All-Ohio Division I-II Girls: Howe, Stinson collect first-team accolades

COLUMBUS — Lexi Howe and Jamisyn Stinson displayed their all-around abilities on area courts.

Their talents were recognized by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association on Tuesday, as the Division I and II All-Ohio girls teams were announced.

Sheridan's Jamisyn Stinson goes in for a layup against New Lexington in a game during the regular season. Stinson was a first-team All-Ohio selection in Division II, as the Division I and II teams were announced on Tuesday.
Sheridan's Jamisyn Stinson goes in for a layup against New Lexington in a game during the regular season. Stinson was a first-team All-Ohio selection in Division II, as the Division I and II teams were announced on Tuesday.

The boys teams will be released on Wednesday (Divisions III-IV) and Thursday (Divisions I-II).

Howe, a senior, earned first-team honors in Division I, while Stinson, a junior, made the Division II first team.

Howe did a little big of everything for the Scotties in averaging 17.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.4 steals, while shooting 77% from the line, 51% from the field and 45% from 3.

Lexi Howe
Lexi Howe

Tri-Valley coach Kurt Kaufman noted Howe's contributions went beyond the stat sheet and commended the senior for taking on the leadership role for a young team.

"It's a tremendous award for Lexi to be first team All Ohio in Division I," Kaufman said. "She's an incredible basketball player and was obviously a leader for our team. People recognized that she did so much with scoring and rebounding, but she also learned how to be a team leader. She was able to get all the players involved in helping her team be successful."

Stinson, known for her 3-point shooting, also delivered in every facet of the game. Along with leading the area with a school-record mark of 20.4 points per game, the junior contributed 6.0 rebounds, 4.2 steals and 3.0 assists to go along with an 80% effort at the line, 51% from the floor and 42% from 3.

She became the third first-team selection for the Sheridan girls, joining Jessie Slack, who did it twice, and her older sister, Faith, a three-time first-team choice. Stinson was a second-team All-Ohioan last season and earned honorable mention as a freshman.

Sheridan coach J.D. Walters noted her work ethic and dedication are among the reasons she continues to shine for the Generals. She already has 1,298 career points, which includes 254 3-pointers, and 233 career steals.

She is shooting nearly 39% from 3 in her career (254 of 654), along with shooting 58% inside the arc (219 of 379) and 75% from the foul line (98 of 131).

"Jamisyn puts in a lot of work throughout the year working on her individual skill development," Walters said. "She also improved her game this year in many areas such as becoming a better defender and rebounder as well as improving her ability to not allow teams to take her out of the game by face guarding her.

"She plays a lot of games with her school team and Ohio Future and is one of the best shooters in Ohio. Every team focuses on stopping her as our top scorer and she still averaged a school record of 20.4 points and had over 500 points this season."

John Glenn sophomore Mya Oliver made third team, and New Lexington senior Aubri Spicer and Zanesville junior Jersey Draughn were special mention in Division II.

Oliver scored a team-high 15.6 points with 3.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.0 steals for the Muskies. Spicer had team-highs of 15.2 points and 6.2 assists to go with 4.0 steals and Draughn highlighted the Lady Devils' squad with 15 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game.

"Mya has put in hours and hours in the off season. It's no mistake she's getting recognition in the state of Ohio," John Glenn head coach Gary Sigman explained. "She has matured so much this past season, has gotten stronger in the weight room, and fundamentally stronger on the court as well.

"Mya put her team ahead of herself time and time again this past season," Sigman added. "We haven't seen the best of Mya Oliver yet. She's only going to get better because of her work ethic and the ability to be coached. I'm just super proud of her."

New Lex senior Kim Kellogg, Sheridan junior Nora Saffell, Philo senior Olivia Dement, Morgan senior Odessa Smith and John Glenn senior McKinzi Linscott received honorable mention in Division II, while Tri-Valley sophomore Mackenzie Harvey was honorable mention in Division I.

Kellogg averaged 9.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 4.1 assists, Saffell contributed 11.5 points and 4.8 rebounds, Dement collected 10.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists, Smith tallied 10.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 2.5 assists, Linscott averaged a double-double of 10.6 points and 10 boards, along with 2.6 steals and 1.4 assists and Harvey chipped in 9.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists.

Sole Williams of Cincinnati Princeton was named the Division I Player of the Year, while Coach of the Year was Jeff Click from Cincinnati West Clermont. In Division II, Dee Alexander from Cincinnati Purcell Marian earned Player of the Year accolades, and Canfield's Matt Reel was named Coach of the Year.

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This article originally appeared on Zanesville Times Recorder: All-Ohio Girls: Howe, Stinson collect first-team accolades