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2017 All-State Basketball Teams




LSWA CLASS 5A ALL-STATE BASKETBALL TEAMS

By JIM DERRY
Written for the LSWA
Paring down nominees and choosing an All-State team, regardless of the sport, is generally a tough job for a sportswriter. But then, there are the no-doubters, and Destrehan’s Cara Ursin and Scotlandville’s Ja’Vonte Smart certainly fill that description.
Each winners of their respective LHSAA title games last month and each named Outstanding Player of said title games, Ursin and Smart head the Class 5A All-State basketball teams as selected by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
The remainder of the girls’ first team includes McKinley’s Alexius Horne, Ponchatoula’s Hailey Giaratano, John Curtis freshman Jerkalia Jordan and Barbe’s Brandi Williams.
The first ever three-time Gatorade Player of the Year, Ursin averaged 28 points and 14 rebounds per game for the 35-0 Wildcats in her final campaign before heading off to Baylor. She also had more than six assists per game. Smart, a junior, also was named the state’s top basketball player with a scoring average of 25.1 to go with his 8.7 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 2.1 steals per game and is a two-time Gatorade Player of the Year.
The remainder of the boys team includes Chalmette’s 7-foot center Mitchell Robinson, Bonnabel’s TJ Collins, Natchitoches Central’s Brandon Rachal and HL Bourgeois’ Anthony Rainey.
Ursin’s coach Angi Butler, who is leaving the gym to focus on being an administrator next school year, was selected as the girls Coach of the Year in leading Destrehan to that perfect mark and defeating top-seeded Barbe in the 5A championship game.
Maybe the surprise of the 5A teams in the largest classification comes in the form of Landry-Walker’s Brian Gibson, who was named Coach of the Year on the boys side. To start February, his Chargin’ Bucs were 13-12 and on a three-game losing streak in District 8-5A. From there, the team won their final four regular-season games, entered the Class 5A playoffs as the 22nd-seed and made a run all the way to the state championship, making it look easy.

LSWA CLASS 5A Charts

BOYS
First team
Name    School  Ht.     Wt.     Cl      Avg.
Anthony Rainey Jr.  H.L. Bourgeois  5-10  Jr.  25.3
Mitchell Robinson  Chalmette  7-0  Sr.  26.1
T.J. Collins  Bonnabel  6-3  Jr.  22.0
Brandon Rachal  Natchitoches Central  6-6  Sr.  20.0
Ja’Vonte Smart, Scotlandville, 6-4, Jr.  25.1

Second team
Jimmie Orange  West Monroe  5-11  Sr.  14.0
Davaughn “Deedy” Gauno  Terrebonne  5-10  Sr.  22.1
Caleb Daniels  St. Augustine  6-4  Sr.  19.0
Brian White  Natchitoches Central  5-10  Jr.  18.0
Tyrece Radford  McKinley  6-3  Jr.  17.8

OUTSTANDING PLAYER:  JA’VONTE SMART, SCOTLANDVILLE
COACH OF THE YEAR:  BRIAN GIBSON, LANDRY-WALKER

Honorable mention
Ahmad Onezime, Lafayette; Jordan Foster, Comeaux; Chamaje Barideaux, New Iberia;
JaQuan Wagner, Thibodaux; Allen Williams, East St. John; David Robinson, Central Lafourche;
Sai Fisher, St. Augustine; Joe Thompson, Bonnabel; Lamont Berzat, Landry-Walker; Malik Legania, Landry-Walker; Devonta Jason, Landry-Walker; Kai Morgan, John Curtis; Jaylen Hawkins, Scotlandville; Rod Hall, Ouachita; Willie LaPoole, Ouachita; Raymond McKay, Ponchatoula; Myles Hutchinson, Acadiana; Rayshawn Mart Jr., H.L. Bourgeois; LeAaron Cain, East Ascension; KJ Bilbo, Airline; Terrace Marshall, Parkway.

