Five of 10 all-county spots awarded to Saints

Published 3:41 pm Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Selma Times-Journal has picked its All-County Girls Basketball Team for 2017, although it was once again no easy task. There are always countless other players you could make a case for because there’s so much talent in Dallas County.

The first-team is headlined by Times-Journal Player of the Year Areyana Williams, who averaged 13.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.

Williams is one of three Saints on the first team and one of five on the two teams combined.Selma guards Jacquetta Dailey and Kynadra Lewis also made the first team.  Dailey was second on the Saints in scoring this year with 11.3 points per game and Lewis, a junior, was the leader on the floor for the Saints. She had 8.8 points per game.

Keith junior Shatavia Moore, who led the Bears to the sub-state portion of the playoffs, and Meadowview Christian senior Mallory Freine, who led the Trojans to the Alabama Christian Athletic Association semifinals, were also on the first team.

The second team is highlighted by two Selma players and two Southside players.

Selma’s Jamya Smith and Aaliyah Hatcher both played meaningful minutes all season for the Saints and were major factors in the team qualifying for the state quarterfinals.

Southside’s Christina Watts and Sharita Benjamin were two of the leading scorers on a Panthers’ team that saw a turnaround in 2017.

Keith’s Ambreya Snow, one of the best defensive players in the county, rounds out the second team.