Multiple parish players make all-district basketball teams

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Donaldsonville's Braxton Bernard was named first team All-District 6-3A. Photo by Kyle Riviere.

It was another exciting basketball season in Donaldsonville, and as a result, many of the area’s players were named to the all-district teams.

For the boys, the Donaldsonville Tigers made yet another run to the 3A playoffs. Though, it certainly was not easy for them.

They were forced to deal with the brutal new District 6-3A that contained teams like Parkview Baptist, Brusly and two-time defending state champion University Lab.

With such fierce competition night in and night out, the Tigers finished the regular season just 14-16, but despite the losing record, they secured a No. 27 seed in the playoffs. They were eliminated by sixth-seeded Carroll in the opening round.

Senior Braxton Bernard was the lone Donaldsonville player to make the All-District 6-3A first team.

As for the Donaldsonville girls, they also made the playoff field after finishing the regular season 17-10.

In the postseason, they upset 13th-seeded Winnfield in the opening round before losing to district foe and No. 4 seed Parkview Baptist in regionals. Parkview went on to finish as state runner-up.

Two Lady Tigers made the all-district first team in juniors Janira Collier and Mya Chatman.

In 1A, Ascension Catholic had one player on each team make the all-district squad.

For the boys, the Bulldogs played a brutal schedule in head coach Kylon Green’s first year there. They finished just 8-19 overall. Though, they did end the year with a 6-6 mark in the tough new District 6-1A.

Making the all-district second team for Ascension Catholic was senior point guard Kaleb Winchester. Winchester had a memorable year as he broke Lane Frey’s school record for most career points.

The Lady Bulldogs also had their share of struggles. Battling the tough new league, they finished just 5-17 and missed out on the playoffs.

Despite their struggles, senior Rae’Shaun Melancon played very well. Melancon was a second-team All-District 6-3A selection.