A great season on the hardwood for the Mountain Heritage varsity girls basketball team was honored last week with a team awards ceremony at the Western Sizzlin Steak House.
Lady Cougar Coaches Susie Shelton, Jackie Shelton and Karen Brown held the team banquet to pay tribute to one of the best teams and season’s that Heritage girls basketball has put in the books since it was established in 1976.
Coaches spoke of the hard work and leadership displayed by the seniors on the team this season and told the upcoming group of leaders that they will be expected to work just as hard and make as many sacrifices as the graduating class had made in their time as Lady Cougars. Coach Shelton challenged them to continue the excellent basketball tradition that has been established at the school, comparing the success of the Heritage program in the recent past with any program in WNC,
The following awards were bestowed on the 2014 Lady Cougar players: Statistical leaders for 2013-14 Season
Steals per game 2.0 Abbey Bailey, Abby Renfro, Nyssa Freeman
Blocks per game 1,8 Destiny Elkins
Points per game 19.2 Destiny Elkins
Rebounds per game 11.5 Destiny Elkins
Field Goal percentage 56% Haley Crane
Assists per game 3.9 Nyssa Freeman
3 point percentage 31% Nyssa Freeman
Free Throw % 81% Nyssa Freeman
Records Broken in 2013-14
Most 3 point shots made for a career 132 Nyssa Freeman
Highest Free Throw % For a career 240 out of 308 For 77.9% Nyssa Freeman
All- Conference Abbey Bailey, Kendyl Neill, Abby Renfro Nyssa Freeman and Conference Player of the Year Destiny Elkins