Thursday, March 09, 2000

Munoz, Daniels players of year

Locals earn All-Southwest District honors

The Associated Press

        Mason's Michelle Munoz and Princeton's Erik Daniels were selected as players of the year on the 1999-2000 Associated Press Southwest All-District girls and boys high school basketball teams announced Wednesday.

        Munoz, a 6-foot junior, averaged 20.5 points a game while leading Mason to its second consecutive No.1 ranking in Division I.

        Daniels, a 6-foot-7 guard, averaged 19.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and four assists this season.

        They were selected as the players of the year in their respective divisions in balloting by a media panel from the district.

        Also winning player awards were Chaminade-Julienne's Megan Duffy (Division II), Botkins' Jamie Buehler (IV) and Jessie Roeth of Casstown Miami East (III).

        The girls coaches of the year were: Stephen Douglas of Trotwood-Madison and Chris Trentman of Colerain (I), Springboro's Rick Creager (II), Roger Shipman of North College Hill (III) and Ned Gray of Pitsburg Franklin-Monroe (IV).

        Dayton Christian, which finished second in the Division II boys poll, swept the top awards in the district.

        Xavier recruit Romain Guessagba-Sato was the player of the year, and Dave Jackson was the division's top coach.

        The other top players included: Waynesville's Nick Garrett (III) and Matt Plunkett of Tipp City Bethel (IV).

        The remaining coaches of the year were: Rob Matula of Oxford Talawanda (I), Miami East's Allen Mack (III) and Pat Kreke of Middletown Fenwick (IV).

Girls Southwest All-District teams
Boys Southwest All-District teams

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