Girls All-Decade Basketball announced | The Stokes News


			
				                                South Stokes’ Kelli Mounce scored more than 1,000 points for the Sauras before moving on to play for Ferrum College in 2014.
                                 Dale Sands | For The Stokes News

South Stokes’ Kelli Mounce scored more than 1,000 points for the Sauras before moving on to play for Ferrum College in 2014.

Dale Sands | For The Stokes News

The Stokes News along with area coaches selected the girls’ All-Decade Basketball Team. There were many choices and several standout players were left off of an already impressive list.

First Team All-Decade

North Stokes

● Jodie Lemons (2011) – Lemons played varsity basketball for three years and was a two-time Northwest 1A/2A All-Conference player for the Vikings who averaged a double-double with 21.4 points and 11.0 rebounds per contest. She was selected as the conference’s player of the year who helped North Stokes win 29 games over two seasons with two playoff appearances in 2010 and 2011. Lemons is a member of the North Stokes’ 1,000 point club and played in the Carolina All-Star Classic. She was selected All-State, All-Area Northwest, All-District 11 third team in 2010, and All-District 11 first team and All-District 11 Player of the Year in 2011. She played at Pfeiffer University.

● Karley Jessup (2018) – Jessup was a four-year varsity letter winner who averaged 16.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 2.4 steals per game. Jessup was a three-point threat who shot 43 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free throw line. She is a member of the Vikings 1,000 point club, a two-time Northwest 1A All-Conference pick, and a two-time All-County selection. Jessup signed with Guilford College.

● Hannah McBride (2014) – McBride played varsity basketball for four year at North Stokes. She averaged 11.3 points per game with 4.6 rebounds, and 3.6 assists. She was selected Northwest 1A All-Conference and was one of the better defenders for the Vikings during her stint with the team averaging 4.4 steals per contest.

Liz Warden (2012) – Warden was a four-year letter winner for the Vikings and helped the team to two straight 1A state playoff games in 2010 and 2011. She is a two time Northwest 1A/2A All-Conference player who averaged 8.7 points per contest. Warden also grabbed 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 2.3 steals per game.

Heather Nall (2014) – Nall was a two-time Northwest 1A Conference selection and a three year member of the varsity team at North. She averaged 10.2 points per contest with 5.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. Nall scored over 500 points for the Vikings, while shooting 45 percent from the field.

South Stokes

● Stephanie Mitchell (2011) – Mitchell played four years on the varsity team at South Stokes and averaged 12.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 2.1 steals per contest. She was selected Northwest 1A/2A All-Conference three times. Mitchell helped the Sauras to three straight playoff appearances, including a third-round game during the 2009 season.

● Hannah Wood (2013) – Wood is a member of the South Stokes 1,000 point club who played varsity basketball for four season. She averaged 12.1 points per game with 3.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.8 steals. Wood earned Northwest 1A/2A All-Conference three times. She helped the Sauras to back-to-back playoff appearances and 14 wins during her senior season.

● Kelli Mounce (2014) – Mounce started at point guard for the Sauras for three plus seasons after being pulled up during her freshman year from the junior varsity team. She is a member of the Sauras’ 1,000 point club while averaging 13.6 points per game. She dished out 5.5 assists, pulled down 4.1 rebounds, and swiped 2.6 steals per contest. Mounce earned Northwest 1A/2A All-Conference three times, All-Area Northwest, and All-District 11 second team during her senior season. She signed with Ferrum College.

● Michala Perdue (2015) – Perdue was a three-year varsity player who helped her team to three-straight state playoff appearances with 42 wins. She averaged 12.5 points per contest with six rebounds. Perdue earned Northwest 1A/2A All-Conference for two seasons. After her freshman season on the junior varsity team, she was pulled up to the varsity squad for the playoffs and scored 10 points during the team’s first round game against Monroe.

● Kenya Jones (2017) – Jones played varsity basketball for the Sauras for three seasons. She was a two-time Northwest 1A All-Conference selection who averaged 12.9 points per game with 6.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 2.1 steals. Jones helped the Sauras win 36 games with three consecutive state playoff appearances.

West Stokes

● Hannah Spainhour (2021) – Spainhour is getting ready to start her fourth year on the varsity at West. She is a three-time WPAC All-Conference selection that averaged 14.6 points per game with 5.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists. Spainhour has earned All-County three times, and All-Tournament twice. She was voted to the All-Area Northwest honorable mention team in 2019 and made the first team in 2020. Spainhour was also selected to the All-District 11 third team and scored her 1,000th point in the second-round playoff game this past season against Shelby. She helped the Wildcats to its best season in its history last year with a 23-5 overall record. Spainhour helped the Wildcats to back-to-back playoff appearances after a four-year absence.

