2016-17 Journal-News All-Area Prep Girls Basketball Team

Franklin’s Layne Ferrell puts up a shot during a Division I sectional game against Fairborn on Feb. 20 at Troy. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
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Franklin’s Layne Ferrell puts up a shot during a Division I sectional game against Fairborn on Feb. 20 at Troy. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

COACH OF THE YEAR

Chad Allen, Monroe

• Season: Led the Hornets to a 20-5 record, a spot in the Division II sectional finals and a second-place finish in the Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division behind Bellbrook. Monroe set a program record for wins and posted its first winning record since 2006-07. Allen is 38-33 in three seasons with the Hornets. Honors: Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division Coach of the Year. School job: Teaches AP government and U.S. history at Monroe.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Abby Prohaska, Lakota West, 5-10, junior, guard/forward

• Honors: Associated Press Division I All-Ohio first team, All-Southwest District first team; Greater Miami Conference first team. Career points: 633. College: Notre Dame (verbal commitment)

FIRST TEAM

Layne Ferrell, Franklin, 6-1, sophomore, forward

• Honors: Associated Press Division I All-Southwest District third team, Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division first team. Career points: 832.

Cici Riggins, Hamilton, 5-10, sophomore, guard

• Honors: Associated Press Division I All-Southwest District honorable mention, Greater Miami Conference first team. Career points: 613.

Kenzi Saunders, Madison, 5-5, freshman, guard

• Honors: Associated Press Division III All-Southwest District honorable mention, Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division first team. Career points: 327.

Katie Sloneker, Monroe, 5-10, sophomore, guard

• Honors: Associated Press Division II All-Southwest District honorable mention, Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division first team. Career points: 517.

Alexis Straw, Lebanon, 5-9, junior, guard

• Honors: Associated Press Division I All-Southwest District honorable mention, Greater Western Ohio Conference National West Division Athlete of the Year. Career points: 430.

Emma Wright, Talawanda, 5-10, senior, guard

• Honors: Associated Press Division I All-Southwest District third team, Southwest Ohio Conference Athlete of the Year. Career points: 989. College: Grand Valley State

SECOND TEAM

Aubriana Bellard, Middletown Christian, 5-8, junior, forward; Emma Broermann, Badin, 6-1, sophomore, forward; Kelli Bush, Madison, 5-10, senior, forward; Lauren Gerber, Edge wood, 5-9, senior, guard; Sarah Jones, Lakota West, 5-6, junior, guard; Rachel Perry, Lebanon, 5-11, senior, forward

THIRD TEAM

Addie Brown, Talawanda, 5-8, junior, guard; Christa Harris, Carlisle, 5-7, junior, guard; Shelby Nusbaum, Badin, 6-0, freshman, guard; Alyssa Robinette, New Miami, 5-11, senior, forward; Brooke Spaulding, Fairfield, 5-6, senior, guard; Olivia Wells-Daniels, Middletown, 5-9, freshman, forward

FOURTH TEAM

Zahrya Bailey, Fairfield, 5-5, sophomore, guard; Grace Edmonston, Cincinnati Christian, 5-11, junior, forward; Cierra Lipps, Edgewood, 5-5, junior, guard; Monique Prather, Middletown, 5-10, senior, forward; Sophie Sloneker, Monroe, 5-10, sophomore, guard; Jordan Stanley, Lakota East, 5-7, sophomore, guard

HONORABLE MENTION

Jenna Adams, Fenwick, 6-1, junior, center; Kayla Arington, Middletown Christian, 5-7, junior, guard; Lyric Harris, Cincinnati Christian, 5-11, freshman, guard; Amanda Michael, Fenwick, 6-0, senior, forward; Madisyn Oxley, Lakota West, 5-6, junior, guard; Alex Warning, Lebanon, 5-9, senior, guard

Monroe coach Chad Allen shows his emotion during a Jan. 25 game against Bellbrook. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
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Monroe coach Chad Allen shows his emotion during a Jan. 25 game against Bellbrook. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Talawanda guard Emma Wright passes the ball as Ursuline’s Maddie Stuhlreyer (22) and Elle Folan (3) pressure during their Division I sectional game at Lakota East on Feb. 15. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY E.L. HUBBARD
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Talawanda guard Emma Wright passes the ball as Ursuline’s Maddie Stuhlreyer (22) and Elle Folan (3) pressure during their Division I sectional game at Lakota East on Feb. 15. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY E.L. HUBBARD

Madison guard Kenzi Saunders charges to the hoop with Tipp City Bethel guard Emily Crase in pursuit during their Division III sectional game at Franklin Monroe on Feb. 18. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY E.L. HUBBARD
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Madison guard Kenzi Saunders charges to the hoop with Tipp City Bethel guard Emily Crase in pursuit during their Division III sectional game at Franklin Monroe on Feb. 18. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY E.L. HUBBARD

Lebanon guard Alexis Straw takes a shot while being covered by Edgewood guard Jessa Brown (2) during their game at Lebanon on Dec. 19, 2016. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY E.L. HUBBARD
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Lebanon guard Alexis Straw takes a shot while being covered by Edgewood guard Jessa Brown (2) during their game at Lebanon on Dec. 19, 2016. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY E.L. HUBBARD

Lakota West guard/forward Abby Prohaska waits for Lakota East guard Caitlyn Rolling to fly past before putting in two points during their game at East on Dec. 14, 2016. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY E.L. HUBBARD
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Lakota West guard/forward Abby Prohaska waits for Lakota East guard Caitlyn Rolling to fly past before putting in two points during their game at East on Dec. 14, 2016. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY E.L. HUBBARD

Bellbrook’s Kayla Paul drives to the hoop while being defended by Monroe’s Katie Sloneker during their Jan. 26 game at Monroe. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
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Bellbrook’s Kayla Paul drives to the hoop while being defended by Monroe’s Katie Sloneker during their Jan. 26 game at Monroe. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Hamilton guard Cici Riggins (21) looks to pass to a teammate during a Division I sectional game against Ursuline on Feb. 21 at Lakota East. GREG LYNCH/STAFF
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Hamilton guard Cici Riggins (21) looks to pass to a teammate during a Division I sectional game against Ursuline on Feb. 21 at Lakota East. GREG LYNCH/STAFF

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