Tribune Chronicle announces All-County teams

The 2012-13 high school basketball season was one that will be remembered for years to come.

With great teams come great players, and those players are featured on the 2012-13 Tribune Chronicle’s All-County basketball teams.

In Divisions I and II, the teams are led by County Players of the Year Ray Russ of Niles and Alli Pavlik of Lakeview.

In 2011-12, the Red Dragons ended with a 3-18 record. This season, led by the return of coach Ron Price and the play of Russ, Niles turned the ship around and finished with a 12-11 mark. Russ led the Red Dragons, averaging 20 points a game and eclipsed the 1,000-career point mark.

Only a junior, Pavlik was a force to be reckoned with on the court. She led Lakeview to a 19-4 record an a Division II?district runner-up finish. She was named first-team All-District while averaging 24.1 points a game.

The Division III?boys team is led by none other than two-time first-team All-State selection Peyton Aldridge, who led his team to a state semifinal appearance – the first in school history. During the regular season, Aldridge averaged 19.6 points per game, 11.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and five blocks per game.

Trumbull County Coaches Association Player of the Year Mackenzie Kiser leads the girls’ side in Division III. She averaged 19.3 points per game and is a three-time, first-team All-County selection.

The boys TCCA Player of the Year was Chad Oliver, who leads the Division IV boys team. Oliver led his team to the county’s first ever 22-0 season. Oliver was named to the Division IV first-team all-district team and first-team all-state.

Lordstown’s Sarah Cash, who averaged 22 points for the Red Devils, leads the Division IV?girls team. She became a member of the 1,000-point club eight games into her junior season.

The all-county teams are selected on a simple voting process.

Teams are divided for both boys and girls into Divisions I and II, III?and IV. Nominations of players are taken from coaches around the area.

From there, the staff of the Tribune Chronicle votes on each team to place the players on first, second, special mention or honorable mention.

For a complete list of the All-County teams, pick up a copy of the Tribune Chronicle.