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      Saturday
      78 / 60
      Sunday
      86 / 64
      Monday
      86 / 67

      Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone 2008: Gadsden-Gilliard and Clarke take home honors

      Ashley Clarke of Myrtle Beach and Georgetown's Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard were crowned Miss and Mister Hoop Zone 2008

      The closest balloting in Hoop Zone history had Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard and Ashley Clarke capture Mister and Miss Hoop Zone 2008. The duo took home the big trophies during the 8th annual Hoop Zone banquet on March 10th at the Holiday Inn Hard Rock Parkway. In previous years, Mister and Miss Hoop Zone balloting was reserved for 15 area high school coaches. With the race being so close, the balloting was expanded to include all 34 area high school coaches for both the boys and girls. The voting was so tight, an unprecedented five boys were on the podium. A mere 8 points seperated 1st through 5th place. Gilliard, a junior big man at Georgetown, topped Dillon's Lashay Page by two points. Hemingway's Tashan Fredrick got the most first place votes and finished in third with the Mullins duo of Eric Smith and Andrew Crawford right behind in fourth and fifth place.

      On the girls side, Ashley Clarke becomes the second two time Miss Hoop Zone winner joining Christina Dewitt of North Myrtle Beach. Last year, Clarke outlasted Rubylee Wright of Latta by 10 points. This time around it was only a six point margin. Carolina Forest's Lakeith Alston finished in third.

      2008 Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone balloting

      34 area coaches plus two WPDE Sports staff members cast votes for Mister and Miss Hoop Zone. 3 points awarded for 1st, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd

      Name 1st 2nd 3rd Total Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard, Georgetown 6 9 4 40 Lashay Page, Dillon 7 5 7 38 Tashan Fredrick, Hemingway 8 4 4 36 Eric Smith, Mullins 3 10 4 33 Andrew Crawford, Mullins 7 2 7 32 Kiara Douglas, Darlington 3 3 2 17 Darius Hemingway, Myrtle Beach 1 1 3 8 Darryl Edge, North Myrtle Beach 1 1 1 6 Kimric Dixon, West Florence 0 1 1 3 Alyn McRae, Dillon 0 0 1

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      Alan Michael Thompson, Wilson 0 0 1 1 Mikey Hall, Saint James 0 0 1 1

      Name 1st 2nd 3rd Total Ashley Clarke, Myrtle Beach 17 9 2 71 Rubylee Wright, Latta 15 9 2 65 Lakeitha Alston, Carolina Forest 1 6 3 18 Kiasiah Ham, Hartsville 0 3 5 11 Tia Singletary, Johnsonville 1 2 3 10 Latisha Harris, Aynor 0 1 4 6 Antoinette McPhail, Darlington 0 1 2 4 Jazz Green, Darlington 0 2 0 4 Yvette McRea, Kingstree 0 1 2 4

      Alexis Taylor, Carvers Bay

      0 1 1 3 Rhodi Gause, Marion 0 0 3 3 Brittany Leonard, West Florence 1 0 0 3 Khadijah Sessions, Myrtle Beach 0 0 2 2 Shavon Davis, Hemingway 0 0 2 2 Geneika Brantley, Marion 0 0 1 1 Jasmine Jones, Myrtle Beach 0 0 1 1 Brittany Wells, Conway 0 0 1 1 Elizabeth McElveen, Timmonsville 0 0 1 1

      2008 All Hoop Zone Boys Team

      Quintin Brown, Hemingway

      Weston Caswell, Socastee

      Kimric Dixon, West Florence

      Kiara Douglas, Darlington

      Darryl Edge, NMB

      Chris Gore, Myrtle Beach

      Mikey Hall, Saint James

      Darius Hemingway, Myrtle Beach

      Josh Henderson, Cheraw

      Alyn McRae, Dillon

      Dante Simmons, Georgetown

      Alan-Michael Thompson, Wilson

      Devan Williams, Saint James

      Stacy Wilson, Mullins

      Torey Wright, South Florence

      2008 All Hoop Zone Girls Team

      Brittany Davis, Wilson

      Shavon Davis, Hemingway

      Shameka Galloway, Marlboro County

      Rhodi Gause, Marion

      Jazz Green, Darlington

      Kiasiah Ham, Hartsville

      Latisha Harris, Aynor

      Jasmine Jones, Myrtle Beach

      Brittany Leonard, West Florence

      Yvette McCrea, Kingstree

      Elizabeth McElveen, Timmonsville

      Michelle McGee, Andrews

      Antoinette McPhail, Darlington

      Khadijah Sessions, Myrtle Beach

      Tia Singletary, Johnsonville

      Alexis Taylor, Carvers Bay

      Brittany Wells, Conway

      Mister Hoop Zone Finalists

      Andrew Crawford, Mullins

      Tashan Frederick, Hemingway

      Lashay Page, Dillon

      Eric Smith, Mullins

      Mister Hoop Zone 2008

      Kinard Gadsden-Gilliard, Georgetown

      Miss Hoop Zone Finalists

      Lakeitha Alston, Carolina Forest

      Ashley Clarke, Myrtle Beach

      Miss Hoop Zone 2008

      Rubylee Wright, Latta

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