Nelsonville-York Season Recap

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MVP: The sophomore point guard built upon her fantastic freshman campaign last year to become a member of the All-Hero team this year. Her deadly combination of incredible ball skills, ability to hit the outside shot, supreme court vision and vocal leadership is unparalleled in the TVC. If she wasn’t dropping 20 points in a game then she was dishing out double-digit assists or picking it up on the defensive end snagging a handful of steals. The scary thing is that she will be wreaking havoc in the TVC for two more years. Good luck, TVC.

Most Improved Player:  With the graduation of Madison Davis, it left a huge hole down low that needed to be filled if the Lady Buckeyes wanted to enjoy the same success this year. This is where Sidney Fick comes into play. Now, Kaitlyn Hurd was the star in the paint, but she wasn’t going to be able to do it alone, and that’s where Fick stepped in. She came off the bench this year and provided a spark in some major games. Everything she did, she did quietly. She wasn’t a flashy player, but when you grab 10 rebounds and shoot perfect from the floor in the District Semi-Final game, then you are sure to turn some heads.

Best Game of the Year: On Jan. 14 in a rematch that would decide the fate of the TVC-Ohio Conference Championship, the Lady Buckeyes squared off against the Vinton Lady Vikings. After falling in overtime one month earlier, the Lady Buckeyes were determined to bounce back and show the Lady Vikings whose division this was. And Nelsonville-York would get off to an incredibly hot start, shutting out Vinton County in the first quarter and jumping to a 12-0 win. From then on it was all Nelsonville-York, as they cruised to a huge 51-31 win. Bench player, Tori Campbell stepped up big time as she finished with 16 points and eight rebounds. The win propelled the Lady Buckeyes to grab a share of the TVC-Ohio crown.


MVP: It was another disappointing year for the Buckeyes, but it wasn’t a season completely without a silver lining. And that silver lining comes in the form of sophomore forward Aron Davis. Simply put, he was a beast on the block. More than half of Nelsonville-York’s possessions ended with Davis shimmying, spinning, stutter stepping and banging his way to a lay up. At points he made the best defenders in the TVC look helpless. In his season debut he put up 24 points and 20 rebounds, and he did not look back from that performance. Davis was named to the All-Future team this year, but watch out the next couple years because he might be finding a spot on the All-Hero team before you know it.

Most Improved Player: The honor for this award goes to Hunter Edwards. He was right up there with Aron Davis for the MVP award, but Davis slightly edge him out. The junior point guard’s performance this season was not a surprise, there was actually hope he was going to break out last year, but with the upperclassmen last year in his way, he waited until this year to finally step up. Edwards is arguably one of the best athletes in the TVC, but this year it was his ability to make better decisions and to keep his athleticism in check that allowed him to take that next step. Edwards will be back next year, so look for him to improve once again and help turn around the Buckeyes’ recent luck.

Best Game of the Year: After finishing 6-17, there weren’t many games to pick from, but, the game on Dec. 11 against River Valley was the highest point of Nelsonville-York’s season. The Buckeyes defeated the Raiders 56-48. The win pushed the Buckeyes to 3-0 and it seemed like this could be a solid bounce back year. However it didn’t exactly play out that way. The Buckeyes would go on to lose the next 10 games.