2021 All-West Texas Girls Basketball Team

Amy McDaniel
San Angelo Standard-Times

Here is the 2021 All-West Texas Girls Basketball Team, honoring the best high school players in the San Angelo Standard-Times' coverage area:

SUPER TEAM

Most Valuable Player

Courtnee Cash, San Saba

5-9 Senior Guard

The District 29-2A MVP averaged 14.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.2 steals and 2.8 assists per game for the Lady Dillos, who advanced to the Region IV-2A final after tying with Mason for the district title. Cash, a Texas Association of Basketball Coaches and Texas Girls Coaches Association all-state selection who is set to continue her career at NCAA Division II Cameron University, hit 42 3-point goals for the season, shooting 39% from beyond the 3-point arc.

San Saba High School's Courtnee Cash (14) drives along the baseline while Harper's Talli Millican defends during a Region IV-2A quarterfinal girls basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.

Co-Offensive Players of the Year

Tristin Keller, Mason

5-8 Junior Guard

The Offensive MVP of District 29-2A and a TABC and TGCA all-state selection, Keller averaged 11 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals a game in helping Mason to a co-district championship and a spot in the regional semifinals. She shot 62% from the free-throw line and made 22 treys.

San Saba High School's Brighton Adams (10) fires off a shot from behind the 3-point arc as Mason's Tristin Keller (20) defends during a District 29-2A girls basketball game in Mason, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.

Rylee Evans, Forsan

5-6 Senior Point Guard

The District 8-2A MVP and TABC all-region pick averaged 15.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.6 steals and 3.7 assists per game for the Lady Buffaloes, who won a bidistrict championship. Evans nailed 62 3-point goals and shot 75.3% from the free-throw line.

Co-Defensive Players of the Year

Brighton Adams, San Saba

5-6 Senior Guard

The Defensive MVP in 29-2A, Adams averaged 11.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.4 steals and 2.8 assists per game for the Lady Dillos, who lost just two games in 2021. The Angelo State University signee, who was a TGCA all-state selection, hit 34 treys and shot 29% from beyond the 3-point arc.

Layla Young, San Angelo Central

5-10 Junior Post

The District 2-6A Most Valuable Player, Young averaged nine points, five rebounds and two steals per game for the Lady Cats, who took second place in the district and were bidistrict champs. She battled a knee injury for much of the season.

San Angelo Central High School's Layla Young competes against Frenship earlier in the 2020-21 season.

Newcomer of the the Year

Hannah Burk, Wall

5-5 Sophomore Guard

Selected as the District 6-3A co-Newcomer of the Year, Burk averaged seven points, three rebounds, three assists and four steals per game for the Lady Hawks, who lost just five games the entire season. She shot 34% from 3-point range.

Wall High School's Hannah Burk (0) guards tightly against Jim Ned's Claire Cooley (11) during a District 6-3A girls basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021 at the Wall gym.

Coach of the Year

Alicia Cummings, San Saba

Cummings, in her 10th year coaching in her hometown, led the Lady Dillos to a state ranking as high as No. 3, a 26-2 overall record and a spot in the Region IV-2A championship game. Her team averaged 57.5 points per game and gave up just 24.6 points per game.

San Saba High School girls basketball head coach Alicia Cummings talks things over with her team during the District 27-2A girls basketball championship game against Mason Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Llano High School.

The Team

Deandra Allen, San Angelo Central

5-9 Junior Guard

The first-team All-District 2-6A selection averaged nine points and two steals per game.

Jenna Battle, Ballinger

5-7 Junior Guard

Battle averaged 11.1 points., 5.7 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 2.1 assists in helping the Lady Cats to a third-place district finish behind heavyweights Jim Ned and Wall. She earned first-team all-district honors and was a TGCA all-state selection.

Alaysia Capuchina, San Angelo Lake View

5-7 Senior Guard

Lake View’s go-to scorer the last two years, Capuchina averaged 13.5 points per game to earn second-team all-district honors for the Maidens.

