Morton, Cinco, Tompkins earn 19-6A basketball awards
The best season in Morton Ranch boys basketball history was appropriately recognized in voting for District 19-6A postseason honors. The Mavericks took home three of the five awards after their first district title.
Junior L.J. Cryer was honored as Most Valuable Player, while junior Westley Sellers earned the Defensive MVP award and Khris Turner was voted Coach of the Year. The Mavericks finished undefeated in league play at 12-0.
Cinco Ranch senior Jaron Presley earned Offensive MVP after leading the Cougars to a 27-7 overall record, 10-2 district mark and the 19-6A runner-up spot. He led the Cougars with 17.4 points per game and 94 three-pointers, shooting 41 percent from long range and a team-best 82 percent on free throws.
Tompkins freshman B.B. Knight was honored as Newcomer of the Year, stepping into a lead role on varsity in his first season a year after the Falcons graduated much of their state finalist squad.
Morton Ranch finished 28-7 including the Katy Classic championship and historic playoff wins against Ridge Point and Bellaire for the program’s first area championship.
Cryer led the Mavericks with 27.5 points per game, averaging 5.8 assists while shooting 54 percent, including 37 percent on 196 three-point attempts.
Sellers led the Mavericks with 6.0 assists and 2.2 steals per game, adding 10.5 points while shooting 51 percent. Junior Eddie Lampkin earned first-team 19-6A honors with 14.2 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 blocks per game.
Mayde Creek achieved its first-ever 20-win season and first playoff berth since 2010 during a breakthrough 21-15 campaign. Junior Rommell Williams earned first-team honors with 17.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.9 steals and a 39-percent three-point rate.
Taylor secured the fourth playoff spot with a tie-breaking victory against Katy. The Mustangs were recognized in postseason voting with seniors Austin Arnold and Aidan Walsh making the first team.
Katy senior Steve Fontenette earned first-team honors after leading the Tigers to a share of third place in the 19-6A standings at 5-7, forcing a playoff.
ALL-DISTRICT 19-6A BOYS BASKETBALL
MVP: L.J. Cryer, Jr., Morton Ranch
Offensive MVP: Jaron Presley, Sr., Cinco Ranch
Defensive MVP: Westley Sellers, Jr., Morton Ranch
Newcomer of the Year: B.B. Knight, Fr., Tompkins
Coach of the Year: Khris Turner, Morton Ranch
Austin Arnold, Sr., Taylor
Steve Fontenette, Sr., Katy
Eddie Lampkin, Jr., Morton Ranch
Aidan Walsh, Sr., Taylor
Rommell Williams, Jr., Mayde Creek
Ky Blodget, Sr., Taylor
Jayden Collymore, Jr., Cinco Ranch
Justus Mouton, Sr., Katy
D’erice Ulmer, Sr., Morton Ranch
Andrew Adebo, Sr., Cinco Ranch
Adrian Caldwell, Jr., Morton Ranch
Sharman Carr, Sr., Mayde Creek
Derek Dickenscheidt, Jr., Cinco Ranch
Jabari Harris, Sr., Mayde Creek