Seniors Erica Keeney and Tory Burgess were both named to the all-SCA girls’ basketball team last week.
Keeney, a center, was selected to the second team. Burgess, a shooting guard, was an honorable mention selection.
A three-year starter, Keeney led the Lady Tigers in scoring (16.8) and rebounding (9.2) while shooting a team-best 60-percent from the field. She also averaged 1.2 blocks and 1.1 assists.
“I really felt like she should have been a first-teamer,” Houston coach Brent Kell said. “She had the stats to do it. Unfortunately, we only had two conference wins.
Burgess averaged 7.2 points and led the team with 3.1 assists and 2.1 steals. She also made a team-best 32 3-pointers.
Burgess averaged just over six assists her final 10 games.
“I really thought Tory stepped up toward the end of the season and did a really good job for us,” Kell said. “She ended up being one of the better passers in the area.”
Kell emphasized that the two also excelled in the classroom.
“They are really good kids and students as well,” he said. “That’s an important thing with all our girls. They really take pride in their academics.”
The boys’ basketball team, which failed to win a conference game, did not receive an all-SCA selection.
Derek Daniels of Liberty was the player of the year. He was joined on the first team by Pete Leonard (Ava), Austin Henry (Thayer), Clint Harper (Willow Springs) and Taylor James (Willow Springs).