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2004-2005 Standard Democrat Dream Team

Sunday, March 27, 2005


Kendal Deason

Deason, a prolific scorer, led Kelly to a 21-6 record, its best since the '97-'98 season. A great long-range shooter, the 5-foot-11 guard averaged 21 points, 4.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and shot a phenomenal 89 percent from the free-

throw line. In addition, his leadership abilities on the court were paramount to the Hawks' success.

Chris Guethle

Guethle, a lanky 6-5 forward with perimeter shooting ability, helped the Dexter Bearcats to a fine 21-6 season. He averaged 16 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.0 blocks and 3.0 steals, while shooting at a 53-percent pace from the field. He knocked down 34 3-pointers. Guethle was selected to the coaches' all-state team.

Ashton Farmer

A three-time All-Standard Democrat performer, Farmer led the Charleston Bluejays to a 22-10 mark and a second-place finish in Class 3. The 6-6 Arkansas State recruit averaged 19.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.2 blocks per game. In his career, Farmer had two third-place state finishes as well.

Jamarcus Williams

Williams, a talented 6-4 sophomore, was one of the area's top rebounders with 9.5 per game. He averaged 14.5 points with 35 blocks for the Charleston Bluejays' state runner-up team. He had a 30-point, 14-rebound performance in the quarterfinals. Williams will be an important cog for the 'Jays for the next two seasons.

Shytoria Davis

Davis, an unstoppable 6-3 force in the middle, averaged an area-best 27 points-per-game and was also the area's leading shot blocker with 145, for a whopping 8.1 per game. She completed a season double-double with 10.5 rebounds per contest. Davis was a second-team choice in 2004.

Kelly Essner

The 5-7 Essner led the team in practically every statistical category, averaging 20 points, 5.5 steals, 6.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds. She concluded her career as a four-year starter for Kelly as the all-time leader in games played and third on the career scoring list. She set a single-season scoring mark with 550 points in her senior campaign. Kelly's record during Essner's career was a stellar 89-23.

Taylor Nelson

Nelson, a 5-7 junior guard, developed into a formidable outside shooting threat for the Lady Bearcats. She averaged 13.0 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest, while shooting 45 percent from 3-point range. An excellent free-

throw shooter, Nelson hit an astounding 92 percent from the line (55-of-60).

Janet Penrod

Penrod, the floor leader of the Scott County Central Lady Bravettes, averaged a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. She was also one of the team's defensive stalwarts with 5.0 steals per game. The 5-6 point guard moved up from a second-team All-Standard-Democrat selection in 2004.