Three Crimson Tide and three Lady Tiders named to District 1-4A lists
Six Minden High basketball players were recently honored by being named to the LHSAA District 1-4A All-District teams.
Three Lady Tiders (Miranda Fisher, Tyia Green and Ja'Courtney Neloms) and three Crimson Tide players (Dominique Walker, Cameron Elkins and Vittario Davis) were named to the squads.
"We were real proud to get these three young ladies from our team, honored by the district coaches," Lady Tider head coach Jacob Brown said.
Tide head coach Alan Shaw was proud of his three players as well.
"The good thing is that all three guys are back next year," he said. "The fact that the other coaches in our district recognized them and chose them for All-District is a good sign for us next year.
Here's a look a the Minden All-District players:
Dominique Walker, First Team All-District
"Dominique was our team leader and spark plug all year," Shaw said. "He plays with such energy and in spite of his size, plays with no fear. He was the guy we looked to run the show for us and I thought he really improved as the year went on. He got better offensively and got better in his ability to run the floor for us. And you could always count on him defensively."
Vittorio Davis, Honorable Mention
"Vittorio was our work-horse down low," Shaw said. "He was our hustle guy that always seemed to get the responsibility to guard the other team's best player. And despite being out-sized every night, he was one of our leading rebounders and showed a lot of improvement as the season went on."
Cameron Elkins, Honorable Mention
"Cameron didn't get eligible until mid-term," Shaw said. "And he then made an immediate impact for us, especially on the offensive end. He gave us an outside shooting threat and was able to make plays attacking the basket. He gave us that three-point shooter that we were missing, and became our threat from the perimeter."
Miranda Fisher, First Team All-District
Miranda averaged 16 points and eight rebounds per game for us," Brown said. "She was our leading scorer and we were real happy that she was named first team, as we felt she had performed at that level. I thought she was very deserving. We could depend on her getting close to double digit points and rebounds every night. It's been fun to see her develop as a player over the last three years."
Tyia Green, Honorable Mention
"Tyia was one of our defensive leaders," Brown said. "She averaged five points and three rebounds per game, and most nights she would guard our opponents' best player or best ball handler. She normally caused opposing ball handlers a lot of problems. We were real pleased with her, and as only a sophomore, we expect her to get even better the next couple of years. I really see her becoming a more complete player."
Ja'Courtney Neloms, Honorable Mention
"Ja'Courtney averaged nine points and two rebounds a game for us," Brown said. "We picked her up at mid-term and she proved to be a big addition to the team. It took a little time for her to get adjusted to the flow after sitting out. We're real excited about her potential to get even better over the next two years. She's always been a good shooter, and she provided us with another scoring threat late in the season."