Ally Andress and Hailey Ibarra of Glen Rose have been selected for the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s Class 4A all-state girls basketball team for the 2017-2018 season.
Andress has also been named the the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 4A girls all-state team, and was one of 20 girls chosen to play in the TABC All-Star Game (players from Class A through 4A schools, 10 per team) in San Antonio this May.
In addition, Andress and teammate Sydney Lozier earned spots on the Class 4A girls basketball Academic All-State teams named by the TGCA and TABC, according to Lady Tigers’ head coach Ramsey Ghazal.
All three were instrumental in helping lead the second-ranked Lady Tigers to a school record for wins in a season (34-2), and reaching the Region I-4A tournament semifinals.
“A great team needs great individuals, and great individuals need a great team,” Ghazal said. “With our success, other coaches have noticed that we have great players. I’m proud of our girls to work so hard to get the success that they had.”
Andress, a 5-10 senior forward, led the Lady Tigers in scoring (23 points per game) and rebounding (nine per game) for the 2017-2018 season. She also averaged three blocked shots and four steals. Andress is the defending Class 4A girls state high jump champion and has signed a letter-of-intent to compete in track and field for Texas A&M University.
Ibarra, a 5-4 sophomore point guard, scored 10.9 points per game, while also averaging six assists, five steals and four rebounds. As a sophomore this past season, she set a school mark for assists in a season, with 164, and in a single game, with 10. She also holds the GRHS girls record for steals in a season, with 146, and in a single game, with 10.
Lozier, a senior guard, made a school-record 50 3-point baskets during the 2017-2018 season, and her 29 percent shooting rate on 3-pointers is also a school record. She owns the school record for 3-pointers in a single game, with eight.