DeKalb Middle School holds basketball banquet

February 27, 2009

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.

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