Girl basketball: AN All-Area team



Editor’s note:



This year’s player will be revealed at a prize banquet scheduled for June. The finalists are recognized here.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Sidney Love

School, position: Steele, vagt

Grade: Senior

College: Signed with UTSA

Highlights: District 27-6A Co-MVP (with Wagner’s LA Sneed). … Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) 6A All-State. … Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) 6A All-State. … Average 23.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 6.0 steals.

Samantha Wagner

School, position: Reagan, guard / attacker

Grade: Junior

College: Committed to Texas

Highlights: District 28-6A Offensive player of the year. … TABC 6A All States. … TGCA 6A All-State. … Average 26.0 points, 11.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals, 1.9 blocks.

Carleigh Wenzel

School, position: Antonian, guard

Grade: Senior

College: Signed with Virginia Tech

Highlights: TAPPS District 3-6A MVP. … TAPPS 6A All-State first team. … TAPPS 6A State team throughout the tournament. … Average 21.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 3.9 steals. 1.9 blocks. … Finished with 2,506 career points (including two seasons at O’Connor).

PARTNERS

THE YEAR’S

Arianna Roberson

School, position: Clark, in the middle

Grade: Sophomore

Remarkable: District 28-6A Newcomer of the Year. … Average 11.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.6 blocks.

LA Sneed

School, position: Wagner, guard

Grade: Freshman

Remarkable: Co-District 27-6A MVP (with Steeles Sidney Love). … Member of the 2021-22 Express-News Super Team. … TGCA 6A All-State. … Average 19.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 3.3 steals.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Rihana Houy

School: Clark

Highlights: Guided Cougars to their first UIL girls basketball state tournament in school history. … Final State champion DeSoto topped Clark 56-47 in the Class 6A semifinals. … The Cougars finished 35-3 and rolled to the District 28-6A championship with a 16-0 mark.

Also considered for ONE honor: Steeles Jeffery Chatman, Johnsons Stephanie Desmarais, Fredericksburgs Carrie Grona and Antonians Patrick Harvey.

SUPER HOLD

Hailey Adams

Clark, senior, guard: District 28-6A MVP. … TABC 6A All States. … TGCA 6A All-State. … Average 7.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.2 steals. … Signed with Rice.

Annalia Cuellar

Stevens, junior, guard: District 29-6A MVP. … Average 17.1 points, 2.1 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 1.4 steals. … Made 82 3-pointers.

Rian Forestier

Brandeis, sophomore, guard: Unanimous All-District 28-6A first team. … TGCA 6A All-State. … Average 16.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.5 blocks, 5.1 steals.

Ja’Shelle Johnson

Johnson, junior, guard: Unanimous All-District 28-6A first team. … TGCA 6A All-State. … Average 14.4 points, 3.6 assists, 2.7 steals. … Committed to UT-Rio Grande Valley.

Sidney Love

Steele, senior, guard: Finalist for player of the year.

Amira Mabry

Judson, senior, striker: District 27-6A Offensive MVP. … TGCA 6A All-Stat.e… Average 25.0 points, 11.0 rebounds. … Signed with Tulane.

Aaliyah Roberson

Clark, senior, striker: Unanimous All-District 28-6A first team. … TGCA 6A All-State. … Average 11.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals, 1.3 blocks.

LA Sneed

Wagner, first-year student, guard: This year’s co-newcomer.

Samantha Wagner

Reagan, junior, guard / attacker: Finalist for player of the year.

Carleigh Wenzel

Antonian, senior, guard: Finalist for player of the year.

ENTIRE AREA HOLD

CLASS 6A

Hailey Adams: Clark, sr.

Krystal Aragon: Holmes, fresh.

Annalia Cuellar: Stevens, jr.

Gabby Elliott: Smithson Valley, sr.

Rian Forestier: Brandeis, soph.

Ja’Shelle Johnson: Johnson, jr.

Sidney Love: Steele, sr.

Amira Mabry: Judson, sr.

Alexis Parker: Brandeis, sr.

Aaliyah Roberson: Clark, sr.

Taylor Ross: Brennan, soph.

LA Sneed: Wagner, fresh.

Samantha Wagner: Reagan, jr.

Co-MVPs: Love and Wagner

CLASS 5A

Clara Arroyos: Medinadalen, sr.

Emery Black: New Braunfels Canyon, jr.

Khiara Flugence: Boerne Champion, sr.

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