Mildred’s Lady Eagles, who had one of the best seasons in school history, reaped some well deserved post-season honors when the District 23-2A all-district basketball team was released Thursday.
Three Lady Eagles were named to the first team and Coach Dale Clement was named the Co-Coach of the Year along with Buffalo’s Jozette Jenkins.
Mildred’s Allison Hierholzer, a senior who averaged 15 points a game and had a career-high 32-point night in the playoffs, was named to the first team along with senior Shelby Adamson, who had a double-double for the season, averaging 12 points and 13 rebounds a game. Mildred’s sensational sophomore point guard Maddie Moore, who handed out six assists a night and averaged eight points while running the offense like a quarterback, was also named to the first team.
Mildred’s Callie Bland, a senior guard and defensive specialist who was the catalyst for Mildred holding nine of its 12 district opponents to 35 points or less, and Morgan McCreary, a junior who played the wing and was known for her tough defense and hard-nose play, were named to the second team.
Rice’s Ashton Metcalfe, a senior who led the Lady Bulldogs all year, Blooming Grove sophomore Hannah Southard, who led the Lady Lions, were also named to the second team.
Mildred’s Hierholzer, Bland and Adamson were all named to the District 23-2A All-Academic team.
Here’s a look at the entire 23-2A team
District MVP- Tayla Taylor (Sr.) Marlin
Offensive POY- Savannah Martinez (Soph) Riesel
Co-Defensive POY- Jordan Jenkins (Fr.) Buffalo, Alie Watson (Jr.) Teague
Newcomer of the Year- Hope Scales Teague
Coach of the Year- Dale Clement Mildred, Jozette Jenkins Buffalo
Allison Hierholzer (Sr.) Mildred
Shelby Adamson (Sr.) Mildred
Maddie Moore (Soph.) Mildred
Macy Hoffman (Soph.) Buffalo
Allison Grissett (Soph.) Buffalo
Jessica Presutti (Sr.) Buffalo
Alyssa Mortimer (Sr.) Riesel
Caitlyn Collins (Jr.) Teague
Kenya Busby (Sr.) Teague
Nicosha Nelms (Sr.) Teague
Callie Bland (Sr.) Mildred
Morgan McCreary (Jr.) Mildred
Taryn Mormon (Jr.) Buffalo
Lauren Helmcamp (Jr.) Buffalo
Marissa Jones (Jr.) Buffalo
Ashton Dunlap (Sr.) Riesel
Ashton Metcalfe (Sr.) Rice
Christin Griffin (Soph.) Marlin
Hannah Southard (Soph.) Blooming Grove
Danielle McWilliams (Jr.) Teague
Jasmine McQuirter (Soph.) Teague
Mildred Academic All-District
Mildred Honorable Mentions