The DeKalb Middle School basketball program held its basketball banquet, Thursday night, at the Smithville First United Methodist Church Christian Fellowship Center.
Eighth grade guard, Cody Puckett, was named the Most Valuable Player for the Saints, this past season, while eighth graders, Chelsea Lewis and Lydia Foutch, shared Co-MVP honors for the Lady Saints. Emily Webb, meanwhile, was named Most Valuable Cheerleader.
In addition to the MVP award, Puckett - who averaged 15.2 points per game for the Saints, this season - was also named Best Offensive Player, and was recognized with a trophy for earning All-Tournament honors at the James C. Haile State Invitational Tournament. Puckett started all but one game in his three-year career at DMS.
Other Saints awards were as follows:
Hardest Worker - Kalab Ferrell
Most Improved - Eli Lomas
Team Player - Alex Hall
Hustle Award - Dillan Reeder
Best Sixth Man - Braxton Howell & Lucas Phillips
Best Passer/Ball-Handler - Evan Curtis & Stephen Howell
Best Rebounder - Braxton Howell
Best Defensive Player - Hunter Graham
For the Lady Saints, Lewis also earned the awards for Best Defensive Player and Most Assists, while Foutch was named Best Rebounder and took the award for Most Steals.
Other Lady Saints awards were as follows:
Best Passer - Abbey Caldwell
Best Sixth Man - Loren Cripps
Most Improved & Coaches Award - Veronica Ingram
Best Offensive Player & Free Throw Shooter - Cori Jennings
Jennings also earned a trophy for making the All-Tournament team at the James C. Haile State Invitational Tournament.
Other Cheerleading awards were as follows:
Most Improved - Mariah Jones
Most Spirit - Callie Gash
Coaches Award (the D.E.A.R. award) - Ashley Medlin
Each individual player, cheeleader and manager were also recognized with a certificate of participation during Thursday night's banquet. Awards were presented by DMS coaches, Josh Agee and Joey Agee.
(Pictured: Front Row-left to right, Lydia Foutch (Lady Saints Co-MVP), Chelsea Lewis (Lady Saints Co-MVP), Emily Webb (Most Valuable Cheerleader). Back Row- left to right, Saints Coach Joey Agee, Cody Puckett (Saints MVP), and Saints Coach Josh Agee)