Corona repeats as 2A Conference Coach of the Year; Allred named Player of the Year

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Roy Corona was chosen for the 2A Conference Coach of the Year for the second time in a row and Saydee Allred was selected as the 2A Conference Player of the Year.

By Jon Johnson

PIMA – After taking the regional honors previously, Pima girls basketball head coach Roy Corona and senior guard Saydee Allred have been named the 2A Conference Coach and Player of the Year, respectively. It is the second year in a row Corona has won Coach of the Year. 

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: The Pima Roughriders are the 2A State Girls Basketball Champions for the second year in a row.

Pima finished 29-1 and won its second 2A Conference Girls State Basketball Championship in a row with a 38-36 victory over Sedona Red Rock. 

Allred led her team in scoring averaging 16.7 points per game, along with 4.7 rebounds, and 3.6 steals. 

2A All-Conference 1st-Team

Joining Saydee Allred on the 2A All-Conference 1st-Team are Ashlynn Chlarson (13.3 PPG., 9.6 RPG., 2.4 BPG.), and Aubrie Sherwood (13.2 PPG., 4.4 RPG., 5.1 steals per game). 

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Aubrie Sherwood, here shown driving in the state championship game, was selected to the 2A All-Conference 1st-Team.

Ashlie Sherwood was named to the 2A All-Conference 2nd-Team, and Zenayah Cortez, of Morenci, was given an Honorable Mention. 

Boys Basketball

2A All-Conference 1st-Team

On the boys’ side, Grant Ashby and Seth Russell both were named to the 2A All-Conference 1st-Team. 

Those receiving Honorable Mentions include Coy Miller and Leland Thompson, of Pima, and Tristen Sanchez, of Morenci.  

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Grant Ashby lays one in during the state semifinals. Ashby was named to the 2A All-Conference 1st-Team.