GIRLS
First team
Name    School  Ht.     Wt.     Cl      Avg.
Cara Ursin  Destrehan  5-8  Sr.  28.0
Hailey Giaratano  Ponchatoula  5-10  So. 20.0
Jerkalia Jordan  John Curtis  5-9  Fr.  12.0
Alexius Horne  McKinley  5-10  So. 21.0
Brandi Williams  Barbe  5-8  Jr.  16.1

Second team
Morgan Carrier  New Iberia  5-8  Sr.  18.0
Krystal Freeman  6-3  Pineville 6-3  Sr.  20.0
Jolie Williams  Natchitoches Central  5-7  Jr.  17.0
Tiara Young  Evangel   5-10  So.  25.0
Rayah Haynes  Zachary  5-5  Jr.  17.1

OUTSTANDING PLAYER: CARA URSIN, DESTREHAN
COACH OF THE YEAR: ANGI BUTLER, DESTREHAN

Honorable mention: Courtney Clark, Thibodaux; Destiny Batiste, Thibodaux; Indya Tutt, East St. John, Briana Thompson, East St. John; Kyrsten Kenner, Destrehan; Brandi Mason, Destrehan; Alynzia Morris, East Ascension; Dynah Jones, John Curtis; Brianna Thompson, East St. John; Indya Tutt, East St. John; Dazia “DeDe” Walker, Ouachita; Brandi Washington, Ouachita; Amani McWain, Ruston; Jazmyn Womack, Ponchatoula; Amani McWain, Ruston;
Dezyre Black, Captain Shreve; Jaiylan Brown, Southwood; Tremeeka Spikes, Denham Springs.



LSWA CLASS 4A ALL-STATE BASKETBALL

By Warren Arceneaux
Written for the LSWA
Ellender High School dominated Class 4A basketball in a unique way. The Patriots won the 4A girls championship and finished as the boys runner-up.
As a result, the Terrebonne Parish schools swept the top individual honors on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A All-State teams. Terris McKay was voted the Outstanding Player on the girls squad, while Davontavean Martin won the same award on the boys team.
McKay, a sophomore, averaged 12 points per game while leading the Patriots to their first 4A title since 2003. Martin, a two-sport star, returned from the gridiron to lead the Patriots with 20.1 points per game scoring average.
Panos Bountovinas of runner-up Salmen was selected the girls Coach of the Year by a panel of sportswriters from across the state.  Albert Hartwell of Washington-Marion won the boys Coach of the Year honor for a second straight season after leading the Charging Indians to their first LHSAA championship in 30 years.
One W-M player, Christian Edwards (15.0 ppg), joins Martin on the boys front team. Also on the team are Jonathan Cisse of St. Thomas More (23 ppg), Telvin Thomas of Woodlawn-Shreveport (18 ppg) and Jacqies Clark of Tioga (17.7 ppg).
Brooklyn Mitchell of Ursuline (15.7 ppg), Salmen’s Ashanti Eden (21 ppg), Domonique Davis
of DeRidder (18 ppg) and Loranger’s Mya Young (20.5 ppg) joined McKay on the girls first team.
The boys second team consisted of Anachak Phomthirath of Westgate, Jahein Spence of Assumption, Marquie Mosley of Ellender, Tra'Michael Moton of Woodlawn-Shreveport and Plaquemine’s Keandre Randall.
South Lafourche’s Traya Bruce Oreion James of Ellender, Avery Breaux of St. Thomas More, Emily Ward of Benton and De'Asia Dixon of Huntington made up the girls second team.

LSWA Class 4 Charts

BOYS
First team
Name    School  Ht.     Wt.     Cl      Avg.
Jonathan Cisse  St. Thomas More  6-1   Jr.  23.0
Davontavean Martin  Ellender  6-5  Sr.  20.1
Telvin Thomas  Woodlawn  5-8  Sr.  18.0
Christian Edwards  Washington-Marion  6-5  Sr.  15.0
Jacques Clark  Tioga 6-2 Sr.  17.7

Second team
Anachak Phomthirath  Westgate  5-10  Sr.  17.0
Jahein Spencer  Assumption  6-4  So  19.7
Marquie Mosely  Ellender  5-9  Jr.  19.4
Tra’Michael Moton  Woodlawn So. 6-2  16.0
Keandre Randall  Plaquemine  5-10  Sr.  19.2

OUTSTANDING PLAYER: DAVONTAVEAN MARTIN, ELLENDER
COACH OF THE YEAR:  ALBERT HARTWELL, WASHINGTON-MARION

Honorable mention
Quincy Leday, Opelousas; Makye Richard, Morgan City; Seth Borne, South Lafourche; Tywaun Walker, Morgan City; Connor Brunet, South Terrebonne; Bobby Newton, Neville; Nate Cox, St. Thomas More; Travis Zeno, Carencro;  Jeremy Johnson, Fair Park; Marc Bowie, Karr; Treylan Sibley, St. Michael; Dustin Roy, Tioga; DaVantre Vitor, Washington-Marion.

