COOKEVILLE – Jaloni Cambridge missed the Division II-AA ladies’s basketball match this 12 months. A chipped bone in his elbow ended his season two video games earlier than the state match.
Nevertheless, Ensworth’s rookie made a prediction for the subsequent few years.
“Once I’m again and healed, we will win the subsequent three state championships,” Cambridge mentioned. “I promise you.”
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If that is true, what number of Miss Basketball awards can comply with? The Ensworth playmaker received her first DII-AA Miss Basketball award on Saturday, one among 4 Mr. and Miss Basketball award winners on the DII Championships.
Cambridge averaged 19.4 factors, 5.5 rebounds and a pair of.8 assists throughout the common season at Ensworth, who misplaced to eventual state champion Hutchison within the semifinals to finish the Girl Tigers’ collection of consecutive Crown titles.
Jordaynia Ivey of Lakeway Christian (DII-A women), Kameron Jones of Evangelical Christian (DII-A boys) and BJ Edwards of Knoxville Catholic (DII-AA boys) additionally took residence the award.
Edwards, a four-star prospect, averaged 19.4 factors, 6.6 rebounds and 6.2 assists throughout the common season for Catholic, who reached the DII-AA semi-finals earlier than shedding to a possible champion. of State MBA.
Edwards, who’s the state’s fourth prospect for the Class of 2022 based on the 247Sports Composite, has a prime six that features Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech.
“It means the world to me,” Edwards mentioned. “Final 12 months I misplaced to Kennedy Chandler. I used to be unhappy and a bit upset. This 12 months it means I labored much more on my recreation.”
Jones, a signatory to Marquette, mentioned he’ll hold his trophy with the remainder of his awards. Jones ended his profession as ECS’s all-time prime scorer. He averaged 22.5 factors and 4.0 assists within the common season.
“I put in quite a lot of laborious work and quite a lot of laborious work with my teammates,” Jones mentioned. “It is a product of that.”
Ivie averaged 15.5 factors, 5.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists within the common season for Lakeway, who misplaced within the DII-A quarterfinal. Ivie additionally had a teammate as a DII-A finalist to Maggie Vick.
“I had a teammate that I used to be additionally cheering for and it was simply, I do not know, my feelings have been in every single place, my coronary heart went down a bit for a second but it surely was very thrilling,” mentioned mentioned Ivie. “The truth that I am a finalist, and likewise (Maggie) and getting it, simply exhibits that my laborious work has paid off and my coaches and teammates have helped me a lot alongside the best way.”
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