While Burke County supporters appreciate the commitment that the boys and girls basketball teams gave on the court this past season, the BCHS players continue to be rewarded. This past week, the team was awarded All- Region team honors.
In total, three boys basketball players were awarded All-Region honors, and one brought home an honorable mention. Senior Kobe Brown and junior Kinte Gross received firstteam All-Region honors. Kobe Brown finished the season leading the team with 5.6 assists per game and 2.3 steals per game, and he finished third on the team with 7.3 points per game. Kinte Gross led the team in rebounds (6.2 rpg), was the second highest scorer with 10.8 points per game, and averaged 1.4 blocks per game.
Additionally, junior Tykevian Hiers received second team All-Region honors. Tykevian led the Bears with 12.2 points per game and made the leaderboard averaging 1.6 steals per game. Senior Avian Allen received an honorable mention for his performance this year. “Avio” (as he is known to those at Burke County High School) followed Kobe Brown in both the steals and assists categories with 2.9 and 2.2 respectively.
There were three girls who received region honors this year. Senior Alayla “Layla” Denmark made first team All- Region, sophomore Tre’yonna Jones received an impressive second team All-Region award, and junior Dy’Mon Webb received an honorable mention for her performance on the court this year. The Burke County girls finished the season 18-7. Coach Lawrence released the following statement regarding the season: “We would like to thank all of our fans who came out to support us this past season. We also would like to thank our seniors who had successful four year careers as Lady Bears. We look forward to preparing for next year as we have a solid nucleus returning.” The Lady Bears also look forward to the return of some of their star athletes like Tre’yonna Jones and Dy’Mon Webb.