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All-District basketball teams announced

File photo East Lincoln freshman Chazz Surratt, seen here against North Lincoln, was named to the All-District boys third team.

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East Lincoln freshman Chazz Surratt, seen here against North Lincoln, was named to the All-District boys third team.

Staff report

Lincolnton seniors Treasure Avery and Bridgett Derr and East Lincoln freshman Chazz Surratt were each named to All-District basketball teams for District 10 for the 2012-2013 season.
Surratt, Lincoln County’s lone male All-District player on the boys third team, helped lead the Mustangs to a 21-8 finish, a 10-4 Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference record, a runner-up finish in the conference standings and a third-round loss in the state playoffs.
Surratt led East Lincoln in points per game (18.8), free throws (103-155) and assists (103). He finished second behind East Lincoln junior Charlie Hills in total rebounds (115).
Surratt missed the first five games of the season while recovering from a knee strain he suffered during East Lincoln’s 2A state championship football game against Tarboro. He made his East Lincoln basketball debut on Dec. 18 in the Mustangs’ 43-37 win over West Lincoln.
He scored a season-high 30 points against North Lincoln when the teams met in the first round of the 2A state playoffs on Feb. 25.
Avery and Derr were named to the All-District girls third team and formed the core of a Lincolnton girls squad that finished in a first-place tie in the conference standings, won the conference tournament championship, finished with a 22-5 overall record with a 13-1 conference mark and a second-round exit from the state playoffs.
Derr lead the team in total points (265), blocks (57) and total rebounds (326). Avery led the Lady Wolves with 135 assists — more than double the next-highest total on the team — and finished second in blocks (41), total rebounds (162) and steals (86) and took third on the team in points scored (221).
Derr peaked with 26 points in a 63-34 win over West Lincoln on Feb. 15. She logged double-doubles in 14 of Lincolnton’s games this season.
East Burke’s Clay Byrd was named the boys Player of the Year for District 10. Shelby’s Aubrey Hollifield took the boys Coach of the Year award.
Crest sophomore Adiyah Ussery was named girls Player of the Year for the district.

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