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Tennis, basketball awards announced

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By Lee Kendall

 The Harrison County High School tennis teams had their end-of-season awards banquet on Friday night.              

Co-coaches Betsy Clyde and Phyloss Ross handed out several awards to the Fillies and Thorobreds.

The Bred Award and Fillie Award were voted on by team members and went to the boy and girl player who best exemplified qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and team play. Miranda Turk received the award for the girls while Ross Smith and Cody Landrum shared the award for the boys.

The Good Sportsmanship Awards went to Julie Henson and Charlie Smith. The Most Improved Player awards went to Julie Henson and Cory McCauley and the Player of the Year awards went to Miranda Turk and Ross Smith.

Breds Hardwood Awards

On Sunday, the Harrison County Basketball Thorobreds had their annual awards banquet.

Several statistical awards were given to players, as well as several awards that rewarded intangibles.

Malcolm Thomas led the Breds with 72 blocked shots, Fonze Custard was the team leader in steals with 73, and John Michael Reitz took the most charges for the Breds with 33.

Eric Case made 139 of 259 shots for 54 percent to lead Harrison County in field goal percentage. Four players earned their way onto the Free Throw Club by shooting better than 70 percent from the charity stripe. They were Ryan Puckett (82%), Reitz (72%), Zach Turner (71%) and Jared Martin (70%).

Four players also joined the Three Point Club by shooting better than 33 percent from beyond the arc. They were Reitz (42.8%), Case (38.3%), Puckett (35.9%) and Martin (33.6%).

Puckett was the Leading Scorer Award winner, averaging 12.8 ppg. Thomas was the leading rebounder with 280. Custard was the assists leader with 128 and also won the Playmaker Award.

Martin earned the 110% Award for his all-out play, Eric Sanders was named Mr. Hustle and Caleb Ford was the Rookie of the Year recipient. Reitz was picked as the team’s best defensive player and Thomas was named most improved.

Several members of the Thorobreds were also honored for their academic successes. Those players included John Michael Reitz, Eric Case, Jared Martin and Zach Turner, along with statisticians Jade Jenkins, Mariah Carr and Kelsey Carr.