Twine named District MVP, Lady Hornets gain several honors

Feb. 22—HUNTSVILLE — After a successful season and claiming its sixth straight District title, Huntsville girls basketball was rewarded for its efforts through district play.

The Lady Hornets battled through district play with a perfect 10-0 record that saw multiple blowouts early in the game. Huntsville started district play with a 31-5 first half against Lufkin and never looked back.

For their work, every member of Huntsville's roster was rewarded with district honors.

Senior guard Ma'Halia Twine was elected the Most Valuable Player in District 16, 5A for her season. Twine was a key leader for the Lady Hornets and was a major factor in their run to an undefeated district season.

Freshman Aariyah Willis hit the floor hot and was tabbed as the Co-Freshman of the Year,

To round out the superlative awards, Huntsville head coach LaToya Bennett was named the District 16, 5A Coach of the Year.

On the all-district first team, the Lady Hornets saw their other starters get acknowledged. Senior Chelsea Butler, senior Markia Sweat and sophomore Alyvionia Winn were tabbed to the first team.

Butler, Sweat and Winn all were key starters for Huntsville with Willis coming off the bench for her freshman season.

Huntsville had senior A'Quarius Howard and sophomore Jazlyn Hill tabbed to the All-District second team for their efforts and contributions to the hardwood.

Rounding out the awards are a trio of freshmen Nyriah Johnson, Kloee Lehman and Oniyah Ledet.

Howard was also named to the all-district academic team for both her work on the court and in the classroom.

The Lady Hornets finished their season with a 28-8 record on the season before running into Princeton High School in the area round of the Class 5A Playoffs.