Brook Hill Guard, Lady Guard basketball stars recognized on TAPPS 3-5A All-District awards list

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Although basketball season is officially over and in the books, members of the Brook Hill Guard and Lady Guard varsity basketball teams were recently recognized for their abilities on the court this season on the TAPPS 3-5A All-District teams.

For the Guard, the team was led by a trio of TAPPS 3-5A First Team All-District selections, including senior guard Parker Galbraith, junior guard Reid Hill, and senior forward Alec Kitt.

The Guard also picked up three other special honors on the TAPPS 3-5A awards list, including senior post Miguel Vega, named as a Second Team All-District member, and junior forward Campbell Fletcher and sophomore guard Jared Johnson, both recognized as Honorable Mention players.

“The guys really deserved the honors they received. I was proud of their hard work all year,” said Jacob Agnew, Brook Hill Guard basketball coach. “I am glad that their efforts are being recognized. They all know that the game is not about individual awards but they should be proud of themselves.”

The Brook Hill Guard varsity basketball team finished the 2016-2017 season with an overall record of 11-16, 2-4 in district play, The team was defeated in the Area round of the playoffs by the All Saints Trojans, 54-38.

Also included on the TAPPS 3-5A All-District team awards lists recently announced were members of the Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity basketball team.

Leading the way for the Lady Guard team was senior forward Lauren Eden, selected as a TAPPS 3-5A First Team All-District player.

Brook Hill also captured one of the district’s top superlatives, as sophomore guard Ke’Airra Christopher was named the district’s Newcomer of the Year, as well as Second Team All-District.

Other district awards and recognitions received by members of the Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity basketball team include AD Kuechle, named Second Team All-District, and Autumn Webb and Kaitlynn Rhea, awarded with Honorable Mention selections.

“Lauren Eden’s leadership was evident all season by hitting clutch shots, and her defensive efforts helped us tremendously,” said Ivan Johnson, Brook Hill Lady Guard basketball head coach. “AD Kuechle is not typically a post player, but she had to play all positions. She worked hard all season long and was always a leader for our program. Ke’Arria is just a defensive juggernaut; she played at 100 percent all the time and led team in steals and deflections.”

The Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity basketball team finished its 2016-2017 season with an overall record with 8-18, 2-4 in district play. The team was knocked out in the Bi-District round of the playoffs by the Cedar Hill Trinity Christian Lady Tigers, 71-25.

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