GIRLS
First team
Name    School  Ht.     Wt.     Cl      Avg.
Brooklyn Mitchell  Ursuline  5-8  Jr.  15.7
Ashanti Eden  Salmen  5-4  So.  21.0
Terris McKay  Ellender   5-4, So.   12.0
Domonique Davis  DeRidder 5-7  So. 18.0
Mya Young  Loranger  5-8  So.  20.5

Second team
Traya Bruce  South Lafourche  5-7  Jr.  22.0
Oreion James  Ellender  5-9  Jr.  13.0
Avery Breaux  St. Thomas More  5-7  Sr.  11.0
Emily Ward  Benton   6-0  So.  20.2
De’Asia Dixon  Huntington 5-6 Sr.  20.9

OUTSTANDING PLAYER: TERRIS MCKAY, ELLENDER
COACH OF THE YEAR: PANOS BOUNTOVINAS, SALMEN

Honorable mention: Chloe Fleming, South Terrebonne; Ra’Von Robertson, Assumption, Marghan Frierson, Ellender; Allyson Howard, St. Thomas More; Brittany Smith, Northside;
Kennedi Jackson, Ursuline; Chrissy Brown, Carencro; J’Mani Ingram, Leesville; Sha’Quandra Carter, Neville; Star’Neisha Johnson, Bastrop; Abby Simmons, West Ouachita; Sydney Rivers, Loranger;  Destiny Thomas, Bossier; Chelsey Smith, Belaire.


LSWA CLASS 3A ALL-STATE BASKETBALL

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Wossman’s C.J. Jones and Parkview Baptist’s Skyler Goodwin made the most of their final season on the high school level and were selected as the top players on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 3A All-State basketball teams.
Jones was voted the Outstanding Player on the boys squad after averaging 21.0 points and eight assists per game while leading the Wildcats to a runner-up finish against Peabody in Class 3A championship. He is a Northwestern State signee.
Goodwin, a University of Louisiana at Lafayette signee, claimed the Outstanding Player honor  for the girls squad. She averaged 28 points with 10 rebounds, 6 steals and 4 assists a game while leading the Eagles to a state championship win over University High in Division II final. It was the second straight season both players led their teams to state title appearances.
Joining Jones on the first team were a pair of Peabody players including Cedric Russell (22.4 points per game) and Kevin Norman (23.6 points per game), along with Carroll post player Larry Owens (21.0 points per game) and Baker High’s Dexter Dennis (23.4 points per game).
De La Salle’s Paul Kelly was selected as the boys Coach of the Year after leading the Cavaliers to a 30-4 record, which included a playoff run that resulted in a Division II state championship win over top-seeded University Lab, 81-69.
South Beauregard’s Chris Greene earned Coach of the Year honors for the girls squad after guiding the Lady K’s to a 33-3 record that included a 60-47 win over Albany in the Class 3A state championship.
Greene’s top player this season was junior Ashlynn Derouen (14 points per game), who was a first-team selection along with Goodwin, ULL signee Tyreonna Doucet (16.1 points per game) of Ville Platte, University of Louisiana-Monroe signee Diamond Brooks of Jewel Sumner (20.2 points per game) and Tulane signee Kaila Anderson of University Lab (20.3 points per game).

LSWA CLASS 3A CHARTS
BOYS
First team
Name    School  Ht.     Wt.     Cl      Avg.
C.J. Jones  Wossman  5-11  Sr.  21.0
Larry Owens  Carroll  6-8  Sr.  21.0
Cedric Russell  Peabody  6-2   Sr.  22.4
Kevin Norman  Peabody  6-5  Sr.  23.6
Dexter Dennis  Baker  6-5  Sr.  23.4