Shelbie Galindo, Ozona

5-11 Senior Wing

The first-team All-District 7-2A selection averaged 10 points per game, seven rebounds and four assists. She shot 50% from the free-throw line and helped the bidistrict champion Lady Lions back to the playoffs for the first time since 2018.

Landri Glover, San Saba

5-11 Junior Post

The first-team All-District 29-2A selection and a TABC all-region selection, Glover averaged 8.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game for the Lady Dillos, who finished the season 26-2 and reached the regional title game.

Skylar Harris, Sonora

5-10 Senior Guard

The District 5-3A Offensive Player of the Year is headed for NAIA Division II Dallas Christian College after leading the Lady Broncos in scoring at an average of 21.8 points per game. She also averaged 2.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 5.2 deflections/steals. She shot 50% from the field and 65% from the free-throw line and had 18 3-point goals.

Anjelina Humphreys, San Angelo Central

5-11 Senior Forward

The first-team All-District 2-6A selection averaged five points per game for the Lady Cats, who advanced to the second round of the playoffs.

Lauren Olson, Mason

5-11 Junior Post

The first-team All-District 29-2A selection and TGCA all-state pick, Olson averaged 10 points, four rebounds and one assist per game for the Cowgirls, who advanced to the 2A regional semifinals. She shot 80% from the free-throw line and made four treys.

Jewels Perez, San Angelo Central

5-5 Sophomore Guard

The first-team All-District 2-6A pick averaged four points, 2.5 steals and two assists per game.

Kylie Phillips, Wall

5-8 Senior Guard

Phillips averaged 11 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals for the co-District 6-3A champion Lady Hawks. She shot 35% from 3-point range, 46% from 2-point range, was a first-team all-district selection and was named to the TGCA all-state team.

Allison Vaughn, Christoval

5-7 Senior Guard

Vaughn averaged 14.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 2.8 steals per game for the Lady Cougars and shot 61% from the free-throw line. The MVP of District 7-2A and a TABC all-region selection, she was instrumental in Christoval’s third consecutive district championship.

Kennadi Wheeless, Veribest

5-7 Junior Guard

The Offensive Player of the Year in District 12-1A and a TABC and TGCA all-state honoree, Wheeless led a balanced offense in scoring with 11.5 points per game for the 1A regional semifinalist Lady Falcons. She shot 38% from the field and 78% from the free-throw line. She also led the team in rebounds (5.5 per game), steals (2.5) and assists (2.8).

Kamryn Williams, Wall

5-9 Sophomore Post

The first-team all-District 6-3A selection averaged eight points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals as the Lady Hawks tied for the district title and won a bidistrict championship.

Kylie Wolsey, Harper

6-0 Junior Post

The first-team All-District 29-2A selection and TABC all-region selection, Wolsey averaged 13.8 points per game in helping the Ladyhorns to the Region IV-2A quarterfinals. Harper had a 20-6 overall record, with every loss coming against Top 10 state-ranked teams. Wolsey also averaged 7.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game.

CLASS 3A

Most Valuable Player

Kylie Phillips, Wall

(See Super Team Capsule)

Wall High School's Kylie Phillips (32) defends against Jim Ned's Ashlynn Galvan (33) during a District 6-3A girls basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the Wall gym.

Offensive Player of the Year

Skylar Harris, Sonora

(See Super Team Capsule)

Sonora High School's Skylar Harris brings the ball up the court for the Lady Broncos during the 2020-2021 season.

Defensive Player of the Year

Kamryn Williams, Wall

(See Super Team Capsule)

Kamryn Williams, right for Wall, and Jewel Klaras, center for Ballinger, battle for a loose ball during a game Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

Newcomer of the Year

Hannah Burk, Wall

(See Super Team Capsule)

Coach of the Year

Kevin Richardson, Wall

In his second season leading the Wall program, Richardson coached the Lady Hawks to a co-championship in District 6-3A and a bidistrict championship with a 23-5 overall record.

Canadian High School girls basketball coach Kevin Richardson

The Team

Jenna Battle, Ballinger

(See Super Team Capsule)

Ballinger's Jenna Battle makes a move past Wall's Loren Pepper during their basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Wall.

