BIDWELL, Ohio — The basketball programs at River Valley landed two players on the 2012 All-Ohio Valley Conference teams, selected by the coaches within the OVC. Senior Derek Flint from the boys team and Junior Cady Gilmore from the girls team represented the Silver and Black.
Gilmore makes her third consecutive all-league squad, as she avraged 16.1 points per game for the Lady Raiders who finished 6-14 overall and 2-8 in the OVC. This is Flint’s first All-OVC selection as he avraged 11.3 points per game for the Raiders who finished the season 4-16.
Allison Neville was in honorable mention for the Lady Raiders, and she avraged 12.3 points per game. Austin Lewis was the RVHS boys honerable mention as he avraged 8.8 points per game and 8.9 rebounds per game.
Chesapeake boys coach Ryan Davis recieved his third consecutive Coach of the Year award while Fairland Coach Jon Buchanan won the award on the girls side.
2012 All-OVC Basketball Teams
Derek Flint, River Valley,
Austin McMaster, Chesapeake**
Eric Kennedy, Chesapeake
Patrick Hintz, Chesapeake
Evan Salyers, Fairland**
Blaine Fuller, Fairland
Brandon Barnes, South Point
Austin Jeffreys, South Point
Alex Bare, Coal Grove
Conor Markins, Coal Grove
Andy Knipp, Rock Hill*
Coach of the Year: Ryan Davis, Chesapeake
Honorable Mentions: Austin Lewis, River Valley#; Javon Thompson, Chesapeake; Eric Riley, Fairland; Josh Payne, South Point; Bryan Steele, Coal Grove; Will McCollister, Rock Hill.
* — indicates previous All-OVC team honors.# — indicates pervious OVC honorable mentions honors. Ryan Davis was coach of the year in 2009-2010 & 2010-2011. Teams are selected via a vote of league coaches. Each team was accorded one automatic honorable mention selection.
Cady Gilmore, River Valley**
Terra Stapleton, Fairland
Chandler Fulks, Fairland*
Katie Fuller, Fairland
Amanda Ruffner, Chesapeake**
Jordan Porter, Chesapeake
Allison Mitchell, South Point**
Erin Dillow, South Point
Chelsea Harper, Rock Hill**
Ashley Adkins, Coal Grove**
Jacy Jones, Coal Grove
Coach of the Year: Jon Buchanan, Fairland
Honorable Mentions: Allison Neville, River Valley; Kayla Swinger, Fairland*; Jackie Nelson, Chesapeake; Brett Justice, South Point; Brook Knipp, Rock Hill; Katey Erwin, Coal Grove.
* — indicates previous All-OVC team honors. Teams are selected via a vote of league coaches. Each team was accorded one automatic honorable mention selection.