Second team
Sean Sykes  Albany  5-11  Sr.  25.0
DeVonta Smith  Amite  6-1  Sr.  18.0
Kevin Johnson  E.D. White Catholic  6-0  Sr.  19.3
John Jones  University  6-0  Sr.  15.5
Hayden Gunter  South Beauregard  5-10  Sr.  22.2
OUTSTANDING  PLAYER: C.J. JONES, WOSSMAN
COACH OF THE YEAR: PAUL KELLY, DE LA SALLE
Honorable mention
Jordan Butler, Patterson; Larenz Clark, Berwick; Spencer Mays, University; Eric Reed, University;  Jatarrius Turpin, Wossman; Cam Wells, Madison Parish;  Melvin Baker, Independence; Malik Criner, North Vermilion; Jason Holliday, Brusly; Troy Nisby, De La Salle; Ahmad Taylor, De La Salle;
GIRLS
First team
Name    School  Ht.     Wt.     Cl      Avg.
Ashlynn Derouen  South Beauregard  5-7  Jr.  14.0
Tyreonna Doucet  Ville Platte  6-2  Sr.  16.1
Diamond Brooks  Jewel Sumner  6-2  Sr.  20.2
Skyler Goodwin  Parkview Baptist  5-8  Sr.  28.2
Kaila Anderson  University  5-6  Sr.  20.3
Second team
Michae Jones  E.D. White Catholic  5-9  Sr.  18.6
Kenzee McCoy  Madison Parish  5-5  Jr.  15.0
Madeline Gatte  Iota 5-10  Jr.  16.0
Natalie Kelly  Albany  6-2  Jr.  15.6
Kayla King  Winnfield  5-6  Sr.  13.0
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: SKYLER GOODWIN, PARKVIEW BAPTIST
COACH OF THE YEAR: CHRIS GREENE, SOUTH BEAUREGARD
Honorable mention:  Lauryn Scott, St. James; Nadia Braud, St. James; Megan Hatch, Parkview Baptist; Leah Collins, Parkview Baptist; F Za’Terrica Williams, Sr., Madison Parish; Alyssa Fisher, University; Caitlyn Williams, Brusly;  D’Kira Spivey, Richwood; Curtessia Dean, Wossman; Alexandria Goodly, St. Louis; Kayla Watson, Amite; Tiliah Davis, Winnfield; Hazel Young,  Marksville;  Kadeeja Gay, B.T. Washington; Mary Caldwell, Woodlawn-Shreveport; Alex Williams, Loyola.


LSWA CLASS 2A ALL-STATE BASKETBALL

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Their method of attacking opponents was quite different. The results were more than enough to make Country Day’s Romin Williams and Micaela Wilson of Rayville the leaders of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A All-State basketball teams.
A panel of sportswriters from across the state selected the teams that include players and coaches who competed for the LHSAA’s Class 2A and Division III titles.
The 5-foot-9 Williams was selected as the Outstanding Player on the boys squad after leading Country Day to the Division III title by averaging 21 points per game. The senior guard also was voted the top player in the Division III title game and at the LHSAA tourney.
Wilson (6-1) played both inside and out to help Rayville finish as the 2A runner-up. She averaged 24 points and 12 rebounds a game as a senior and is a Kansas signee.
Rayville coach Damon West and Madison Prep’s Dwayne Hayes grabbed the Coach of the Year honors after their schools squared off to decide both the boys/girls titles. West led Rayville to a 29-6 record and a runner-up boys finish in 2A to the Chargers. Hayes’ MPA girls finished 26-5 and won their first 2A title.
Rayville’s Michael “Pooh” Williams (10 points per game, 10 assists), Riverside Academy’s Jared Butler (20.4 points, 6.7 assists), The Dunham School’s Jordan Wright (25.6 points, 8.7 rebounds) and Madison Prep’s Josh LeBlanc (14.8 points, 10 rebounds) complete the boys first team.
The remainder of the girls first team includes Madison Prep’s Sherry Porter (17 points, 3.5 assists), Northlake Christian’s Kyren Whittington (17.6 points, 6.1 rebounds), Naomi Lewis of Rapides (16.5 points, 9.6 rebounds) and Lakeview’s Nykeria Jones (21.7 points, 10.6 rebounds).

