2018-19 All-Valley Girls Basketball Team named

Published 9:04 pm Thursday, March 14, 2019

GREATER VALLEY AREA — It was another action-filled season for girls basketball in the Greater Valley Area. Beulah, Chambers Academy, LaFayette, Lanett and Valley made its respective state tournaments, and Chambers Academy made it to the AISA’s elite eight.

LaFayette sophomore Feliah Greer was named the All-Valley Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

Listed below is the full 2018-19 All-Valley Girls Basketball Team:

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First Team

Kensley Taylor, Beulah

Taylor led the Bobcats for one final time this season by averaging 11 points, 3.6 assists and 3 rebounds during her senior season. The guard was Beulah’s primary scorer and was the team’s go-to option when the team needed a basket.

Ana Magby, Valley

The junior forward led the Rams by averaging 16.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists a night this past season. Magby hit multiple big shots coming down the stretch in close home games for Valley. Her strength allowed her to finish through contact at the rim. Magby has scored 947 points in her career.

Alyse Madden, Lanett

The sophomore and 2A All-State second team selection nearly averaged a quadruple-double this season by putting up 14 points, 9 rebounds, 8 blocks and 8 assists per game. Madden could be the ball handler, slasher or primary post player for the Panthers when called upon by girls head basketball coach Charlie Williams.   

Makaiya Broughton, Lanett

The senior stepped up to lead the Panthers this season after losing senior guard Ambria Jackson to an ACL injury in January. Broughton was the primary scoring option for Lanett, averaging 18 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds and 5 steals a night.

Britten Stephens, Chambers Academy

The sophomore forward led the Rebels this season by averaging 11.4 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.2 steals a night. The post player also has a tight handle and often took the ball from coast-to-coast after grabbing a defensive rebound.

Second Team

McKayla Barber, Springwood School

The Wildcats’ junior was Springwood’s primary ball handler this season, averaging 9.4 points and 5 rebounds per night. Barber was also one of the team leaders defensively for the Wildcats this season, a group who only gave up 33.7 points a night to opposing teams.

Tate Reese, Chambers Academy

Reese was named an AISA All-Star after averaging 8.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2 steals her senior season. The post player was part of the frontcourt duo with Stephens for the Rebels this season.

Breanna Glaze, Lanett

Glaze enjoyed a breakout freshman campaign by nearly averaging a triple-double of 10 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists a night for the Panthers.

Jaci Howell, Lanett

Howell was another senior who stepped up this season by averaging 10 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 assists a night. The senior’s hustle also stood out away from the stat sheet, diving for loose balls on the ground and speeding around larger post players to grab rebounds.

Arteria Florence, Valley

The junior was a part of the main scoring tandem for the Rams next to Magby this season, averaging 8.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists per game this season.

Honorable mention: Kwane Cofield, Valley

Starbesha Core, Valley

Ebony Williams, LaFayette

Brandy Phillips, Beulah

Andie Martin, Springwood