BL basketball programs earn ton of All-District selections

Sophomore Nyah Green led the Lady Friars in scoring and rebounding on the way to a state championship. Green was chosen as the District MVP.
Sophomore Nyah Green led the Lady Friars in scoring and rebounding on the way to a state championship. Green was chosen as the District MVP.

It should be no surprise that the Bishop Lynch basketball programs made a huge mark on the All-District teams, considering their accomplishments during the 2016-17 seasons.

The Lady Friars (33-4) won the district and captured their first state title since 2010, the program's 28th overall, adding to what is already a national record.

The team placed their entire starting lineup and seven total players on the All-District list, with two earning superlatives.

Sophomore Nyah Green earned the highest honor as District Most Valuable Player while sophomore Endyia Rogers was named Co-Offensive Player of the Year. Both were First Team All-District picks.

Green scored a team-high 14.9 points per game with 53 field goals from long range, and led the team with 176 rebounds. She also ranked among team leaders in steals.

Rogers was second on the team in scoring at 13.7 per game, led the team with 127 assists, 80 steals and was one of four players to grab more than 100 rebounds (117).

Senior Murphy Yoxall was also a first team selection, finishing among the team leaders in steals, rebounds and assists.

Seniors Gabby Rogers and Brooke Bradley made the second team while senior Mallory Lancaster and sophomore Jaida Thomas received honorable mention.

The Friars also put their entire starting lineup on the All-District team after capturing the district title and advancing all the way to the state final. The boys finished the year with a record of 33-8, just a year after finishing last in district play.

That turnaround was a major factor in the choice for Coach of the Year, which went to Friars' head coach Kyle May. The Friars earned another superlative, as Zach Rouseau was named Newcomer of the Year.

Rouseau along with Sean Coman were first team selections. Rouseau scored 7.6 points per game, dished out 100 assists, grabbed 87 rebounds and totaled 66 steals. Coman was the team's leading scorer at 10.5 per game while also grabbing 112 rebounds, a team-high 90 steals and passing out 90 assists.

Second team selections were Nick Freis, Josh Garza and Jack Bradley. Davis Peck and Zach McManus received honorable mention.

 

TAPPS 1-6A Girls All-District Basketball

Most Valuable Player: Nyah Green, Bishop Lynch

Coach of the Year: John Griffin, Parish Episcopal

Co-Offensive Player of the Year: Endyia Rogers, Bishop Lynch; Naveah Tot, Parish Episcopal

Defensive Player of the Year: Camryn Brown, Prestonwood Christian

Co-Newcomer of the Year: Naveah Tot, Parish Episcopal; Jordan Webster, Prestonwood Christian

FIRST TEAM

Nyah Green, Sophomore

Endyia Rogers, Sophomore

Murphy Yoxall, Senior

SECOND TEAM

Gabby Rogers, Senior

Brooke Bradley, Senior

HONORABLE MENTION

Mallory Lancaster, Senior

Jaida Thomas, Sophomore

 
 

TAPPS 1-6A Boys All-District Basketball

Most Valuable Player: Justin Webster, Prestonwood Christian

Coach of the Year: Kyle May, Bishop Lynch

Offensive Player of the Year: Kadon Lewis, Parish Episcopal

Defensive Player of the Year: Sid Baker, Nolan Catholic

Newcomer of the Year: Zach Rouseau, Bishop Lynch

FIRST TEAM

Sean Coman, Junior

Zach Rouseau, Junior

SECOND TEAM

Nick Freis, Senior

Josh Garza, Junior

Jack Bradley, Sophomore

HONORABLE MENTION

Davis Peck, Junior

Zach McManus, Junior