The South Fork 2A Conference has released its All-Conference men’s and women’s basketball teams for the 2021 season, and one Lincoln County player along with a Lincoln County coach have earned the league’s top individual awards.
Men’s conference champion North Lincoln placed a pair of seniors on the All-Conference squad in Cole Seagle and Jack Carter.
In addition to receiving All-SF2A recognition, Seagle was named the conference’s Player-of-the-Year. Seagle averaged 22.8 points, 3.3 assists and 1.9 steals, helping lead the Knights to their first-ever men’s basketball conference title.
Carter chipped in 17.6 points per contest, along with 3.2 assists and 2.5 steals for the South Fork 2A champions.
North Lincoln head coach Dennis Frye was named the conference’s Coach-of-the-Year after guiding the Knights to a 15-3 season and a 12-2 mark in league play. Frye led the team to the 2A West Regional championship game, where they came up just short against Hendersonville, the state runner-up.
Other county players on the men’s All-Conference team were East Lincoln’s Jeremiah Jones and Drew Bean, and Lincolnton’s Connor Williams and Amontre Finger.
Making the women’s All-SF2A squad were East Lincoln’s Taliyah Thomas and Ginny Overbay, West Lincoln’s Chloe Norman and North Lincoln’s Ashlyn White.
The full South Fork 2A All-Conference teams are listed below.
Men’s All-SF2A Team
North Lincoln: Cole Seagle, Jack Carter.
East Lincoln: Jeremiah Jones, Drew Bean.
Lincolnton: Connor Williams, Amontre Finger.
Maiden: Dru McClough, Chris Culliver.
Newton-Conover: Zane Redmond, Jackson Mullins.
Lake Norman Charter: Cal Reed, Oliver O’Brian.
Player of the Year: Cole Seagle - North Lincoln.
Coach of the Year: Dennis Frye - North Lincoln.
Women’s All-SF2A Team
East Lincoln: Taliyah Thomas, Ginny Overbay.
North Lincoln: Ashlynn White
Maiden: Maggie Andrews, Lainee Hentshel.
Bandys: Macy Rummage, Logan Dutka.
Newton-Conover: Emma Fox, Cassidy Geddes, Grace Loftin.
Lake Norman Charter: Jillian Villanti.
Player of the Year: Cassidy Geddes - Newton-Conover.
Coach of the Year: Sylvia White - Newton-Conover.
(Published March 10, 2021)