Shyann Darr, Reagan County

5-6 Junior Point Guard/Forward/Post

Darr earned first-team All-District 5-3A honors in playing three positions to help the Lady Owls make the playoffs. She averaged a team-high eight points and five rebounds per game and shot 30% from 3-point range.

Shyan Darr, far left, passes the ball for Reagan County on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.

Nivea Goodloe, Reagan County

5-4 Senior Guard/Forward

A defensive specialist, Goodloe earned first-team All-District 5-3A honors after averaging 5.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, two steals and 1.8 assists per game. 

Reagan County's Nivea Goodloe dribbles across the court Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at Wall High School.

Addison Martin, Ballinger

5-5 Sophomore Point Guard

The first-team all-district selection averaged nine points, 5.4 rebounds, four steals and 3.8 assists for the Lady Cats and hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat Merkel to preserve third place in District 6-3A.

Emma Toliver, Ballinger

5-10 Junior Forward

Despite missing action early due to quarantine, Toliver averaged 8.1 points, four rebounds, 1.3 steals and one assist for the Lady Cats.

Taigan Rivers, Grape Creek

5-4 Senior Point Guard

A TGCA all-state pick despite playing for a team that didn't make the playoffs, Rivers averaged 11 points, four rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.7 steals per game. She shot 58% from the free-throw line in a short 17-game season.

CLASS 2A

Most Valuable Player

Courtnee Cash, San Saba

(See Super Team Capsule)

Co-Offensive Players of the Year

Tristin Keller, Mason

(See Super Team Capsule)

Rylee Evans, Forsan

(See Super Team Capsule)

Forsan High School's Rylee Evans in girls basketball action during the 2020-2021 season.

Defensive Player of Year

Brighton Adams, San Saba

(See Super Team Capsule)

San Saba High School's Brighton Adams guards Christoval's Allison Vaughn during a high school girls basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at San Saba High School.

Co-Coaches of the Year

Jeff Guice, Mason

In his 14th season leading the Mason program, Guice coached the Cowgirls to a co-district championship in 29-2A and the regional semifinals with a 21-6 record despite battling quarantine and injuries to starters along with a long delay to start the playoffs due to winter weather.

Jeff Guice accepts the award for his fatherJohn Guice who was inducted into the inaugural class of the Nexstar Sports Hall of Fame Thursday, June 20, 2019, in The Forum.

Chad Myers, Ozona

In his first season guiding the Ozona girls, Myers got the Lady Lions into the playoffs for the first time since 2018 and they won their first playoff game since 2002.

Ozona High School girls basketball head coach Chad Myers instructs his team during a timeout in a game during the 2020-2021 season. Assistant coach Eva Myers listens.

The Team

Abbi Allen, Coleman

6-0 Senior Post

The 8-2A Defensive Player of the Year averaged 14.1 Points, 13 rebounds, four blocks, 2.4 steals, one assist and 2.3 deflections per game in 2021 and finished with 17 double-doubles. Allen finished with 1,002 career points for the Bluekatts.

McKenzie Cano, Mason

5-11 Senior Post

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor signee, who also earned TGCA all-state honors, battled illness in the second half of the season but averaged 12 points, nine rebounds and three assists per game. She shot 75% from the free-throw line and made six 3-point goals.

Aunnecy Elliott, Mason

5-8 Senior Forward/Post

The second-team all-district selection in 29-2A — a league which saw four teams go as far as the regional quarterfinals — Elliott was a defensive specialist who held the district MVP to five points in two games. She averaged six points, four rebounds and one assist for the season, shot 60% from the line and made six treys. After moving to post, her scoring average went to 10 points per game.

Shelbie Galindo, Ozona

(See Super Team Capsule)

Landri Glover, San Saba

(See Super Team Capsule)

Reaghan Gonzalez, Ozona

5-6 Senior Wing

The second-team All-district 7-2A selection averaged seven points, eight rebounds and seven assists per game in helping Ozona win its first playoff game in 19 years..

