Eight girls from the Chattanooga area have been named to the 2014 Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state basketball teams.
Meigs County's Emileigh Swafford is the lone area player on the Class A team, while Brainerd's Jamee Ward, McMinn Central's Jacobi Lynn and Sequatchie County's Keely Frederick made the AA team. Bradley Central's Brooke Copeland and Rebecca Reuter are on the AAA team, while Baylor's Kaleigh Clemons and GPS's Akia Harris are on the Division II team.
TSWA Girls' All-State Basketball Teams
Jaycee Coe (Jackson County), Cariona Hassell (Goodpasture), Mendy McNeese (North Greene), Averyale Joy (Middleton), Rachel Lee (Jackson Christian), Deja Faulkner (Middleton), Chole Roberts (Scotts Hill), Courtney Wilson (Cloudland), Lauren Hensley (Grace Christian), Derica Wiggins (Oakhaven), Emileigh Swafford (Meigs County), Anna Beal (Houston County), Ashlynd Wilkerson (Middle Tenn. Christian), Cheyenne Shaver (Clarkrange), Brittany Cooper (Clarkrange).
Abbey Sissom (Cannon County), Rachel Bell (Creek Wood), Allison Hodge (Grainger), Tiffany Rechis (Westview), Adi Hale (Lexington), Keke McKinney (Fulton), Anna Hammaker (Christian Acad. of Knoxville), Andi Lamb (Chuckey-Doak), Kayla Marosites (Elizabethton), Callie Hackett (Smith County), Manaya Jones (Raleigh-Egypt), Jamee Ward (Brainerd), Jacobi Lynn (McMinn Central), Keely Frederick (Sequatchie County).
Alexa Middleton (Riverdale), Crystal Dangerfield (Blackman), Keiana Gilbert (Columbia Central), Falon Baker (Beech), Tianna Tarter (Science Hill), Gabby Lyon (Science Hill), Sally McCabe (Mount Juliet), Mika Wester (Cocke County), Brooke Copeland (Bradley Central), Rebecca Reuter (Bradley Central), Brittany Tarr (Sevier County), Brandi Beasley (Ridgeway), Jaida Roper (Houston), Shelbie Davenport (Riverdale), Meme Jackson (Blackman), Alex Johnson (Blackman), Janie White (Rossview).
Micah Sheetz (Knoxville Webb), Emily Lythe (Evangelical Christian), Kaylan Pugh (St. Mary's), Jasmine Cincore (Briarcrest), Kennesha Nichols (Ensworth), Kennedy Potts (Harpeth Hall), Anna Jones (USJ), Kyndal Hale (Pope John Paul II), Elise Holden (Briarcrest), Brynn Holden (Briarcrest), Kimberlee Keltner (Northpoint), Ashtyn Baker (Northpoint), Kaleigh Clemons (Baylor), Allison Cowie (Battlle Ground Acad.), Akia Harris (GPS), Katie Collier (Knoxville Webb).
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