Thursday, March 27, 2008

Caldwell, Stith named to All-State teams

West Charlotte High's Christal Caldwell, the ME-CA 7 4A player of the year, was the leading vote-getting among girls players on the 2008 Associated Press All-State team.

East Mecklenburg's Malik Stith, the Southwestern 4A player of the year, made the boys all-state first team.

Caldwell, a 5-foot-11 junior, averaged 20 points, seven rebounds and three assists to help West Charlotte reach the first N.C. 4A championship game in school history.

Caldwell earned 27 of a possible 34 points from a 17-member media panel to lead the women's team.

She was joined on the first team was repeat first-team selection Kurie Washington of McDowell, Gastonia Forestview's Jessica Capers, Statesville's Keyrra Gillespie and Kernersville McGuinness' Erinn Thompson.

Two Observer-area players made second team: Providence Day's Whitny Edwards and Victory Christian's Candace Wood, the N.C. Gatorade player of the year.

Boonville Starmount's Victor Davila led the boys team, earning 28 of a possible 34 points. Joining Davila, a Virginia Tech signee, on the first team were Wilmington New Hanover's Ty Walker, who has signed with Wake Forest, Kinston's Bo Ingram, Stith and North Henderson's Chris Vanlandingham.

Victor Davila, Boonville Starmount (28), 6-9, F/C, Sr.
Ty Walker, New Hanover County (27), 7-1, C, Sr.
Bo Ingram, Kinston (26), 6-5, F, Sr.
Malik Stith, East Mecklenburg (23), 5-11, G, Sr.
Chris Vanlandingham, North Henderson (23), 6-4, G, Sr.
Reggie Johnson, Winston-Salem Prep (15), 6-9, C, Sr.
Petey Hausley, McDowell County (14), 6-6, F, Sr.
Reggie Bullock, Kinston (12), 6-6, G, Soph.
C.J. Williams, Fayetteville Britt (8), 6-6, G/F, Sr.
C.J. Harris, Winston-Salem Mt. Tabor (7), 6-3, G, Jr.
Christal Caldwell, West Charlotte (27), 5-11, G, Jr.
Jessica Capers, Gastonia Forestview (26), 6-1, C, Sr.
Keyrra Gillespie, Statesville (26), 5-6, PG, Jr.
Kurie Washington, McDowell County (26), 5-8, G/F, Sr.
Erinn Thompson, Kernersville McGuinness (22), 6-3, C, Jr.
Morgan McMinn, North Henderson (21), 6-0, G, Sr.
Candace Wood, Charlotte Victory Christian (15), 6-0, G, Sr.
Jannetta Robinson, Pender County (13), 5-2, PG, Sr.
Anna Freeman, East Davidson (11), 6-0, F, Jr.
Whitny Edwards, Charlotte Providence Day (9), 5-11, G, Sr.