Kathryn Hoffman, Junction

5-5 Senior Guard

The first-team All-District 29-2A selection averaged 9.6 points and 2.1 assists and shot 83% from the free-throw line in one of the toughest 2A districts in the state. She finished with 33 3-point goals.

Graci Jones, Christoval

5-7 Senior Guard

Jones, who is headed for Angelo State University to continue her career, averaged 13.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.2 steals per game before her season was cut short due to injury. She shot 78% from the free-throw line and 33% from 3-point range.

Robbi Martinez, Eldorado

5-5 Sophomore Point Guard

The first-team All-District 7-2A selection averaged 12 points, five rebounds, and three assists per game for the Lady Eagles. She also averaged four steals and three deflections a game.

Talli Millican, Harper

5-10 Sophomore Guard

The first-team All-District 29-2A selection and TABC all-region honoree averaged 10.8 points, six rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game. She hit 33 3-point goals for the season for a team that finished 20-6 – with all six losses coming to Top 10 state-ranked teams.

Lauren Olson, Mason

(See Super Team Capsule)

Regan Smithwick, Miles

5-10 Junior Post

Smithwick earned first-team all-district honors in 7-2A despite playing through quarantines. She averaged a double-double -- 12 points, 11 rebounds -- for the Lady Bulldogs.

Allison Vaughn, Christoval

(See Super Team Capsule)

Braycie Vickery, San Saba

5-6 Senior Guard

The first-team All-District 29-2A selection and three-time letterwinner averaged 4.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and two steals per game for the regional finalist Lady Dillos.

Kylie Wolsey, Harper

(See Super Team Capsule)

CLASS 1A

Most Valuable Player

Kennadi Wheeless, Veribest

(See Super Team Capsule)

Veribest's Kennadi Wheeless, right, maintains possession of the ball as a Menard's Jalyn Montes gives chase during a game in Veribest on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.

Offensive Player of the Year

Braylee Hood, Robert Lee

5-8 Junior Post/Guard

The MVP of District 11-1A and a TABC all-region selection, Hood helped her team to a district championship for the first time since 2002. She averaged 14 points per game to go with six rebounds per game. She also had three assists and three deflections per game while also shooting 75% from the free-throw line.

Robert Lee's Braylee Hood, right, lays the ball into the basket during a game against Rankin on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.

Defensive Player of the Year

Bella Halfmann, Veribest

5-10 Senior Post

The District 12-1A MVP and a TGCA all-state honoree, Halfmann averaged 9.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.75 steals and 1.9 assists per game in helping Veribest to a 22-1 record and a spot in the regional semifinals. She shot 44% from two-point range and 60% from the free-throw line.

Menard's Jalyn Montes, 5, puts up a shot as Veribest's Bella Halfmann tries to strip the ball away during a game in Veribest on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.

Newcomer of the Year

Melanie Rainey, Irion County

5-5 Freshman Guard

The 11-1A Newcomer of the Year led the regional quarterfinalist Lady Hornets in scoring (12.2 points per game) and rebounding (6.2 per game) while averaging 2.1 assists and 3.2 steals per game. She earned TABC all-region honors.

FILE PHOTO: Kailey Freeman, left, tries to put up a shot for Robert Lee while Irion County's Melanie Rainey defends during a high school girls basketball game in Robert Lee Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.

Co-Coaches of the Year

Jacob Conner, Irion County

In his ninth season leading the Lady Hornets, Conner coached Irion County to a 19-8 overall record and a second-place finish in District 11-1A, its first playoff appearance since a regional semifinal run in 2017 in Class 2A. The Lady Hornets fell to Veribest in the regional quarterfinals.

Irion County athletic director and head girls basketball coach Jacob Conner has taken over the coaching duties for boys head basketball coach John Morrow after Morrow was placed on limited duty following a health crisis.

Chris Schlicke, Veribest

In his second season leading Veribest, Schlicke led the Lady Falcons through an undefeated season until they fell in the regional semifinals with a 22-1 record. Veribest won the District 12-1A championship and was ranked No. 2 in the state much of the season.

