Scotland has four players named to All-SEC basketball teams


By Amber Hatten - [email protected]



Amber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange Lady Scots senior Khasiya Sellers was named to the 2017 All-Southeastern conference girl’s basketball team. Sellers led the conference in rebounds per game with 13.1, was second in the conference in blocks with 4.7 per game and was third in the SEC in points per game with 12.2.


Amber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange Lady Scots junior Amaya Pegues was named to the 2017 All-Southeastern conference girl’s basketball team. Pegues led the Lady Scots in assists this season with 35 and was the second leading scorer behind Sellers with nine points per game.


Amber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange Fighting Scots junior Niem Ratliffe was named to the 2017 All-Southeastern conference boy’s basketball team. Ratliffe was second in the conference in scoring with 18.4 points per game and steals with 2.7.


Amber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange Fighting Scots junior Justin McRae earned Honorable Mention all-conference. McRae was fourth in the SEC with 7.5 rebounds per game and fourth in steals with 2.2.


2017 Girls All-Southeastern Conference Team:

Lumberton

London Thompson

Jasmine McBride

Madison Canady

Destiny Hardin

Hoke

Janiyah Harrington

Mahogany Matthews

Pinecrest

Tamaya Leak

Keayna McLaughin

Scotland

Khasiya Sellers

Amaya Pegues

Purnell Swett

Desaree Dunham

Richmond

Zelda McLaughin

SEC Player of the Year

Mahogany Matthews — Hoke

SEC Coach of the Year

Danny Graham — Lumberton

LAURINBURG — The Scotland High School girl’s and boy’s basketball teams had two players each earn All-Southeastern conference honors this season — for the Lady Scots senior Khasiya Sellers and junior Amaya Pegues made the team and for the Fighting Scots juniors Niem Ratliffe and Justin McRae.

Lady Scots

The Lady Scots finished the season with an 8-13 overall record and 2-8 in SEC play to secure the No. 5 seed in the conference tournament. The Lady Scots lost in the first round of the SEC tournament to Richmond, 63-48.

The Lady Scots offense was led by Sellers and Pegues, which is why they earned the two all-conference spots for Scotland. Sellers led the conference with 13.1 rebounds per game. The Lady Scots senior was second in the conference in blocks with 4.7 per game and third in the SEC in points per game with 12.2. This is the second year in a row Sellers has earned all-conference recognition

Pegues led the Lady Scots in assists with 35 this season and was the team’s second leading scorer behind Sellers averaging nine points per game.

Earning the title of SEC Player of the Year for the girls was Hoke County’s Mahogany Matthews and Lumberton’s Danny Graham won SEC Coach of the Year after leading the Lady Pirates to the fourth round of the NCHSAA 4A tournament.

Fighting Scots

The Scots finished the season with an 11-14 overall and 3-7 in SEC play. The Scots earned the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament but lost in the first round to Lumberton, 75-74.

For the second season in a row Ratliffe earned all-conference recognition. The Scots junior was second in the conference in scoring with 18.4 points per game and steals with 2.7. Ratliffe led the Scots in scoring with 405 points this season to go along with 59 total steals and 56 assists.

McRae earned Honorable Mention all-conference finishing fourth in the SEC in rebounds per game with 7.5 and fourth in steals with 2.2. McRae was the second leading scorer for the Scots with 221 points to go along with 43 steals and 49 assists.

Amber Hatten can be reached at 910-506-3170.

Amber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange Lady Scots senior Khasiya Sellers was named to the 2017 All-Southeastern conference girl’s basketball team. Sellers led the conference in rebounds per game with 13.1, was second in the conference in blocks with 4.7 per game and was third in the SEC in points per game with 12.2.
http://laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_IMG_8255.jpgAmber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange Lady Scots senior Khasiya Sellers was named to the 2017 All-Southeastern conference girl’s basketball team. Sellers led the conference in rebounds per game with 13.1, was second in the conference in blocks with 4.7 per game and was third in the SEC in points per game with 12.2.

Amber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange Lady Scots junior Amaya Pegues was named to the 2017 All-Southeastern conference girl’s basketball team. Pegues led the Lady Scots in assists this season with 35 and was the second leading scorer behind Sellers with nine points per game.
http://laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_IMG_7430.jpgAmber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange Lady Scots junior Amaya Pegues was named to the 2017 All-Southeastern conference girl’s basketball team. Pegues led the Lady Scots in assists this season with 35 and was the second leading scorer behind Sellers with nine points per game.

Amber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange Fighting Scots junior Niem Ratliffe was named to the 2017 All-Southeastern conference boy’s basketball team. Ratliffe was second in the conference in scoring with 18.4 points per game and steals with 2.7.
http://laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_IMG_8383.jpgAmber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange Fighting Scots junior Niem Ratliffe was named to the 2017 All-Southeastern conference boy’s basketball team. Ratliffe was second in the conference in scoring with 18.4 points per game and steals with 2.7.

Amber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange Fighting Scots junior Justin McRae earned Honorable Mention all-conference. McRae was fourth in the SEC with 7.5 rebounds per game and fourth in steals with 2.2.
http://laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Boys.jpgAmber Hatten | Laurinburg Exchange Fighting Scots junior Justin McRae earned Honorable Mention all-conference. McRae was fourth in the SEC with 7.5 rebounds per game and fourth in steals with 2.2.

By Amber Hatten

[email protected]

2017 Girls All-Southeastern Conference Team:

Lumberton

London Thompson

Jasmine McBride

Madison Canady

Destiny Hardin

Hoke

Janiyah Harrington

Mahogany Matthews

Pinecrest

Tamaya Leak

Keayna McLaughin

Scotland

Khasiya Sellers

Amaya Pegues

Purnell Swett

Desaree Dunham

Richmond

Zelda McLaughin

SEC Player of the Year

Mahogany Matthews — Hoke

SEC Coach of the Year

Danny Graham — Lumberton

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