COLUMBUS, Ohio — A total of five players from Meigs and Gallia counties were named to the AP All-Ohio girls basketball teams for the 2012-13 campaign, based on the recommendations of a media panel throughout the Buckeye State.
Three of the five choices are repeat selections to the squad, and half of the six Ohio Valley Publishing area programs were represented at the highest level of Ohio hoops.
Eastern junior Jenna Burdette — a three-time southeast district player of the year — earned her third straight honor on the All-Ohio squad in Division IV, as the program’s alltime leading scorer was named to first-team for the third consecutive postseason.
Burdette — a verbal commit to the University of Dayton — averaged 18.1 points per game for the state-bound Lady Eagles.
Also joining Burdette was junior Jordan Parker, who averaged 12.5 points for the Lady Eagles. Parker earned her second career spot on the All-Ohio team with her second consecutive honorable mention choice in Division IV.
Joining Parker as a two-time selection was South Gallia senior Ellie Bostic, who garnered her second straight honorable mention choice in Division IV. Bostic averaged 12.2 points and seven rebounds a game for the district runner-up Lady Rebels.
SGHS also landed a second player on the All-Ohio squad, as senior Meghan Caldwell landed an honorable mention selection in D-4. Caldwell averaged 12.4 points and 4.7 rebounds for the Lady Rebels en route to her first All-Ohio honor.
River Valley senior Cady Gilmore was also named to the honorable mention list in Division III after averaging 16.2 points, seven assists and seven rebounds per game. The career 1,000-point scorer also earned her first All-Ohio selection.
All five players were either first- or second-team selections at the southeast district level, which qualified them for All-Ohio considerations.
Complete lists of the 2012-13 AP All-Ohio girls basketball teams — divisions 1-4 — are available online at mydailytribune.com and mydailysentinel.com