There is no doubt that Ascension has some of the best basketball players in their respective districts and some of the best players in the Baton Rouge area, but as it turns out, the parish also has a few of the best players in the state.

There is no doubt that Ascension has some of the best basketball players in their respective districts and some of the best players in the Baton Rouge area, but as it turns out, the parish also has a few of the best players in the state.

Recently, the Louisiana Sports Writers Association released their All-State basketball teams, and thee Ascension products made the list.

Two girl’s players made it,

Most notably, Ascension Christian’s Jamilyn Robinson made the Class 1A All-State team as a second-team selection.

It was a superb season for Ascension Christian as they achieved many historical feats throughout the year.

The Lady Lions finished the regular season 14-13. This included a 12-3 stretch to end the year.

This awarded them a first-round bye and No. 8 seeding in the new Division IV playoffs. This was their highest seeding in school history.

With their blowout victory over St. Edmund in the second round, they earned their first ever postseason victory and they reached the state quarterfinals for the first time in school history.

It was there that they fell to top seed and eventual state runner-up Houma Christian.

Robinson averaged 22 points a game this season, in her junior campaign. She was also first-team All-District 6-1A.

In Class 5A, East Ascension’s Alynzia Morris was an honorable mention selection on the All-State squad.

Morris helped the Lady Spartans have one of their best regular seasons in school history. After losing their second game, East Ascension finished on a 22-game winning streak that culminated in a District 5-5A championship.

In that undefeated title run, the Lady Spartans beat league opponents by an average of 30 points per game.

This awarded them the No. 2 seeding in the playoffs. That was quite the change from a year earlier, when they barely squeezed into the postseason field as the No. 32 seed.

About his team’s amazing transformation during the season, head coach Dennis Chandler said, “To go the entire season and only lose one, I take my hat off to them. This is probably one of the most resilient teams that I’ve coached.”

East Ascension reached the second round of the playoffs, but they were then upset by Pineville on the road.

Morris was also named District 5-5A’s Overall MVP.

Finally, for the boys, East Ascension’s Le’Aaron Cain was an honorable mention selection on the Class 5A All-State squad.

Cain helped the Spartans finish the regular season with a parish-best record of 26-6. This included a six-game winning streak down the stretch.

East Ascension brought home another District 5-5A championship after cruising through league play with a perfect 10-0 record.

These accolades all helped the Spartans earn the No. 1 seeding in the Class 5A playoffs.

They rolled to a first-round victory, but in round two, they were upset by No. 17 Slidell. It ended their quest to duplicate the previous year’s memorable run to the state semifinals.

Like Morris, Cain was named the District 5-5A Overall MVP.