Sharkette, Lady Lep named first-team all-district

Both Palacios guard Sarah Filip (left) and Van Vleck guard Ciara Brown were named first-team all-district.(Photo by Chad Washington)

Five Palacios players, including sophomore Savannah Williams as newcomer of the year, were named to the All-District 28-3A girl’s basketball team, announced on Monday.

Williams was a unanimous pick for newcomer of the year, while seniors Bree Simmons and Sarah Filip were first-team selections. Senior guard Alysha Jasek and sophomore guard Aleena Acosta were named to the second team.

The Sharkettes had another strong season, going 22-10 and finishing second in 28-3A with a 7-3 record.

Also, Filip and Jasek, along with Pricilla Nguyen, Jasmine Nguyen and Tamara Perez were also academic all-state selections. 

Meanwhile, Van Vleck senior guard Ciara Brown and Tidehaven junior guard Marie Galvan were also named to the first team, while Tigerette juniors Destiny Morales and Calera Hernandez joined Lady Leopard junior guard Taija Fields as second-team picks.

Palacios players that were named honorable mention include Meagan Ramirez, Reagan Ramirez, Tracy Trihn, Avery Kubecka and Olivia Filip. 

Van Vleck players named honorable mention include Kathryn Willy, Jasmine Hernandez, JaToya Cubit, Chynelle Blackmon, Emily Gonzalez, Trinity Fields, Kylie Junek, Emily Montalvo and Arieanna Selman.

Industrial, as expected, had plenty of honors, with senior guard Reagan Doyle named the district’s most valuable player, sophomore guard Kylann Griffith named the defensive player of the year and Shannon Taylor named coach of the year.

The Lady Cobras went 34-6 and reached the 3A state semifinals in San Antonio, losing 59-42 to Marlin on Friday. 

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