Veribest High School head girls basketball coach Chris Schlicke was all smiles during a timeout as the Lady Falcons hosted Menard in a game on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.

The Team

Kate Barnes, Sterling City

5-5 Junior Guard

The first-team All-District 11-1A selection, Barnes averaged nine points and three assists for the Lady Eagles and was the No. 1 target by opposing defenses but led Sterling City offensively.

Piper Bodden, San Angelo Cornerstone Christian

5-5 Junior Guard

The first-team TAPPS All-District 6-1A selection averaged 6.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists during the Lady Lions’ playoff run, where Cornerstone won its first TAPPS 1A state title. She shot 30% from beyond the 3-point arc in the playoffs.

Callie Briley, Veribest

5-6 Sophomore Guard

The first-team All-District 12-1A selection and TGCA all-state pick averaged 10.6 points for the 22-1 regional semifinalist Lady Falcons. She shot 31% from 3-point range and 70% at the free-throw line. She also averaged 2.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 2.6 assists.

Claire Burleson, Rocksprings

5-9 Freshman Guard

The TABC all-region selection averaged 13 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Angoras, who advanced to the third round of the Region IV playoff bracket.

Tori Campos, Blackwell

5-5 Junior Guard

The District 11-1A Defensive Player of the Year, Campos drew 32 offensive fouls this year for the Lady Hornets. Always drawing the toughest defensive assignment for Blackwell, she averaged five points on the other end of the court.

Brynlii Chandler, Richland Springs

5-6 Junior Guard

Chandler was honored with a TABC all-region selection after leading the Lady Coyotes to an undefeated championship in District 17-1A and a bidistrict championship.

Rylie Clements, San Angelo Cornerstone Christian

5-7 Sophomore Guard

The TAPPS District 6-1A first-team selection averaged 5.5 points, six rebounds and 3.3 steals for the Lady Lions during their playoff run to a state championship. She had five treys in the four playoff games.

Mercedes Davis, Irion County

5-4 Senior Forward

The first-team All-District 11-1A selection, Davis averaged 8.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, one assist and 3.8 steals for the Lady Hornets, who advanced to the regional quarterfinal round before losing to defending regional champion Veribest.

Jordan Driver, Garden City

5-6 Senior Point Guard

The first-team All-District 8-1A selection and TGCA all-state pick, Driver averaged 15.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game for the Lady Bearkats. She shot 61.2% from the free-throw line and 30% from beyond the 3-point arc.

Paige Elliott, Rocksprings

5-7 Senior Point Guard

The TABC and TGCA all-state selection led the Lady Angoras in scoring with 15 points a game. She also averaged six rebounds a game.

Kaegen James, Irion County

5-5 Junior Point Guard

The first-team All-District 11-1A pick averaged 8.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.6 steals per game for the Lady Hornets. She shot 31% from 3-point range and 79.1% from the free-throw line.

Ki'Onna Hilliard, Rocksprings

5-7 Senior Guard

The TABC all-region selection averaged 13 points and four rebounds for the Lady Angoras, who won an undefeated district championship.

Darrian Kenney, Blackwell

5-9 Senior Forward

The first-team All-District 11-1A selection averaged 10.6 points and seven rebounds per game while hitting 48% from the field and 65% from the free-throw line. She averaged 14.6 points per game in three playoff games for the regional quarterfinalist Lady Hornets.

Kalysta Minton-Holland, Water Valley

5-10 Senior Post

The first-team All-District 11-1A selection and TGCA all-state honoree averaged 10.7 points, 10.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists per game and two steals per game. She shot 49.6% from the field for the season.

Jalyn Montes, Menard

5-5 Junior Guard

The first-team All-District 12-1A selection averaged 13 points a game in her encore season to a district Newcomer of the Year campaign in 2020.

Emery Sears, Water Valley

5-8 Sophomore Point Guard

The Offensive Player of the Year in District 11-1A, Sears averaged 14.6 points and 3.1 assists for the Lady Wildcats while also pulling down 5.4 rebounds per game and averaging 2.9 steals. She shot 66.7% from free-throw range and 31% from beyond the 3-point arc.