KF’s Gardner is first team All-Region

Published 9:49 pm Thursday, March 4, 2010

King’s Fork’s two starting post players both earned All-Eastern Region honors as the All-Region teams were announced Wednesday evening.

Davante Gardner, KF’s 6-foot-8 senior center, was named First Team All-Region. Jay Copeland, a 6-foot-6 senior forward, was named to the region’s second team. Gardner and Copeland earned All-Southeastern District honors each of the last two seasons. This is the first All-Region honor for both players.

Gardner and Copeland led the Bulldogs to their second straight season championship in the Southeastern District and third straight SED Tournament title. The Bulldogs have won 48 straight district games and finished this season 24-3 overall.

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Gardner was voted Player of the Year in Suffolk on the 2009-10 All-City Team as voted on by the coaches at King’s Fork, Lakeland and Nansemond River.

Nansemond River 6-foot-2 sophomore center Delisia Sharpe was voted the city’s Player of the Year on the girls side. Sharpe was named First Team All-Southeastern District and was the only Suffolk player on the first team.

2009-10 All-Eastern Region Team

Boys basketball

First Team

Dorian Finney-Smith – Norcom, Jr. (Player of the Year)

Davante Gardner – King’s Fork, Sr.

Julian Norfleet – Landstown, Sr.

Briante Weber – Great Bridge, Sr.

Dimitri Batten – Kecoughtan, Sr.

Second Team

Jay Copeland – King’s Fork, Sr.

Terrell Diggs – Churchland, Sr.

Sim Frazier – Maury, Jr.

Reggie Williams – Landstown, Sr.

Brian Darden – Phoebus, Jr.

Coach of the Year – Jack Baker, Maury

2009-10 All-Suffolk Team

Boys basketball

First Team

Davante Gardner, KF – 6’8” Sr. (Player of the Year)

Jay Copeland, KF – 6’6” Sr.

Morris Johnson, NR – 6’2” Sr.

Brian Clarke, NR – 5’10” Sr.

Ashton Moore, NR – 5’10” Jr.

Derek Wright, KF – 6’2” Sr.

Second Team

Kerrington Harris, NR – 6’0” Sr.

Rodney Goodman, Lake. – 6’3” Soph.

Dion Bivens, KF – 6’1” Sr.

Shaquille Wilson, Lake. – 5’11” Sr.

Alvin Daughtrey, KF – 5’9” Sr.

Defensive Player of the Year

Dominique Patterson, KF – 6’1” Sr.

Newcomer of the Year

Rodney Goodman, Lake. – 6’3” Soph.

Coach of the Year

Ed Young, Nansemond River

2009-10 All-Suffolk Team

Girls basketball

First team

C – Delisia Sharpe, Nansemond River (Player of the Year)

F – Tierra Armstrong, Lakeland

G – Whitney Nichols, King’s Fork

G – Kiara Branch, King’s Fork

G – Briana McClain, Nansemond River

Second Team

F – Ashley Johnson, Lakeland

F – Chantal Roberts, King’s Fork

G – Ashante Humphries, Nansemond River

G – Kennia Webb, Nansemond River

G – Quanisha Knight, Lakeland