John Tyler senior Alyssa Mayfield and Robert E. Lee junior Ja'Kayla Bowie were named to the Class 6A all-state basketball team by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.
Mayfield, a Stephen F. Austin signee, was the District 11-6A Offensive Player of the Year, averaging 20 points per game. She guided the fourth-seeded Lady Lions to the regional tournament for the first time since 2004.
Bowie was a first-team all-district selection for the Lady Raiders, who earned the No. 3 seed in the playoffs. She helped Lee win a playoff game for the first time since 2005.
Mayfield was also named Academic All State alongside teammate Imaria Staten, a fellow senior.
Mayfield and Bowie were two of a number of East Texans to garner TGCA all-state recognition.
Earning all state from East Texas were:
In Class 5A, Pine Tree senior Marissa Gary;
In Class 4A: Brownsboro senior Tamaria Manning, Chapel Hill senior Mykaela Alfred, Gilmer senior Destiny Brooks, Tatum junior Brianna Mitchell;
In Class 2A: Martin’s Mill senior Hailey Celsur, Martin’s Mill junior Briley Moon, Martin’s Mill sophomore Mollie Daniel, Union Grove senior Cheyenne Grubbs, Union Grove junior Summer Grubbs;
In Class 1A: Fruitvale senior Amy Anderson and Fruitvale senior Emily Driskill.
Additionally, Moon, Mitchell and Gilmer’s Kyla Grant were named to the Class 4A-1A All-Star Red Team.
Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State Basketball Team
Class 6A-5A Player of the Year: Angel Hayden, Canyon
Class 4A-1A Player of the Year: Vivian Gray, Argyle
Class 6A-5A Coach of the Year: Kit Kyle Martin, Mansfield Timberview
Class 4A-1A Coach of the Year: Rob Schmucker, Panhandle
East Texas Selections
Alyssa Mayfield, Sr., John Tyler; Jakayla Bowie, Jr., Robert E. Lee
Marissa Gary, Sr., Pine Tree
Tamaria Manning, Sr., Brownsboro; Mykaela Alfred, Sr., Chapel Hill; Destiny Brooks, Sr., Gilmer; Brianna Mitchell, Jr., Tatum
Lyric Grissom, Sr., Mount Pleasant-Chapel Hill; Sydnee Wynn, Sr., Eustace; Jalie Dawson, Jr., Malakoff; Alissa Hill, Jr., Mount Vernon; Rylee Kyes, Jr., Mount Vernon; Samantha Lowry, Soph., Mount Vernon
Hailey Celsur, Sr., Martin’s Mill; Mollie Daniel, Soph., Martin’s Mill; Briley Moon, Jr., Martin’s Mill; Cheyenne Grubbs, Sr., Union Grove; Summer Grubbs, Jr., Union Grove
Amy Anderson, Sr., Fruitvale; Emily Driskill, Sr., Fruitvale
Academic All State
Yasmine Gordon, Sr., Longview; Cara Hutchings, Sr., Longview; Jakayla Rowlett, Sr., Longview; Alyssa Mayfield, Sr., John Tyler; Imaria Staten, Sr., John Tyler
Hannah Brown, Sr., Hallsville; Kelsey Offutt, Sr., Hallsville
Jennifer Bradford, Sr., Athens; Courtney Roberts, Sr., Canton; Taylor Tidwell, Sr., Canton; Mykaela Alfred, Sr., Chapel Hill; Kyia Moore, Sr., Chapel Hill; April Walker, Sr., Chapel Hill; Destiny Brooks, Sr., Gilmer; Sydney Gallina, Sr., Palestine; Teandra Duffey, Sr., Pittsburg; Astaria Smith, Sr., Pittsburg; Kenna Kellam, Sr., Rains; Destiny Hicks, Sr., Tatum
Taylor Brown, Sr., Mount Pleasant-Chapel Hill; Hana Abuhatab, Sr., Eustace; Payton Schwartz, Sr., Eustace; Isabella Sacco, Sr., White Oak
Hannah Langford, Sr., Hawkins; Cheyenne Grubbs, Sr., Union Grove; Kyra Winn, Sr., Union Grove
Academic All State Support Staff
Audrey Robinson, Sr., Fruitvale; Elvia Torres, Sr., Fruitvale