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Basketball: Bryan County athletes dominate all-region accolades

Bryan County’s girls’ basketball team reaped the benefits of winning their first region championship in seven years as they dominated the Region 3A-DI all-region team. And the boys also fared well, too.


As expected, Kayley Wedlow, who leads the state playoff-bound Redskins in scoring at 18 points per game, was named the Region Player of the Year for the second straight year. She was joined on the first team by teammates Ashanti Brown, Jasmine Mikell and Liz Harvey.


Brown led the region in rebounding with an average of 13 per game while averaging 14 points. She turned in two of her best games of the season against Metter, the team the Redskins beat in last Friday’s region championship game. In the title contest she had 22 rebounds, one shy of her school record, to go with 17 points. In a late season 58-55 win over the Tigers she had 29 points and 13 boards.


Mikell is a sophomore point guard who averaged nine points a game and Harvey, also a sophomore who suffered a knee injury and missed five games before returning for the region tournament, excelled as a spot starter and coming off the bench. She is also an all-region softball and soccer player.


Second team selections were Soniya Whitaker and Katelyn King, one of the Redskins’ most improved players, and Nevaeh Lovett and Briana Crawford were honorable mention picks.


Elijah Mincey was a first team boys’ pick for the third straight year along with Chris Winfree. Sophomore Gerbraevion Collins was a second-team selection while honorable mention honors went to Mike Smith, Jayden Odum and Lyric Daniels.


Mincey at cornerback, Collins at defensive back and Winfree at defensive end were also first team all-region in football. Mincey and Winfree are juniors while Collins is a sophomore.  

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