River Bluff's Wilson, Irmo head coach Monica Williams take All-Chronicle Country girls' basketball team honors
2019-20 ALL-CHRONICLE COUNTRY GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM
Ehrial Wagstaff, Jayla Lovett and Maliyiah Mason (all of Irmo), Alexis Sexton (Lexington) and Jasmine Jenkins (White Knoll)
Jayla Jamison (Airport), Chasity Dent (Gilbert), Samira Khalil (River Bluff), McKenzie Lott (Chapin) and Mallory Nichols (Lexington)
HEAD COACH - Brad McKinney (River Bluff)
Madison Pride (Gilbert), Mallory Nichols (Lexington), Wareanna Butler (Dutch Fork), Janiyah Cowan (White Knoll), Whitney Craft (Pelion), Caliegh Corbitt (Airport) and Reagan Rozier (River Bluff)
HEAD COACH - Molly Goodrich (Lexington)
PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Japonica Wilson (River Bluff)
The Region 5-5A Player of the Year was instrumental in the dramatic turnaround of the Lady Gators. A year after going winless, she helped snap a 32-game overall and 45-game region losing streak as River Bluff set a school record with 17 victories. The Lady Gators also won their 1st ever playoff game and advanced to the 3rd round of the Class 5A playoffs. Wilson averaged 16.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.6 steals and 1.8 assists per game as a senior.
COACH OF THE YEAR - Monica Williams (Irmo)
The former University of South Carolina standout led the Lady Yellow Jackets to a 24-4 record and a Class 5A Upper State final appearance. She also posted her 400th career victory this past season and was scheduled to coach at the Carolinas All-Star Classic.