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February 11, 2014

Johnson earns fourth all-region selection

TIFTON — Alexis Johnson was named to the Region 1-AAAAAA first team and three others were honorable mention selections in a list released this week.

Johnson, who was averaging 14.5 points per game going into Tuesday's contest with Valdosta has been named first team all-region team all four years of her career. Earlier this season, she scored her 1000th point. Her game high for the year is 28 against Brunswick, a contest which saw her score 21 in a single quarter.

Senior Staceyanna Murrell, junior Brecklyn Greene and freshman Audrey McElhaney were the honorable mention players. Greene averaged 9.4 points during the regular season. Murrell, who has been averaging 7 per game, has been a rebounding force, including 16 at Camden County in January. McElhaney, whose minutes have steadily increased, scored 12 Friday against Colquitt.

Makeba Ponder of Colquitt County and Brunswick's Destiny Alston were named co-Players of the Year. Offensive Player of the Year honors went to Tashia Brown of Lowndes.

Other first team selections were Sonja Franklin (Coffee), Tieara Phillips (Valdosta), Dexshalyn Polite (Colquitt) and Brianna Gipson (Brunswick).

Second team picks were Di'era Deloach (Lowndes), Khaila McMorris (Camden), Kilah Nixon (Brunswick), Taffany Smith (Lowndes) and Joneria Grant (Colquitt).

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