Calcote, Bennett lead the All-Metro Team

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 8, 1999

Trinity Episcopal High senior guard Marcus Calcote and Natchez High senior center Erica Bennett lead the 1998-99 Natchez Democrat All-Metro Basketball Team.

Calcote averaged 28.8 points a game and 12.9 rebounds for the Saints, who captured MPSA&160;Class A South State, while Bennett averaged 14.3 points and 11.4 rebounds a game.

Other members of the All-Metro first team are Ferriday sophomore forward Jason Scott, Natchez junior forward David Haywood, Vidalia junior center Ronald Ellis, Natchez senior guard James West and Trinity junior guard Bobby Craig.

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The boy’s coach of the year is Trinity’s David King.

Joining Bennett on the girls team are Ferriday senior forward Jessica Brown, who averaged 16.7 points and 9.2 rebounds; Natchez senior forward Tanyanika Bouldin, who averaged 15.0 points and 5.7 assists; Huntington junior guard Deanna Freeman, who averaged 16.1 points and 6.1 rebounds; Adams County Christian School senior guard Abby Donald, ACCS, who averaged 14 points and Vidalia senior forward Natalia McGraw, who averaged 17.4 points and five rebounds.

The girl’s coach of the year is Flora McKnight of Jefferson County High.

The team is chosen from area basketballs teams which frequently called in their games.

Scott averaged 25.6 points a game and 11 rebounds for the Trojans, who shared first place with Rayville and Winnsboro before losing to Green Oaks in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs. Ferriday finished 23-10.

Haywood averaged 16.6 points a game for the Bulldogs, grabbing 16.6 rebounds a game in his final season.

Ellis averaged 14.8 points a game and 11.8 rebounds for the Vikings, who shared the District 3-2A title with Jonesboro-Hodge. Vidalia, 20-10, defeated Oakdale in a first-round Class 2A playoff contest before losing to McCall.

West averaged 14.2 points a game for the Bulldogs, who finished their season at 19-12..

Craig averaged 18.8 points a game.

The second team consists of Vidalia senior forward Jarvis Vaughn, who averaged 15.6 points and 7.8 rebounds; Ferriday senior forward Kenny White, who averaged 20.1 points and 6.5 assists, Huntington senior guard Chad Webb, who scored 15.2 points a game and five rebounds; Natchez sophomore guard Jamal Bouldin, who averaged 11.0 points and had 78 3-pointers; Cathedral center Lanoxne Scott, who scored 17 points a game and nine rebounds.

Honorable mentions are Von Hutchins, Sam White and Christopher Martin of Cathedral, S C.C. Cummings and Adrian Bailey, of Ferriday, Kris Thomson and Zachary Jex of Trinity, Chad Windham of Huntington, Hollis Caston of Natchez, Chris Harrell and Donald Dunbar of Sicily Island High and Dariel Mays and, Brian Smith of Vidalia.

The girls second team consists of Trinity senior guard Mary Kate McDonald, who averaged 15.8 points; Ferriday senior forward Cookie Milligan, who averaged 17.6 points and 10.2 rebounds; Cathedral junior forward Betsi McGraw, who averaged 14.3 points and 6.7 rebounds; Huntington senior forward Lindsey Jones, who averaged 13.2 points and 6.6 rebounds; Tensas Academy junior guard Robin Rae Burns, who averaged 15 points a game and Trinity sophomore guard Sara Greer, who averaged 13.1 points.

Honorable mentions are Laurie Ann Davis of ACCS;, Brendy Ellis and Brittany Williams of Vidalia; Vee Brice and Marci Depta of Cathedral; Taraz Williamson of Ferriday; Sarah Kirby of Trinity; Casey Iverstine of Huntington; Corinne Hazlip and Beth Waters, of Tensas, Sam Gillespie of Sicily Island High, Tangela Williams, Shaquita Smith, Katrina Berry and Christie Chambers of Jefferson County.