Stars for Class C state champions named outstanding players

Zikiterian Woodley kept Pelican atop the Class C boys basketball mountaintop. Meanwhile, Sueterrica Key put Dubach on top in girls basketball.

Woodley, the Jaguars’ 6-foot-4 senior star, averaged 28 points per game as he helped the Jaguars repeat as Class C state champions. For his role in that second straight title run, Woodley has also been named the Outstanding Player on the all-state team, as voted on by a panel of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Woodley also garnered the honor after last season’s championship season.

Outstanding Player honors for the girls went to Key, a 5-11 junior, who averaged 26.9 points as she led her team to the Class C state title.

Pelican’s Richard Simmons and Saline’s Larry Williams picked up Coach of the Year honors. Simmons led the Jaguars to a 22-8 record and a 61-59 victory over Atlanta in the title game. Williams, meanwhile, led the Bobcats to a 26-6 record, upset top seed Pelican in the semifinals to reach the title game as a No. 4 seed.

Atlanta’s Paul Collins received consideration for the boys honors, while Dubach’s Theodis Johnson and Plainview’s Justin Miller were considered on the girls side.

Two Baton Rouge players from Family Christian Academy made the boys squad. Junior Gummie Williams (6-1), who averaged 26 points, 10 rebounds and three assists for the Flames, was a first-team choice after helping lead the Flames to the quarterfinals. Senior J.J. Holmes (6-2) was a second-team pick after posting averages of 16 points, five assists and four steals.

Joining Woodley on the first team is Atlanta senior Steve Evans (18.3 ppg), New Living Word sophomore Xavier Williams (13.0 ppg) and Sicily Island senior Desirae Drumgoole (15.6 ppg).

Plainview senior Breanne Webb (17.4 ppg), Atlanta senior Brianna Harris (20.0 ppg), Saline senior Keanna Rainwater (24.2 ppg) and Pelican sophomore Sara Housely (10.5 ppg) join Key on the girls first team.

The boys second team is comprised of Atlanta sophomore Taren Sapp I (17.4 ppg), Claiborne Christian senior Zach Osbon (21.0 ppg), New Living Word sophomore Javier Roper (15 ppg) and Pelican senior Carnelius Holmes (16.0 ppg).

Plainview senior Katy Doyle (13.3 ppg), Claiborne Christian sophomore Christi Conti (14.0 ppg), Epps freshman Alexus Holt (18.0 ppg), Hackberry junior D.J. Simon (20.2 ppg) and Ebarb senior Shelby Ethridge (15.0 ppg) comprise the girls second team.