High School Sports

Meet the 2019 Star-Telegram girls basketball all-area team with player and coach of the year

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Myra Gordon, Jr., LD Bell

The 4-star guard was voted District 3-6A MVP and 6A all-state after leading Dallas-Fort Worth with 27.4 points per game. Gordon averaged 8.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game, and scored a school-record 928 points for the 3-6A champs.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jillian Sowell, Jr., Carroll

Sowell was voted District 5-6A Offensive MVP after scoring 617 points, averaging 18.7 points per game and leading DFW with 114 3-pointers made.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Harmoni Turner, Jr., Legacy

The 4-star guard was voted District 5-5A MVP and 5A all-state after averaging a DFW leading 5.0 steals per game. Turner also averaged 24.4 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game, and made 82 3-pointers.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Shelley Davis, Richland

Davis led the Rebels to 19 wins, most in six seasons, and to the regional tournament for the first time since 1988.

FIRST TEAM

Destiny Jackson, Sr., Timberview: Rice signee was voted District 5-5A Offensive MVP and 5A all-state after helping the Wolves to the Region I final. Averaged 12.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game.

MaLay McQueen, Sr., Bowie: Lamar signee was voted District 4-6A MVP and 6A all-state after averaging 17.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.

Tommisha Lampkin, Jr., Summit: Voted District 7-6A Offensive MVP after averaging 17.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.

Iyana Dorsey, Jr., Birdville: Voted District 7-5A MVP and 5A all-state after averaging 12.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 4.0 steals per game.

Simara Peyton, Jr., Richland: Voted District 3-6A first-team and 6A all-region after averaging 13.5 points, 7.8 rebounds per game and shooting 50 percent from the field.

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Timberview’s Destiny Jackson at the free-throw line vs. Boswell in a regional quarterfinal game, Monday Feb. 18, 2019 from Aledo HS. Timberview won 68-46. Jackson scored 18 points. Matthew Smith Courtesy

SECOND TEAM

Elizabeth Allanach, Sr., Aledo: Voted District 4-5A MVP and 5A all-state after averaging 14.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.7 steals per game.

Macie Lynch, Sr., Coll. Covenant: Voted district MVP and first-team all-state after averaging 23 points, 12 rebounds, 3.6 blocks per game and shooting 51 percent from the field.

Abbey Walter, Sr., Nolan Catholic: Voted first-team all-district and second-team all-state after averaging 17 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 3.1 steals per game and making the second most 3-pointers in DFW with 105.

Mele Kailahi, Sr., Timber Creek: The District 5-6A MVP is the only Falcon to score 1,000 points in a career while averaging 17.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.

Kalyne Daniels, Sr., Kennedale: Voted first-team all-district and 4A all-region after averaging 20.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.

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Nolan Catholic senior guard Abbey Walter Ken Migliaccio kenmigliaccio.com

THIRD TEAM

N’Denasija Collins, Sr., Timberview

Nia Dove, Sr., Boswell

Bre’auna Smith, Jr., Trimble Tech

Avery Brittingham, Jr., Crowley

Mariah Roberts, Soph., Martin

Honorable Mention

Jazmin Barber, Wyatt

Morgan Campbell, Lake Country

Kenzi Carter, Country Day

Tytiaunna Graham, Arlington Heights

Ashanti Hunter, Benbrook

Molly Kaiser, Saginaw

Jessica Leek, Brock

Dasha Macmillan, Grapevine

Sydney McQuietor, Keller

Taylor Morgan, All Saints

Mandy Withey, Granbury

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.
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