah Fisher
Nitro, Leslie Boley
Sissonville, Marleigh Bays
Logan, Kaileah Williams
Scott, Brooke Burns
Herbert Hoover, Taylor Carpenter
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