Charleston senior Shae Littleford and Mattoon junior Mallory Ramage (above) were each named to the Illinois basketball Coaches Association all-state girls basketball team.
Littleford, a 5-foot-7 guard, averaged 24.6 points per game to break Charleston’s all-time scoring record this past season and to help the Trojans finish the season 15-0. Littleford (below) also averaged 4.5 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 steals to earn all-state status for the fourth straight season.
Littleford had been a first-team selection after a sophomore season in which she averaged 23.6 points a game and set the school’s single-season scoring record (707 points) for a Charleston squad that finished 29-1 in 2018-19. Littleford also set the single-season record in steals at 111 while averaging 3.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 3.7 steals and making 32 percent of her 3-point attempts. Despite missing part of her junior season, she was named third team all-state in 2019-20. Littleford also third-team status her freshmen season when both Class 3A and 4A all-state teams were still combined.
Ramage averaged 23.4 points and 7.3 rebounds a game last season for the Green Wave, who finished 8-6. The 5-9 guard made 51.7 percent of her field goals and 32.1 percent of 3-point attempts, plus she averaged 2.3 steals and 2.4 assists.
This is the third year Ramage has earned all-state status. She was a second-team selection following a sophomore season in which she averaged 21.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.4 steals and 2.4 assists in 33 games, accumulating the most points, steals, rebounds and assists on a 27-6 team that won the Apollo Conference title, a Class 3A regional title before losing to Bethalto Civic Memorial in the sectionals. Ramage was also a first-team all-Apollo Conference selection and was the MVP in both the Pana and Mattoon Holiday tournaments.
Ramage earned an all-state special mention status after her freshman season.
Both players had already been named all-Apollo Conference last month.