Galveston County girls basketball players nearly swept the district most valuable player awards and had several first- and second-teamers in recently released all-district honors.


District champion Clear Springs unsurprisingly highlighted 24-6A’s postseason honors, with Chargers senior point guard Dymond Gladney being named MVP for the second straight year and head coach Pam Crawford adding to her pile of coach of the year honors.

Gladney and senior guards Taylor Singleton and Sy’mone Siverand earned first-team honors for Clear Springs, while senior forward Destiny Broussard and sophomore post Blaise Blair garnered second-team recognition.

Clear Creek junior point guard DeAzhia Smith grabbed a superlative as newcomer of the year, and first-teamers for the Wildcats were Smith, sophomore guard Kyndal Johnson and junior forward Lauren Sinclair. Junior post Macie Ilyes and sophomore guard Ana Rodriguez were named to the second team.

Clear Falls had one first team selection, senior guard Kaylee Hernandez, and one second-teamer, sophomore guard Lauryn Small.

Senior guard Priya Ponia and sophomore guard Nicole Nash represented Friendswood on the 24-6A second team.

Dickinson didn’t have a player make the first or second teams.


The Ball High Lady Tors received the spoils of a district championship in the 23-5A postseason awards, with sophomore post Bebe Galloway earning MVP honors, sophomore point guard Ari Smith getting the nod as defensive player of the year, and first-year head coach Amanda King receiving the coach of the year award.

Senior guard/forward Nina Kovach joined Galloway and Smith as the Lady Tors’ representatives on the first team. Senior forward Kaila Lee was selected for the second team.

For Santa Fe, junior Katy Lackey earned first-team recognition, while senior teammate Michelle Owens was a second-teamer.

Sophomore Tahjea Smith’s second team selection accounted for Texas City’s representation on the top two teams in the postseason honors.


Despite her team winning district games by a margin of nearly 50 points per game, Hitchcock senior post Majesty Otems had to share MVP honors in 24-3A with Danbury’s Makenzie Dorsett. Players from the extremely dominant Lady Bulldogs squad were also curiously omitted from 24-3A’s other superlative awards. No coach of the year was named.

Hitchcock’s trio of senior guards, Irish Winn, Taivionna Daniels and Taylor Kendrick, were selected for the first team, and senior forward Deasja Fury and sophomore forwards Breanna Birdow and Jimile Johnson were on the second team.

For La Marque, sophomore guard Krishauna Boyd earned a spot on the first team, while Crystal Curry and Saddie McKinney were honorable mentions.

James LaCombe: 409-683-5242, or on Twitter @JamesAtGalvNews

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