Cupp, Enix earn regional honors

Published 1:08 pm Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The postseason awards keep rolling in for a pair of local players. Brittney Cupp and Jill Enix received regional honors from both the media and the coaches. It is the second time this season the two have received awards. Both received district honors as well.

Cupp was named the 13th Region Media Girls Breakthrough Player of the Year. She was also named to the 13th Region Second Team. The 13th Region Coaches Association named her First Team All-Region and a member of the Senior Academic All-Region team.

In her first and only year with Bell County, Cupp was a difference maker for the Lady Cats. The Southeast Missouri State commit led Bell County in scoring and rebounds averaging 14.1 points and 13.4 rebounds.

Cupp’s rebounding numbers were good enough for the senior to finish fifth in the state. She also led the team in field-goal percentage shooting at a 49.5 percent clip.

The media named Enix to the third team, while the coaches association named her First Team All-Region. She earned Senior Academic All-Region honors as well.

Enix was a catalyst for Pineville the moment she stepped foot on the court as a freshman. During her senior campaign, she paced the Lady Lions in both scoring and rebounds. She averaged a double-double tallying 16.1 points and 11.8 rebounds per game.

Enix finished the year 11th in the state in rebounding.

Middlesboro’s Lakin Burke was the last local player recognized by both the media and the coaches association. She received honorable mention from the media and was placed on the All-Region Third Team by the coaches association.

The eighth-grader was a mainstay in the rotation throughout the year before earning a spot in the starting five as the season drew to a close. She led the team in scoring averaging 13.6 points per game while shooting a team-best 56.3 percent from the field.

Burke also led the Lady Jackets in rebounds averaging 5.6 per game.

Bell County’s Abby Harris received recognition from the coaches association earning Second Team All-Region honors. Middlesboro’s Hannah Warren and Pineville’s Raigan King were named Third Team All-Region by the coaches association.

Below are the full list for both the 13th Region media and the 13th Region Coaches Association:

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13th Region Media Girls Player of the Year

Blair Green, Harlan County

13th Region Media Girls Breakthrough Player of the Year

Brittney Cupp, Bell County

13th Region Media Girls Coach of the Year

Debbie Green, Harlan County

13th Region Media Girls First Team

Blair Green, Harlan County

Ally Collett, South Laurel

Kaylee Mathis, Clay County

Amerah Steele, South Laurel

Madison Sheppard, North Laurel

13th Region Media Girls Second Team

Abbey Estes, Whitley County

Hannah Lawson, North Laurel

Mackenzie King, Harlan

Sierra Feltner, Whitley County

Brittney Cupp, Bell County

13th Region Media Girls Third Team

Jill Enix, Pineville

Anna Daniels, Barbourville

Lillie Hall, Williamsburg

Kayla Gibson, Williamsburg

Dianna Morgan, South Laurel

13th Region Media Girls Honorable Mention

Presley Partin, Knox Central; Gracie Jervis, North Laurel; Bradie Coe, Lynn Camp; Taya Davis, Jackson County; Shelby Phillips, Clay County; Taylor Cromer, South Laurel; Shelby McDaniel, Harlan County; Kora Stevens, Corbin; Kaylea Gross, Harlan County; Carmen Cox, Harlan County; Katelyn Johnson, Harlan County; Natalie King, Harlan; Phebe McHargue, Harlan County; Isabel Gray, North Laurel; Kelsey Tye, Williamsburg; Lillie Abbott, Williamsburg; Lakin Burke, Middlesboro; Emily Davis, Knox Central; Kaelie Frazier, Whitley County.

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2017-2018 13th Region Coaches Association

Player of the Year

Blair Green, Harlan Co.

Coach of the Year

Randy Crider, Williamsburg

First Team All-Region

Ally Collett – South Laurel

Kaylee Mathis – Clay Co.

Madison Sheppard – North Laurel

Amerah Steele – South Laurel

Mackenzie King – Harlan

Brittney Cupp – Bell Co.

Abbey Estes – Whitley Co.

Anna Daniels – Barbourville

Hannah Lawson – North Laurel

Jillian Enix – Pineville

Second Team All-Region

Sierra Feltner – Whitley Co.

Lillie Hall – Williamsburg

Presley Partin – Knox Central

Shelby Phillips – Clay Co.

Dianna Morgan – South Laurel

Bradi Coe – Lynn Camp

Abby Harris – Bell Co.

Gracie Jervis – North Laurel

Phebe McHargue – Harlan Co.

Alexis Creech – Jackson Co.

Third Team All-Region

Kayla Gibson – Williamsburg

Emily Davis – Knox Central

Taylor Cromer – South Laurel

Kaelie Frazier – Whitley Co.

Hannah Warren – Middlesboro

Raigan King – Pineville

Noah Canady – Harlan

Cora Bo Stevens – Corbin

Lakin Burke – Middlesboro

Lainey Cox – Harlan Co.

Senior Academic All-Region (Senior must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher to be eligible)

Local Players

Lindsay Bryant – Bell Co.

Karlee Cox – Bell Co.

Brittney Cupp – Bell Co.

Harlie Pannell – Bell Co.

Malorie Carter – Middlesboro

Hannah Warren – Middlesboro

Sarah Combs – Pineville

Jillian Enix – Pineville

Makenzie Fuson – Pineville

Reach Anthony Cloud at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN