Zafertos, Hampton make All Northwest

Published 10:00 am Thursday, April 23, 2015

Junior Madison Zaferatos and sophomore Ashlyn Hampton – who helped lead the Davie girls basketball team to the most wins in 12 years (18-7 record), the best Central Piedmont Conference finish in 10 years (second place) and to the first playoff win in 10 years – were named to the Winston Salem Journal’s All-Northwest team.

The Davie duo was among 15 girls selected.

Zaferatos, a 5-8 point guard, averaged 13.7 points, 5 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 steals. She also hit 38 3-pointers and scored double figures in 22 of 25 games. Her scoring was a big jump from her sophomore year (8.6). She is getting recruiting interest from Division-I and Division-II programs.

“Her turnovers went way down and her assists went way up,” coach Dave Ruemenapp told the Journal. “I think part of that is she has such a good understanding of the game. She has such good court awareness that she really has the ability to find everybody when they’re open, and with a year of playing together, that allowed everybody to understand where the ball is coming from.”

Hampton, a 6-1 forward/center, averaged 9.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and converted 53 percent of her field goals. One of two sophomores to make the team, she is drawing interest from Division-I schools.

“As a sophomore, I think she started coming into her own more,” Ruemenapp said. “She’s a supremely talented player and I think she has an incredible future ahead of her. And I think she started realizing that this year.”