EAST PALESTINE, OH- The votes have been cast, and nearly 200,000 tallies have been sorted. The Your Sports Network Executive Team has weighed in, and today things become official with the crowning of the Baird Brothers Basketball Big Dogs of the Year.
For the girls, it’s a second straight title for Beaver Local’s Jenna Riccardo. The 2018-2019 winner took a big junior year and shattered the glass ceiling becoming the only player in recent memory to collect over 1000 points AND 1000 rebounds in a career! Riccardo will take her outstanding career to West Liberty to play for the Lady Hilltopper’s this fall.
For the guys, Boardman’s Derrick Anderson led the Spartans to an unbelievable season, while joining the 1000 point club in front of the home fans. Anderson also made headlines averaging 22.7 points per game while raking in 4 assists and 5 rebounds per contest. The all-around all-star is still looking at his options to continue his career and education at the next level.
Congratulations to this year’s winners on yet another accolade, and championing local sports on and off the court. You’ve represented yourselves, your family, your school, community, and teams exceptionally well throughout your careers.