By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

Three Yellow Jacket basketball players were recognized for their play during the recently completed season as they were selected to the All-District 6-A team.

Senior Braison Raney and junior Keyvont Baines were named to the third team, while Alex Ford was tabbed for the All-Freshman team.

Raney averaged 14.8 points per game, scoring 386 points on the season and finishing his career with 1,346 points – good for top five all time at TCHS.

Chris Gregory / Hartsville Vidette
Trousdale County players who made the All-District 6-A team are shown here. From left: freshman Alex Ford (all-freshman team), sophomore Kobe Ford (honorable mention), senior Braison Raney (third team), junior Will Belcher (honorable mention) and junior Keyvont Baines (third team, all-defensive team).

“Braison did so much for us this year,” said coach Ryan Sleeper. “He was our leading scorer and rebounder.

“I wish we could’ve see how good he really could have been. He had a new coach every year but one since seventh grade. I was most proud of his defensive effort this year. We will miss him next season.”

Baines was second on the team in scoring at 11.8 points per game and will enter his final season with 767 career points. His quick feet and effort also landed Baines a spot on the district’s All-Defensive team.

“Keyvont has the potential to be a district MVP-caliber player,” Sleeper said. “He was our best lockdown guard defender and his offensive game grew tremendously over this season.

“He’s already begging to get back in the gym, so I’m excited to see what the future holds for him next year.”

Ford scored 69 points as a freshman, including a season high of 10.

“Alex is going to be special,” Sleeper said. “He was one of only five freshmen to be honored, and in this district that speaks volumes about his game. His best aspect is he’s always in the gym. Once he fully realizes what all he can actually do, this district better watch out.”

Junior Will Belcher and sophomore Kobe Ford were named honorable mention for the all-district team.

On the girls’ side, seniors Katelyn Fergusson and Kaylynn Dalton, along with sophomores Chloe Donoho and Tori Simmons, were honorable mention All-District 6-A.

Claire Belcher was honorable mention for the All-Freshman team.

Fergusson, Dalton and Donoho were also honorable mention for the All-Defensive team.