Katy, Taylor, Morton Ranch earn 19-6A awards
The Katy girls basketball team achieved its first district championship since 1998, adding its second area title in three years during the playoffs.
That success was recognized in all-district voting, as the Tigers earned three of the five awards. Fellow playoff qualifiers Katy Taylor and Morton Ranch took home awards as well.
Katy senior Savannah May was voted District 19-6A Most Valuable Player, with junior teammate Allana Thompson winning Offensive MVP and Shanna Marhofer named Coach of the Year, 21 years after helping lead the Tigers to the district title as a player.
May averaged 11.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 4.5 steals for the Tigers, with Thompson leading in scoring at 13.6 points with 5.9 rebounds and averages of more than three assists and two steals per game.
Rachel Williams represented Katy on the all-district first team after contributing 9.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and a 56-percent performance on field goals.
The Tigers posted a 28-4 record, highlighted by a perfect 12-0 mark in district play, the Spring Branch ISD Tournament championship and playoff victories against Bush and Heights. After a 17-year stretch without a playoff win, Katy has five in four years.
Taylor freshman Sydney Ward was honored as Defensive MVP, averaging 12 points, 9.8 rebounds, four steals, three blocks and three assists.
Senior Alyssa Bone added a first-team selection for the Mustangs, averaging 11 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks. The Mustangs finished 20-14 and 6-6 in district, earning the No. 2 seed and their 10th postseason trip in 11 years.
Morton Ranch senior Kamill Rangel was voted Newcomer of the Year after averaging 13 points, three steals and three assists for the 21-13 Mavericks.
Senior D’Andrea Hunter averaged 12 points and two steals to earn a first-team spot. Morton Ranch finished 5-7 in district but defeated Tompkins and Cinco Ranch in three combined overtimes to make the playoffs.
Senior Kayla Kalisek earned first-team honors for Seven Lakes, which finished 6-6 in 19-6A for its eighth straight playoff berth. Kalisek averaged 9.8 points and four rebounds while shooting 38 percent from three-point range.
Tompkins’ Leanna Yee and Crystal Smith both made the 19-6A first team. Yee led the Falcons with 16.8 points and 3.5 steals per game, while Smith averaged 10.9 points, 2.6 assists and 1.5 steals.
Cinco Ranch junior Catherine Hursh gave the Cougars a first-team representative, averaging 12 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals.
ALL-DISTRICT 19-6A GIRLS BASKETBALL
MVP: Savannah May, Katy
Offensive MVP: Allana Thompson, Katy
Defensive MVP: Sydney Ward, Taylor
Newcomer of the Year: Kamill Rangel, Morton Ranch
Coach of the Year: Shanna Marhofer, Katy
Catherine Hursh, Cinco Ranch
Alyssa Bone, Taylor
Rachel Williams, Katy
Kamill Rangel, Morton Ranch
D’Andrea Hunter, Morton Ranch
Kayla Kalisek, Seven Lakes
Leanna Yee, Tompkins
Cyrstal Smith, Tompkins
Heaven Rice, Mayde Creek
Erika Diaz, Mayde Creek
Jo Lu, Cinco Ranch
Abby Bala, Cinco Ranch
Kassidy Weaver, Katy
Cassidy Howard, Katy
Aaliyah Wiley, Morton Ranch
Addison Poth, Seven Lakes
Cinco Ranch: Avery Belman, Isabella Negrin, Olivia Pierce, Jo Lu, Mariam Hassan, Riley King, Sophia Carrasco, Madison Mascorro, Abby Bala
Katy: Savannah May, Joy Jegede, Jenna Caskey, Sasha Fernandez, Cassidy Howard, Maria Jefferson, Faith Hoffman Dolan, Maddie Bittle, Karlie Obsta, Sasha Fernandez
Mayde Creek: Jennifer Herrera, Yosseline Flores
Morton Ranch: Madison Bailey, Jharyn Craig, Sarah Jones, Kamill Rangel
Seven Lakes: Lily Baumgardner, Santana Evans, Dorothy Mao, Natalie Foreman, Addison Poth, Ashton Poth, Daniella Alzate, Abby Kainer, Kayla Kalisek
Taylor: Henley Beisert, Chelsea Huynh, Dominique Lombard, Kailee Mann, Katie Massingale, Danielle St. Denis, Sydney Ward, Taylor Woods, Sarah Holson, Nikki Phan
Tompkins: Hope Bowman, Emilie Carvajal, Keilyn Cremins, Taylor King, Jadyn Mazzoccoli, Laura Rubio, Crystal Smith, Leanna Yee, Chiamaka Lebechi, Ella Ageh