LEXINGTON – Magoffin County senior Jazzy Howard has been named the 15th Region Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year.
Through the 57th District Girls’ Basketball Tournament, Howard averaged 16.4 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, leading the Lady Hornets in both scoring and rebounding. Magoffin County topped Johnson Central 53-42 in the 57th District title game at Paintsville High School on Feb. 25.
Magoffin County finished runner-up to 59th District champion Shelby Valley in the 15th Region Tournament. The Lady Kats slipped past Magoffin County 23-22 in the 15th Region title game at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville over the weekend.
The KABC has honored at least one player from each of the state’s 16 regions.
The 2016 KABC Girls’ Regional Players of the Year are as follows – Region 1: Maddye Rice (McCracken County); Region 2: Adarian Gray (Madisonville-North Hopkins); Region 3: Mikayla Berry (Owensboro Catholic); Region 4: Bree Glover (Glasgow); Region 5: Erin Boley (Elizabethtown); Region 6: Katie Downey (North Bullitt); Region 7: Krys McCune (DuPont Manual); Region 8: Kaci Currens (Anderson County); Region 9: Mallory Schwartz (Ryle), Ansley Davenport (Newport Central Catholic); Region 10: Bailey Cummins (Bracken County); Region 11: Malaka Frank (Franklin County); Region 12: Emma Young (East Jessamine); Region 13: Kayla Bruner (North Laurel); Region 14: Whitney Creech (Jenkins); Region 15: Jazzy Howard (Magoffin County); Region 16: Ashton Woodard (Menifee County).
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.