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|Abron, Poole lead girls team|
With most of her starters back and an imposing lineup that included senior six-footers Jasmine Upchurch and Ja'Lassia Davis and sophomore point guard Chanta Poole, Ferriday girls coach Lisa Abron was counting on another run at the Sweet 16.
But injuries, illnesses and an Oakdale team kept that dream from happening as the Lady Trojans fell in the Class 2A quarterfinals to finish 30-6 on the season.
The flu bug hit Ferriday early in the season, and then a back injury to Upchurch and an ankle injury suffered in practice by Davis that sidelined her for the last part of the season was too much to overcome.
"It was still a real good year," said Ferriday coach Lisa Abron, whose team finished 30-6. "We won 30 games and won our district. We wanted to get back to the Top 28, but just came up short."
Abron was named 2009 All-Parish Girls Coach of the Year, while Poole earned Player of the Year honors.
Poole led the Lady Trojans with 16.3 points per game.
Joining Poole on the 2000 All-Parish Girls team are teammates Jasmine Upchurch and Ja'Lassia Davis, Vidalia seniors Dejanae Harris and Tyschica Rodgers, Huntington senior Emilee Johns and Monterey's Brooke Baker and Kendall Lipsey.
Lipsey, a sophomore, averaged 8.9 points and 5.5 rebounds a game. She also averaged three blocks a contest.
Upchurch, who signed with Northwestern Louisiana, averaged 15.7 points and 10.3 rebounds.
Davis averaged 12.3 points a game.
Harris averaged 8.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.2 assists a game.
Rodgers averaged 6.4 points, 2.3 steals and 1.8 rebounds a contest.
Baker, a junior point guard, averaged 7.1 points, 2.0 assists and two rebounds a game
Johns averaged 8.2 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Lady Hounds.
Ferriday received a top seed after defeating Lake Providence 43-40 Monday in Mangham in a game to settle a 3-way tie for first place in District 2-2A.
"We didn't go as far as we wanted, but we tried to make a run at it," Abron said. "We set a goal of doing better than last year and win district and we accomplished both of those goals."
Abron said despite the injuries and illnesses, it was still a rewarding season.
"This team was like a family," she said. "The girls were a lot of fun to be around. I enjoyed coaching them."
Poole said she loves handling the basketball.
"I like both sides, offense and defense," she said. "Whenever I feel like I can get the steal, I go for it."
Poole averaged 10.7 points a game as a freshman.
"I just worked hard to get better and will continue working even harder," she said. "We're losing a lot, but I think we can be just as good next season."
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