Outstanding Player

Jamie Gibson

Walker

Some players grow up wanting to be a big shot and others, such as Gibson, make them. The 5-foot-10 senior hit two game-winning shots in the playoffs, including one in the semifinals to lead WHS to its first berth in a girls basketball title game since 1979. Gibson led the Wildcats to the District 4-5A title and a Class 5A runner-up finish. With averages of 22.3 points and 8.7 rebounds, Gibson proved she could finish.

Coach of the Year

Korey Arnold

Walker

Not all veteran teams are destined to make a run at a state title, but with Arnold at the helm, the Class 5A Wildcats did just that. The Walker coach and his players wiped away the disappointment of a quarterfinal loss in 2014 en route to a 31-6 record and a runner-up finish in 5A.

Destiny Ephrom

University

5-10, Jr.

Was U-High destined to win a second straight title? Credit a player named Destiny for playing a key role. Ephrom had averages of 14.2 points and 8.3 rebounds for UHS.

Alanie Fisher

University

5-8, Sr.

A offseason knee injury limited the number games Fisher played in. The senior still earned MVP honors in the 3A title game. She averaged 16.9 points per game.

Kacie Fountain

Walker

5-7, Sr.

Fountain made a big impact on the Wildcats as a point guard. She proved to be a true playmaker and had averages of 13.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists.

Kara Gremillion

St. Amant

5-4, Sr.

The area’s best multi-sport athlete moved to point guard and excelled once again for the Gators. Gremillion averaged 16 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds per game.

Sydney Hayden

Holden

5-10, Jr.

Hayden was the inside presence that helped make the Rockets a top Class B team. She had averages of 14 points and 8 rebounds as HHS nearly upset powerful Fairview.

Pearl Jones

Northeast

6-2, Sr.

A post player with ball-handling skills, Jones led the Vikings to their first playoff win in a decade in Class 2A. Jones compiled averages of 15 points and 9 rebounds.

Tyler Morrison

St. Michael

5-5, Jr.

Morrison used quickness and an array of skills to help lead the balanced Warriors to the District 6-4A title and the playoffs. She averaged 14.4 points and 5.3 steals.

Asia Nelson

Plaquemine

5-8, Sr.

Whenever the Class 4A Green Devils needed something they usually looked to Nelson. And she delivered with averages of 13.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.5 steals.

Skylar O’Bear

White Castle

5-8, Sr.

The Bulldogs made it to the Top 28 tourney for the first time since 2010. O’Bear was a big reason why with averages of 18.9 points, 5.0 assists and 4.6 rebounds.

Sherry Porter

Madison Prep

5-7, Jr.

Give her a break, as in a fastbreak to run and chances are, Porter will convert. Porter was one of the area’s breakout 1A stars with averages of 20.5 points and 5 steals.

Celica Sterling

Scotlandville

5-9, Sr.

The Hornets were one of the surprise teams in 4-5A and Sterling was a big reason why. Sterling put together averages of 19.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2 assists.

Chelsea Singleton

Redemptorist

5-8, Jr.

When the injury bug hit the 2A Wolves, Singleton helped her team fight back. She took on the lead scoring role and finished with averages of 17 points and 7 rebounds.

Honchea Thornton

Broadmoor

5-9, Sr.

There’s a theory that undersized post players can’t be productive. Thornton made big plays for the 5A Bucs and averaged 15.7 points and 10.4 rebounds a game.

Callen Williams

Southern Lab

6-1, So.

A post player who is adept at scoring inside, Williams shined when given the chance to shoot from outside. She averaged 16 points and 8 rebounds for the 1A Kittens.