By Bill Spinks


wspinks@waxahachietx.com


The Midlothian Mirror is proud to announce its second annual All-Ellis County girls’ basketball team as part of its countywide celebration of high school sports all-stars.


These 30 student-athletes and three head coaches are featured in a two-page graphic on Pages B4 and B5 of this week’s paper.


The Mirror staff began the All-Ellis County high school all-star preps awards program last year. These include awards for individual players and coaches of the year.


Finalists for superlative awards for girls’ basketball are being announced today; the winners will be announced during the All-Ellis County Preps Awards Show, a star-studded broadcast that will be available at no charge at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 18. The show will feature more than 20 professional athletes as hosts and award announcers, and provide the community with an on-demand broadcast.


The All-Ellis County girls’ basketball team was chosen based on a combination of criteria: season statistics, team advancement in the playoffs, postseason honors achieved, previous All-Ellis County selections, recommendations from head coaches, and direct observation of players by the Mirror staff.


The All-Ellis County boys’ basketball team will be announced next week.


Members of the All-Ellis County 2019-20 Girls’ Basketball Team are, listed alphabetically:


• Player of the Year Finalists


– Lillie Beason, Maypearl


– Breanna Davis, Red Oak


– Maykayla Jackson, Midlothian


• Coach of the Year finalists


– Darren Eubanks, Red Oak


– Greg Kudrna, Maypearl


– Amy Tennison, Midlothian


• First team


– Sol Cabuto, Maypearl


– Jerica Henderson, Midlothian


– Aniyah Johnson, Red Oak


– Danielle Wallace, Mid. Heritage


– Mya Williams, Waxahachie


• Second team


– Micah Cooper, Red Oak


– Hadlee Gibson, Maypearl


– Shaniaya Johnson, Italy


– Rayna Ross, Waxahachie


– Tiffany Sadler, Palmer


• Honorable mention


– Halle Becerra, Waxahachie


– Lydia Brooks, Milford


– Jerzie Bryant, Mid. Heritage


– Lili Garcia, Ferris


– Aliyah Harden, Red Oak


– Leah Harris, Ennis


– Tessa Henry, Ovilla Christian


– Sadie Hinz, Italy


– Markia Houston, Milford


– Morgan McAlister, Maypearl


– Landri Schreier, Midlothian


– Keri Scott, Italy


– Elise Stafford, Mid. Heritage


– Taysie Trejo, Maypearl


– Kadia Ward, Midlothian


– Tatyana Williams, Ferris


– Ziria Wright, Ferris