Six area basketball players, including three from Covington, were chosen to play in the 2021 Basketball Coaches Association of Tennessee All-Star Game that was held Saturday at Blackmon High School in Murfreesboro.
Felia Fayne, Kalynn Howard and DaNiyasia Robinson were the three from Covington who competed in the event. Maiya Reed of Munford and Brianna Hall and Jordan Allen of Tipton-Rosemark were also selected.
Howard averaged 14.7 points per game this season and Fayne averaged 13.5 to lead the Lady Chargers to the state quarterfinals. Robinson lead the team in rebounding with 6.7 per game.
“I think it says that our hard work that we do down here at Covington isn’t going unnoticed,” Covington coach Katrisha Glass said. “I feel like my girls are paving the way for girls after them to get the recognition that West Tennessee girls basketball deserves. I mean it was obvious that Kalynn and Felia were able to put up points and would have a good chance of being on the all star-team, but DaNiyasia proved that having a winning program isn’t always about how many points a player can score. Every team needs a player that’s going to do the dirty work: rebound, defend, get deflections, loose balls, etc. Those are the things that don’t necessarily show up in stats, but those are the things that win ballgames and every coach loves to have players like that.”
Reed was one of the top five scorers in the Shelby-Metro area all season, averaging 15.6 per game.
Hall averaged 13.2 points per game and Allen averaged 12.3 as the Lady Rebels finished a win away from advancing to state for the second straight season.