Addie Porter & Cory Barrett earn top honors -
A "do-it-all" point guard and a guy who knows a thing or two about building championship-quality programs have earned the top individual awards as The Wilson Post proudly announces the 2020 All Wilson County Girls Basketball team.
2020 Player of the Year -- Addie Grace Porter was the spark plug who helped Lebanon High's Devilettes roll to a record of 31-6, closing the COVID-19 shortened season on a 14-game winning streak and reaching the semifinals of the 2020 BlueCross Basketball Championships.
For her efforts, the junior has been named our 2020 Player of the Year.
Porter led the Devilettes in steals, rebounds, assists and minutes played and was second on the team in scoring at 11.3 ppg.
She was voted All District 9AAA and was Most Valuable Player of the 9AAA tournament as her team won the first 9AAA championship in the program's history.
Porter also earned all tournament honors for Region 5AAA as Lebanon won the region tournament and earned the right to host a TSSAA Sectional game.
She led all scorers with 20 points in the Devilettes' 51-42 Class 3A TSSAA quarterfinal win over longtime rival Bradley Central, a victory that shoved Lebanon into the state's final four.
She's the daughter of William and Nina Porter.
2020 Coach of the Year -- Cory Barrett, who led Lebanon High to the TSSAA state tournament for the second consecutive season, has been named our 2020 Coach of the Year.
Taking on the theme "Unfinished Business", his Devilettes played with a burning passion to return to Murfreesboro in hopes of avenging a 2019 quarterfinal loss (34-26) to Bradley Central.
His squad did just that, winning District 9AAA and Region 5AAA tournaments along the way, thumping Page 56-41 in a sectional contest and gaining a measure of revenge sending Bradley Central packing with a 51-42 loss.
Lebanon's state tournament win was the first for the program since 1982 and moved the local squad into the semifinals before the tournament was canceled.
The team went 19-3 in the second half of the season and won 14 in a row leading up to the semifinals.
In five seasons at Lebanon, Barrett has compiled a 109-62 record -- a winning percentage of .640.
FIRST TEAM ALL WILSON COUNTY --
Aaryn Grace Lester, Lebanon, senior
Sydnee Richetto, Wilson Central, junior
Campbell Strange, Wilson Central, junior
Nevaeh Majors, Mt. Juliet, senior
Allissa Mulaski, Lebanon, senior
SECOND TEAM ALL WILSON COUNTY --
Amelia Lyons, MJ Christian, junior
Emma Christensen, Watertown, junior
Anne Marie Heidebreicht, Lebanon, senior
Rebecca Brown, Lebanon, senior
Rachel Pippin, Friendship Christian, senior
HONORABLE MENTION --
Brooke Jones, Friendship Christian, senior
Brittni Allison, Watertown, junior
Shinae Howard-Johnson, MJCA, 8th grade
Meioshe Mason, Lebanon, sophomore
Halle Jones, Mt. Juliet, senior
Ava Heilman, Mt. Juliet, freshman
Nicole Brill, Wilson Central, senior
Avery Harris, Lebanon, junior
PLAYER OF THE YEAR -- Addie Grace Porter; COACH OF THE YEAR -- Cory Barrett