Several local student-athletes earned spots on the 2020-2021 N.C. Basketball Coaches Association All-District 3 teams.
Princeton senior Jaheim Taylor was named a first-team selection, while Goldsboro’s Xavion Atkinson picked up second-team honors.
On the girls’ side, Princeton’s Meredith Wooten and Anna Taylor were named to the second team, while C.B. Aycock’s Abbey Thomas earned third-team honors.
Jaheim Taylor led Princeton to a 16-1 overall record and the second round of the NCHSAA 1A state playoffs. The Bulldogs finished the regular season undefeated and won their third straight Carolina 1A Conference title.
The dynamic duo of Wooten and Anna Taylor led Princeton to the 1A state championship game. Princeton had a 16-0 record during the regular season and won the Carolina 1A Conference for the third straight season.
A sophomore, Anna Taylor averaged a team-high 19.8 points per game. Taylor also averaged 4.1 assists and 4.1 steals per game.
Wooten scored 19.1 points per game while averaging 5.5 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 3.3 steals per game.
Thomas helped C.B. Aycock have its first winning season since 2015. The Golden Falcons finished the season with an 8-5 overall record. Thomas averaged 12.2 points, 13.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game.