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Tattnall County’s Macey Ansell and Keilyn Murphy make All-State Team
Macey Ansell and Keilyn Murphy
Macey Ansell and Keilyn Murphy were named on the all-state south basketball team for their 2021-22 season performance.

Macey Ansell and Keilyn Murphy were named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) Class AAA South All-State basketball teams. 

Murphy, a 6-foot senior guard from Tattnall County, was a pivotal pierce of the Warriors’ success this season. He was a two-way player who did a little bit of everything on the court.

Murphy helped propel Tattnall County to a 19-7 record and an 8-0 mark in the region. For the season, Keilyn averaged 9.3 points per game, five rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks. 

His high point game came against Appling County on February 1 when he scored 20 points, including 18 of which came in the first 10 minutes of the game. He did not miss a shot including four three-pointers. 

The Warriors finished the season as region runner-up and lost to Johnson-Savannah in the first round of the state tournament. 

Murphy is the son of Adam and Courtney Murphy of Statesboro.

Additionally, Ansell was named to this all-state team for the ladies.  Ansell is a 5’11” senior forward who led the Lady Warriors in scoring and rebounding. She averaged 13.7 points per game, with 11 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. 

She helped guide Tattnall to a 18-8 record, with 7-1 in the region. The Lady Warriors were the region 1-AAA runner-up, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen of the state tournaments where they lost to eventual state champion Lumpkin County.

Ansell is the daughter of Patrick and Lisa Ansell of Glennville.

Congratulations are extended to Murphy and Ansell on receiving this honor.