BOYS
First team
Name    School  Ht.     Wt.     Cl.     Avg.
Michael “Pooh” Williams  Rayville  6-0  Sr.  10.0
Jared Butler  Riverside Academy  6-2   Jr.  20.4
Romin Williams Country Day  5-11  Sr.  21.0
Jordan Wright  Dunham  6-5  So.  25.6
Josh LeBlanc  Madison Prep  6-7  Jr.  14.8

Second team
JaMarkus Wilson  Rayville  6-4  So.  14.0
Jordan Arceneaux  St. Charles Catholic  6-1 Sr.  23.0
Chris Thomas  North Caddo  6-5  Jr.  15.0
Desmond Green  Rapides 5-5 Sr. 20.4
Josh Anderson  Madison Prep  6-5  Sr.  14.2

OUTSTANDING PLAYER: ROMIN WILLIAMS, COUNTRY DAY
COACH OF THE YEAR: DAMON WEST, RAYVILLE

Honorable mention
Norris Williams, Hannan; Kobe Julien, Madison Prep;  Torrell Levias, Lake Arthur;
Jaylon Naron, Sterlington; Dantrieze Scott, Ferriday; JaTorrian Alfred, Bunkie;
Riley Demps, Newman; Garland Robertson, Riverside; Demari Kerry, Sophie B.
Wright; Mike Williams, Dunham; Cameron Dumas, Episcopal; Jarrell Taylor, Pickering.

GIRLS
First team
Name    School  Ht.     Wt.     Cl.     Avg.
Kyren Whittington  Northlake Christian  5-9   Fr.  17.6
Micaela Wilson  Rayville  6-1  Sr.  24.0
Naomi Lewis  Rapides  5-7  So.  16.5
Nykeria Jones  Lakeview  5-10   Sr.   21.7
Sherry Porter  Madison Prep  5-8  Sr.  17.0

Second team
Destiny Rice  North Caddo  5-8  So.  24.5
Kierra Sanderlin  Pickering  5-6  8th  15.6
Diamond Hunter  Lee  5-7  Fr.  18.2
Tera Snell  Episcopal  5-11  Jr.  12.0
Jamara Levy  Lake Arthur  5-4  Jr.  16.0

OUTSTANDING PLAYER: MICAELA WILSON, RAYVILLE
COACH OF THE YEAR: DWAYNE HAYES, MADISON PREP

Honorable mention: Natalie Newberry, Northlake Christian, Fr.; Kennedy Martin,
Hannan, Jr.;  Sarah Guidry, Lake Arthur; Temesha Gray, Sterlington; Raci Dallas, Mangham;  Tori Mitchell, Rapides; Makayia Hallmon, Red River; Bailey Leopard, Episcopal; Dezmonique Gaines, Madison Prep; Carly Drude, St. Thomas Aquinas; Madison Watts, Doyle.



LSWA CLASS 1A BASKETBALL

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Lafayette Christian Academy broke through to win its first state championship this season while White Castle won in a battle of small towns in Division IV and Class 1A, respectively.
As a result, both teams are represented on the Class 1A Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 1A All-State boys basketball team.
Lafayette Christian’s Greg Williams was selected as the Outstanding Player for Class 1A for his efforts in bringing a state championship back to Lafayette. Williams averaged 14 points per game this season, but in the playoffs turned it up to another level.
Williams was named the MVP of the Division IV state title game for his 24-point effort in a win over Southern Lab.
Tensas’ Charlie Williams was named Coach of the Year for his efforts in getting Tensas to the state title game. Tensas made its second straight LHSAA tourney appearance and played in a title game for the first time.
Meanwhile, the Class 1A girls squad includes one continuing success story and a Cinderella story. Andrea Cournoyer of Merryville was voted the Oustanding Player for the second straight year. Cournoyer averaged 34.7 points per game this season while leading her team to the semifinals.
Randall Bertrand of Gueydan was selected as the Coach of the Year for helping to bring the Honey Bears to 1A title.
Ja’Tyre Carter, who led White Castle all season and was the title game MVP for the Class 1A champion Bulldogs, also is part of the boys first team. Carter averaged 17 points and 10 rounds. Rounding out the first team for the boys’ side was Devion Dunbar of Sicily Island, who averaged 25 points per game, Tensas’ Lamont Bass (17 points a game) and Tylan Dean of Lincoln Prep, who averaged 18 points per game this season.
The Division IV girls champion, Lafayette Christian, was represented by Megan Abrams – who scored 33 points in the title game against Houma Christian and averaged 17.0 a game. Dionjhae Thomas of runner-up Houma Christian was awarded first team honors.
Rounding out the first team were North Central’s Quaniqua Joseph (26 points, 11 assists) and Caillain Williams of Southern Lab who averaged 24.5 points per game.


