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Galax pair lead conference balloting

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Twin County players filled 11 spots on their respective all-conference first teams.

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Galax’s Clif Conley and Maroon Tide coach Verl Brown headline a long list of Twin County basketball figures honored recently by being named to the first team of their respective all-conference basketball teams.

Conley was named the Conference 46 player of the year while Brown garnered the coach of the year honors for the conference in voting by the league’s coaches.

Conley, a junior guard, was the Maroon Tide’s leading scorer this year as Galax advanced as far as the Group 1A state semifinals. Conley averaged about 14 points per game for Galax and was an 86-percent free throw shooter during the regular season. Conley shot 31 percent from 3-point range during the year, but his makes were contagious and most often one led to more, as witnessed by his knocking down seven against Eastside and six against George Wythe in postseason play.

Brown picked up the coach of the year award after guiding the Maroon Tide to the inaugural Conference 46 boys’ championship. The longtime Galax coach turned around a team that finished 6-16 the year before, leading it to a Region 1A West runner-up finish and a state semifinal berth.

Chandler Quesenberry was a first-team pick for the Galax boys while Sydney Lindsey was a first-teamer for the Tide girls. Quesenberry averaged 7.8 points and 3.2 assists during the regular season, shot 40 percent from the field and 67 percent from the foul line.

Lindsey was the leading scorer and rebounder for Galax’s girls, averaging 11 points and 7.6 rebounds while shooting 45 percent from the floor.

Second-team selections from Galax were Caleb Pack for the boys and Madison Shupe for the girls while Steven Peoples, Chase Garvey, Susan Davis and Paige Hanks were honorable mention picks.

Chilhowie’s Danielle Catron is the Conference 46 girls’ player of the year, and the Warriors’ Mark Halsey was voted girls’ coach of the year.

 

CONFERENCE 39

Grayson County placed two on both the boys’ and girls’ first teams. Ty Cannaday and Max Rodgers, both of whom scored their 1,000th career point this season, were voted to the eight-man Conference 39 first team. A senior, Cannaday entered the postseason averaging a tick less than 20 points per game, leading the Twin Counties in that statistic. He also averaged 5.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists, shooting 40 percent from the floor and 68 percent from the line.

Rodgers missed the first half of the season with a football injury but made enough of an impact upon his return to pick up first-team honors. The senior post was third in the area in scoring at 15 points per game, along with 5.6 rebounds. He was a 47-percent shooter from the field and 75 percent from the foul line.

For Grayson County’s girls, juniors Camryn McGrady and Meredith Frost were first-team all-conference after the Blue Devils took the runner-up spot in the conference tournament. Frost led the Blue Devils in scoring at 17 points per game to go with 4.0 rebounds. McGrady averaged 14.4 points as the duo finished the regular season 1-2 in the Twin County scoring race. McGrady also grabbed 8.1 rebounds per game and shot 41 percent from the floor.

Taylor Cannaday was a second-team pick for the Grayson County girls. Richlands’ Brittany Allen and Grundy’s Morgan Hall shared girls’ player of the year honors while Graham’s Colby Hill was named the boys’ player of the year.

 

CONFERENCE 24

Carroll County placed two on the first team of both the boys’ and the girls’ team. Connor Lundy and Gunnar Beamer, a pair of seniors, were first-teamers for the boys. Lundy topped 1,000 career points this season and led the Cavaliers in scoring (18.8), was second in rebounding (5.7), second in assists (3.3) and third in field goal shooting (48.5), free throw shooting (70 percent) and 3-point shooting (40.7 percent).

Beamer was as sure-handed a points guard as could be found in Southwest Virginia and led the team in assists (4.2). He averaged 10.8 points in the regular season, shot 40 percent from the floor and 74 percent from the foul line.

A pair of freshmen were first-team picks for the Cavalier girls. Mattie Kennedy and Keely Lundy helped Carroll County reach the Conference 24 title game, averaging 11.3 and 13.5 points per game, respectively. Kennedy also averaged 7.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists while Lundy grabbed 4.6 boards to go with 2.3 assists. Both shot better than 36 percent from the floor, including 30-plus from 3-point range.

Megan Alderman and Crysta Guynn were both second-team picks for the girls and Cody Keith was an honorable mention choice for the Carroll boys. G.W. Danville’s Jamarcus Hairston and Ron Parsons were the player and coach of the year for the boys, while William Fleming swept the girls’ honors with player of the year Desiree Keeling and coach of the year Champ Hubbard.

 

2013-14 all-Conference 46 boys’ basketball team

 

First team

Clif Conley (jr., Galax), Bailey Robertson (sr., Chilhowie), Dylan Hale (sr., Fort Chiswell), Chandler Quesenberry (sr., Galax), Derrick Boardwine (Sr., Chilhowie).

 

Players of the year

Clif Conley, Galax

Bailey Robertson, Chilhowie

Coach of the year

Verl Brown, Galax

 

Second team

Chase Rosenbaum (soph., George Wythe), Malik Johnson (fr., George Wythe), Jackie Burton (sr., Rural Retreat), Caleb Pack (sr., Galax), Dylan Coe (sr., Patrick Henry).

