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BHS basketball team recognized at banquet

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Brookhaven Panthers receiving special awards at Monday night's basketball banquet were (from left) Damarius Brooks, Panther Award, All-Region 6-5A; Danarius Gray, Sixth Man Award; Shon Blackwell, Best Defensive Player; Garrick Smith, Best Rebounder; Lazorian McNulty, Best Offensive Player, All-Region 6-5A; and Darrian Wilson, Scholastic Award, Best Leadership Award, All-Region 6-5A.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Brookhaven Panthers receiving special awards at Monday night’s basketball banquet were (from left) Damarius Brooks, Panther Award, All-Region 6-5A; Danarius Gray, Sixth Man Award; Shon Blackwell, Best Defensive Player; Garrick Smith, Best Rebounder; Lazorian McNulty, Best Offensive Player, All-Region 6-5A; and Darrian Wilson, Scholastic Award, Best Leadership Award, All-Region 6-5A.

Seniors Mya Washington and Lazorian McNulty were recognized as the Most Valuable Offensive Players in basketball, while Cheyenne Motley and Shon Blackwell were the recipients of the Most Valuable Defensive Player awards at Monday night’s Brookhaven Basketball Awards Banquet.

Lady Panthers coaches Preston Wilson and Zandra Hamilton recognized and handed out the individual awards to the girls.

“We know this was a tough rebuilding year, but the girls played hard and I was very proud of their effort,” said Wilson. “They fought hard every day to get better and did not give up.”

Johnique James received the Panther Award. The Most Improved Award went to Taylor Carter. The Scholastic Award was received by Arnancy Arnold.

Asia Byrd received the Hustle Award. Tamia Stallings captured the Best Rebounder honors. Jada Henderson and Taylor Carter earned All-District honors in Region 6-5A.

Panthers coaches Jimmie Butler and Steven Keys presented the individual awards to the boys.

“We had a very good season,” said Butler. “Our players worked real hard during the summer as we participated in three different camps to get better and it showed during the season. Even though we did not finish like we wanted, we did have a great season. I am very proud of the these guys and their effort that they gave all season long.”

Garrick Smith won the team’s Best Rebounder Award. Danarius Gray earned the Sixth Man Award. Darrian Wilson received the Scholastic and Best Leadership Awards. Damarius Brooks captured the Panther Award.

Lazorian McNulty, Damarius Brooks and Darrian Wilson received Region 6-5A All-Division honors.

Preston Wilson and Blackwell opened the ceremony by welcoming the crowd to the event, and Jada Henderson blessed the meal.

After the meal, the BHS Hardwood Club members recognized the senior members of boys and girls basketball teams with a special gift bag.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Brookhaven Lady Panthers receiving special awards at Monday night's basketball banquet were (from left, seated) Johnique James, Panther Award; Mya Washington, Most Valuable Offensive Player; Taylor Carter, Most Improved Player, All-Region 6-5A; Tamia Stallings, Best Rebounder; (standing) Arnancy Arnold, Scholastic Award; Asia Byrd, Hustle Award; Cheyenne Motley, Most Valuable Defensive Player; and Jada Henderson, All-Region 6-5A.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Brookhaven Lady Panthers receiving special awards at Monday night’s basketball banquet were (from left, seated) Johnique James, Panther Award; Mya Washington, Most Valuable Offensive Player; Taylor Carter, Most Improved Player, All-Region 6-5A; Tamia Stallings, Best Rebounder; (standing) Arnancy Arnold, Scholastic Award; Asia Byrd, Hustle Award; Cheyenne Motley, Most Valuable Defensive Player; and Jada Henderson, All-Region 6-5A.