ROCKINGHAM — Three members of the Richmond Senior girls basketball team and two from the boys squad received all-Southeastern Conference honors as selected by the league’s coaches.
Shaquail Wall, who was an all-SEC pick last season, was joined all this year’s team by Jade Evans and Kivana Keane.
The trio helped lead Richmond to a 13-7 overall mark and tied for second in the SEC with Lumberton with a 7-3 record. It ended up as the second seed from the conference because it swept the season series with Lumberton.
Wall led the Raiders in scoring and was the only player on the team to average double figures, hitting for 12 points per game. Evans was second on the team with her 9.2 points. Keane added 7.2 points and was third in scoring.
Richmond lost in the opening round of the 4A state playoffs to Rocky River 76-52.
Scotland placed four players on the girls, including Destiny Campbell, the SEC’s player of the year. Campbell averaged a double-double — 14.7 points and 12.5 rebounds — this season to lead the Scots to a 11-9 record and the conference title. Joining Campbell from Scotland are: Ashlyn Dial, Khasiya Sellers and ShanQaylia Stanton.
Scotland had its season end in a 56-52 loss to Jack Britt in the first round of the playoffs.
Lumberton was represented by Azaya Graham and Mariah Locklear. It was the only SEC basketball team to survive the opening round, defeating South View 47-41. Lumberton was eliminated in its next game by Southern Alamance 49-33 to finish its season with a 16-9 record.
Shanice Horne (Hoke), Jazmine Chambers (Pinecrest) and Mikala Lowry (Purnell Swett) rounded out the selections.
Scotland’s Janie Hodges and Lumberton’s Danny Graham were named co-coaches of the year.
On the boys side, Greg Patterson and Tre Pettigrew were first-time all-conference selections and guided Richmond to a 14-9 record, 6-4 mark in the SEC. Richmond was ousted in the opening round of the 4A state playoffs by Olympic 84-63.
Patterson led the Raiders with a 17 points per game average. In conference play, he improved to 19 points. Pettigrew was the top rebounder at 8.1 per game and second in scoring at 13.8 points.
Hoke, the conference champion, had three selected all-conference, led by player of the year KeShawn Shaw-Willis. The senior averaged 15.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists a game. Hoke finished the season with a 16-10 record and was eliminated in the first round of the state 4A playoffs by Southeast Raleigh 52-46.
Kory Jones and John Maynor were the other Bucks named to the team. Shaw-Willis’ honor wasn’t the only one pulled in by Hoke as Quame Patterson was named coach of the year.
The SEC’s other representative in the postseason, Lumberton, placed three players — Justice Sampson, Demetri Sheridan and Travis Suggs — on the team. The Pirates were 13-11 overall and lost to Garner 103-62 in the opening round of the playoffs.
Kardashian Ragin and Stephon Stephens from Pinecrest and Kendrick Purdie (Purnell Swett), Jordan Ratliffe (Scotland) were also named to the all-SEC squad.
— Sports editor Shawn Stinson may be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 14 or on Twitter @scgolfer.