From Staff Reports
The Athens Review
Mabank Lady Panthers’ senior Kourtney Holyfield added to her list of honors as the unanimous Most Valuable Player earlier this week on the District 15-3A All-District team.
The 5-6 senior finished the regular season with 18.9 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, 2.4 assists per game and 2.8 steals per game.
She was one of eight Lady Panthers players named to the list after an 18-15 season and a runner-up spot in district play.
Mabank teammate Bailey Swain was named the Co-Defensive MVP along with Mineola’s Ali Galaz and Canton junior Kassidy Wilkerson.
Swain finished her sophomore season with 3.4 points per game, 3.0 rebounds per game, 0.5 assists per game and 0.6 steals per game.
It was her first year to play basketball in high school according to coach Ashleigh Weeaks.
Mabank’s Meagan Holyfield was named a unanimous first team all-district player after averaging 6.2 points per game, one assists per game, 2.3 rebounds per game and 1.6 steals per game.
Kaitlyn Holyfield was also named to the second team all-district team after finishing with 3.9 points per game, 0.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 0.4 steals per game.
Athens’ senior Demi Cumby was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player after a season in which she averaged 23.5 points per game, 3.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 0.5 blocks.
The Lady Hornets’ finished the season 9-21 overall and 2-8 in district play.
Athens had one second team selection in junior Josee McNeece and an honorable mention selection in junior post Cari Aguilera.
Below is the list of the 2012-13 All-District team and academic all-district selections for Mabank.
2012-13 ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
DISTRICT MVP — *Kourtney Holyfield, Sr., Mabank
OFFENSIVE MVP — *Demi Cumby, Sr., Athens
Defensive MVP — Ali Galaz, Sr., Mineola; Kassidy Wilkerson, Jr., Canton; Bailey Swain, Soph., Mabank
Newcomer of the Year — Kelsey Green, Fr., Mineola
Coach of the Year — Clayton Harris, Mineola
1ST TEAM ALL-DISTRICT
*Sydney Hightower, Jr., Brownsboro; *Hallee Carter, Soph., Van; Josee McNeece, Jr., Athens; *Meagan Holyfield, Soph., Mabank; *Emery Elliott, Jr., Canton; Jordon Dawson, Soph., Mineola; Peyton Stephens, Soph., Mineola.
2ND TEAM ALL-DISTRICT
Marisa Ledkins, Sr. Mineola; Bri Thompson, Soph., Van; Holly Raitz, Fresh., Canton; Kaitlyn Holyfield, Sr., Mabank; Victoria Smith, Sr., Canton; Madison Montgomery, Fresh., Brownsboro
ATHENS — Cari Aguilera, Jr., Athens
MABANK — Hazel Puempel, Madison Holyfield, Morgen Gaona, Krista Stralow
MABANK — Kourtney Holyfield, Kaitlyn Holyfield, Morgen Gaona, Madison Holyfield, Meagan Holyfield, Krista Stralow, Hazel Puempel, Kaylee Creagh.