By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
Unlike the boys it wasn't unpredictable on the girls side. Elizabethton, the defending 2014 AA state champs, ran the table by going undefeated during the regular season. They mowed down their opposition like a weedeater would in high grass and appear to be headed for another state title. Hampton delivered a strong finish after the Christmas break on the 1-A side.
It's hard to look at overall numbers when it comes to the Lady Cyclones. Their top six players could light it up on any other squad in the conference but their team contributions don't go unnoticed on The Tomahawk's 2014-15 All Tri-County Team.
Leading the way is Miss Basketball Finalist Kayla Marosites, our unanimous choice for Player of the Year. Kayla averaged 19.7 points, seven rebounds and four steals per contest. She also shot 84% from the foul line.
Happy Valley's Kalee Johnson was a no-brainer when it came to selecting our Defensive MVP. Johnsons contributions were 19 points, seven rebounds, four blocked shots and four steals per contest. She also shot 82% from the charity stripe.
Hampton's Shyanne Tuelle and Unaka's Kaitlyn Weaver share the Most Promising Underclassman award. Tuelle provided the Lady Bulldogs with 11 points, five rebounds and three assists per game. Weaver's offerings were 10 points per game and nine rebounds.
Betsy's Len Dugger gets the nod for Coach of the Year honors. Hampton's Buddy Hazelwood and Unaka's Kenneth Chambers received strong consideration.
Leading the first team is Elizabethton's Kelci Marosites. Kelci provided 15.6 points, three rebounds and three assists per game. She's joined by Cloudland's Kendal Mull and Hampton's Alexis Bowers as unanimous selections.
Mull hit for 15.6 points per game while Bowers showered Hampton with 11 points, six rebounds and five assists.
Joining Bowers is her teammate Alexis Grubbs who provided 15 points and 10 rebounds per contest.
Finding their way on first team was Unaka's Hannah Tipton, Unicoi County's Chelsey Harness and Happy Valley's Jenna Eaton.
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