GLEN ROSE — A total of nine Glen Rose Lady Tigers landed All-District 7-4A basketball honors when the teams were released last week.
Topping the list was Glen Rose junior guard Hailey Ibarra, who was named co-MVP, while senior Collie Keller was named to the first team.
“Hailey had an amazing season. She really got in a groove after Christmas,” Glen Rose girls basketball coach Ramsey Ghazal said. “It’s hard to be the district MVP if your team doesn’t win district, but her performance not only on the offensive end, but the defensive end as well spoke for itself. She is an elite player, and we are very lucky that we have for for another year.”
Ibarra, who was co-MVP with Stephenville’s Jayci Morton, led the team is scoring (13.7 points per game); assists (2.7 per game); field goal percentage (39.5 percent); 3-pointers (43); and steals (123). She was second in total rebounds (151).
Keller, who missed her junior season due to injury, averaged 5.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for the Lady Tigers.
“Our senior class was really decimated with injuries with Presley Grace and Emma Sheffield not being able to return from their knee injuries, so I think Collie really played with a little extra passion for those two, and I was very happy to see her land on the first team,” Ghazal said.
Junior Breanna Baker (7.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg) and Kora Dodson (5.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg) were named to the second team along with freshman Hazel Hawkins (3.7 ppg, 2.2 rpg). Kennedy Bunt, Hannah Cantwell, Abby Stephenson and Jeana Douglas were honorable-mention selections.
In addition, the Lady Tigers landed eight players on the academic all-district team in Sheffield, Baker, Bunt, Ibarra, Dodson, Stephenson, Cantwell and Hawkins.
“Having eight on the academic all-district team is the thing that I’m the most proud of as a coach,” Ghazal said. “It takes a lot of dedication and time management skills from those young ladies to earn that honor.”
The Lady Tigers finished the season 29-7 overall and 5-3 in league play (second place). They were eliminated from the Class 4A playoffs with a 38-32 first-round loss to Decatur.
Co MVP – Jayci Morton (Stephenville)/Hailey Ibarra (Glen Rose)
Offensive MVP – Madi Maxwell (Godley)
Defensive MVP – Alee McClendon (Stephenville)
Newcomer – Matyha Thompson (Brownwood)
Soxth-Man — Ryleigh Dallah (Brownwood)
Coach – Alan Thorpe (Stephenville)
Collie Keller, Glen Rose; Hannah Robertson, Godley; Brie Ruelas, Mineral Wells; Mallory Garcia, Brownwood; Kenya Barnes, Brownwood; Kassidy Nowak, Stephenville; Hannah Bernays, Stephenville
Breanna Baker, Glen Rose; Kora Dodson, Glen Rose; Hazel Hawkins, Glen Rose; Madison Gilder, Stephenville; Mallory Maxwell, Godley; Jaime Babbe, Godley; Hadley Monroe, Brownwood.