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Trojans, Lady Trojans garner postseason basketball accolades
by Bruce Harper
Mar 06, 2009 | 523 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Neither the Trojan or Lady Trojan varsity basketball teams made the postseason playoffs this year but the two teams did garner several all-district selections from the 30-4A coaches.

On the Lady Trojans’ side of the district accolades, guard Hillary Hennig was named as the district’s Offensive Most Valuable Player. Hennig scored on numerous drives set up by her defensive steals and was more than capable of hitting an outside jumper when the opportunity arose. Hennig led the Beeville girls in scoring and easily passed the 20-point plateau in numerous games during district play.

Beeville post Erin Tabb was selected by the coaches to the all-district first team. Tabb scored on short jumpers and did a good job of rebounding and blocking shots.

Cassandra Vela was selected to the second squad of elite district players. The wing/guard could open up the inside with some pinpoint outside shooting and was a good defender for head coach Greg Gonzales.

Two Lady Trojans earned honorable mention status as senior starters Melanie Chargualaf and Brandy Perez were acknowledged for their play this season.

The boys’ side of the selections had Eric Soza named to the all-district first team. Soza scored and defended with hustle and grit all year long for head coach Jesse Baez.

Ysrael Barboza also was named to the first team lite squad. Barboza played point and paved the way for others to score but could launch some deadly long range jumpers for threes if the need or opening was available.

Teammate John Camacho was selected to the second team by the coaches. Camacho hit numerous outside shots but could also be counted on to take it to the hole when a lane opened up for the guard.

The district’s honorable mention list included Trojans Matt Botello, Robby Horton and Keanu Gutierrez.

The Trojans dominated the academic all-district team with seven members of the elite squad. No other district club had more than two members to the academic squad.

Trojans earning the academic all-district status included Soza, Johnny Dang, Botello, Horton, Camacho, Barboza and Adam Garcia.

A 90 average in the classroom room must be maintained and the student/athlete must be in good standing on his team. The Trojans excelled in the classroom this year as well as coming on strong and picking up district wins at the end of the season.
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