It was a great season for girls’ basketball in the county with three teams making the regional tournaments. While the season has come to a close, it is time to unveil our 2015-16 All-Carter County Team for girls’ basketball.

Player of the Year- Kayla Marosites, Elizabethton
The two-time Miss Basketball winner set the tone for the Lady Cyclones during their run to the state tournament. Marosites averaged over 24 points per game to go with just over 10 rebounds per game. The ETSU signee powered an Elizabethton squad that recorded a 33-1 record including a Region 1-AA and District 1-AA titles.

Coach of the Year – Lucas Andrews, Cloudland
Andrews had big shoes to fill and did so admirably this season. The first-year head coach took over for Cloudland fixture Matt Birchfield, and kept the Lady ‘Landers in contention in the conference race as well as a Region 1-A tournament appearance.


First Team
A pair of Elizabethton standouts join Marosites on the first team in Kelci Marosites and Emily Kiser. The sharp shooting duo are two of six total Lady Cyclones honored on this season’s team. The duo is joined by Happy Valley standout and UVA-Wise standout Kalee Johnson, and Shian Strickland (Cloudland) and Alexus Grubbs (Hampton).

Kelci Marosites, Elizabethton
Emily Kiser, Elizabethton
Kalee Johnson, Happy Valley
Shian Strickland, Cloudland
Alexus Grubbs, Hampton

Second Team
Seniors Emily Schubert (Elizabethton), Payton Johnson (Cloudland) and Hannah Tipton (Unaka) headline a strong second team. The trio is joined by freshman Bayley McGee of Happy Valley and Hampton’s Shy Tuelle.

Emily Schubert, Elizabethton
Payton Johnson, Cloudland
Bayley McGee, Happy Valley
Hannah Tipton, Unaka
Shy Tuelle, Hampton

Honorable Mention
The honorable mention squad has a guard look to it, but also has one strong post player. Melenda Perry (Elizabethton) leads the group, with Lisa Eliis (Cloudland), Haley Burleson (Elizabethton) and Sarah Tipton (Unaka) joining her as guards on the team. Katlyn Weaver (Unaka) had an outstanding year in the paint for the Lady Rangers.

Katlyn Weaver, Unaka
Melenda Perry, Elizabethton
Lisa Ellis, Cloudland
Haley Burleson, Elizabethton
Sarah Tipton, Unaka