It was a historic season for the Heights girls basketball team as it won 26 games and reached the program’s first-ever regional tournament. Meanwhile, the Booker T. Washington boys made a late-season run that gave way to a regional quarterfinal berth.
Stars for both teams were recently recognized for their contributions by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
Heights junior guard Gracelynn Alvarez was named to the TABC’s all-Region III-6A girls team after serving as the trigger for the Lady Bulldogs (26-9), who raced to the District 18-6A title in the regular season before earning their first berth in the regional tournament.
It was the first all-region selection for Alvarez, a three-year letterwinner who set career highs in points, rebounds, assists and steals during the 2019-20 campaign. She will be the leading returning scorer (18.8 points per game) for head coach Kerrick Arrington and the Lady Bulldogs, who look poised for another run next season.
Honors were also in order for Walter Potts, a senior guard and three-year letterman for Washington. He posted career highs in rebounds, points, and steals in being named to the TABC’s all-Region III-4A boys team.
Potts was the second leading scorer (14.4 points per game) and third-leading rebounder (5.2 per game) for head coach Vincent Grayson and the Eagles (15-19), who reached the third round of the playoffs before falling to defending state champion Silsbee.