Straughn girls hold banquet Sunday

Published 12:03 am Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Shown from L to R: Katelyn Kinsaul, Emily Wood, Audrey Driver, Janelle Nurse, Jacie Williamson, Paige Taylor and Katie Lindsey. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Straughn’s girls basketball program held its annual banquet Sunday afternoon in the high school’s cafeteria.

The Lady Tigers, including the junior varsity squad, celebrated their success from the 2013-14 campaign and presented awards to players who stood out on the court.

SHS assistant coach Scott Gafford recognized the JV team for its effort on the hardwood this season.

SHS finished in the Final Four and won the Class 3A South Regional Championship for the second-straight year.

Lady Tigers coach Scott Kinsaul couldn’t say enough about the group of ladies under his charge this season.

“I was blessed to coach these young ladies,” Kinsaul said.

Kinsaul recognized each player on the team, along with the manager and film technician.

Three individual awards were voted on by the team, and the rest were decided between Kinsaul and Gafford.

Emily Wood received the Hustle Award; Paige Taylor was named Best Defensive Player; and Jacie Williamson was named Best Offensive Player.

Janelle Nurse was given the Most Improved Player Award; Katie Lindsey won the Team Award; and Audrey Driver was given the Lady Tiger Award.

Taylor and Katelyn Kinsaul were given the Captains Award, and Williamson was named the Most Valuable Player.

Covington County’s Board of Education gave each varsity player a replica of the state semifinal plaque.

Kinsaul then thanked the players, coaches, parents and administration for their support this year.