Two members of the highly-ranked Glen Rose High School girls basketball team have earned additional postseason honors for their outstanding play.
Both 5-10 senior forward Ally Andress and 5-4 sophomore point guard Hailey Ibarra were named last week to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 4A girls all-region basketball team.
“Congrats to Hailey Ibarra and Ally Andress,” GRHS head girls basketball coach Ramsey Ghazal stated on the Facebook page for the Glen Rose girls basketball team. “This award recognizes the top 20 players in each region.”
In addition, Andress has been selected for the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s Legacy All-Star basketball team. Ghazal stated that the TGCA designation goes to the top 20 seniors in the state, from Class A through 4A.
“Ally is the rare combination of a great athlete that refuses to be outworked,” Ghazal wrote, noting that the honor was well-deserved. “She has been a great asset to multiple athletics programs at GRHS, and has always represented our programs, school, and community with tremendous character.”
AThe All-Star team for Class A through 4A also included Arielle Adams from Denver City, the team that eliminated Glen Rose from the playoffs this past season, along with Kinzi Cleavinger of Class A state champion Nazareth and Gabby Sandifer of Class 4A state champion Argyle.
In the all-District 8-4A voting, Andress was the overall Most Valuable Player, and Ibarra was named as the Defensive MVP.
Ghazal’s Lady Tigers won 34 if their first 35 games and finished the season with an all-time best GRHS girls basketball season mark of 34-2. They were ranked No. 3 in the state going into the playoffs. The Lady Tigers won 22 games in a row overall before falling to Denver City in the Region I-4A tournament semifinals, 44-33.
Andress, chosen as an all-state basketball performer following her junior season, completed her high school career as the all-time leading scorer (1,987 points) in GRHS girls basketball history, and is also the all-time leader in career rebounding (888). During her senior season, Andress broke her own school mark for scoring in a single game, moving the standard to 40 points. She also set the school record for points in a season (747).
Earlier this past season, Ibarra set a GRHS record for assists in a season, with 164, and for a single game, with 10. She also took over the girls school record for steals in a season (146) and in a single game (10).