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Fort Frye’s Nic Hart named to All-Ohio second team in basketball

PARKERSBURG — In a Jan. 21 boys basketball showdown between Fort Frye and Morgan in Beverly, a pair of local hoops standouts got to put their talents on full display.

Fort Frye’s Nic Hart put together a 20-point, 11-rebound double-double while Morgan’s Carver Myers produced 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

By the end of the Cadets’ 64-57 overtime victory over the Raiders, there was little doubt both players were two of the best Ohio had to offer.

Monday, Hart and Myers were named second team All-Ohio in Division III by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association

Hart averaged 17.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.6 steals and 3.3 assists for Fort Frye this winter. He helped lead the Cadets to their first regional tournament berth since 2006, tallying 22 points, 12 rebounds, seven steals and four assists in the team’s 61-41 district championship win over Tuscarawas Valley. Hart, who was also a football standout for the Cadets, scored a team-high 20 points to go along with seven boards in the regional semifinals against Fairland. Fort Frye finished the season with a 20-3 overall record.

Fellow Fort Frye senior Kelton Fogle was a major part of Fort Frye’s success as well. He averaged 16.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.5 steals and was named special mention All-Ohio.

Myers helped the Raiders win a sectional title this season. He averaged 22.5 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 2.5 steals and 2 blocks per game. He became Morgan’s all-time leading scorer.

In Division II, Warren’s Seth Dennis was named special mention All-Ohio. The Warriors’ senior point guard averaged 12.9 points and 3.5 assists this season. He was instrumental in leading Warren to a district championship, scoring 21 points and dishing out seven assists in a 70-55 win over Waverly.

He followed that up with an admirable 18-point, seven-assist performance in the regional semifinals against Meadowbrook.

Warren junior Brayden Sallee, who averaged 12.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game this season, was named honorable mention All-Ohio. Marietta senior Tony Munos also was an honorable mention pick, finishing the year with 19.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2 steals per game.

In Division IV, Shenandoah’s Christian Duniver was named first team All-Ohio. Duniver, who broke the school’s all-time scoring mark, averaged 19.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2.3 steals per game this winter. Fellow Zep Max McVicker was honorable mention All-Ohio.

Making second team All-Ohio was Caldwell sophomore Bede Lori. Lori averaged 22.2 points, 7 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.8 steals per game this season. He scored his 1,000th career point and shot a state record 95.74% (180 for 188) from the free throw line. His teammate Jett Lori was honorable mention all-state.

Federal Hocking’s Hunter Smith, a senior, averaged 18.7 points per game for the Lancers and was named third team All-Ohio. Fed Hock also saw Nathaniel Massie earn honorable mention status.

Monroe Central’s Auston Hogue was honorable mention All-Ohio as well.

ACADEMIC ALL-OHIO

Warren senior Kurt Taylor and Marietta senior Adam Coil both earned Academic All-Ohio honors for the efforts on the court and in the classroom.

Taylor, also a football and baseball standout, averaged 9.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists for the Warriors this year while maintaining a 4.0-plus grade-point average.

Coil, who also excels in soccer and baseball, put up 5.7 points 10.3 rebounds per game this season. He’s the first Marietta player to average double figures in rebounding in more than 20 years. His GPA is 3.9.

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