Ten East Texas players were named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-state team on Tuesday.

Headlining the group was the Liberty-Eylau senior backcourt duo of Sharde Collins and Imani Wright, who led the Lady Leopards to the Class 3A Region II semifinals. Both Collins and Wright are Division I signees -- Collins with Arkansas-Little Rock and Wright with defending national champion Baylor.

Martin's Mill's Haily Jenkins (24) celebrates with teammates after the top-ranked Lady Mustangs routed Slocum 70-34 in the Class A Division I Region III championship Feb. 23 at Tyler Junior College. (© Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Elysian Fields senior guard Kaylee Prather was the lone Class 2A representative from East Texas.

There were five girls named to the Class A Division I all-state team, including Martin's Mill's state-championship duo of senior guard Haily Jenkins and sophomore post Cheyenne Brown. Jenkins, a McNeese State signee, hit the game-winning shot in the Lady Mustangs' state-title game win over Smyer. She was named state tournament MVP after scoring 21 points in the final.

Other 1A Div. I representatives include guards Valarie Larkin and Brice Sizemore of Slocum, and Zavalla 6-4 junior post Caitlynn Lambert.

In Class A Division II, Saltillo 6-1 senior post Victoria Stretcher and Kennard senior forward Taylor Adair earned all-state recognition. Stretcher helped lead Saltillo to its first-ever state championship game appearance, and earned tournament MVP with a 22-point effort in the Lady Lions' 45-36 loss to Whitharral in the state final.

Texas Association of Basketball Coaches
Girls All-State Team

CLASS 3A
  • G Sharde Collins, 5-9, Sr., Liberty-Eylau
  • G Imani Wright, 5-10, Sr., Liberty-Eylau

 

CLASS 2A
  • G Kaylee Prather, 5-7, Sr., Elysian Fields

 

CLASS A DIVISION I
  • P Cheyenne Brown, 6-1, Soph., Martin's Mill
  • G Haily Jenkins, 5-8, Sr., Martin's Mill
  • P Caitlynn Lambert, 6-4, Jr., Zavalla
  • G Valarie Larkin, 5-6, Jr., Slocum
  • G Brice Sizemore, 5-2, Sr., Slocum

 

CLASS A DIVISION II
  • F Taylor Adair, 5-6, Sr., Kennard
  • P Victoria Stretcher, 6-1, Sr., Saltillo

 

Saltillo’s Victoria Stretcher battles with Whitharral’s Taylor Moore for control of the ball as Saltillo's Chelsea Moore looks on in the Class A Division II state championship game March 2 in Austin. (Travis Harsch, ETSN.fm)