● Eugenia Marcelli (2018) – Marcelli was an exchange student from Italy and only spent one season with the Wildcats. She made a huge impact with a very young team and first-year head coach Dillon Bobbitt. Marcelli led the team with 11.5 points per contest with six rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 3.4 steals. She earned WPAC All-Conference and All-County and helped the team to its first winning season since 2014 with an overall record of 12-9. She signed with Winston-Salem State University and is currently a junior guard at West Virginia Tech.

● Brianna Bratcher (2012) – The athletic Bratcher only played two season of varsity basketball for the Wildcats; then head coach James Hollman said he wished she could have played earlier because of the impact she made during her junior and senior season. She earned Northwest 1A/2A All-Conference for two years while averaging 12.9 points per game with 9.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 3.4 steals. Bratcher helped the team to 16 wins, which were the most wins in a season at the time, and back-to-back second round playoff appearances in 2011 and 2012. She signed to play softball with Surry Community College.

● Emma Santoro (2021) – Santoro is starting her fourth season as a member of the varsity this week. She scored her 1,000th point during the first round of the conference tournament against Carver. Santoro has been WPAC All-Conference for two seasons, honorable mention during her freshman year, All-Tournament, and All-County for three years. She was selected to the 2019 and 2020 All-Area Northwest team and to the first team All-District 11 in 2020. Santoro has averaged a double-double with 18.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per contest. She helped the Wildcats to its best season in the history of the school last year with a 23-5 overall record. Santoro helped the Wildcats to back-to-back playoff appearances after a four year absent from the state playoffs.

● Makayla Bozman (2014) – Bozman is a four-year varsity letter winner for the Wildcats who earned Northwest 1A/2A All-Conference for three seasons. She averaged 13.1 points per contest with 6.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 3.6 steals. Bozman helped the team to 16 wins, the most wins in school history at the time, as a sophomore. The Wildcats earned state playoff bids in three of her four seasons, making it to the second round twice. Bozeman signed to play volleyball with UNC-Pembroke.

Second Team

North Stokes

● Kasey Nickelston (2012) – Nickelston was a three-year varsity player who earned Northwest 1A/2A All-Conference, Honorable Mention and averaged 6.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2.3 steals per contest.

● Sarah McBride (2018) – McBride was a four-year varsity player who earned Northwest 1A All-Conference and All-County for two season, while averaging 8.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 2.7 steals per game.

● Meredith Rasey (2019) – Rasey played on year of varsity basketball and she made it count. She was Northwest 1A All-Conference, All-County, while averaging 9.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 steals per contest.

● Miranda Clary (2012) – Clary was a three year varsity player who earned Northwest 1A/2A All-Conference for two seasons, while averaging 8.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 steals per game.

● Elizabeth McBride (2021) – McBride is entering her third year on varsity this year and has earned Northwest 1A All-Conference, Honorable Mention, and two seasons of All-County. She has averaged 9.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 3.4 steals during her sophomore and junior seasons.

South Stokes

● Haleigh Yontz (2016) – Yontz was a four-year varsity letter winner who earned WPAC All-Conference for two seasons. She was a 78 percent free throw shooter who averaged 9.9 points per game with 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 3.1 steals.

● Kelsi Grantham (2015) – Grantham played varsity basketball for three years who was named WPAC All-Conference for two seasons. She averaged 10.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 3.5 steals per game.

● Mallory Tedder (2018) – Tedder played three years of varsity basketball and earned Northwest 1A All-Conference, Honorable Mention, and All-County. She averaged 8.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.1 assist, and 1.8 steals per contest.

● Samantha Hill (2014) – Hill played four years of varsity basketball and earned WPAC All-Conference 2A and honorable mention. She averaged 8.7 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 2.1 steals per contest.

Maggie Joyce (2017) – Joyce was a three-year varsity letter winner that earned Northwest 1A All-Conference and All-County. She averaged 7.1 points per contest with 6.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.5 steals.

West Stokes

● Abby Harris (2013) – Harris is a three-year letter winner for the Wildcats that earned Northwest 1A/2A All-Conference for two seasons. She was a great defender who averaged 9.6 points per game with 3.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 3.5 steals.

Sydney Cromer (2020) – Cromer played varsity basketball for four seasons and started all four. She earned WPAC All-Conference, two years of All-Tournament, Honorable Mention, and three years of All-County. She was a great defender who averaged 7.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 4.1 steals per contest.

● Bree Spainhour (2022) – Spainhour is entering her third year on varsity and has been selected WPAC All-Conference, Honorable Mention, All-Tournament, and All-County for two seasons. She has averaged 9.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 2.3 steals per contest.

Keeona Mitchell (2012) – Mitchell played varsity basketball for four seasons and earned Northwest 1A/2A All-Conference for two seasons. She averaged 10.1 points per contest with 8.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 2.4 steals.

● Christine Madigan (2013) – Madigan was a four year varsity letter winner who earned Northwest 1A/2A All-Conference for two seasons. She averaged 11.5 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 2.7 steals per contest.

Robert Money can be reached at 336-749-1193.

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