Gonzales area girls fill all-district basketball teams

Kyle Riviere
St. Amant's Kara Gremillion. Photo by Dewey Keller.

Along with the boys, the girl's basketball all-district teams were released last week. Many of the Gonzales area's best players made the cut.

In the 5A ranks, St. Amant had the best year. The Lady Gators went 25-5 during the regular season and won a district title for the first time in over 20 years.

With such a strong finish to the regular season, they were awarded a No. 13 seeding for the playoffs, but they were upset by No. 20 Broadmoor in a thrilling opening-round game 37-34.

Two Lady Gators made the All-District 5-5A first team in guards Kara Gremillion and Jaci Lavigne.

In addition to those two players, Ne'Kyla Williams was named the district's Defensive Player of the Year, and Kristy Englade was named Coach of the Year.

The Dutchtown and East Ascension girls both had their share of struggles during the season with both missing the playoffs. However, each squad had a player make the all-district roster.

East Ascension's Jerrica Williams made the first team as well as Dutchtown's La'Shon Redditt.

When it came to the smaller schools down in the 1A division, Ascension Christian was represented by two of their stars.

The Lady Lions had a memorable season. They made the playoffs for the first time in school history before being dropped in the first round by undefeated Merryville.

Eighth-grader Jamalyn Robinson was named to the first team, and Allyson Cambre made the second team.