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Dalton named league MVP at Maryville
Ex-Lady Ad Raby on league All-Freshman team at King


Summer Dalton, former Farragut High School basketball standout wing, recently earned the Great South Athletic Conference’s top individual honor as a Maryville College Lady Scot.

Second in the conference in scoring at 14.2 points per game while among the nation’s top three-point shooters in NCAA Division III, Dalton was named GSAC Most Valuable Player.

In terms of post-season recognition, Dalton is joined by former Lady Admiral teammate Beth Raby at King College in Bristol. (More on Raby later in this story, in addition to other former Farragut players now at MC).

Jeff Pardue, MC head coach, labeled Dalton “a tremendous shooter, made a lot of big shots for us. A very, very good player. Unselfish. Makes everybody around her better.

“And she’s one that is really willing to take the big shots, wants to take the big shots, and she made a bunch of ’em for us this year.”

The sharpshooting senior wing hit 42.7 percent of her three-point attempts (73-of-171) ranking her 14th nationally, while shooting 46.7 from the field overall.

“She was really plagued by injury in the last five games of the season that she never really totally recovered from,” Pardue said. “Didn’t shoot the ball like she’d shot all year because of that injury. But still continued to take it to the basket and find other ways to help the team defensively and rebounding.”

Dalton helped guide the Lady Scots to a final 23-5 overall record.

RABY ALL-FRESHMEN

Raby, a 5-foot-6 starting freshman point guard, was named to the Appalachian Athletic Conference All-Freshmen team.

In 31 games played (18-13 King record), Raby averaged 9.2 points per game, second on the Lady Tornado team (48 percent field goal percentage).

Raby, 19, also had three 16-point games during the season.

OTHER MC PLAYERS

Former Lady Admiral standout post Natalie Munday, a sophomore post at MC who came off the bench most of the season, averaged 8.5 points (46.1 percent from the field) and 4.8 rebounds per game while nailing a sizzling 92.9 percent of her free throw chances.

“She’s a good player. She was plagued by injuries a lot of the year coming off of ankle surgery last summer,” Pardue said of Munday, adding she tore a calf muscle “that nagged her all year.

“But she played well in big games against some of the tougher opponents,” including the GSAC Tournament semifinals and finals, Pardue added. “Look forward to having her a hundred percent in the future, hopefully.”

Two MC freshmen wings who are also former Lady Admirals contributed off the bench.

Rachel Draper averaged 2.5 points per game (41.2 percent from the field) in 24 games played.

Haley Williams averaged 3.3 points while appearing in 13 games.

 

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