TENNERTON – Buckhannon-Upshur’s Audrey Gaudet and Alli Robinson were named to the Big 10 All-Conference Girls’ Basketball team that announced this week.
Both Gaudet and Robinson were named to the First Team.
“Both are very deserving of this honor,” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Rob Kittle.
Gaudet, a 5-8 senior forward, played in all 23 Lady Buc games and was second on the team in scoring averaging 11.1 points per game.
She was also second on the team in assists with 55 (2.4 per game) and was second on the team in rebounding averaging 5.7 rebounds per game.
“Audrey plays harder than any player I have ever seen,” said Kittle. “She runs until she absolutely is ready to fall over. She was a great leader for us. She always set the tone defensively for us and was great at the top of our press and was someone we looked at when we needed a basket.”
Robinson, a 5-8 senior guard, missed nine games with an injury in the latter part of the season, but still led the Lady Bucs in scoring with 12.2 points per game.
She led the Lady Bucs in rebounding with 6.7 per game and in blocks with seven.
“Alli missed part of the season with an ankle injury, but when she was in there she did so many things for us,” noted Kittle. “She could always find a way to get us a basket when we needed it and was our top rebounder as well as a great defender on the back end of our press.”
Buckhannon-Upshur ended the year with a 9-3 record in the Big 10 Conference and 13-10 overall.
Bridgeport's Emily Riggs was named conference Player of the Year, while North Marion head coach Mike Parish was named Coach of the Year.
In total, seven of the ten players on the First Team all-conference team are seniors, with only two underclassmen - both from Lincoln.
Fairmont Senior, Lincoln and North Marion joined Buckhannon-Upshur with two players on the First Team.
Bridgeport and Lewis County had the only other players to make First Team.
BIG 10 FIRST TEAM
Hannah Shriver, North Marion, SR, Co-Captain
Anysa Jordan, Fairmont Senior, SR, Co-Captain
Hannah Ferris, Lincoln, SO
Taylor Buonamici, North Marion, JR
Rory Marple, Bridgeport, SR
Audrey Gaudet, Buckhannon-Upshur, SR
Victoria Sturm, Lincoln, SO
Isabella Posey, Lewis County, SR
Abby Faulkner, Fairmont Senior, SR
Alli Robinson, Buckhannon-Upshur, SR
Michelle Thomas, Preston, SO, Captain
Paige Humble, Bridgeport, SO
Somer Stover, East Fairmont, SO
Kierra Bartholow, East Fairmont, SO
Brynne Williams, Lincoln, JR
Meredith Maier, Grafton, FR
Cara Minor, North Marion, SR
Sarah Riggleman, Elkins, SR
Emma Cayton, Lewis County, SO
Marley Washenitz, Fairmont Senior, FR
Haylew Willey, Robert C. Byrd, SR
COACH OF THE YEAR: Mike Parish (North Marion)
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Emily Riggs (Bridgeport)
Final Big 10 Standings
School Big 10 Record Overall
North Marion 13-1 19-6
Fairmont Senior 12-2 25-3
Lincoln 11-3 21-4
Buckhannon-Upshur 9-3 13-10
Bridgeport 10-4 17-9
Lewis County 6-6 13-10
Preston 6-6 12-11
East Fairmont 6-8 12-11
Elkins 5-11 7-15
Grafton 4-10 8-16
Philip Barbour 4-10 5-17
Liberty 2-12 7-17
Robert C. Byrd 1-13 3-19