Monday November 30th, 2015 9:11PM

Basketball: Region 8-AAAAA honors announced, feature Red Elephants, Lady Falcons

By staff
The Gainesville boys and Flowery Branch girls played their way to the No. 1 seeds for Region 8-AAAAA and were honored for their achievements when the 8-AAAAA All-Region honors were announced Thursday.

Lady Falcons senior Tavia Sykes was named girls player of the year, while coach Hazel Hall was also coach of the year. Jacy Ramey and Marissa Ivey were also named All-Region players.

Meanwhile, Gainesville senior Shaquan Cantrell was named boys region player of the year while Todd Cottrell was honored as boys coach of the year.

2012-13 8-AAAAA All-Region Teams

Boys All-Region Team
Cameron Blakley, Apalachee
Jamaad Stephens, Flowery Branch
Cameron Johnson, Clarke Central
Leroy Legette, Clarke Central
Dedrick Turner, Salem
Jamaal Garror, Salem
Zay Hester, Winder-Barrow
Dontai Robinson, Cedar Shoals
D'andre Mahaffey, Cedar Shoals
Takein Dixson, Loganville
DJ Evans, Loganville

Boys Player of the Year
Shaquan Cantrell, Gainesville

Boys Coach of the Year
Todd Cottrell, Gainesville

Girls All-Region Team
Tiyonda Davis, Winder-Barrow
Kayonnah Perrin, Clarke Central
Marissa Ivey, Flowery Branch
Nikkira Brown, Salem
Ayanna Mitchell, Salem
Addie McNeely, Clarke Central
Ryan Burke, Apalachee
Jacy Ramey, Flowery Branch
Aujuana Dawkins, Heritage
Breana Taylor, Cedar Shoals

Girls Player of the Year
Tavia Sykes, Flowery Branch

Girls Coach of the Year
Hazel Hall, Flowery Branch
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