Lawson makes All-Region and All-Conference; Phipps and Jackson receive honorable mention

SHENIECE CHAPPELL
Sports Editor

The Lady Rangers had a bumpy season, but that did not stop Amanda Lawson, Bryan sophomore, from making the Region XIV All-Region and All-Conference team.

Lawson plays center for the Lady Rangers and  scored 303 points this season. She averaged 12.6 points a game and 6.5 rebounds.  Lawson shot for 46.9 percent this season in field goal range and 64.3 percent at the free-throw line. This is not the first time she has received this honor.

“I made the All-Freshman Team and All-District in high school and at the University of Houston,” Lawson said. “This makes me  feel like all of my hard work is paying off, but without my coach and teammates none of this would be possible.”

Lawson is still undecided on what school she is going to attend next year.

“She deserves it,” said head coach Roy Thomas.”No matter what good, bad, or different she gave it her all.”

Sophomore guards Keira Phipps and Gabrielle Jackson received an honorable mention.

“I am very thankful and did not find out about this until recently,” Phipps said. “It is truly a blessing.”

Phipps averaged 8.5 points a game, scoring 203 points this season. She shot 33.8 percent from the field and 68.8 percent from the free-throw line.

Jackson said getting an honorable mention feels great.

“This was unexpected, but exciting at the same time,” Jackson said.

She racked up 188 points,  averaging nine points a game. Jackson shot 41.2 percent from the field and 56.4 percent from the free-throw line this season. She also led the Lady Rangers in steals with 66.

Phipps and Jackson are undecided on where they are going to attend next year, but hope to take what they learned from KC and apply it to their new team.