All-County Basketball: Timmons, Brown named MVPs

State Journal Staff Report Published:

Franklin County’s Ryan Timmons and Frankfort High’s Shauntae Brown did a little bit of everything for their teams this year, and for that the two juniors have been named the Most Valuable Players of The State Journal All-County Basketball Teams.

Timmons also received this award last year. This season he led the 17-16 Flyers in scoring with 15.4 points per game, shooting nearly 54 percent from the field, and despite playing at guard was third in rebounding at 5.6 rebounds per game.

Timmons used his speed to great advantage on defense, averaging just over three steals per game, and he handed out 5.3 assists a contest.

Brown bounced back from a late-season ACL tear last year to help the Lady Panthers to a 20-5 record this season.

She led the team in scoring at 12 points per game, shooting 48 percent from 2-point range, and she was second in rebounding with six boards a game.

Running the team at point guard, Brown averaged five assists and 3.3 steals per game.

The other members of the boys and girls all-county teams are listed below.

BOYS

Ryan Barrass, WHHS

A senior, Barrass led Western Hills in scoring at 19.7 points per game. He shot 52.5 percent from the field and 72.4 percent from the foul line.

Barrass averaged 3.6 rebounds a game, fourth on the team.

Garrett Hamilton, FCHS

Hamilton, a senior, was Franklin County’s second-leading scorer at 9.8 points per game.

He shot 44.3 percent from the field and led FCHS in foul shooting at 76.4 percent. Hamilton averaged 4.7 rebounds per game, fourth on the team. 

Aaron Jackson, FHS

The Panthers’ junior post player was a force in the middle, averaging 15.6 points and 14.8 rebounds per game.

Jackson shot 68 percent from the field.

Zach Perry, FHS

Perry, a senior, recovered from a broken wrist suffered during soccer season to become Frankfort High’s second-leading scorer at 14 points a game.

Perry shot 47 percent from 3-point range.

GIRLS

Shanae Brown, FHS

A junior, Brown was Frankfort’s top rebounder at eight rebounds per game.

She averaged 10 points a game while shooting 44 percent from 2-point range and 47 percent on 3-pointers.

She led the team in steals with 84, one ahead of Shauntae.

Dasia Kilbourne, FCHS

The eighth-grader was the Lady Flyers’ second-leading scorer at 9.7 points per game, shooting 48 percent on 2-pointers.

Stephine Sparkman, WHHS

Sparkman, a sophomore, was Western Hills’ leading scorer at 11.6 points per game.

She also averaged 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 steals.

Raven Timmons, FCHS

A junior, Timmons led Franklin County in scoring at 11.9 points per game. She was also the team’s leading rebounder at 6.6 rebounds per game, and she averaged 2.2 steals.

* Last year’s MVP for the girls team, Franklin County’s Ashli Mayes, was on her way to another All-County season when she suffered a season-ending knee injury just eight games into the season.

Mayes averaged 15 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.4 steals in those eight games. A senior, she has signed to play basketball at Samford University next year.

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