Basketball Thomas

Miah Thomas (0) of Kilgore goes up for a shot against Gilmer. Thomas was recently named the District 16-4A all-district offensive player of the year, as chosen by the district’s coaches.

It’s softball season now, and Miah Thomas is on her third major sport of the year.

But Thomas was honored recently, as were several players in District 16-4A girls basketball, with the announcement of their 2019-2020 all-district team.

Thomas, just a junior, was named the offensive most valuable player for 16-4A’s all-district, helping Kilgore get out of a three-way tie with Henderson and Spring Hill and into the playoffs. In that tiebreaker, a two-night scenario that played out in Winona, Thomas had 34 points as Kilgore blistered Henderson, 53-28, and then she had 12 in a defensive battle against Spring Hill, a 45-19 Kilgore victory.

Kilgore’s season ended in the first round of the UIL Class 4A playoffs against Pleasant Grove.

Thomas plays volleyball, basketball and softball for Kilgore.

Lady Bulldogs joining Thomas on the all-district team are Jada Abercrombie and Alexis T. Anderson on the first-team, and Summer Hayden, just a freshman, on the second team. Kilgore all-district honorable mentions are Skye Cotton, Na’Kayla Hooper, Alexis M. Anderson and Aligah Colbert.

Academic all-district Lady ‘Dogs are Thomas, Abercrombie, both Alexis T. and Alexis M. Anderson, and Sabrina Hardt.

Other award-winners as part of the all-district team were Haylee Jordan of Gilmer, who received the overall most valuable player award; Bullard’s Bailey Smith, the defensive MVP; and D.J. Kincade of Chapel Hill, who was named newcomer of the year.

The district’s coaches vote on all-district.

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