It's that time again for KTRE's 9th Annual Pineywoods Showdown. It's where KTRE takes the best senior high school basketball players from Angelina and Nacogdoches County to compete in an all-star game all for charity.
The Angelina County girls team will be playing for the Diboll Housing Authority Summer Enrichment Program.
They'll coached by Diboll head coach Andre Emmons, who is making his Pineywoods Showdown debut. Emmons said he couldn't be more excited by his roster going in.
“I saw the roster and was like, ‘’wow.’ This amount of talent on one team is pretty fun for my first all-star game coaching. I want to see how that works and sit back and watch the talent myself,” said Emmons.
“You hit that last ball game of your senior season and you think you’re done. Then you get the opportunity to play one more game and to represent your county too. It's a privilege,” said Huntington basketball player Grace Martin.
The game will be held Thursday, April 20, at Lufkin Panther Gym. The girls' game starts at 6 p.m. and the boys will follow after. Admission is $5 at the door. Children under the age of 5 can get in free.
The eighth year saw the Angelina County girls win 66-52 and the Angelina County boys win 69-57.
As always, every team has chosen a charity to play for. The winning teams' charities take the profits from the gate.
Below are rosters for each team:
Nacogdoches County girls, coached by Dayna Westbrook of Douglass. Playing for Glory Gang.
Kaylee Bennett, Chireno
Kensi Bowlin, Central Heights
Jolynn Blackwell, Central Heights
Erica Daniels, Nacogdoches
Alanna Fontenot, Woden
Rosie Guaddarrama, Cushing
Ladetriss Hunt, Nacogdoches
Samantha Lowery, Woden
Bug McElroy, Martinsville
Cierra Rodrigues, Nacogdoches
Haylie Vallery, Douglass
Abby Weems, Garrison
Chloe Woodson, Chireno
Angelina County girls, coached by Andre Emmons of Diboll. Playing for Diboll Housing Authority Summer Enrichment Program.
Kayla Box, Diboll
Baleigh Hudman, Hudson
Diamond Johnson, Lufkin
Kayla Lee, PCA
Grace Martin, Huntington
Ivey Massie, Lufkin
Shelby Owens, Central
Maddison Peeples, Zavalla
Jakayla Suell, Lufkin
Mya Ward, Diboll
Mia Williams, Diboll
Cassidy Willmon, Hudson
Nacogdoches County boys, coached by Vance Dallas of Douglass. Playing for Helping House.
Braden Austin, Cushing
Daylon Bell, Garrison
Hank Burks, Chireno
Jeffrey Cleveland, Chireno
Connor Gallier, Douglass
Kase Hooper, Martinsville
Jackson Linam, Woden
Bubba Moore, Central Heights
Mason Shaw, Chireno
Luke Spivey, Garrison
Blake Upshaw, Nacogdoches
Jordan Upshaw, Nacogdoches
Angelina County boys, coached by Brian Kruk of PCA. Playing for CISC.
Chris Berry, Diboll
Justin Butler, Huntington
Courtnee Garcia, Lufkin
Jacob Huffstetler, Hudson
Aaron Minkner, Hudson
Kyle Nerren, Huntington
Jacob Pierce, Hudson
Dalton Renfro, Zavalla
Kordell Rodgers, Lufkin
Jucory West, Diboll
Blane Wilson, Huntington
Nick Wilson, Lufkin
The following are scores from the previous six years:
Nacogdoches girls 49, Angelina girls 61
Nacogdoches boys 66, Angelina boys 72
Nacogdoches girls 36, Angelina girls 48
Nacogdoches boys 51, Angelina boys 72
Angelina girls 65, Nacogdoches girls 31
Angelina boys 84, Nacogdoches boys 53
Nacogdoches girls 28, Angelina girls 48
Nacogdoches boys 62, Angelina boys 73
Nacogdoches girls 72, Angelina girls 74
Nacogdoches boys 72, Angelina boys 78
Nacogdoches girls 67, Angelina girls 36
Nacogdoches boys 61, Angelina boys 54
Angelina girls 40, Nacogdoches girls 44
Angelina boys 70, Nacogdoches boys 66
Angelina girls 66, Nacogdoches girls 52
Angelina boys 69, Nacogdoches boys 57
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