On Friday two local girls basketball players earned All-State recognition from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.
North Greene’s Shelby Davenport was named to the Class 1A All-State Team, and Greeneville’s Lauren Bailey was named to the Class 3A All-State Team.
Davenport took her game to a new level as a senior to help lead the Lady Huskies back to the state tournament for the third year in a row. She had always been a skilled perimeter player as a four-year starter for the Lady Huskies, but as senior coach James Buchanan expanded her role to include just about everything.
During the first half of the season she was North Greene’s primary post defender, and often their top scoring threat in the paint. At the other times Buchanan would call on her to be the team’s primary ball handler. Then other times she might fall into her most natural role as a scoring threat from the wing. She also did all of that while playing the entire season with a torn ligament in her ankle.
Davenport finished the year averaging 13 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.4 steals per game. She shot 39 percent from three-point range, 45 percent from the field and 71 percent from the foul line.
As a senior she was named the Region 1-1A Tournament MVP for the second time. She was a four-time All-District selection and a four-time All-District Tournament selection.
On Wednesday Davenport signed to continue her basketball career at Milligan University.
Bailey, a junior, earned an All-State nod for the second time after leading Lady Devils to the state tournament for the first time since 2010.
This season Bailey averaged 18.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game to lead the Lady Devils in both categories. She shot 48 percent from the field, 34 percent from three-point range, and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. She did all of that while playing 27 minutes per game.
She boosted those averages to 24 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in the post season. In the state sectionals against Seymour she poured in 25 points in a dominating performance on the road that sent the Lady Devils to the state tournament. In the District 2-3A championship game she lit up Grainger for 31 points on the way to earning tournament MVP honors.
Going into her senior Bailey has scored 1,689 career points.
2021-22 TSWA All-State Girls Basketball
Alayna Anderson, Gleason, Sr.*
Savannah Davis, McKenzie, So.*
Lyndie Ramsey, Unaka, Jr.*
Lucy Curry, Dresden, Jr.
Carrington Lifsey, Gleason, Sr.
Kelsey Pike, Oneida, Jr.
Courtney Zensen, Whitwell, Jr.
Layla Bouldin, Van Buren County, So.
Blair Baugus, Wayne County, Fr.
Briley Burchett, Clay County, Jr.
Shelby Gray, Westwood, Fr.
Shelby Davenport, North Greene, Sr.
Jada Harrison, Westview, Jr.*
Madison Hart, Gibson County, Sr.*
Karly Weathers, Loretto, Sr.*
Amari Bonds, Union City, Jr.
Karli Haworth, Alcoa, Jr.
Molly Masingale, McMinn Central, So.
Crysti’anna Whitehead, Memphis Business Academy, Jr.
Gabby Beaty, York Institute, Jr.
Reese Beaty, York Institute, Jr.
MJ Simmons, Community, Jr.
Micah Hart, Gibson County, So.
Jaslynn Walter, East Nashville, So.
Sarah Burton, Clinton, Sr.*
McKenzie Cochran, Page, Sr.*
Brooklyn Crouch, Upperman, Sr.*
Ti’Mia Lawson, Jackson South Side, Jr.
Lauren Bailey, Greeneville, Jr.
Sammy Taylor, Fulton, So.
Lina Lyon, Elizabethton, Jr.
McKenna Hayes, East Hamilton, Sr.
Rachel Griffin, Fayette-Ware, So.
Nia Powers, White County, Jr.
Abigail Johnson, Upperman, Jr.
Jenna Hare, Sullivan East, Jr.
Imani Berry, Clarksville, So.*
Ta’mia Scott, Clarksville Northwest, Sr.*
Jennifer Sullivan, Bearden, Sr.*
Avery Treadwell, Bearden, Jr.
Avery Strickland, Farragut, Sr.
Emily Gonzalez, Bearden, Sr.
Hannah Jones, Bradley Central, Jr.
Peytyn Oliver, McMinn County, Jr.
Alindsey Long, Arlington, Sr.
Mallory Collier, Bartlett, Jr.
Reghan Grimes, Ravenwood, Sr.
Sydney Ryan, Brentwood, Sr.
Madi Hawk, Lakeway Christian, So.*
Olivia Lee, Trinity Christian, Jr.*
Aalyah Del Rosario, Webb School-Bell Buckle*
Keira Leffew, Christian Academy of Knoxville, Jr.
Maliyah Glasper, Lakeway Christian, 8th grade
Brylee Faith Cherry, Northpoint Academy, Jr.
Raven Sims, Tipton-Rosemark, Jr.
Kaitlyn Eubanks, Fayette Academy, Sr.
Jailyn Banks, Middle Tennessee Christian, Jr.
Angelica Velez, Webb School-Bell Buckle, Jr.
Emily Wilson, Christian Academy of Knoxville, Jr.
Atyia Moss, Clarksville Academy, Jr.
Kennedy Cambridge, Ensworth School, Sr.*
Jaloni Cambridge, Ensworth School, So.*
Sydney Mains, Knox Catholic, So.*
Madelyn Ladd, Webb School of Knoxville, Jr.
Jaz Williams, Knox Catholic, Jr.
Meeyah Green, Webb School of Knoxville, 8th grade
Kayli Clarkson, Briarcrest Christian, Jr.
Trinity Fields, Brentwood Academy, Jr.
Kamil Collier, Ensworth School, Sr.
Millie Brown, Brentwood Academy, Sr.
Ella Grace Thompson, Lipscomb Academy, Sr.
Bella White, Baylor School, Jr.