By Daniel Green
Written for the LSWA
Atlanta’s Princis Goff and Jehovah-Jireh’s John-Paul Ricks carried their respective teams throughout the 2021-22 campaign.
Goff led her squad to the brink of an LHSAA tourney berth. Ricks guided his team to a runner-up finish in Division V.
As a result, Goff and Ricks claimed Outstanding Player honors on the Class C All-State basketball teams selected by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
Goff was the primary scorer and rebounder for an Atlanta team that lost in the Class C quarterfinals to eventual runner-up Gibsland-Coleman. Goff eclipsed the 1,000-point barrier during her senior season, averaging 36 points, 19 rebounds, five assists and four steals per outing. On the season, she registered eight 40-point outings and two games where she scored 50 or more.
Ricks powered Jehovah-Jireh once again. The 6-foot senior averaged 28 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and five steals as he took his squad to the title game in Division V for the sixth straight year. The Warriors were the runner-up.
Hornbeck’s Matthew Killian and Family Christian’s Isaac Fontenot-Amedee were honored as the Coach of the Year winners.
Killian guided the Hornet girls team to a 22-12 record and the LHSAA tourney, where they lost to eventual champion Hicks. Killian, a Hornbeck graduate, led the school to its first semifinal berth in over a decade and were led by all-state selection Hannah Dahlhoff.
Fontenot-Amedee coached Family Christian to a Division V championship in his first season with brothers Bryson and Chance Martin, who both made the Class C squad, playing major roles. It was FCA’s first LHSAA title since 2002.
Class C state champions Hicks and Gibsland-Coleman each landed two players on the squads.
LSWA CLASS C ALL-STATE BASKETALL CHARTS
Player, School, Height., Class, Average Points Per Game (ppg)
- John-Paul Ricks, Jehovah Jireh, 6-0, Sr., 28.0 ppg
- Terrance James, Gibsland-Coleman, 6-4, Jr., 21.0 ppg
- Bryson Martin, Family Christian, 5-10, Sr., 18.0 ppg
- Joseph Adams, Calvin, 5-10, Sr., 28.0 ppg
- Derwin Ancar, Phoenix, 6-2, Jr., 20.0 ppg
- Chance Martin, Family Christian, 5-10, Jr., 14.0 ppg
- Braxton Basco, Simpson, 5-10, Sr., 16.0 ppg
- Brady Alexander, Hornbeck, 6-2, Jr., 18.0 ppg
- Dontarias Coleman, Gibsland-Coleman, 6-6, Sr., 15.0 ppg
- Wayne Curtis Huckaby, Calvin, 5-10, Sr., 18.0 ppg
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: JOHN-PAUL RICKS, JEHOVAH-JIREH
COACH OF THE YEAR: ISAAC FONTENOT-AMEDEE, FAMILY CHRISTIAN
- A.J. Allen, Claiborne Christian;
- Brayden Cutts, Simpson;
- Quay Seaberry, St Joseph-Plaucheville;
- Jaggar Thibodeaux, Northside Christian;
- Tyren Johnson, Plainview;
- C.J. Scott, Pleasant Hill;
- Rondell Battle, Phoenix;
- Jaren Mitcham, Hornbeck.
- Princis Goff, Atlanta, 5-8, Sr., 36.0 ppg
- Lauren Quinn, Hicks 5-10, Sr., 20.0 ppg
- Samora Sampson, Gibsland-Coleman, 6-1, Fr., 22.0 ppg
- Malaysia Tate, Summerfield, 5-6, Sr., 24.0 ppg
- Hannah Dahlhoff, Hornbeck, 5-10, Sr., 18.0 ppg
- Avery Coffman, Hicks, 5-7, Sr., 15.0 ppg
- Lexy Robinson, Claiborne Christian, 5-11, Jr., 12.0 ppg
- Lauren Rachal, Family Christian, 5-5, So., 16.0 ppg
- Zoey Fee, Plainview, 5-0, Sr., 15.0 ppg
- Riley Haus, Evans, 5-6, Jr., 17.0 ppg
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: PRINCIS GOFF, ATLANTA
COACH OF THE YEAR: MATT KILLIAN, HORNBECK
- Jamiya Addison, Phoenix;
- Kennedie Harrison, Starks;
- Hope Cauthron, Reeves;
- Olivia Rabalais, St Joseph’s-Plaucheville;
- Camryn Cartinez, Ebarb;
- Ke’Honesty Williams, Gibsland-Coleman;
- Alaysia Combs, Summerfield;
- Emily Head, Claiborne Christian.
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