All-County Girls Basketball Team

Guard: Brooke Burkett, Stanhope Elmore sophomore

Burkett has already played three seasons with the varsity team at Stanhope Elmore but she took things to another level this season. She averaged 11 points and eight assists to go along with 2.3 steals per game. One of Burkett’s biggest performances of the season came in the area tournament against Wetumpka as her 20 points and eight assists sent Stanhope into the area championship. “She has always been that girl that I put our offense in her hands,” Stanhope coach Kelvin Stokes said. “She’s come so far this season. When Brooke goes, our team goes so I’m looking forward to seeing her in her junior year and her senior year.”

Guard: CJ Weldon, Edgewood senior

Weldon entered the season with high expectations for herself and from her teammates. The Wildcats thrived off shooting from deep and Weldon was the top 3-point shooter on the team. She knocked down 68 3-pointers across the team’s 26 games. Weldon led the Wildcats with 11.9 points per game and scored the 1,000th point of her career during the team’s postseason run to the Elite Eight. “She’s one of these players that leads with her effort,” Edgewood coach Jay Adams said. “They look to her to be the heart of that offense and when she’s on, we’re on.”

Guard: Madison Traylor, Elmore County senior

Traylor has been the key to Elmore County’s success on the court for most her high school career. This season, Traylor set career highs in points, rebounds and steals. She led the team with 16.5 points per game and 10.7 rebounds per game while recording 17 double-doubles. Traylor’s biggest game of the season came against Booker T. Washington in the area tournament when she scored 27 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to help send the Panthers into the sub-regional round for the sixth consecutive season. “She knew this was going to be her last season playing basketball so she put in the hard work early in the offseason,” Elmore County coach Amy Rachel said. “She was getting workouts in a 5 a.m. and that’s stuff you can’t teach a kid to do. Everything she does, she’s doing her best to excel at it.”

Forward: Lacondra Paschal, Wetumpka senior

Wetumpka struggled to find success on offense all season but Paschal seemed to always be the solution. She scored in double figures four times this season, including a 16-point performance against Elmore County in the Elmore County Tournament. Paschal finished the season with an average of 5.8 points per game, leading Wetumpka with a total of 119 points. She also led the team in steal and shot 42 percent from the field.  “Lacondra’s leadership and experience has been great for us this season,” Wetumpka coach Jermel Bell said. “She worked hard every day during the offseason and at practices. She encouraged and motivated her teammates by her actions on and off the court.”

Forward: Ciarra Sullen, Tallassee senior

After winning a total of 29 games during her first three seasons in high school, Sullen was staring at Tallassee’s 2-15 record after a tough start to the season. However, the Tigers found a way to battle back, winning four of their final eight games and Sullen was right in the middle of that success. She averaged 9.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game during her final season. “Ciarra is a great motivator for the team,” Tallassee coach Harold Harris said. “She understood that winning was important but learning how to compete and put forth effort was needed. She kept the team tied together as a family.”

 

Honorable Mention: CK Bolton, Fr., G, Elmore County; Lindan Oliver, Jr., G, Tallassee; Leanna Moorer, Sr., G, Holtville; Madison Britt, So., F, Elmore County; Avery Roberts, Sr., F, Edgewood