Atlanta & Calvin Basketball Standouts Earn All-State Honors

BY DANIEL GREEN

Written for the Louisiana Sports Writer Association

Atlanta’s Princis Goff and Jehovah-Jireh’s John-Paul Ricks carried their respective teams throughout the 2021-22 campaign.

Goff led her squad to the brink of an LHSAA tourney berth. Ricks guided his team to a runner-up finish in Division V.

As a result, Goff and Ricks claimed Outstanding Player honors on the Class C All-State basketball teams selected by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

Goff was the primary scorer and rebounder for an Atlanta team that lost in the Class C quarterfinals to eventual runner-up Gibsland-Coleman. Goff eclipsed the 1,000-point barrier during her senior season, averaging 36 points, 19 rebounds, five assists and four steals per outing. On the season, she registered eight 40-point outings and two games where she scored 50 or more.

Ricks powered Jehovah-Jireh once again. The 6-foot senior averaged 28 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and five steals as he took his squad to the title game in Division V for the sixth straight year. The Warriors were the runner-up.

Hornbeck’s Matthew Killian and Family Christian’s Isaac Fontenot-Amedee were honored as the Coach of the Year winners. 

Killian guided the Hornet girls team to a 22-12 record and the LHSAA tourney, where they lost to eventual champion Hicks. Killian, a Hornbeck graduate, led the school to its first semifinal berth in over a decade and were led by all-state selection Hannah Dahlhoff.

Fontenot-Amedee coached Family Christian to a Division V championship in his first season with brothers Bryson and Chance Martin, who both made the Class C squad, playing major roles. It was FCA’s first LHSAA title since 2002.

Class C state champions Hicks and Gibsland-Coleman each landed two players on the squads.

LSWA CLASS C ALL-STATE BASKETALL CHARTS

BOYS

First team

Player School Ht. Cl Avg.

John-Paul Ricks Jehovah Jireh 6-0, Sr. 28.0

Terrance James Gibsland-Coleman 6-4 Jr. 21.0

Bryson Martin Family Christian 5-10, Sr. 18.0

Joseph Adams Calvin 5-10 Sr. 28.0

Derwin Ancar Phoenix 6-2 Jr. 20.0

Second team

Player School Ht. Cl Avg.

Chance Martin Family Christian 5-10 Jr. 14.0

Braxton Basco Simpson 5-10 Sr. 16.0

Brady Alexander Hornbeck Jr 6-2 Jr. 18.0

Dontarias Coleman Gibsland-Coleman Sr 6-6 Sr. 15.0

Wayne Curtis Huckaby Calvin 5-10 Sr. 18.0

OUTSTANDING PLAYER: JOHN-PAUL RICKS, JEHOVAH-JIREH

COACH OF THE YEAR: ISAAC FONTENOT-AMEDEE, FAMILY CHRISTIAN

Honorable mention

A.J. Allen, Claiborne Christian; Brayden Cutts, Simpson

Quay Seaberry, St Joseph-Plaucheville; Jaggar Thibodeaux, Northside Christian; Tyren Johnson, Plainview; C.J. Scott, Pleasant Hill; Rondell Battle, Phoenix; Jaren Mitcham, Hornbeck.

GIRLS

First team

Player School Ht. Cl Avg.

Princis Goff Atlanta 5-8 Sr. 36.0

Lauren Quinn Hicks 5-10 Sr, 20.0

Samora Sampson Gibsland-Coleman 6-1 Fr. 22.0

Malaysia Tate Summerfield Sr 5-6 Sr. 24.0

Hannah Dahlhoff Hornbeck Sr 5-10 Sr. 18.0

Second team

Player School Ht. Cl Avg.

Avery Coffman Hicks 5-7 Sr. 15.0

Lexy Robinson Claiborne Christian Jr 5-11 Jr. 12.0

Lauren Rachal Family Christian 5-5 So. 16.0

Zoey Fee Plainview 5-0 Sr. 15.0

Riley Haus Evans 5-6 Jr. 17.0

OUTSTANDING PLAYER: PRINCIS GOFF, ATLANTA

COACH OF THE YEAR: MATT KILLIAN, HORNBECK

Honorable mention

Jamiya Addison, Phoenix; Kennedie Harrison, Starks; Hope Cauthron, Reeves; Olivia Rabalais, St Joseph’s-Plaucheville; Camryn Cartinez, Ebarb; Ke’Honesty Williams, Gibsland-Coleman; Alaysia Combs, Summerfield; Emily Head, Claiborne Christian.


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