CPA's Thompson, FRA's White rank among girls basketball leading lights

Monday, April 9, 2012 at 11:06pm

Day two of The City Paper’s three-part look at the best of area high school basketball in 2011-12.

Today, notable performers in girls basketball:

GUARDS
Derica Wyatt, Franklin Road Academy: Averaged 18 points per game and won DII-A Miss Basketball for the second time.

DeAndrea Sawyers, Hunters Lane: Was the Nashville Metro scoring leader at 18.6 points per game.

Honorable mention: Jenise Davis, Antioch; Emily Easter, Lipscomb; Teddi London, Goodpasture; Meredith Roman, CPA; Mary Hannah Winstead, BGA.

FORWARDS
Christina Slay, Ensworth: Averaged 14 points and eight rebounds for Tigers who finished as state runner-up.

Faith LeGate, Christ Presbyterian Academy: Averaged 12.5 points, six rebounds and three assists as a multi-position player for the state champion Lions.

Honorable mention: Alexis Lang, Whites Creek; Kelli Smith, Lipscomb (just missed the 1,000-point mark, scoring 999); Sydney Sims, M.L. King; Cariona Hassell, Goodpasture.

CENTER
Lauren Thompson, Christ Presbyterian Academy: Averaged 11 points per game, led the Nashville area with four blocks per game and was MVP of the state tournament.

Honorable mention: Nicole Bowers, Hillsboro; Bailey Maddox, Nashville Christian School; Jay Bond, Overton.

BEST 3-POINT SHOOTER
Derica Wyatt, FRA with 90.

Also: Meredith Roman, CPA; Kelli Smith, David Lipscomb; Kendal Hale, Pope JPII; Paige Parker, Brentwood; Kennedy Potts, Harpeth Hall, Kendal Lewis, NCS; Alex Gipson, Davidson Academy.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Becky LeGate, CPA: On the way to the state championship, her team didn’t lose after a Christmas tournament finals setback to Ensworth and elevated its play the last two and a half months.

Runner-up: Hubie Smith, whose Ensworth team, beset with early-season injuries to key players, rebounded to reach the DII-AA state final before falling. Chris Hart, who guided his Franklin Road Academy team to the DII-A state finals.