Girls basketball All-District results released
The Lady Lion basketball team was well represented in the All-District selections for District 26-4A. The Lady Lions had six players that received honors for the 2004-2005 district season.
“I am so proud of the girls for their hard work and competitive fight this season,” said Coach David Johnston.
Senior guard SueRe’esa Williams was named Offensive Player
of the Year for District 26-4A. Williams averaged 17.2 points a game, shot 76.5 percent from the free-throw line, averaged 3.4 rebounds a game, 2.1 steals per game and averaged 34.6 percent from three-point land. Williams surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career with a 20-point game against Elgin. Williams ended up with 1,100 points for her career.
“Sue worked so hard throughout the year to get better. She has been a great leader for Lockhart basketball the last 3 years. I’m going to miss her,” said Johnston.
Senior post Whitney Winn represented Lockhart for 1st Team All-District. Winn averaged 11.0 points a game, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks per game. Coach Johnston felt Winn was an awesome force inside for the Lady Lions this season.
“Whitney really improved her field goal percentage this year ending with a 48.3 percent total. She has some of the most beautiful moves on the block. It’s fun to see. Whitney was a huge presence for us on the inside. I’m really going to miss her,” said Johnston.
Senior guard Tara Chapman received 2nd Team All-District honors. Chapman averaged 4.9 points a game, 2.2 rebounds a game, 1.0 steals per game, 1.1 deflections per game and led the Lockhart guards with 8 blocks.
“Chappy was an all-around player for us that always drew the toughest defensive assignment,” said Johnston. “Tara really improved over the past year and was probably one of our best overall athletes. Her hustle and competitiveness is unmatched. I’m really going to miss her.”
Junior post Noelle Marquina was named to the All-Defensive Team. Marquina averaged 2.3 points a game, 4.4 rebounds per game, to go along with 7 deflections and 8 steals for the district season.
“Noelle is a great competitor and really did a super job on the boards for us,” said Johnston. “Noelle played her role exceptionally well, and she made a positive impact in the starting post position. She came ready to play every night.”
Grabbing Honorable Mention Honors were sophomores, Ka’Tina Green and Adrian Carter.
Green averaged 1.9 points a game and 1.8 assists per game. Adrian Carter averaged 1.8 points a game and 2.2 rebounds per game.
“We have a great group of sophomores that will contribute to Lockhart basketball over the next two years. I’m very excited about that,” said Johnston. “These two young ladies will help lead us next year, and their dedication and work ethic has been noticeable in their improvement,” added Johnston.
Receiving Academic All-District Honors were Whitney Winn, Tara Chapman,
Adrian Carter and Mariah Carter.
“I just want to say how proud I am of the Lady Lion Basketball Team. They gave 32 minutes every time they stepped on the floor, and as a coach you can’t ask for anything more,” said Johnston.
“We gave it a great run…4th place in district 26-4A was not bad,” said Johnston. “I’m going to miss this team. They were really special young ladies, and we not only worked very hard, we had fun along the way. I’m truly going to look back on this season with some very special memories.”
(Courtesy of David Johnston)