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Baulkman, Thomas named All-State

Region 1AAAA basketball player of the year Devon Baulkman and first team All-Region 1AAAA selection April Thomas of the Bainbridge High School Bearcats and Lady Cats have been named to two Class AAAA All-State teams.

Baulkman, a senior forward, and Region 1AAAA player of the year for a second consecutive year, was a first team selection on The Atlanta Journal Constitution Class AAAA All-State team and an honorable mention selection on the Georgia Sportswriter’s Association Class AAAA All-State team.

Thomas, a senior guard and first team All-Region 1AAAA selection, was an honorable mention selection on both The Atlanta Journal Constitution and Georgia Sportswriter’s Association Class AAAA All-State teams.

With Baulkman, who averaged a team-leading 20.8 points and 7.8 rebounds a game and Region 1AAAA coach of the year Rickey McCullough leading the way, the Bearcats went 27-3, won the Region 1AAAA championship and earned a berth in the second round of the state Class AAAA tournament.

With Thomas, who averaged in double figures in points and steals, and coach Latreisha Moon leading the way, the Lady Cats went 21-7, won the Region 1AAAA South Sub-Region championship, finished second in Region 1AAAA and earned a berth in the first round of the State Class AAAA tournament.

Joining Baulkman on the All-Region 1AAAA boys first team were Bearcats Rodney Glenn and Ronald Crawford and joining Thomas on the All-Region 1AAAA girls first team was Bria Harris.