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Basketball: Slidell’s Shelton earns MVP – Pierce named Coach of the Year

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, March 10, 2018
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Slidell’s Layton Shelton was named District 21-A MVP for the second time and helping the Greyhounds return to the Class A Region III quarterfinals.

Shelton averaged 14 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

Slidell coach Casey Pierce earned Coach of the Year honors in his first season at the helm, leading the Greyhounds to a 27-6 finish. Slidell went undefeated in district play, earning a first-round playoff bye. The Greyhounds throttled Roxton in the area round before falling to Irving Universal in the regional quarterfinal.

Slayton Pruett and Shelby Johnson were named to the first team. A 6-foot, 6-inch sophomore, Pruett averaged 11.9 points and 8.9 rebounds. Johnson averaged 8.7 points in his senior campaign.

Jessee Tijerina and Junter Horner earned second-team honors. Horner averaged 8.9 points and was an all-tournament selection at the Slidell Invitational.

2018 DISTRICT 21-A BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM

MVP: Layton Shelton, Slidell

OFFENSIVE MVP: Preston Lyons, Saint Jo

DEFENSIVE MVP: Gabriel Garza, Bellevue

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Tanner Parrish, Gold-Burg

COACH OF THE YEAR: Casey Pierce, Slidell

FIRST-TEAM

Copeland Miller, Gold-Burg; Mark Gill, Bellevue; Tyler Allen, Bellevue; Blake Osterman, Midway; Kyler Wyatt, Midway; Slayton Pruett, Slidell; Shelby Johnson, Slidell; Lane Roof, Prairie Valley; Bear Ostean, Forestburg; JD Moore, Forestburg

SECOND-TEAM

William Winkler, Prairie Valley; Julian Rhode, Prairie Valley; Jessie Tijerina, Slidell; Hunter Horner, Slidell; Harper Roberts, Saint Jo; Logan Morman, Saint Jo; Hunter Fuller, Bellevue; Ryan Wolfe, Midway; Trevor Vann, Forestburg; Blake Allen, Gold-Burg

HONORABLE MENTION

Slidell: Ben McCasland, Easton Vanover

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