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Miller tapped as Player of the Year

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mallory Miller was selected the 2008-09 Banner Graphic Player of the Year. Miller averaged 11 points per contest and led GHS in field goal, 3pt. field goal and free throw percentage. [Order this photo]
The 2008-09 girls basketball season saw a good mix of veteran and young players, with latter assuring fans of Putnam County basketball that the future looks bright.

One of those players leading the youth movement is Greencastle sophomore Mallory Miller. Miller's ability to knock down the outside side and find her way past defenses, put her opposing team's radar and has earned her the 2008-09 Banner Graphic Player of the Year honor.

Miller led the county in in free throw percentage, with an 83 percent average and also led the All-County team in three-point percentage at 36 percent. She ranked second in the county with a shooting percentage at 44 percent (82-of-185).

Miller knocked down 26-of-58 three-point attempts, as well as 56-of-127 from inside the arc on the season. She was also able to convert 34-of-41 attempts at the charity stripe. On offense, she collected 27 assists and 19 offensive rebounds. She also stole the ball 21 times on the season.

Miller turned it on in the postseason, scoring 37 points over two games during sectional play.

Joining Miller on the first team is teammate Hannah Spencer, South Putnam's Oceaia Boetjer and Cloverdale's Kristin McCammon and Elizabeth Cheatham.

First Team

Oceaia Boetjer (SP) -- The South Putnam senior was second in the county in scoring with a 13.7 per game average. Boetjer came on strong as the season came to a close and provided multiple double-digit games for SPHS.

In addition, she collected 85 rebounds, 28 assists and 29 steals for the year. She converted 28 percent of her shots (91-of-322), including 26 percent from the three-point line.

Kristin McCammon (CHS) -- Cloverdale's bomb specialist, McCammon accounted for 12.4 points a game for CHS, with 46 buckets coming from three-point land. She also averaged four rebounds, two assists and two steals per contest.

Hannah Spencer (GHS) -- Whether starting or coming off the bench, Spencer seems to give GHS a lift when it needed it most. The senior averaged nine points per game and amassed 27 assists and 56 boards on the season. She led the county in steals, swiping 40 over the course of the season.

Elizabeth Cheatham (CHS) -- Cheatham spent half the season injured, but when she was on the floor, it was clear she was a force to be reckoned with. The CHS senior averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds in 11 games for the Clovers' this year. She connected on 58 percent of her shots from the floor. Cheatham made her presence known in the tournament, posting games of 28 and 22 points, respectively.

Second Team

Becky Grivas (CHS) -- The Greencastle senior led the county in rebounds with 177. Of her 177 boards, 65 came on the offensive end. Grivas threw in eight points for GHS and collected nine blocks.

Brooke Boetjer (SP) -- The only freshman to make the list, Boetjer led the county in blocks, swatting 19 on the season. She also averaged seven points per contest, had eight assists and collected 28 steals.

Carlye McGaughey (NP) -- McGaughey helped power the Cougar offense with nine points a game this season. She also connected on 39-of-127 three pointers for a 31 percent average. Her 65.5 free throw average ranked her second on the team.

Taylor Alles (NP) -- The North Putnam senior poured in eight points per game and hauled in seven rebounds an outing. She ranked second on the team in field goal percentage, converting 61-of-135 for a 45 percent average.

Allie Franklin (CHS) -- Franklin, a Cloverdale senior, led the team in three-point percentage at 30 percent and was third in scoring with an eight point per game average. She averaged two steals a game as well as grabbing three rebounds.