Seven Archers named to All-Region team
Three members of the Archers men’s basketball team and four women’s players, as well as head coach Shelly Ethridge, were named to the All-Region XVI team.
The men’s contingent included first-teamers Nate Rigmaiden, Davonte Harrell and Rashad Jordan. Rigmaiden and Jordan, a pair of sophomores, paired with Harrell, a freshman forward, to present a formidable offensive group for the Archers throughout the 2015-16 season. The trio combined to average 44 of the team’s 75 points per game this year.
The women’s team included first-teamers Shiana Carrington, Shania Thornton and Alfreda Roberts, in addition to second-team forward LaShonda Brewer. Carrington and Thornton split time as the team’s leading scorers throughout the season, with Carrington carrying a team-best 20.6 points per game average into the postseason. Carrington and Thornton combined for 40 points in the team’s 72-71 victory over Penn Valley in the Region XVI title game. Roberts, who has vied for playing time with Brewer and forward Abbey Holtkamp throughout the season, averaged 10 rebounds per game during the Region XVI tournament.
Head Coach Shelly Ethridge received her third Region Coach of the Year honor in her tenure with the Archers. She will guide her Archers into the District P playoff on Saturday against North Arkansas.