PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Te'era Williams, Douglass
Williams loaded the Douglass girls on her back and carried them to the Class 4A state tournament for the first time since 1992, when her mother, Lenora Love, won Little All-City Player of the Year honors and helped the Trojans to the tourney. Williams averaged 27.3 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 steals per game as a senior. In her career, she scored more than 2,000 points and grabbed more than 1,000 rebounds.
T'ona Edwards, Northeast
Edwards averaged 15.4 points and 4.3 rebounds for Northeast, which narrowly lost to Fairview in the Class 2A state title game. The junior also stood out on defense; coach Londaryl Perry said Edwards always wanted to defend the opposing team's best player.
Quira Demery, Millwood
Demery scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the Falcons' Class 3A state championship game win. She averaged 16.7 points during Millwood's playoff run, which broke a three-year streak of runner-up finishes.
Lacey Paulk, Washington
Washington was a young team in 2011-12, but posted a 17-9 record in large part because of Paulk's leadership. Paulk averaged 21.5 points and 12.3 rebounds per game as a senior. The East Central signee also recorded 74 steals and 30 blocks.
Morgan Vogt, Okarche
Vogt has a bright future. The forward led the Warriors to the Class A state championship game, averaging 16.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game as a sophomore.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Londaryl Perry, Northeast
Perry, in his first season ever as a varsity head coach — and his first season coaching girls at all — led Northeast to the Class 2A championship game, where it lost a heartbreaker to Fairview. Northeast finished Perry's first season with a 26-3 record.