Jonathan Alder junior Mary Ferrito goes up for a reverse layup during a game from the 2020-21 season. Ferrito has been named to the Division II All-Ohio special mention list. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)
The top player on the Jonathan Alder girls basketball team has earned all-state honors.
Junior Mary Ferrito was named this week to Division II All-Ohio accolades.
She was named to the division’s special mention list.
She earned the honor through the Ohio High School sports writers association.
Ferrito helped lead the Lady Pioneers to a district runner-up finish to conclude the 2020-21 campaign.
She was named to the Central District first team and the same status in the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division.
Jonathan Alder finished the season with an overall record of 15-6.
The Lady Pioneers tied with Tecumseh for the CBC Kenton Trail championship with matching 8-1 marks.
Ferrito averaged 16 points per game and shot 39.2% from the field during the season.
She was the second-leading scorer in the Kenton Trail Division.
The Alder hoopster connected on 36.5% of her attempts from beyond the three-point arc and 75% from the free throw line.
Ferrito also averaged 6.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists per contest.
She led the division in assists.
During each season of her three-year high school career, Ferrito has been a part of Lady Pioneer squads that have advanced to the district championship game.
Jonathan Alder finished as district runners-up during her freshman and junior seasons.
The Lady Pioneers claimed the district title during her sophomore campaign of 2019-20.
“Mary worked very hard to achieve all the honors for which she was named this season,” said Steve Cawley, who coached the Lady Pioneers the past three seasons.