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Five at Bluestone named All-District

SoVaNow.com / February 19, 2014
Bluestone High School had three boys and two girls named to James River All-District basketball teams over the weekend.

For the Lady Barons, sophomore Alexis Walton was named to the JRD first team. Walton has consistently scored around 20 points per game and was a leading rebounder for Bluestone.

Teammate Laurine Jordan, also a sophomore, was an honorable mention selection. Jordan came on to become the Lady Barons’ rock down on the blocks. Her physical inside game has been a major factor in Bluestone developing a more balanced perimeter game.

Other players named to the JRD first team were Ta’Kia Williams (Amelia), Micaila Coleman (Buckingham), Ontavia Hurt (Buckingham) and Infinity Anderson (Cumberland).

On the boys’ side, Baron senior Damian Winbush was named first team All-District. Devin Roberts was a second team pick and Dashawn Pamplin received an honorable mention.

Winbush was a force for the Barons during the regular season on both offense and defense. He was the Barons’ leading scorer with 241 points for the season. Winbush also had 81 rebounds, 20 blocks, 39 steals and 25 deflections. His 36 assists rank third on the team.

Roberts, a senior, was the Barons’ most improved player during the season. The starting center stepped up his game and went from a somewhat passive presence to a dominant player who will challenge opponents in the paint or on the blocks.

Roberts has 229 points on the season and 81 blocked shots. He has 152 rebounds, 15 steals, 36 deflections and 21 assists entering postseason conference play.

Dashawn Pamplin earned honorable mention. Pamplin took a starting spot the first day of regular season practice and really grew as a point guard and leader on the floor for the Barons.

Pamplin scored 196 points for the year and also dished out a team-high 49 assists and collected 43 steals. Pamplin added 22 deflections and 13 blocks to help his team’s defensive efforts.

Other players named to the first team were Josh Hayden (Goochland), Vilontae Eanes (Prince Edward), Leon Ragland (Buckingham) and Devonte Royal (Amelia).

2013-2014 James River District All-District Teams

JRD Boys All-District Teams:
Player of the Year: Josh Hayden – Goochland

First team
Josh Hayden – Goochland, Vilontae Eanes – Prince Edward, Damien Winbush – Bluestone, Leon Ragland – Buckingham, Devonte Royal – Amelia.

Second team
Devin Roberts – Bluestone, CeeJay Johnson – Goochland, Amonte Vaughn – Prince Edward, Shalik Brown – Nottoway, Justin Ayers – Buckingham.

Honorable mention
BJ Snead – Goochland, Teequan Banks – Prince Edward, Malik Dabney – Prince Edward, Dashawn Allen – Randolph Henry, Devante Dixon – Randolph Henry, Dontavious Logon – Central, Joe Taylor – Central, Raekwon Delaney – Nottoway, Deshawn Pamplin – Bluestone, Melik Delaney – Amelia, Jeremiah Mayo – Cumberland.

JRD Girls All-District Teams:
Player of the Year: Ta’Kia Williams (senior) – Amelia

First team

Ta’Kia Williams – Amelia, Alexis Walton – Bluestone, Micaila Coleman – Buckingham, Ontavia Hurt – Buckingham, Infinity Anderson – Cumberland.

Second team
Tasisha Booker- Amelia, Deona Dowtin – Nottoway, Tierra Morris – Goochland, Jessica Liddle – Goochland, Annesha Harris – Cumberland.

Honorable mention
Laurine Jordan – Bluestone, Robyn Davis – Buckingham, Cymirra Shuford – Randolph Henry, Brandy Love – Nottoway, Tatyana Chavous – Lunenburg Central.



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