 

Honorable mention

Hunter Delp (Chilhowie), Gabe Shelton (Fort Chiswell), Garrison Byus (Fort Chiswell), Brett Mabry (Fort Chiswell), Steven Peoples (Galax), Chase Garvey (Galax), Grant Anders (George Wythe), Isaiah Brown (George Wythe), Jordan Byrd (George Wythe), Kent Kestner (Patrick Henry), Dalton Crockett (Rural Retreat), Brandon Terry (Rural Retreat).

 

2013-14 all-Conference 46 girls’ basketball team

 

First team

Danielle Catron (sr., Chilhowie), Elizabeth Jones (fr., George Wythe), Sydney Lindsey (jr., Galax), Kenzie Sabo (soph., Chilhowie), Sadie Smith (soph., Fort Chiswell).

 

Player of the year

Danielle Catron, Chilhowie

Coach of the year

Mark Halsey, Chilhowie

 

Second team

Ashton Willard (jr., Rural Retreat), Ckareekeea Branch (sr., Chilhowie), Taylor Jones (fr., Fort Chiswell), Madison Shupe (jr., Galax), Jade Miller (sr., Patrick Henry).

 

Honorable mention

Emily Smarr (Chilhowie), Gracelyn Tilson (Chilhowie), Savannah Dunford (Fort Chiswell), Carlie Musick (Fort Chiswell), Susan Davis (Galax), Paige Hanks (Galax), Grayson Anders (George Wythe), Meredith Willis (George Wythe), Tyree Wilmoth (Patrick Henry), Sam McCauley (Patrick Henry), Stevie Parks (Rural Retreat), Chasity Jones (Rural Retreat).

 

2013-14 all-Conference 39 boys’ basketball team

 

First team

Colby Hill (Graham), Ty Cannaday (Grayson County), Ben Brown (Richlands), Charles McCoy (Grundy), Tony Hood (Graham), Riley Blevins (Marion), Juwan Jordan (Tazewell), Max Rodgers (Grayson County)

Player of the year

Colby Hill, Graham

 

Second team

Luke Phillips (Richlands), Cody Fuller (Richlands), Colin Hancock (Tazewell), Wes Peck (Grundy), Thomas Clarke (Graham), Trey Cook (Marion), Jordon McCoy (Grundy), Roman Workman (Graham).

 

2013-14 all-Conference 39 girls’ basketball team

 

First team

Brittany Allen (Richlands), Morgan Hall (Grundy), Whitney Saunders (Tazewell), Lexi Kiser (Graham), Camryn McGrady (Grayson County), Margaret Wagner (Marion), Sarah Compton (Richlands), Meredith Frost (Grayson County).

 

Players of the year

Brittany Allen, Richlands

Morgan Hall, Grundy

 

Second team

Paige Owens (Grundy), Dejah Carter (Graham), Olivia Harmon (Richlands), Montana Hearl (Richlands), Autumn Hash (Tazewell), Callie Cox (Marion), Taylor Cannaday (Grayson County), Emaleigh Gallinger (Graham).

 

2013-14 all-Conference 24 boys’ basketball team

 

First team

Gunnar Beamer (sr., Carroll County), Warren Craft (jr., William Fleming), Jamarcus Hairston (sr., George Washington), Steve Jones (jr. William Fleming), Connor Lundy (sr., Carroll County), Troy Mann (sr., Salem), Oshea Mayo (sr., E.C. Glass), Tomario Rogers (jr., George Washington).

 

Player of the year

Jamarcus Hairston, George Washington

Coach of the year

Ron Parsons, George Washington

 

Second team

Tyrelle Adams (William Fleming), Kawante Cobb (George Washington), Xavier Crews (George Washington), Alex Light (Salem), Tyler Lucy (Jefferson Forest), Lonnie Mattox (Pulaski County), Tygion Stokes (E.C. Glass), Devonte Wimbush (Bassett).

 

Honorable mention

Montrez Bateman (E.C. Glass), Shawn Brown (E.C. Glass), Travis Coger (Bassett), Tyler Cooper (Jefferson Forest), Cody Keith (Carroll County), Cameron Merchant (Pulaski County).

 

2013-14 all-Conference 24 girls’ basketball team

 

First team

Kaliya Barbour (Bassett), Gracie Doane (William Fleming), Bron’aza Fitzgerald (George Washington), Desiree Keeling (William Fleming), Mattie Kennedy (Carroll County), Anissa Linder (George Washington), Keely Lundy (Carroll County), Antavia Stevens (William Fleming).

 

Player of the year

Desiree Keeling, William Fleming

Coach of the year

Champ Hubbard, William Fleming

 

Second team

Megan Alderman (Carroll County), Hannah Coulling (Salem), Amber Evans (Jefferson Forest), Chelsea Golden (Pulaski County), Crysta Guynn (Carroll County), KeKe Lee (William Fleming), Courtney Martin (William Fleming), Meredith Mitchell (Pulaski County).

 

Honorable mention

Carlie Clary (Pulaski County), Lexi Dabney (George Washington), Chloe Dennis (Salem), LaPresious England (George Washington), Kim Martin (Bassett), Megan Migliarese (Salem), Maddie Price (Salem), Tahira Scales (Bassett), Nadjae Stokes (William Fleming).