Miss Basketball Jessica Rupright of Norwell led the Associated Press All-State girls basketball team announced Wednesday.
Rupright, who led Norwell with 21.2 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, was the top vote-getter for the girls.
Its overwhelming, Rupright said about the honors and awards coming her way. I would never have imagined all this. But its cool to go through this experience, and I am honored for everything that has happened to me. I have played all year-round, and it shows that your hard work pays off, and thats what is going on right now.
The Miami of Ohio recruit is Norwells all-time leader in points (1,591) and rebounds (728). She was on the third team last year.
The APs All-State teams were chosen by media members.
Also on the girls first team are Indianapolis North Centrals Nariah Taylor, Brownsburgs Stephanie Mavunga, Mount Vernons Jessica Brown and Hamilton Southeasterns Taya Reimer.
Sniders Akilah Sims and Northrop junior Bryson Scott both made the All-State second team for the girls and boys respectively.
Its a good feeling, Scott said of the second-team honor. I have worked hard all season for it.
For Scott, it was a validation of sorts after the Junior All-Star snub of a week ago when he was left off the Core team and will only play for the North team. Scott was the lone junior on the top two All-State teams.
It is definitely exciting and rewarding to see it for him, Northrop coach Barak Coolman said. I am glad Bryson is going to get his just dues. He is one of the top players in the state and one of the top in his class. He will feel good about it.
An Indiana Basketball Coaches Association panel of 18 coaches decided the Junior All-Star teams.
The past two weeks and hearing about the Core team and being the only junior on the All-State team kind of gives me mixed feelings, Scott said. I try to stay out of all that and just play basketball. Its something I have been working on (motivation to improve game) since I heard I wasnt on the Core team.
The first team for the boys consisted of Park Tudors Kevin Yogi Ferrell, Hamilton Southeasterns Gary Harris, Lawrence Centrals Jeremy Hollowell, Pendleton Heights Kellen Dunham and North Centrals Ronnie Johnson.
Also on the boys second team are Lake Centrals Glenn Robinson III, Broad Ripples Ron Patterson, Pikes R.J. Hunter and Indianapolis Techs Trey Lyles. The rest of the girls second team are North Centrals Rachael Gregory, Easterns Jocelyn Mousty, Evansville Mater Deis Maura Muensterman and Logansports Whitney Jennings.