Shelby McDaniels (middle) and Kendal Currence (right) were named to the 2021-22 West Virginia All-State Girls Basketball Team. McDaniels earned First Team honors while Currence was named to Honorable Mention Team. (Lori Woods/My Buckhannon).

McDaniels named First Team All-State; Currence receives All-State Honorable Mention honors

TENNERTON – Buckhannon-Upshur senior guard Shelby McDaniels and junior center Kendal Currence were named to the 2021-22 Class AAAA Girls All-State Basketball Team.

McDaniels was given the top honor of being named to the All-State First Team while Currence was named to the Honorable Mention Team.

McDaniels led the Lady Bucs in scoring, averaging 16 points a game. She led the team in assists with 4.8 per game and in steals with 4.1 per contest. She also contributed 5.6 rebounds per game.

She was named to the Second Team All-State team her sophomore and junior seasons and was recently named the 2021-22 Big 10 Conference Player of the Year.

She ended her career as the second-leading scoring in the history of Lady Buc basketball.

“What a great way to finish off an amazing career for Shelby,” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Rob Kittle. “She finished her career as the Player of the Year in the Big 10, First Team All-State and the second leading scorer in B-U history. I am truly honored to have coached her the last four years and I am so incredibly proud of her.”

Currence was second on the Buckhannon-Upshur team in scoring and rebounding averaging 10 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest.

“I am also very happy for Kendal,” noted Kittle. “She worked very hard this season and the sky is the limit for her. I expect her to just build on this success she had her junior season and bring it into next season.”

The Lady Bucs ended their season with a 19-6 record and advanced to the Region I title game.

Dionna Gray of Huntington was named captain of the First Team while Cadence Stewart of Greenbrier East was named captain of the Second Team.

The 2022 Class AAAA Girls Basketball All-State Team as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association:

FIRST TEAM

Dionna Gray, Huntington, Senior (captain)

Jayda Allie, Cabell Midland, Junior

Alexis Bordas, Wheeling Park, Freshman

Talayah Boxley, Capital, Senior

Imani Hickman, Huntington, Senior

Shelby McDaniels, Buckhannon-Upshur, Senior

Gabby Reep, Bridgeport, Junior

Sofia Wassick, Morgantown, Sophomore

SECOND TEAM

Cadence Stewart, Greenbrier East, Junior (captain)

Skylar Bosley, Parkersburg South, Senior

Kilah Dandridge, Spring Mills, Freshman

Brilynn Florence, Parkersburg, Junior

Lily Jordan, Morgantown, Sophomore

Finley Lohan, George Washington, Sophomore

Jazmyn Wheeler, Cabell Midland, Junior

Lala Woods, Wheeling Park, Freshman

HONORABLE MENTION

Emily Anderson, Bridgeport; Hallie Bailey, Spring Valley; Trinity Balog, Parkersburg; Lindsay Bechtel, Morgantown; Kaitlyn Blake, John Marshall; Ava Bolen, Brooke; Sadie Boggess, Princeton; Olivia Bolduc, Spring Mills; Mackenzie Brezovec, Jefferson; Kyra Brown, Capital; Kendal Currence, Buckhannon-Upshur; Allie Daniels, Spring Valley; Natalie Daugherty, Wheeling Park; Brooke Davis, Greenbrier East; Abby Dillon, Woodrow Wilson; Lauren Dye, Hurricane; Corin Edsell, Spring Mills; Alaira Evans, George Washington; Kaila Fitzpatrick, Musselman; Catherine Hunnell, John Marshall; Amara Jackson, Huntington; Sadaya Jones, Morgantown; Justus Lee, Jefferson; Samiah Lynch, Oak Hill; Olivia Mayer, Martinsburg; Alanna McKenzie, Riverside; Shayla Montgomery, St. Albans; Heaven Murray, Jefferson; Kelly Ours, Hedgesville; Dria Parker, Spring Valley; Samyah Riggan, St. Albans; Mary Rivera, Washington; Kisten Roberts, Parkersburg; Natalyia Sayles, Capital; Carsynn Sines, Preston; Natalie Smith, South Charleston; Hannah Stemple, University; Maddie Stull, Princeton; Daisha Summers, Greenbrier East; Jada Turner, Huntington; Hannah Wingrove, Parkersburg South; Olivia Ziolkowski, Woodrow Wilson

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