Weakley named Class 2 Player of the Year a second time; McClung also earns All-State honors

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LHS senior Emilee Weakley finished the state title game with 31 points on the day, but the Shepherd University commit was held to only five points in the decisive fourth quarter.

~ PVN staff report

LURAY — Senior Emilee Weakley continues to add to her LHS legacy as the Virginia High School League announced this week her selection as the Class 2 Player of the Year for a second-straight year.

The 5’11” senior guard on the girls basketball team averaged 31 points per game, along with 12 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Weakley lead the Bulldogs to three-consecutive state championship games, including the program’s first state title in the COVID-shortened 2021 season with a perfect 13-0 record.

Luray finished the 2021-22 season with a 27-3 record after a narrow loss to Central-Wise, 62-59, in the Class 2 state championship on March 12. During the season, Weakley became the all-time leading scorer in basketball (boys and girls) at Luray High School, as well as the fourth all-time leading scorer in Virginia for girls basketball (all classes) with 2,606 career points. She also set the LHS single-game scoring record at 44 points.

Next season, Weakley will compete at the Division II collegiate level at Shepherd University.

Joining Weakley on the Class 2 All-State girls basketball team was LHS junior Jaidyn McClung, who finished as the Bulldogs second-leading scorer this season. Next season’s senior leader for Luray had a stellar junior campaign as she was also selected as a Bull Run District and Region 2B first team honoree in addition to being the Region 2B Player of the Year in volleyball last fall.

Among other Class 2 All-State selections announced this week by the VHSL, Central-Wise head coach Robin Dotson was named the Coach of the Year.

The VHSL Hall of Fame coach led Central-Wise to a 26-5 record and the Class 2 state title — the sixth state title for the Warriors over the past eight seasons, including 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015 and 2014.

Eight players make up the first and second teams regardless of position. Only those players selected to All-Region first-teams are eligible for selection to the All-State team.

Each All-State selection committee is composed of eight basketball coaches (two from each region).

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Below is a full listing of the Class 2 All-State girls basketball selections:

Class 2 All-State Girls Basketball

First Team

  • Emilee Weakley, senior, Luray
  • Emmah McAmis, freshman, Central-Wise
  • Jaedyn Cook, junior, John Marshall
  • Laney Cline, senior, Radford
  • Hailey Sutherland, senior, Ridgeview
  • Jaidyn McClung, junior, Luray
  • Macey Mullins, senior, Gate City
  • Alexandria Harrison, sophomore, Brunswick

Second Team

  • Brooklyn Fraizer, senior, Ridgeview
  • Ellie Brumback, senior, Clark County
  • Amber Kimberlin, senior, Marion
  • MiAngel Harris, senior, John Marshall
  • Macy Smith, sophomore, Strasburg
  • Destiny Harmon, junior, Floyd County
  • Macyn Cash, sophomore, Allegheny
  • Lexi Ervin, junior, Gate City

Player of the Year — Emilee Weakley, senior, Luray

Coach of the Year — Robin Dotson, Central-Wise

https://www.vhsl.org/basketball/.

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