Bogalusa’s Alexander playing in LHSCA all-star game

Published 4:25 am Friday, March 15, 2013

Bogalusa’s Gabrielle Alexander has been selected to represent the East Squad in the Louisiana High School Coaches’ Association All-Star Game tomorrow at Centenary College in Shreveport.

The senior point guard described her reaction when she found out she had made it.

“I was excited. I was jumping everywhere,” Alexander said.

Alexander, a University of Louisiana at Lafayette signee, was a first-team all-district player after averaging 24.5 points and nine rebounds per league game.

Alexander said hard work at everything she does has been the key to her success.

Bogalusa finished with a 9-16 overall mark and was third in district, going 4-6. The Lady Jacks reached the playoffs as the 29th seeded team but lost 79-32 against No. 4 Notre Dame, who was a quarterfinalist.

Bogalusa coach Adrian Frazier said Alexander would be a forward when she goes to college.

“I’m anxious to see her get to play and see how she does playing with and against great competition,” Frazier said.

Frazier said Alexander does a lot of things well.

“She rebounds well, she passes the ball well. She can score. She’s an all-around player. Probably her best attribute is passing,” Frazier said.

West Monroe coach John Green leads the East with Salmen coach Kevin Anderson, whose team captured the Class 4A title, assisting, and Metairie Park Country Day’s Lanie Griffin is the coordinator.

All three coaches have one player in the game. West Monroe’s Taylor Holzmeier along with Salmen’s Macy DeGruy and Country Day’s Victoria Waguespack are also on the squad.

St. Michael and Tensas both have two participants. St. Michael’s Journee Beard and Taylor Morrison made the club along with Tensas’ Helena Hill and Mary Jones.

Amber Donnes of Class 2A state champion St. Thomas Aquinas is also on the squad.

Also playing will be University Lab’s DiMond Jackson, Pineville’s Ariele Davis, Walker’s Mica Lowe, McDonogh 35’s Kaitlyn Pratt, Winnfield’s Chantiara Lewis and Ouachita Parish’s Kevione Moten.

Lafayette High’s Cade Methvin is the West’s head coach with Pelican’s Cleve Craig assisting and Lacassine’s Eddie Michalko coordinating.

Lafayette has one player in Kortney Kling.

Class 5A state champion Southwood along with Vandebilt Catholic placed two players on the roster. Southwood’s Kourtney Pennywell and Jessy Ellis along with Vandebilt’s Shakira Harding and Alacia LeBlanc made the squad.

The rest of the group includes South Beauregard’s Morgan Dailey, Fairviews’ Natosha Morvant, Ville Platte’s Breanna O’Conner, St. Thomas More’s Paije Hall, Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealings’ Dennisha Chambers, West St. John’s Jayln Gordon, Natchitoches Central’s Victoria Rachal, Sulphur’s Hannah Cupit, Pickering’s Aallyah Sheppard and Saline’s Keanna Rainwater.