Rosters set for 5th annual KTRE Pineywoods Showdown

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The annual KTRE all-star high school basketball game will be held April 25 with the top seniors from Angelina and Nacogdoches counties fighting for bragging rights.

The game will take place at Panther Gym at Lufkin Middle School.

One of the Nacogdoches County teams will attempt to end a four-year losing streak, as the Angelina County teams have swept their opponents every year.

The girls game will begin at 6 p.m., with the boys to tip off immediately after. Admission is $5 at the door.

All four teams have chosen a charity to play for. The winning team's charity will receive the profits from the gate.

"Now it's not about anybody out here," said Nacogdoches County boys coach Kevin Herron. "It's really about trying to do something for other people. Hopefully we will get a good number of people out to the game and no matter who wins, a great charity is going to get something out of the deal. I think that's bigger than anything."

The Angelina County boys will be playing for Harold's House, while the girls team will represent the Family Crisis Center of East Texas. The Nacogdoches County boys will represent Glory Gang Ministries, while the girls will play for The American Cancer Society.

The Nacogdoches County boys have already begun practicing for the game.

"Angelina always has some good players that are tough to stop, but our goal is going to be to stop them the best we can," Herron said.

"Winning is all that matters," said Hunter Holder of Martinsville. "I don't care if we beat them by one of 50."

"Coach talked about playing harder and I agree," said Chase Higginbotham of Chireno. "Angelina's going to come out and think it is a cakewalk and mess around, but we are going to come out and not mess around."

Below are the rosters for each team:


Coached by Lucas Holloway, Zavalla

Max Iguess, Central

Blake Arriola, Central

Jacob Stifle, Diboll

Carlos Teal, Diboll

Daren Simmons, Hudson

Malek Zaher, Hudson

Kyle Wilson, Huntington

Joseph Loggins, Huntington

Dominique Shaw, Lufkin

Terrance Penson, Lufkin

Cedvion Harris, Lufkin

Johnny West, Zavalla


Coached by Kevin Herron, Central Heights

Blake Jordan, Central Heights

Dante Starling, Chireno

Chase Higginbotham, Chireno

Collin Ivy, Cushing

Reed Westbrook, Douglass

Jake Raines, Douglass

Hunter Key, Garrison

Hunter Holder, Martinsville

Jeron Garrett, Nacogdoches

Mason Proctor, Nacogdoches

Blake Reimer, Woden

Donald Stricklen, Woden


Coached by Jan West, Zavalla

Paige James, Diboll

Chassity Walker, Diboll

Cristen Simmons, Diboll

Niya Bryant, Diboll

Shontovia Houston, Huntington

Kassie Jones, Lufkin

Shaqualla Johnson, Lufkin

Ebonie Williams, Lufkin

Sarah Dugat, Zavalla

Kristen Boulware, Zavalla

Shelby Lee, Zavalla

Shelby Cryer, Zavalla


Coached by Danny Enloe

Savannah Martin, Central Heights

Brittany Crawford, Central Heights

Brittany Johnson, Central Heights

Shelby Pinkston, Chireno

Evelyn Gonzalez, Chireno

Kasey Evans, Cushing

Sarah Smelley, Cushing

Rebecca Meyers, Douglass

Taylor Enloe, Martinsville

Gabby Spencer, Martinsville

Charity Page, Nacogdoches

Kelsey Lawrence, Woden

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