Knight, Garrett take 1A’s top honors
Central Catholic finished the girls’ basketball season on top of the Class 1A ranks earlier this month, winning the school’s first-ever Class 1A girls’ basketball title.
The wave of honors continued as the squad swept the individual honors on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 1A All-State team released this weekend.
Central Catholic standout Meo Knight, a University of Alabama signee, took the Class 1A Most Valuable Player honors, while the Lady Eagles’ head coach, Jamarr Garrett was named Class 1A Coach of the Year.
Teammate Randi Brown also was a first-team selection.
Knight, a senior, had per-game averages of 18.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 4.6 steals.
Garrett said it is a testament to the respect that Knight has statewide to get state MVP honors even though she didn’t get the District’s MVP award.
Brown earned first-team honors after recording per game averages of 24.7 points per game, 7.8 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 4.1 steals, earned the District MVP.
“It’s just the icing on the cake for it all for them,” Garrett said.
Both participated in the Louisiana Coaches Association All-Star game Saturday with Knight recording 12 points and five rebounds and Brown leading the West with 17 points and also recording six rebounds in an 89-86 loss.
Brown said last week she had scholarship offers from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and Ole Miss. She said she would be deciding on her college destination in the coming weeks.
Garrett led the squad to a 29-4 mark in 2014.
Garrett said credit for his honor goes to assistant coach Joe Jones, who he said works just as hard as he does, and the players for doing the work on the court.
“We’re all representing Central Catholic, and I guess that’s just the most important thing,” Garrett said.
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Class 1A All-State team
Player School Ht. Cl. Avg.
Cheyenne South Tensas 5-6 Sr. 28.0
Ty Henderson Arcadia 5-6 Sr. 23.0
Randi Brown Central Catholic 5-8 Sr. 24.7
Meoshonti Knight Central Catholic 5-8 Sr. 18.3
Andrea Cournoyer Merryville 5-4 8th 28.9
Player School Ht. Cl. Avg.
Katie Frith Vermilion Catholic 5-10 Sr. 18.5
Jazlyn Robertson North Central 5-11 Jr. 17.3
Kelsey Booth Ouachita Christian 5-7 Jr. 17.0
Doneisha Young Southern Lab 5-8 Sr. 18.3
Maya Trench West St. John 5-4 So. 17.7
Most Valuable Player: Meo Knight, Central Catholic
Coach of the Year: Jamarr Garrett, Central Catholic
Honorable mention: Alisia Johnson, Houma Christian; Kira Coleman, Houma Christian; Hannah Naquin, Houma Christian; Kendric Cole, Oberlin; Peyton Cournoyer, Merryville; Carlee Herrington, East Beauregard; Maddie Leger, Country Day; Skylar O’Bear, White Castle; Rae’shaun Malancon, Ascension Catholic; Ashailee Brailey, Vermilion Catholic; McKenzie Simmons, Ouachita Christian; Amber Sellers, St. Frederick.