Chief unveils All-Parish basketball teams

Kyle Riviere
Donaldsonville's Dwayne Johnson was a second-team All-Parish selection. Photo by Kyle Riviere.

After a successful basketball season in Ascension, the Donaldsonville Chief has released its All-Parish teams.

For the boys, St. Amant had the most selections with four. The Gators won 23 games in 2018, captured a share of the District 5-5A regular-season title and won their first playoff game since 2009.

East Ascension and Donaldsonville each had three selections.

East Ascension went 20-9, was the District 5-5A Tournament runner-up and reached the second round of the playoffs. Donaldsonville also reached the regional.

Dutchtown had two players make the All-Parish team. This season, the Griffins won their first playoff game since 2014.

As for the girls, Dutchtown had the most selections with four. The Lady Griffins won 18 games this season.

East Ascension placed three on the squad. They had the greatest success of any team in the parish as they brought home the program’s first-ever state championship.

Both Ascension Christian and Donaldsonville had two players make the team.

Ascension Christian won a share of the District 6-1A title and reached the quarterfinals. Donaldsonville also made the playoff field.

Finally, St. Amant had one player make the team. This season, the Lady Gators reached the playoffs for the first time in four years.

Here is the Chief’s All-Parish basketball teams:

All-Parish First Team (Boys):

G - Jimel London (East Ascension)

G - K.J. Franklin (St. Amant)

F - Nick Caldwell (Dutchtown)

F - Justin Gibson (St. Amant)

C - Everett Wilson (Donaldsonville)

Sixth Man - Gary Smith (Dutchtown)

All-Parish Second Team (Boys):

G - Shedrick Smith (East Ascension)

G - Jahnoi Daley (St. Amant)

F - Hobert Grayson (East Ascension)

F - Jerome Turner (St. Amant)

C - Dwayne Johnson (Donaldsonville)

Sixth Man - Terrell Brown (Donaldsonville)

MVP - Jimel London (East Ascension)

Defensive Player of the Year - Jerome Turner (St. Amant)

Coach of the Year - Travis Uzee (St. Amant)

All-Parish First Team (Girls):

G - Tristen Washington (East Ascension)

G - Diniaa McZeal (East Ascension)

F - Jamilyn Robinson (Ascension Christian)

F - Chelsea Cain (Dutchtown)

C - Mae Babin (Dutchtown)

Sixth Woman - Alona Washington (Ascension Christian)

All-Parish Second Team (Girls):

G - Zaria Harleaux (Dutchtown)

G - Daija Harvey (Donaldsonville)

F - Kendall Alvarez (East Ascension)

F - Megan Melancon (St. Amant)

C - Reagan Crawford (Dutchtown)

Sixth Woman - Quinntralyn Bell (Donaldsonville)

MVP - Diniaa McZeal (East Ascension)

Defensive Player of the Year - Kendall Alvarez (East Ascension)

Coach of the Year - Dennis Chandler (East Ascension)