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Lady Warrior cagers close out season at awards fete

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CHS girls basketball banquet
Winning special awards at last week’s Carrollton girls basketball banquet were (from left) Taylor Lowdermilk, Savana Lowery, Monica Starre and Annabel Vernier.

The 2012-13 basketball season ended for the Carrollton High School girls last Tuesday at their awards banquet.

The Lady Warriors had an excellent season, finishing with 19 wins, placing second in the Northeastern Buckeye Conference with an 11-3 record and going 10-1 at home. Their only home loss was to Division I North Canton, who finished as regional runner up.

“Our accomplishments this season were always about bettering the team,” said Head Coach Craig Rodgers. “We accepted our roles and did what was expected of us. I think we had a great time with one another this year and became very close throughout the season.”

Varsity assistant Jodi Poole and junior varsity coach Misti Fick assisted Coach Rodgers in handing out varsity letters and special awards to this year’s players.

Senior Taylor Lowdermilk was honored with the Tomahawk Award.

Lowdermilk led the Warriors in scoring with 11.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, two assists and 2.4 steals per game this season.

Lowdermilk started every game in her high school career. She leaves first in career three-point attempts with 373, second in field goal attempts (976), assists (209) and steals (239), third in three pointers made (96), fourth in field goals made (326), sixth in scoring (882), ninth in free throw attempts (227) and 10th in free throws made (127).

Lowdermilk was All-NBC, Eastern District and District 5 first team.

Senior Annabel Vernier received the Warriors’ Standard of Excellence Award. She came off the bench to average three points and two rebounds per game and shot 68 percent from the foul line.

“She has been a terrific example of a student-athlete,” Rodgers said, “Her positive attitude, leadership skills and determination will carry her throughout her future.”

She received her third year letter and is an NBC Scholar Athlete.

The Most Improved Award was given to sophomore Savana Lowery. She averaged over nine points and six rebounds per game and shot 75 percent from the free throw line.

She is All-NBC second team, honorable mention District 5 and special mention Eastern District. She received her first year letter and is an NBC Scholar Athlete for earning a varsity letter and carrying a 3.4 grade point average.

The Warrior Award, was given to sophomore Monica Starre. She averaged 9.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 3.5 steals for the year.

She was named to the All-NBC first team, District 5 second team and special mention Eastern District. She also received her second year letter and is an NBC Scholar Athlete.

Sophomores Kelsey Voll and Rachel Devine each received their second year letters, while freshman Ali Poole her first year letter.

Voll and Poole are also NBC Scholar Athletes. She and Devine are All-NBC honorable mention selections.

Earning certificates of participation were Addie Davis, Morgan Hepner, Mackenzie DeGarmo, Hope Hall, Schyler Fennimore, Naomi Young Abbey Wilson and Roz Pridemore.

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