Upchurch, Story win girls regional awards
Jessica Upchurch and Don Story of Lincoln County have been voted the 12th Region player and coach of the year by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches.
Upchurch led Lincoln in scoring with about 12 points per game and also led her team in free throw percentage (about .670) and assists (about two per game). Her award comes with an automatic invitation to the Kentucky all-star tryouts next month.
Story led the Lady Patriots to a 24-5 record, their third consecutive 45th District championship and the finals of the 12th Region Tournament in what is apparently the last of five seasons at Lincoln. He has said that he plans to resign.
The two will receive their awards Friday at the Girls Sweet Sixteen, along with the other regional winners. Click here for the full list.
Upchurch and Jackie Alexander of Rockcastle County have been invited to represent the 12th Region in the KABC East-West all-star game Saturday in Bowling Green. The game is at 4:15 p.m. at Warren Central.
In addition, Danville coach Judie Mason will be inducted into the KABC Court of Honor on Friday. Mason, who also previously coached at Somerset and Boyle County, is this year’s honoree for the 11th and 12th regions.
The KABC’s boys players and coaches of the year and Court of Honor inductees will be announced early next week.