A number of area high school basketball standouts and coaches received by the Atlanta Tipoff Club, which released its players of the year and All-Metro teams last Wednesday.
Holy Innocents’ coach Tony Watkins was selected as the Garland Pinholser Girls' Coach of the Year for Class A-AAA, while St. Pius X’s Asia Durr was named Miss Georgia Basketball.
St. Pius’ Jasmine Carter was chosen to the All-Metro Atlanta girls’ second team.
St. Pius’ Nick Harris was an All-Metro Atlanta boys’ honorable mention, while Holy Innocents’ player Lexii Cassell and Woodward’s Alexandria Williams were tabbed as girls’ honorable mention choices.
The winners were selected by the club’s board of selectors, which consists of coaches and administrators from around the metro area.
All honorees will be recognized at the club’s Naismith Awards banquet at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park March 20.
Area basketball players picked for all-region
A number of local high school basketball standouts have been selected to postseason all-region teams.
North Springs’ Walter Cole was selected to the All-Region 7AAAAA boys’ second team, while Riverwood players Kohl Roberts, Adam Hornstra and Keith Jackson were honorable mention choices.
Riverwood’s Daizha Edge-Tate was chosen to the All-7AAAAA girls’ squad.
Girls’ honorable mention selections in 7AAAAA were Riverwood’s Jala Wilson and North Springs players Taylor Faison, Lyric Johnson and Dorian Perkins.
St. Pius X’s Nick Harris and Woodward’s Trey Williams were first-team choices on the All-Region 6AAA boys’ squad.
St. Pius’ Will Maguire and Woodward’s Christian Harrison were 6AAA second-team selectees.
In 6AA, Westminster players Will Benson and Quay Strozier and Lovett teammates David Weins and Jonathan Thomas were selected to the boys’ team, while Westminster’s Liza Linginfelter, Hannah Morgan and Andi Carrandi were joined by Lovett’s Te’Erica Eason on the girls’ squad.
Westminster to host Dogwood Classic
Westminster will once again play host to some of the top girls’ lacrosse teams in the Southeast at the 14th annual Dogwood High School Girls Lacrosse Classic this weekend.
Host Westminster will be joined by archrival Lovett as well as Georgia powerhouses Alpharetta and Centennial.
Harpeth Hall (Tenn.), Lamar (Tex.), Mountain Brook (Ala.) and St. Anne-Belfield (Va.) will be the out-of-state representatives in the eight-team field.
First-round games will be played Friday at Westminster and Lovett, with all of Saturday’s contests – including the 3 p.m. finals – are to be held at Westminster.
Friday’s first-round matchups are Westminster-Mountain Brook (7 p.m.) and Alpharetta-Harpeth Hall (5 p.m.) at Westminster and Lovett-Lamar (7 p.m.) and Centennial-St. Anne-Belfield (5 p.m.) at Lovett.
Admission for all games is free.