The best in the WNCACTuscola, Pisgah dominate all-WNCAC honors
The Pisgah High and Tuscola High basketball teams played the leading roles in the best-ever season on the hardwood since the doors opened in 1966.
This season, all four of our local varsity teams combined for 90 wins, and will add to their respective trophy chests two regular season WNC Athletic Conference championships, one conference tournament title, two sectional crowns, one regional champions’ trophy, one regional runner up plaque and one state runner up trophy.
For the players and coaches, they were rewarded for their success with a plethora of WNC Athletic Conference postseason awards for starters.
The two girls and two boys teams from Pisgah and Tuscola combined to put 14 players on a pair of all-WNCAC first teams, including three players of the year and two coach of the year honors.
For the all-WNCAC girls basketball team, Pisgah junior Sheridan Pressley and Tuscola senior Shelby Tricoli were voted co-players of the year, while Pisgah Head Coach Brandon Holloway was named coach of the year.
For the all-WNCAC boys basketball team, Tuscola senior Logan Hardin was named the conference’s player of the year, while Tuscola Head CoachNathan Messer was named coach of the year.
Including Tricoli and Pressley, Pisgah’s Brooklyn Allen (freshman), Taylor Galyean (senior), Mariah Lewis (junior), Tuscola’s Taylor Gibson (senior) and Alex Swanger (senior) were named to the all-WNCAC girls first team.
Named to the girls honorable mention team were Tuscola’s Peyton Fisher, Jasmine Duncan and Pisgah’s Sydney Singleton.
Including Hardin, Tuscola’s Thomas Hay (senior), Kendrall Harlan (senior), Aaron Westhusing (senior), Pisgah’s Jesse Anderson (junior), Dalton Scott (senior) and Thomas Tatham (sophomore) were named to the all-WNCAC boys first team.
Named to the boys honorable mention team were Pisgah’s McKinley Brown and Micah Ledford.
Championship banners will be hung in the weeks ahead from this season as the Tuscola boys captured the WNCAC regular season title, while the state 2-A runner-up Pisgah girls won the WNCAC regular season and conference tournament championships to go with their sectional and regional crowns.