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John Tyler’s Ashtyn Beal Named MVP on Girls 16-4A All-District Basketball Team

John Tyler’s Ashtyn Beal fights off Whitehouse’s Kelly Keller during their game Jan. 31 in Tyler. (Christopher R. Vinn,

District champion John Tyler was honored with three superlatives on the girls 16-4A all-district basketball team, which was voted on by the league’s coaches.

Lady Lions sophomore Ashtyn Beal was voted the district’s Most Valuable Player, junior Amia Wickware was selected Defensive MVP and Mike Smith was awarded Coach of the Year honors.

Other superlatives went to Lindale senior Natasha Malone (Offensive MVP) and Lindale sophomore McKenna Cox (Newcomer of the Year).

Girls 16-4A All-District Basketball Team


  • MVP — Ashtyn Beal, John Tyler, Soph.
  • Offensive MVP — Natasha Malone, Lindale, Sr.
  • Defensive MVP — Amia Wickware, John Tyler, Jr.
  • Newcomer of the Year — McKenna Cox, Lindale, Soph.
  • Coach of the Year — Mike Smith, John Tyler



  • Ashton Ates, Whitehouse, Jr.
  • Alexis Baston, Corsicana, Soph.
  • DaMonica Franklin, Jacksonville, Jr.
  • Heather Gilbert, Lindale, Sr.
  • Emauzja Johnson, Nacogdoches, Sr.
  • Tameal Jones, John Tyler, Jr.
  • Destini Lunsford, Corsicana, Soph.
  • Erica Melendez, Corsicana, Sr.
  • Paige Murphy, Lindale, Sr.
  • Jasmine Parson, Jacksonville, Sr.
  • Brooke Stewart, Whitehouse, Sr.
  • Christy Whitaker, Nacogdoches, Sr.



  • Kennedy Betts, Corsicana, Soph.
  • TaSheena Canady, Jacksonville, Jr.
  • Amanda Dimon, Whitehouse, Jr.
  • LaBrendan Grigsby, Nacogdoches, Sr.
  • Kaleigh Hackett, John Tyler, Soph.
  • Kelly Keller, Whitehouse, Jr.
  • Inchantra Kendrick, Jacksonville, Soph.
  • Kamryn Pilkinton, Lindale, Soph.
  • Shamara Taylor, Corsicana, Jr.
  • Kayla Webb, John Tyler, Sr.
  • Camary Wright, Nacogdoches, Jr.



  • Kaitlyn Anderson, Whitehouse, Sr.
  • Ariel Bartee, Corsicana, Sr.
  • Briana Blitz, Corsicana, Sr.
  • Morgan Downs, Whitehouse, Sr.
  • Mireya Gaitan, Jacksonville, Soph.
  • Makayla Hall, Lindale, Fr.
  • Megan Seawright, Lindale, Jr.
  • Keyana Tatum, John Tyler, Sr.
  • Michaela Walker, Lindale, Fr.

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