Sunday , 20 May 2018

TAPPS Honors Four MCA Girls Basketball Players at State Meeting

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McKinney Christian Academy senior Kaitlynn McAdams was named to the TAPPS All-State first team in girls basketball. She was one of four Lady Mustangs honored at the meeting.

Sophomore guard Julie James was named to the All State second team; Hannah Wilks was named the district’s Freshman of the Year and All-State Honorable Mention; and junior Sarah Grubbs was named to the All-State Academic team.

McAdams, the district 4-3A MVP, averaged 15 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals and 2.2 blocks per game while also leading the Mustangs in three-point shooting from her post/forward position. She was a two-time first team All-District selection and was also a first team All-State selection in volleyball this year. She has signed to play volleyball next year at Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn.


James, the district’s Freshman of the Year last year, was selected to the All-District first team for the second straight season. She followed that first season with a successful sophomore campaign averaging 12 points and 7 rebounds a game from the point and leading the Mustangs in assists and steals per game with 5 and 7, respectively. In addition, she was named to the district’s All Defensive team.

Wilks led the Mustangs in scoring and rebounding. She averaged a double-double for the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds per game. She, too, was  a first team All District selection.

Grubbs, a defensive specialist, was a first-team All District selection for the first time and along with James, was named to the All Defensive team. She averaged 4 steals and 4 rebounds per game while contributing 5 points and 2 assists per game from the 2 guard spot. She carries a 93 average in her school work at MCA.

These accolades top off a fine year for the Mustangs who finished the year at 23-7 and advanced to the Regional finals where they were defeated by eventual state champion Lubbock Christian. Lubbock Christian’s Ashlee De la Cruz was voted the No. 1 player in the state for TAPPS in Class 3A. She scored 19 against the Mustangs in a close game.

MCA’s 4-3A district was also represented at State by sophomore post Samantha  Anderson of Brook Hill, who was named to the first team and  district runner up Dallas Lutheran’s So Haleigh Heil; and junior Rebecca Bartel, who joined James on the second team. Brook Hill senior Alyssa Eden was named Honorable Mention.

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