Medora hosts awards night



Taylor Hunter and Gwyneth Morris shared the mental attitude award for the girls, while Skylar Jones received the same award for the boys at the Medora High School basketball awards program Tuesday night.

The varsity cheerleaders, junior varsity boys, and middle and elementary school basketball teams also were honored.

Girls head coach Brad McCammon presented the awards to the girls, and boys coach Mark Morin presented awards to the boys.

Lillie Hatfield received three special awards for the girls as she topped the team in free-throw percentage (71 percent) and steals, and tied Kailen Flynn for best field-goal percentage at 30 percent.

Katie Beesley and Breanna Pfeiffer were co-recipients of the coach’s award, and Kelsey Turner received the rebounds (119) and blocks (22) awards.

Flynn received the assists award (47), Kenley King was named the most improved player, and Marsadeez Phillips received the defensive player award.

“I’ve got the greatest job in the world,” McCammon said. “I’m fortunate to have a good group of kids to work with. We started out with eight players, then we went up to 10 and we finished with nine.”

The Hornets had a record of 3-17 this season. They defeated Columbus Christian 43-34 in the opening game, then beat the Crusaders 46-32 in the middle of the season and topped Lighthouse Christian 40-33 in the final game of the regular season.

Hatfield, Phillips, Beesley and Pfeiffer were seniors on the team, and McCammon said they will be missed.

Hatfield had the three highest-scoring games for the Hornets this season with 23 and 22 against Columbus Christian and 19 against Lighthouse.

Flynn scored 17 against Lanesville and 14 against Orleans.

Owen Sullivan and J.D. Fish received the captain’s awards for the boys.

Sullivan also received the rebound (116), field-goal percentage (43 percent), and free-throw percentage (60 percent) plaques.

Fish received the steals (42) and blocks (30) awards, Jayvin Spurgeon topped the team in assists (37) and received the defensive player award, and Isaiah Myers was named the most improved.

“I had a great group of kids,” Morin said. “They started working for this season in April of last year, and they improved all year.”

He said as an example the Hornets lost to Christel House 70-33 in the Edinburgh Holiday Tournament, and beat the Indianapolis team 52-50 in the final game of the regular season.

The Hornets were 4-20 with the other wins coming against Cannelton (59-58), Columbus Christian (50-48) and Madison Christian (54-41).

Sullivan topped the team in scoring and had high point games of 19 against New Washington, and 18 against Martinsville Tabernacle, Trinity Lutheran and Washington Catholic.

Fish scored 21 twice, against Christel House and Columbus Christian.

Gavin Henson, Zakk Owen, Griffin Morris and Lance Lanier were seniors on the team this winter.

Bobby Thompson introduced the junior varsity players and presented Jackson Combs with the rebound and assists awards, Zakk Owen with the field goal shooting award, Bryce Guffey with the free throw award and Jared Starr with the most improved award.

Cheerleading coach Jessica Hunter introduced the varsity cheerleaders, Duane Freeman and Kaylee Bennett introduced the elementary and junior high girls’ basketball teams, and Kyle Zeigler and Adam Winters introduced the elementary and junior high boys’ basketball teams.

McCammon named the scholar athletes and presented them with certificates. He said they had to carry a grade point average of 3.5 or higher to receive an award.

The scholar athletes are Turner, Flynn, Hunter, Beesley, Hatfield, Combs, Jaylen Spencer, Starr, Prayton Phillips, Gwyneth Morris and Griffin Morris.

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Basketball awards

Elementary girls

Most improved-Aaralyn Hackney, mental attitude-Payton Spence, leadership-Jenna Bowers.

Junior high girls

Most improved-Sarah Gorbett, mental attitude-Lynnzie Miller, hustle award-Rebekah Ginter, free throw percentage-Kaitlyn Davidson.

Elementary boys

Most improved-Kacie Inscoe, free throws percentage-Jordan Starr, Gunner award-Brandon Albertson, sixth man- Wyatt Combs, MVP-Dawson Cornett

Junior high boys

Most improved-Jayden Brown, Clutch Player-Braxton McCory, Beast Mode-Donovan Christopher, defense-Matthew Inscoe, leadership-Brice Albertson, ball handler-Jonathon Bowman, MVP-Shephard Earl.


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