BECKLEY - Makenzie White didn't score more than 2,000 career points on talent alone.
The Scott point guard, who captains the 2012 Class AA All-State girls basketball team as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association, was a fierce competitor who worked hard in practice and played all-out on the floor.
"Back in the fifth and sixth grades, Makenzie had it figured out that this was what she wanted to do," Skyhawks Coach John Porter said. "She worked. She didn't just sit back and expect it to happen."
Scoring, playmaking, rebounding, defense and even playing in the post - White could do it all for Scott, which compiled an 82-21 record the past four seasons.
She averaged 21 points, 8.6 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 4 steals per game for the 24-3 Skyhawks, who finished runner-up to Westside in the State Tournament.
"Whatever we needed, she could do," Porter said. "I always said she was one of the best double-A post players in the state. If you got the ball to her, she'd finish it off."
Among the only feats she didn't accomplish was winning a state championship, despite playing in the finals following her sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
"We've done everything else," she said.
"(A championship) was what I wanted."
Before the tournament, the West Virginia University signee won the Mary Ostrowski Award as the West Virginia Player of the Year, edging Summers County's Candace Brown.
"In 30-some years I've seen several good players - the (Alexis) Hornbuckles and (Renee) Montgomerys - and Makenzie is right up there with them," Porter said.
The Bobcats' Brown moves up from the second team. She finished as the nation's co-leader in scoring at 37 points per game.
She also averaged 11.8 rebounds, 7.5 steals and 3.4 assists for Summers (18-7), which saw its string of five consecutive state championships in a regional co-final loss to Westside.