The Moore American

March 27, 2013

Tucker named conference MVP

Jags, Cats and Lions land several players on Mid-State list

By Michael Kinney
The Moore American

MOORE — All-Conference basketball honors have been released, and several area teams have players who made the cut in the Mid-State Conference.

On the girl's Southmoore’s Kayla Tucker and Serithia Hawkins also made the first team, and Westmoore’s Sydney Chastain was named to the second team. Moore’s Amanda Patterson and Southmoore’s Kyra Gilbert made the third team, and NHS’ Albany Anderson, Southmoore’s Kyeria Hanna and Westmoore’s Ashley Gomez were all named Honorable Mention.

After leading the SaberCats to their first appearance at the state tournament, Tucker earned the conferences Most Valuable player award. The senior has signed to play basketball at Alabama State next season. Hawkins was tabbed Super Sophomore.

North pulled in several honors after a state-tournament run. Junior Bri Kuestersteffen was named the offensive player of the year and made the first team, while Haley Woodard and Julian Mougell were both named to the third team. In addition, coach Jeff Blough was named coach of the year.

On the boys’s side, Westmoore’s Tripp Fuller and Moore’s Dorian Gigger both earned first-team honors. Norman North freshman Marcus Dickinson was named to the second team, and Norman High senior Sam Blodgett earned third-team honors. Westmoore had another pair of players make it, with Trey Ayala being named to the second team while Dillion Thompson made third-team. Moore’s Maurice Davenport also earned third-team honors.