LSWA CLASS 1A CHARTS
BOYS
First team
Name    School  Ht.     Wt.     Cl      Avg.
Devion Dunbar  Sicily Island  6-2  Sr.  25.0
Lamonte Bass  Tensas  5-10  Jr. 17.0
Tylan Dean  Lincoln Prep  6-1  Sr.  18.0
Greg Williams  Lafayette Christian  6-3  Jr.  14.0
Ja’Tyre Carter  White Castle  6-5  Sr.  17.0

Second team
Caleb Starks  Lafayette Christian  6-1  Sr.   12.2
Tre’ Washington, Houma Christian, 6-5, Jr.  19.0
Azahren  Ernest  Southern Lab  6-6  Sr.  12.0
Jalen Johnson  Central Catholic  6-5  Sr.  24.5
Camren Hare  Hamilton Christian  6-2  Sr.  19.0

OUTSTANDING PLAYER: GREG WILLIAMS, LAFAYETTE CHRISTIAN
COACH OF THE YEAR: CHARLIE WILLIAMS, TENSAS

Honorable mention
Emmanual Frye, Houma Christian; Trent Washington, Houma Christian; Andrew Young, Grand Lake; Albert South, Tensas; Abdell Phillips, Delhi; Deshumbra Jones, Delhi Charter; Kaedrick Williams, Lincoln Prep; Dakarai Johnson, Covenant Christian; Jackie Johnson, St. Mary’s; Tyreon Payne, Southern Lab; Tyreke Tolliver, Sicily Island; Kenan Fontenot, Hamilton Christian.

GIRLS
First team
Name    School  Ht.     Wt.     Cl      Avg.
Dionjhae  Thomas  Houma Christian  5-7  Sr.  17.0
Quaniqua Joseph   North Central 5-5  Sr.  26.0
Megan Abrams  Lafayette Christian  5-7  Jr.  17.0
Andrea Cournoyer  Merryville  5-5  Jr. 34.7
Caillain Williams  Southern Lab  6-2  Jr.  24.5

Second team
Alicia Johnson  Houma Christian  5-9  Sr.  15.0
Ke'Ara Charles  Gueydan  5-5  Sr.       13.0
Amber Collinsworth  Lincoln Prep  5-9  Sr.  17.0
Letricia Baker  Arcadia  5-11  Sr.  17.1
Jamilyn Robinson  Ascension Christian  5-9  Jr.  22.0

OUTSTANDING PLAYER: ANDREA COURNOYER, MERRYVILLE
COACH OF THE YEAR: RANDALL BERTRAND, GUEYDAN

Honorable mention: Breionte Jasper, Covenant Christian Academy; Mckinley Carter, Covenant Christian Academy; As'hari Tyler, Gueydan; Jamaica James, Elton; Salis Payne, Southern Lab; Anna Lar Roberson, Cedar Creek; Makenzie Methvin, St. Mary’s; LaDasha Casey, Homer.


