ORANGE PARK - St. Johns Country Day School girls basketball knew they were getting a diamond when guard Taliah Scott transferred from Oakleaf High School after a Final Four finish and the Lady …
ORANGE PARK - St. Johns Country Day School girls basketball knew they were getting a diamond when guard Taliah Scott transferred from Oakleaf High School after a Final Four finish and the Lady Spartans got a Class 2A player of year selection for the team.
Scott, a state leading 31.5 points per game and just a junior, was among a host of power players state wide that tallied five state titles and one state runnerup finish for their respective teams.
Scott, signed to the University of Arkansas after her career ends, led the Lady Spartans to a 21-6 record, a district runnerup finish to University Christian and two region playoff games.
The Lady Spartans beat North Florida Education Institute, 63-38, in the quarterfinals, but lost to Florida A & M (15-4), the top region seed, 53-45, in the region semifinals. Florida A & M lost to University Christian in the region finals with University Christian losing in the state semifinals to eventual Class 2A runnerup Faith Miami Christian.
Among the candidates for the Miss Florida Girls Basketball honor are Trinity Turner, sophomore guard for 7A champion Dr. Phillips; Jada Eads, a sophomore guard for Class 6A champion Wekiva; Ta’Niya Latson, a senior for Class 5A champion American Heritage of Plantation; Nyla Harris, a senior forward for Class 4A champion Lake Highland Prep; Tonie Morgan, a senior guard for Class 3A champion Florida High, and Kailani Lindsey, a junior center for Class 1A state runnerup Wildwood.
The coach of year awards per class went to Brad Alford, 1A Ponce De Leon, with a second straight state title.
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