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Carbon High basketball players take home region honors

After averaging 14.5 points per game this season, senior Miranda Averett was named 3A Most Valuable Player by the coaches in Region 12.

Sun Advocate sports reporter

After winning a region championship and advancing to the 3A state tournament, four Carbon High seniors were honored for their play this season by being named to All-Region basketball teams.

The teams, which are compiled by a vote from region coaches, were released earlier this week.

For the second year in a row, the region's Most Valuable Player was a player from CHS as senior Miranda Averett was selected for the honor.

Averett averaged 14.5 points per game this season.

"Her ability to control a game and her unselfishness as a team leader were reasons she was picked as MVP," said head coach Ted Bianco.

In addition to Averett receiving the MVP, seniors Amanda Freestone and Rachel Scoggins were both named to the First Team All-Region 12 squad.

"Amanda was a presence for us in the middle and Rachel added toughness and the ability to knock down shots from the outside," he said.

Senior Kelcy Otani was also recognized for her play by being receiving honorable mention from the region coaches.

Despite not making any of the All-Region teams, Bianco credited the other seniors including Regan Powell, Lexi Gagon and Shaylie Jones with playing well enough throughout the season to merit honors from the region coaches.

While the Lady Dinos did not perform their best during the state tournament while taking an eighth place finish, Bianco said the team worked hard and got better as the season went along finishing 17-6 overall.

"This shows that a lot of hard work can pay off in the end," he said. "We had a great year and it's because of every girl on the team."

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