LSWA CLASS B ALL-STATE BASKETBALL


By DANIEL GREEN
Written for the LSWA


One player came back from a debilitating shoulder injury. Another had a stellar season.
Fairview senior Callie Maddox and Negreet senior Brian Brown were voted as the top players on the Class B all-state teams selected by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Maddox came back from her injury with a vengeance. The McNeese State commitment was voted the Outstanding Player on the girls squad after averaging 36 points and 12 rebounds per game, leading Fairview back to the LHSAA state tournament after a one-year hiatus. Her single-season scoring total of 1,369 points was the second-best in the history of Louisiana and 10th in the nation. She finished her career with 3,690 points.
Brown took his game to another level this season, along with elevating Negreet to the No. 7 seed in the Class B playoffs, where the Indians were upset in the second round at Mt. Hermon. Brown averaged 27.2 points and 11.7 rebounds this season and was voted the Outstanding Player on the boys squad.
Long time Florien head coach Dewain Strother and Hathaway's Carlo Maggio grabbed the Coach of the Year honors. Strother led the Florien girls to their first LHSAA title since 1994.  Maggio coached boys runner-up Hathaway to its berth LHSAA tourney berth since 1961.
Maddox was joined on the first team by junior teammate Maddisen Martin (21 ppg), Florien junior Aja Law (26.2 ppg), Anacoco senior Whitney Goins (15 ppg) and Holden junior Kaylee Hughes (16 ppg).
Anacoco senior Brent Cosio (24.7), Grace Christian junior Elijah Hampton (22 ppg), Zwolle junior Quinn Perry (16.3 ppg) and Crescent City freshman Byron Joshua (11.3 ppg) joined forces with Brown to comprise the boys' first team.
Heading the girls second-team was Lacassine’s  Haley Cooley, Negreet’s Kelsey Thaxton, Stanley McKayla Williams, Weston’s Madison Brown and Florien’s Morgan Miller.
Simsboro’s Dee Levingston is joined on the boys second team by Weston’s Klayon Reeves, Hathaway’s Trenton Guidry, Glenmora’s Corderious Jones and Florien’s Keion Sweet.

CLASS B ALL-STATE BASKETBALL CHARTS

BOYS
First team
Brian Brown  Negreet  6-1  Sr.  27.2
Brent Cosio  Anacoco, 5-10, Sr., 24.7
Elijah Hampton  Grace Christian  6-5  Jr.   22.0
Quinn Perry  Zwolle  6-3  Jr.  16.3
Byron Joshua  Crescent City  5-10  Fr.  11.3

Second team
Dee Levingston  Simsboro  6-2  Jr.  21.0
Klayton Reeves  Weston  5-10  Sr.  15.0
Trenton Guidry  Hathaway  6-6  Sr.  17.6
Corderious Jones   Glenmora  5-8  Sr.  17.7
Keion Sweet  Florien  5-10  Sr.  12.6

OUTSTANDING PLAYER: BRIAN BROWN, NEGREET
COACH OF THE YEAR:  CARLO MAGGIO, HATHWAY

Honorable mention: Jakemin Abney, Simsboro; Hunter Tolar, Weston; Cole McKay, Episcopal-Acadiana; Trey Blanchard, Hathaway; Terrence Smith, Crescent City; Ben Preuett, Grace Christian; Beau Barbry, Avoyelles Charter; Jonathan Vaughan, Crescent City; Garrett Edwards, Pitkin.

GIRLS

First team
Callie Maddox, Fairview, 6-0, Sr., 36.0
Aja Law, Florien, 6-0, Jr., 26.2
Whitney Goins, Anacoco, 6-0, Sr., 15.0
Kaylee Hughes, Holden, 5-8, Jr., 16.0
Maddisen Martin, Fairview, 5-6, Jr., 21.0

Second team
Haley Cooley, Lacassine, 5-6, Sr., 24.8
Kelsey Thaxton, Negreet, 5-7, Jr., 25.1
McKayla Williams, Stanley, 5-6, 8th, 20.1
Madison Brown, Weston, 5-7, Sr. 17.0
Morgan Miller, Florien, 5-4, So., 11.3

OUTSTANDING PLAYER: CALLIE MADDOX, FAIRVIEW
COACH OF THE YEAR: DEWAIN STROTHER, FLORIEN

Honorable mention: Olivia Hennen, Choudrant; Maggie Manuel, Fairview; Kaitlyn Kropog, Holden; Bryuana Green, Glenmora; Jaycee Hughes, Holden; Ashlyn Etheridge, Converse.



