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Fredericktown junior Emily Williams has been named the All-Area Girls Basketball Player of the Year by the Mount Vernon News.
Fredericktown junior Emily Williams has been named the All-Area Girls Basketball Player of the Year by the Mount Vernon News. (Photo by Submitted Photo) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
March 14, 2013 10:52 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Nobody in local girls basketball could beat you as many ways as Emily Williams.


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That’s why the Fredericktown junior was selected by the Mount Vernon News sportswriters and editors as the All-Area Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

Williams was at her best under the basket, where she dominated offensively and defensively. She hit 61.5 percent (150-of-244) from the floor and led her team with nine rebounds per game. She led the area with 120 free throws attempted, convering 79, and was second in the area with 17.3 points per game. The offense was centered around Williams, who developed an outside shot by the end of the season. This gave the Freddies even more dimensions, and allowed them to challenge for the Mid-Buckeye Conference title in 2012-13.

Williams was recently honored as Special Mention on the Division III All-Ohio list.

Bri Staats has been named to the All-Area First Team. The leading scorer in the area at 19.7 points per game, Staats was the focal point of her team’s offense. Capable of scoring from anywhere on the floor, she was most often seen driving the line or pulling up for a long-distance shot. Staats led the area with an astounding 86.2 percent (56-of-65) from the charity stripe and 40.2 percent (41-of-102) from three-point range. For the season she was second in steals (78), third in assists (75) and fourth in field goal percentage (169-for-394, 44 percent). Staats was recently honored as Second Team All-Ohio by the Associated Press.

Centerburg’s Stacy Fielding didn’t put up the numbers that some of the other First Teamers did, but no one worked harder. Fielding was always challenging for the ball on defense, and directing her Trojans on offense. She finished fourth in the area in scoring (15.5) and averaged 6.2 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. Fielding also contributed 17 blocks.


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