Cass forward Claire Davis earned a spot on the Class 5A all-state team announced Sunday by Sandy's Spiel. The sophomore landed on the second team, and she was the only 10th-grader among the …
Cass forward Claire Davis earned a spot on the Class 5A all-state team announced Sunday by Sandy's Spiel.
The sophomore landed on the second team, and she was the only 10th-grader among the classification's 21 honorees — 11 of which were honorable-mention selections.
Davis was also named Bartow County Co-Player of the Year by The Daily Tribune News Sunday. She averaged 19.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.1 blocks and two steals per game in helping the Colonels to a 17-9 record.
Other than essentially being deemed the best sophomore in 5A, the most impressive thing about Davis' season is that she did most of her damage in the classification's toughest region.
Kell was the most improved team in the class, finishing runner-up to Buford after missing the playoffs last season. The Longhorns also boasted star freshman Crystal Henderson, who earned freshman of the year, was named best shooter, landed on the 5A first team and garnered All-Georgia honorable-mention recognition. Kell's Amaya Moss was also recognized as 5A's most underrated player.
Carrollton went to the Elite Eight behind the standout play of De'Mauri Flournoy. The junior was named 5A player of the year, best scorer in the classification and first team. She was also All-Georgia second team. The Trojans also had freshman Kanija Daniel earn 5A honorable-mention selection.
Next season, Kell, Carrollton and Rome will be moved up to 6A. It leaves Cass as one of the top returning teams in Region 7-AAAAA. With Davis and co-POY Londaisha Smith back next winter, the Colonels will be aiming for a region title.