LSWA CLASS C ALL-STATE BASKETBALL

By DANIEL GREEN
Written for the LSWA
When the final buzzer sounded in the Class C finals in both Hammond and Lake Charles, Summerfield and the Atlanta were LHSAA champions.
Summerfield junior Mercedes Coleman and Atlanta senior Tony Brown were the leaders for their respective teams, and as a result, topped the Class C all-state teams as selected by a panel of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Coleman was the only starter remaining from the Lady Rebels state championship run the past two years. With a bunch of youngsters, Coleman was dominant, averaging 25.2 points and 10.7 rebounds per game in leading Summerfield to its third straight championship, beating top-ranked Plainview by a bucket, 52-50.
Brown, one of several seniors for Atlanta, averaged 25 points per game during the season. He delivered the goods came when his team needed it the most, guiding the Bulldogs to a 50-49 win over Summerfield in the Class C finals as they entered the final frame down by 13 points.
Randy Carlisle of Summerfield was chosen as the girls Coach of the Year, Jehovah-Jireh’s Dirk Ricks won honors on the boys side for the teams made up of teams who competed for Class C and Division V LHSAA titles.
Carlisle coached Summerfield to its third straight girls title and led the Rebel boys team to a Class C runner-up spot. Ricks led Jehovah-Jireh to a runner-up finish in Division V in a season that saw the Warriors post wins over Division IV runner-up Southern Lab, Division I semifinalist McKinley and 2A semifinalist Riverside Academy.
Joining Coleman as members of the girls' first-team were Atlanta senior Teashana Sapp (12.2 ppg), Plainview junior Kennedy Johnson (14 ppg), Dodson senior Erica Burnett (19.7 ppg) and New Living Word senior Jessica Onwuzulike (17.1 ppg).
Brown's teammate and fellow senior LaShard Powell (26 ppg) was named to the first team, along with Jehovah-Jireh senior Ja'Coby Carter (17 ppg) and Summerfield duo of senior Paul Corbin (12 ppg) and junior John Buggs (15.3 ppg).
The girls' second team is comprised of Pleasant Hill senior Samiah Scott (27 ppg), Simpson freshman Payton Miller (18 ppg), Johnson Bayou freshman Gracie Young (23 ppg) and the Saline senior duo of Meosha Barnum (16.5 ppg) and Katherine Reeves (15.3 ppg).
Summerfield's Patrick Browden (13 ppg) is joined on the boys' second team by Simpson senior Austin Williams (19 ppg), Jehovah-Jireh junior Donald Johnson III (18 ppg), Gibsland-Coleman junior Xavion Haulcy (21 ppg) and Grand Isle senior David McCurley (20.8 ppg).


LSWA CLASS C ALL-STATE CHARTS

BOYS
First team
Tony Brown  Atlanta  6-0  Sr.  25.0
LaShard Powell  Atlanta  6-0  Sr.  26.0
Ja'Coby Carter  Jehovah-Jireh  6-1  Sr.  17.0
Paul Corbin   Summerfield  5-8  Sr.  12.0
John Buggs   Summerfield   6-2  Jr.  15.3

Second team
Donald Johnson III  Jehovah-Jireh  6-2  Jr.  18.0
Austin Williams   Simpson  6-0  Sr.  19.8
Xavion Haulcy  Gibsland-Coleman  6-1  Jr.  21.0
Patrick Browder  Summerfield   6-3  Sr.  13.0
David McCurley  Grand Isle  6-3  Sr.  20.8

OUTSTANING  PLAYER: TONY BROWN, ATLANTA
COACH OF THE YEAR: DIRK RICKS, JEHOVAH-JIREH

Honorable mention: Tanner Yates, Simpson; Zach Faircloth, Ebarb; Josh Pennywell, Atlanta; Logan Hampton, Claiborne Christian; Chris Lewis, Claiborne Christian; Trey Maddox, Elizabeth.

GIRLS

First team
Mercedes Coleman   Summerfield  5-7  Jr.  25.2
Teashana Sapp  Atlanta  5-6  Sr.  12.2
Kennedy Johnson  Plainview  5-3  Jr.  14.0
Erica Burnett  Dodson  5-5  Sr.  19.7
Jessica Onwuzulike  New Living Word  5-9  Sr.  17.1

Second team
Payton Miller  Simpson  6-0  Fr.  18.0
Samiah Scott  Pleasant Hill  5-10  Sr.  27.0
Gracie Young  Johnson Bayou  5-9  Fr.  23.0
Meosha Barnum  Saline  6-2  Sr.  16.5
Katherine Reeves  Saline  5-6  Sr.  15.3

OUTSTANDING PLAYER: MERCEDES COLEMAN, SUMMERFIELD
COACH OF THE YEAR: RANDY CARLISLE, SUMMERFIELD

Honorable mention: Torie Calcote, Simpson; Rayleigh Bennett, Claiborne Christian; Elizabeth Parker, Dodson; Casey Simon, Starks; Taylor Lilly, Claiborne Christian; Laken Rachal, Family Christian; Micaela Reed, Dodson; Kalu Stains, Starks.