PAnews.com, Port Arthur, Texas

June 13, 2013

Familiar names dot hoops rosters

David Coleman

WINNIE — Lots of familiar faces will be taking the basketball court one last time as the Southeast Texas Coaches Association’s All-Star Weekend continues Friday with a pair of basketball games at the East Chambers gym.

 The girls will start the doubleheader, tipping off at 6:30 p.m. with the boys game following at 8 p.m.

 Four players from Port Arthur Memorial’s girls team highlight the East squad. Seniors Crystal Sallier, Loren Evans, Ariel Hutchinson and Dorceive Davis will suit up for Beaumont Central head coach Rolanda Fontenot. The Memorial four led the Lady Titans to a share of the District 21-5A title this season for a second straight year.

 They’re joined on the East team by Vidor’s Tori Biddle and Blair Richmond along with Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s Tara Thompson and Kaleigh Roy.

 The girls West team is led by Ozen head coach Tammy Brown. Four the Lady Panthers will be joining their head coach, including Texas-bound Nekia Jones, Sanqueisha Rawls, Bealoved Brown and Alexandra Moten.

 On the boys side, Nederland’s Brian English will skipper the East team with a few players from his regional quarterfinals Bulldog team along for the ride. Nederland seniors Kirby Hanley, Jamiere Rodgers and Zach English will all join the elder English on the team.

 Other area players on the team include Port Neches-Groves’ A.J. Smith and Brandon Pham, Memorial’s Qualyn Broussard and Sabine Pass’ John Warren.

 The boys West team will be led by Kountze’s Duane Joubert. Ozen’s Jakobi Jones and Alex Williams will be on the team along with Hardin-Jefferson’s Braiden Harmon and Travis Stevens, West Brook’s Jjuan Hadnot and Beaumont Kelly’s Thomas Falgout.

 This is the first year that the SETCA is holding softball and basketball games in conjunction with the annual football game on Saturday at Lamar. The goal of these, plus the golf tournament being held this week, is to raise money to support scholarships for local athletes.



Girls Hoops

East team

Head coach Rolanda Fontenot, Beaumont Central

Tori Biddle, Vidor

Blair Richmond, Vidor

Tara Thompson, LC-M

Kaleigh Roy, LC-M

Crystal Sallier, Port Arthur Memorial

Ariel Hutchinson, Memorial

Loren Evans, Memorial

Dorceive Davis, Memorial

Julia Land, Jasper

Shediqua Spikes, Jasper

Shemiqua Spikes, Jasper

Rondaysha Thomas, Central

Aisha Aver, Central

Madison Franklin, Buna

Lakiesha Crawford, Kirbyville

West team

Head coach Tammy Brown, Beaumont Ozen

Sanqueisha Rawls, Ozen

Bealoved Brown, Ozen

Nekia Jones, Ozen

Alexandria Moten, Ozen

Alicia Baldwin, Liberty

Alisia Baldwin, Liberty

Alea Godfrey, Crosby

Jasmine Cartwright, Crosby

Danielle Metoyer, West Brook

Brittny Thompson, Hardin

Mattie East, East Chambers

LaMeisha Ligons, Cleveland

Tatyana Nickson, Livingston



Boys Hoops

East team

Head coach Brian English, Nederland

Zach English, Nederland

Kirby Hanley, Nederland

Jamiere Rodgers, Nederland

Jordan Holmes, Silsbee

DaVaughn Thomas, Silsbee

A.J. Smith, PN-G

Brandon Pham, PN-G

Qualyn Broussard, Memorial

Braidon Burford, Evadale

Jon Griffen, High Island

John Warren, Sabine Pass

Clancy Cleveland, Buna

Dranzell Haynes, Jasper

West team

Head coach Duane Joubert, Kountze

Alex Williams, Ozen

Jakobi Jones, Ozen

Braiden Harmon, Hardin-Jefferson

Travis Stevens, Hardin-Jefferson

T.J. Stewart, Crosby

Thomas Falgout, Beaumont Kelly

Joele Norman, C.E. King

Cody Everett, Shepherd

Darrion Harper, Kountze

Korey Lowe, Kountze

Marcus Williams, Kountze

Brandon Cowart, Colmesneil

Wyatt Raymond, Anahuac

Tyler Napier, Livingston

Jjuan Hadnot, West Brook