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2 Southern Nash players earn Times All-Area honors

Posted on April 4, 2021

Updated on April 5, 2021

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Two Southern Nash High basketball players have been named to The Wilson Times’ 2021 All-Area team. Twelve boys and 12 girls battled their way to the top of the list in a pandemic year.

The Enterprise’s sister newspaper, the Times compiles annual All-Area lists from the Wilson paper’s extended readership area, which includes southern Nash County, northern Wayne County, northern Johnston County, southern Edgecombe County and north-central Greene County in addition to the entirety of Wilson County. 

BOYS

For Southern Nash, senior Chason Royal secured 13.8 points and five rebounds for a Firebirds squad that finished 7-3 and played the entirety of its schedule within the 3-A Big East Conference, finishing second behind Rocky Mount.

Other All-Area selections include:

• Kyshon Atkinson, Fike.

• Nasiar Blackston, Wilson Prep.

• Devyn Bullock, Wilson Prep.

• Khouri Carvey, Community Christian. 

• Hampton Evans, Greenfield.

• Omarreyon Johnson, Wilson Prep.

• Zay Mayo, SouthWest Edgecombe.

• Davon McKayhan, Hunt.

• Aaron Murphy, Greenfield.

• Anthony Speight, Community Christian.

• Ray Wooten, SouthWest Edgecombe.

GIRLS

Sophomore point guard Jermia Walker collected her second All-Area selection to begin her varsity career, as the Southern Nash floor general had 14.6 points to go along with 5.2 steals and 4.9 rebounds per game.

Other All-Area selections include:

• Makayla Anderson, Fike.

• Jocelyn Bailey, Wilson Christian.

• Jada Battle, SouthWest Edgecombe.

• Daneesha Briggs, Beddingfield.

• Jeallen Holland, Greenfield.

• Serenity McNair, Community Christian.

• Arial Pearce, North Johnston.

• Jer’Lisah Pridgen, SouthWest Edgecombe.

• Ti’Asia Taylor, Hunt.

• Abbey Thomas, C.B. Aycock.

• Dzi’zya Thompson, Beddingfield.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Three Firebirds and one Ladybird received All-Area honorable mentions from the Times’ sports staff.

Jordan Vick, Jackson Vick and T.J. Taybron were listed for the Southern Nash boys and Brooke Lucas represented the girls.

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