Mingo, Rankins selected to 2nd team

Published 7:00 am Friday, April 8, 2016

Two Bogalusa Lady Jacks were selected as second-team all-district players for District 7-3A.

Nylijah Mingo and D’Sha Rankins were named to the second team.

Four Bogalusa players were named as all-district honorable mention players, including Jasmine May, Lulu Ball, Bianca Pittman and Diamond Martin.

This season, Bogalusa posted an 11-12 record. The Lady Jacks went to the Class 3A state playoffs as the No. 26 seed, but lost in the first round to seventh-seeded Westlake, 52-40.

Westlake reached the quarterfinals, but a loss to eventual state champion, second-seeded Jewel Sumner, 68-49.

Amite’s Kayla Watson is the league’s most valuable player.

This season, Amite reached the playoffs as the 22nd seed, but lost in the first round to No. 11 Richwood, 66-42. Richwood was defeated in the regionals with a 42-37 loss to sixth-seeded Albany.

Sumner’s Kara Corkern and Albany’s Stacy Darouse are co-coaches of the year.

Corkern guided Jewel Sumner to the Class 3A state championship. Sumner was victorious over fourth-seeded Parkview Baptist, 60-50, in the title game.

Albany went to postseason as the sixth-seeded squad. The team lost to No. 3 University Lab, 57-46. University Lab advanced to the semifinals before falling to Sumner, 67-43.

The first team players are from Sumner and Albany.

Sumner has three on the top team, including Bre’Ashlee Jones, Diamond Brooks and Kiara Williams.

Two Albany players, Mahogany Williams and Hannah Vicknair, are first-team players.

The rest of the second team features Amite teammates Whitney Franklin and Anayshia Courtney, along with Albany’s Kiara Johnson.

The rest of the all-district honorable mention players are Albany’s Madison Peters, Makayla Peters, Bailee Gardiner and Camryn Woods; Amite’s Ty’Keriya Morgan, Alesia Jackson, Ania Johnson, Makayla Porter and Synterrica Doughty; Independence’s Diamond Manuel, Evelyn Neal and Dawnisha Franklin; and Sumner’s Amiya Brumfield, Baylie Bridges, Alacia Brown and Kayle Bryant.