10 Bartow players honored at Northwest Georgia Tip-Off Club Banquet

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The Northwest Georgia Tip-Off Club gave out its annual awards at its banquet Tuesday, and 10 boys and girls basketball players from Bartow County were honored.

The players of the year for each boys team were Cartersville’s Jaylon Pugh, Cass’ Mike Sims, Excel’s Darius Thrower and Woodland’s Jonathan Pritchett.

The players of the year for the girls were Cartersville’s Madison McKinney, Cass’ Jana Morning, Excel’s Whitney Harris and Woodland’s Gabby Bradley.

Players of the month from each school also were awarded at the banquet. From the Cartersville boys, Cade Archer was named the player of the month in December and Travon Davis was named the player of the month in January. For the Lady Canes, Kimora McClinic was named player of the month in December and Ka’ia Bolton was the recipient of the award in January.

For the Cass boys, C.J. Bennett was the player of the month in December and Ashton Burley was the player of the month in January. As for the Lady Colonels, Lexy Wallraven was the player of the month in December and Esmeralda Thomas was the player of the month in January.

As for Excel, Caleb West was the boys player of the month in December and Thrower was the player of the month in January. Harris was the player of the month in December and Rylie Boston was the player of the month in January for the Lady Eagles.

For Woodland, Jarvis James was the player of the month in December and Brady Jernigan was the player of the month in January for the boys. As for the Lady Wildcats, Erykah Pender was the player of the month in December and Madgie Robinson was the recepient of the award in January.

The Northwest Georgia Tip-Off Club also will hold an all-star game March 10 at Georgia Highlands in Rome.

Cass’ Wallraven and Woodland’s Bradley will represent Bartow County schools in the girls game at 6 p.m. In the boys game afterward, Cartersville head coach Mike Tobin will coach a roster with two of his Canes players, Archer and Kobie Whitfield. Excel’s Thrower and West also will be on that team with Cass’ Sims and Woodland’s Pritchett.