W. Curt Vincent Editor
March 18, 2014
ELIZABETHTOWN — The accolades continue to come for super sophomore Lacey Suggs of East Bladen High.
On Monday, Suggs was named to the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association’s All-District 4 first team.
The Lady Eagles’ star student-athlete averaged 19 points per game this season, along with 5.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists in helping to lead East Bladen to a 28-2 record and a deep run into the Class 2-A playoffs. The Lady Eagles lost to an undefeated Reidsville team in the East Region semifinals.
Suggs, an All-Four County Conference first-team selection, was chosen for the Select 60 North Carolina slite camp earlier in the year.
Suggs was one of three underclassmen to get selected to the District 4 first team, joining Clinton’s freshman sensation Mikayla Boykin, who was also named the district’s Player of the Year, and sophomore A’Terria Quick of South Robeson.
Also on the first team was junior Chinyere Bell of South View and senior Alecia Hardy of E.E. Smith.
West Bladen’s Courtney Thompson, who had moved into the state’s No. 4 slot on the career rebounding list by the time her season concluded, was named to the District 4 second team.
Thompson averaged 17.6 points per game for the Lady Knights, as well as 17.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists.
East Bladen senior Asha Graham, the Lady Eagles’ three-point gunner, was tabbed for the District 4 third team after averaging about 14 points per game.
East Bladen also received another reason to celebrate Monday, when girls varsity basketball coach Patty Evers was named the District 4 Coach of the Year.