The postseason award for the St. James boys and girls basketball teams have been announced with several players from each squad receiving honors. Three Tigers earned All-Four Rivers Conference recognition after the same three players earned All-District recognition last week. The Lady Tigers also had three players earned All-Conference honors, while two were named All-District. The Lady Tigers also had the Coach of the Year in Class 3 District 4.
The Tigers were led by Andrew Branson, who had a spectacular season for the Tigers. He finished second in school history with 22.4 points per game on the year. He also racked up 78 steals on the season and made a team-high 53 threes on the year. Also earning first-team honors was senior Tyler Recker. The senior was the second leading scorer for St. James with 13 points per game and consistently guarded the opposition's number one player on the defensive end to show great value on both sides of the ball.
St. James also had a second-teamer in Austin Ridenhour. He was a key sharpshooter for the Tigers, leading the team in three point percentage at 43 percent. He knocked down 35 threes on the year, while averaging 10 points per game.
St. James had one player that earned both All-Conference and All-District recognition and that was senior point guard Savanna Riccetti. The senior was second team All-Conference and first-team All-District after scoring seven points per game this season, while adding three rebounds, three assists and two steals per game.
Joining Riccetti on the All-Conference second team is Hannah Marcee. She was crucial to St. James' success this season, locking down the paint with 9.5 points per game, while also grabbing 4.6 rebounds per game.
While she didn't earn a formal spot on the first or second team, Riley Whitener received Four Rivers Conference recognition by earning the Sixth Man of the Year Award for her excellent play coming off the bench for the Lady Tigers. She averaged six points and just under two rebounds per game.
Ashlyn Rinehart also received postseason honors, earning All-District recognition after averaging 7.8 points per game. She also had 4.5 rebounds per game and 16 blocks on the season.
Rounding out the postseason honors was head coach Terry Wells, who was named Coach of the Year for Class 3 District 4. Wells led St. James to an overall record of 13-16. The Tigers managed to snap a five game losing streak before Districts to claim the District crown, before their season came to an end in Sectionals.