High school girls basketball: Benton’s Ward named District 1-4A MVP; Bossier’s Thomas first-team All-District

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Benton sophomore Emily Ward has been named MVP on the All-District 1-4A girls basketball team selected by the district’s coaches.

Ward averaged 20.2 points and 14 rebounds per game for the Lady Tigers, who went 18-15 and reached the second round of the playoffs.

She also averaged four assists and two steals. In district play, Ward averaged 21.5 points and 12.1 rebounds.

Bossier junior Destiny Thomas was named to the first team. She averaged 18.8 points, 14.7 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 3.6 steals and 2.1 blocks.

Danielle Butler, who guided Huntington to an undefeated district championship, was named Coach of the Year.

Benton freshman Qua Chambers was named to the second team.

Benton’s Abbie Wynn and Bossier’s Kelcee Marshall and Chloe Walker were named honorable mention.

ALL-DISTRICT 1-4A

FIRST TEAM
Emily Ward, Benton
Taylor Bell, Huntington
Destiny Thomas, Bossier
De’Asia Dixon, Huntington
Mary Caldwell, Woodlawn

MVP — Emily Ward, Benton
Coach of the Year — Danielle Butler, Huntington

SECOND TEAM
Sh’Tera Batton, Minden
Deborah Ford, Fair Park
Qua Chambers, Benton
Jasmine Dawson, Huntington
ShuTorri Rodgers, Minden

Honorable Mention: Abbie Wynn – Benton, Kelcee Marshall – Bossier, Chloe Walker – Bossier, My’Kalah Johnson – Huntington, Destini Powell – Minden, Derrica Gilbert – Minden, Sha Whiting – Minden, Whiteny Aubrey – Minden, Taylor Banks – Minden, Bayli Simon – North DeSoto, Alli Hooper – North DeSoto, Britlyn Garrett – North DeSoto, Njhada McDade – Northwood, Neicy Kendrick – Woodlawn

— Staff Reports