There’s a purple flair to The Eagle’s 2020 All-Brazos Valley Girls Basketball Team — and for good reason.

College Station went 32-8 and made its first state tournament berth, a run years in the making that was preceded by its first regional tournament appearance last season. The Lady Cougars nearly broke through to the Class 5A state championship game, losing in the semifinals to eventual champion Frisco Liberty in overtime after leading for most of the game. Despite the heartbreaking ending, College Station’s season to remember garnered plenty of recognition on the All-Brazos Valley team.

Four Lady Cougars are honored on this year’s team, including TGCA 5A/6A Coach of the Year Megan Symank, who is The Eagle’s pick for coach of the year for the second straight season.

Senior guard Mia Rivers is a second-team selection, while senior guard Rebekah Hailey and junior guard Na’layjah Johnson are on the third team. Hailey (2019) and Rivers (2018) are two-time honorees, while Johnson makes her first All-Brazos Valley team.

Franklin reached the 3A Region III title game for the second straight season and met the same end against the same team, suffering a 59-49 loss to state finalist Woodville. Seniors Ciara Wade and Mya Booker were instrumental in the Lady Lions’ 34-7 season, and both made the first team.

Rudder made it to the third round before falling to 19-5A foe College Station in the fourth meeting between the teams. Rudder went 29-8, with three of those losses coming to the Lady Cougars, and the Lady Rangers are represented on the first team by senior post Deondra Young and the third team by junior guard Tianna Mathis. Both are repeat selections.

Also in 19-5A, A&M Consolidated muscled its way through a tough district to make its first playoff appearance since 2016, led by senior guard Mariya Scott, who earned a second-team nod.

Hearne junior guard Jenny Johnson is a repeat pick on the first team, and Snook junior guard Jaycie Brisco and Centerville senior center Hannah Matthews are on the second team for the second straight season.

All-Brazos Valley Girls Basketball Team


Coach of the Year

Megan Symank

Megan Symank

College Station Lady Cougars

Symank has led the Lady Cougars to new heights, first to their first regional tournament in 2019, then to their first state tournament this year, earning TGCA 5A/6A Coach of the Year and a repeat selection for All-Brazos Valley Coach of the Year.


First Team

Jenny Johnson

Jenny Johnson

Hearne Lady Eagles

Junior Guard 5-5

The 25-2A co-MVP averaged 15.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 4.6 steals per game, helping Hearne reach the third round.

Mya Booker

Mya Booker

Franklin Lady Lions

Senior, Guard, 5-7

The McClennan College signee and 19-3A MVP led Franklin to the 2A Region III final and 34-7 record, averaging 14 ppg, 8 rpg, 7 apg and 5 spg to earn TGCA and TABC all-state honors.

Haley Mason

Haley Mason

Anderson-Shiro Lady Owls

Sophomore, Guard, 5-6

Mason was named 23-3A MVP as a sophomore after scoring 16 ppg, including 20 ppg in district and postseason play, to go with 15 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 assists per game.

Ciara Wade

Ciara Wade

Franklin Lady Lions

Senior, Guard/Forward, 5-7

Wade averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds per game and sank 68 3-pointers for the Lady Lions and was named TGCA all-state and TABC all-region.

Deondra Young

Deondra Young

Rudder Lady Rangers

Senior, Post, 6-0

The Sam Houston State signee averaged a double-double with 16.2 points and 15.3 rebounds per game, earning TABC all-region honors her senior season.


Second Team

Jaycie Brisco

Jaycie Brisco

Snook Lady Jays

Junior, Guard, 5-8

The two-time 26-2A MVP led the Lady Jays to a 31-6 record and a fourth straight district title, earning all-state honors from TABC and TGCA after averaging 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals.

Mariya Scott

Mariya Scott

A&M Consolidated Lady Tigers

Senior, Guard, 5-8

The Hill Junior College signee scored 18 ppg to go with 4.7 apg and 4 spg to lead the Lady Tigers back to the playoffs. Scott was named to the TGCA all-state team.

Mia Rivers

Mia Rivers

College Station Lady Cougars

Senior, Guard, 5-6

Rivers led a stellar Lady Cougar defense to claim 19-5A defensive player of the year and help College Station to its first state tournament. She averaged 10.5 ppg and 4.5 rpg and was named TGCA and TABC all-state.

Jakayla Jones

Jakayla Jones

Navasota Lady Rattlers

Junior, Post, 5-10

The 26-4A defensive player of the year averaged 11.9 points, 12.6 rebounds, 3.6 steals and 2.5 blocks to earn TGCA all-state honors.

Hannah Matthews

Hannah Matthews

Centerville Lady Tigers

Senior, Center, 6-1

The 20-2A offensive player of the year was a force in the paint, averaging 15 points, 12 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in a stellar senior campaign.


Third Team

Rebekah Hailey

Rebekah Hailey

College Station Lady Cougars

Senior, Guard, 5-9

The TGCA all-state sharpshooter scored 12.5 points per game to go with 4.9 rebounds and played a key role on the Lady Cougars’ state tournament team.

Na’layjah Johnson

Na’layjah Johnson

College Station Lady Cougars

Junior, Guard, 5-6

Johnson was College Station’s leading scorer at 14.1 points per game, including a game-high 20 in the regional final, and was named to the TABC all-region team.

Tianna Mathis

Tianna Mathis

Rudder Lady Rangers

Junior, Guard, 5-6

Rudder’s point guard missed the playoffs with an injury, but she averaged 12.1 points and 4.0 assists per game as the catalyst of the Lady Rangers’ up-tempo style.

Xadria Martin

Xadria Martin

Somerville Lady Yeguas

Junior, Center, 6-0

The 26-2A offensive MVP averaged 16.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.7 blocks per game, helping the Yeguas to a 26-5 record and a second-round appearance.

Antinajah Jackson

Antinajah Jackson

Hearne Lady Eagles

Freshman, Forward, 5-10

Jackson had a stellar first season with Hearne, averaging 12.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game, and was named 25-2A newcomer of the year.


All-Academic Team

Macey Caldwell, Franklin, senior — 95.2 GPA, CR 14 of 66, 22 ACT, 1090 SAT, NHS

Riley Caldwell, Franklin, sophomore — 97.55 GPA, CR 10 of 95

Bethanie Compton, Milano, senior — 95.8 GPA

Natalie Compton, Milano, freshman — 99.5 GPA

Raven Gooden, Consol, senior — 99 GPA, TGCA/TABC/THSCA academic all-state, attending North Texas

Sarah Hathorn, Consol, sophomore — 104 GPA

Riley Hood, Franklin, sophomore — 100.75 GPA, CR 2 of 95

Sarah Lyon, Aggieland HomeSchool, senior — 4.0 GPA, dual credit

Hattie Novak, Aggieland HomeSchool, junior — 4.0 GPA

Mariya Scott, Consol, senior — 93.7 GPA, THSCA/TABC academic all-state

Leah Shields, Franklin, senior — 98.96 GPA, CR 2 of 66, 24 ACT, NHS

Claire Sisco, Consol, sophomore — 102.5 GPA

Taylor Smitherman, Franklin, sophomore — 97.75 GPA, CR 9 of 95

Katelyn Trowbridge, Milano, sophomore — 101.1 GPA

Key: GPA — Grade point average; CR — Class rank; NHS — National Honor Society; SAT/ACT — college entrance exams

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