Currence receives All-State Honorable Mention, McDaniels named First Team All-State


TENNERTON — Buckhannon-Upshur High School junior center Kendal Currence and senior guard Shelby McDaniels were recently named to the 2021-22 Class AAAA Girls All-State Basketball Team.

McDaniels was given the top honor of being named to the All-State First Team, while Currence was named to the Honorable Mention Team.

McDaniels led the Lady Bucs in scoring, averaging 16 points a game. She led the team in assists with 4.8 per game and in steals with 4.1 per contest. She also contributed 5.6 rebounds per game. McDaniels was named to the Second Team All-State team her sophomore and junior seasons and was recently named the 2021-22 Big 10 Conference Player of the Year. The senior ended her career as the second-leading scorer in the history of Lady Bucs basketball.

“I’m very grateful and want to give all the glory to God. I am very thankful for my family, coaches, teammates and friends who have gotten me to this point,” said McDaniels.

Currence was second on the Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs in scoring and rebounding, averaging 10 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest.

“Being named honorable mention is a very exciting achievement. I’ve worked hard this year to be where I am now and now, through this off season on thru next basketball season, I will be pushing myself harder to become a great leader and player for my team next year. This season was an amazing season for the Lady Bucs. We played good as a team, worked well together and we all worked hard to achieve what we did this year. I’m hoping next season will be the same because I know everyone is in the gym this off season putting in work for next year, getting better and I can’t wait to play with them again,” said Currence.

The Lady Bucs ended their season with a 19-6 record and advanced to the Region I title game.

The 2022 Class AAAA Girls Basketball All-State Team as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association:

W. Va. All-State First-Team

Dionna Gray, Huntington, senior (captain), Jayda Allie, Cabell Midland, junior, Alexis Bordas, Wheeling Park, Freshman, Talayah Boxley, Capital, senior, Imani Hickman, Huntington, senior, Shelby McDaniels, Buckhannon-Upshur, senior, Gabby Reep, Bridgeport, junior, Sofia Wassick, Morgantown, sophomore 

W. Va. All-State Second-Team

Cadence Stewart, Greenbrier East, junior (captain), Skylar Bosley, Parkersburg South, senior, Kilah Dandridge, Spring Mills, freshman, Brilynn Florence, Parkersburg, junior, Lily Jordan, Morgantown, sophomore, Finley Lohan, George Washington, sophomore, Jazmyn Wheeler, Cabell Midland, junior, Lala Woods, Wheeling Park, freshman

HONORABLE MENTION

Emily Anderson, Bridgeport; Hallie Bailey, Spring Valley; Trinity Balog, Parkersburg; Lindsay Bechtel, Morgantown; Kaitlyn Blake, John Marshall; Ava Bolen, Brooke; Sadie Boggess, Princeton; Olivia Bolduc, Spring Mills; Mackenzie Brezovec, Jefferson; Kyra Brown, Capital; Kendal Currence, Buckhannon-Upshur; Allie Daniels, Spring Valley; Natalie Daugherty, Wheeling Park; Brooke Davis, Greenbrier East; Abby Dillon, Woodrow Wilson; Lauren Dye, Hurricane; Corin Edsell, Spring Mills; Alaira Evans, George Washington; Kaila Fitzpatrick, Musselman; Catherine Hunnell, John Marshall; Amara Jackson, Huntington; Sadaya Jones, Morgantown; Justus Lee, Jefferson; Samiah Lynch, Oak Hill; Olivia Mayer, Martinsburg; Alanna McKenzie, Riverside; Shayla Montgomery, St. Albans; Heaven Murray, Jefferson; Kelly Ours, Hedgesville; Dria Parker, Spring Valley; Samyah Riggan, St. Albans; Mary Rivera, Washington; Kisten Roberts, Parkersburg; Natalyia Sayles, Capital; Carsynn Sines, Preston; Natalie Smith, South Charleston; Hannah Stemple, University; Maddie Stull, Princeton; Daisha Summers, Greenbrier East; Jada Turner, Huntington; Hannah Wingrove, Parkersburg South; Olivia Ziolkowski, Woodrow Wilson

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