For four seasons, Lincoln's girls team has dominated play in Harrison County with a group of seniors who started since their freshman year.
Fittingly, three will be sent off as members of the first-team All-Harrison County girls basketball team.
Leading the way is ultra-talented point guard Tabitha Hutson (sr.). The 5-foot-8 point guard finished the regular season as the leading scorer in Harrison County at 18.1 points per game and was a three-time Class AA first-team all-state selection. During her reign, the Cougars failed to lose a regular season Big 10 or Harrison County game and went 83-13 overall.
Her coach, Jeff Osbourn, was selected as the Harrison County Coach of the Year.
Joining Hutson on the first team is
Bridgeport guard Erica Rome. The junior point guard helped lead the Indians to their first state tournament appearance this season, averaging 17.7 points.
Lincoln forward Jessica Morris and shooting guard Teresa Medina were also selected to the first team.
Morris (sr.) developed into one of the area's most dominating post players with an average of 13.6 points. Medina (sr.), meanwhile, came back from an MCL injury late in the season and added 9.4 ppg for the Cougars.
South Harrison placed a pair of players on the first team. Junior center Bobbi Jo Devericks led the Hawks at 12 ppg, while senior guard Hope West followed at 8.8 ppg.
Liberty's Lindsay Brown (jr., 9.8 ppg) and Bridgeport's Theresa Melko (soph., 10 ppg) round out the members of the first team.
Robert C. Byrd's Katie Critchfield heads the second team. The senior center averaged 9.6 points and was one of the few bright spots on a winless Eagle team.
Liberty placed two players on the second team. Junior shooting guard Valerie Bramel averaged 8.4 points and connected on a county-best 26 3-pointers. Bramel's teammate, freshman Katy Orndorff, established herself as one of the up-and-coming players in the area with an average of 7.3 points.
Bridgeport's Jaclyn Ross (jr.) averaged 6.5 points, and played a key role in the Indians state tournament run. She is joined on the second team by teammate Kelley Gray (5.3 ppg), Bridgeport's only senior.
South Harrison's Casey Davisson (sr., 8.2 ppg) and point guard Sarah Byrd (jr., 4.8 ppg) along with Lincoln senior defensive specialist Sarah Cochran (sr., 3.5 ppg) round out the second team members.
Selected to the honorable mention list were Bridgeport's Angie Handschumacher (jr.) and Lauren Kerr (soph.), Robert C. Byrd's Eva Costa (soph.) and Beth Cosner (sr.) and Lincoln's Elizabeth Arnett (jr.).