All-Metro Basketball

The Baton Rouge area All-Metro boys and girl’s basketball teams were released recently, and two Ascension Parish players made the cut.

St. Amant junior guard Deniya Thornton was selected to the All-Metro girl’s squad.

This past season was Thornton’s third as a starter for the Lady Gators, and she was terrific once again.

For the second straight year, Thornton was named the District 5-5A MVP. She shared that distinction with McKinley’s Ty’Reona Sibley.

Thornton and the Lady Gators had another memorable season that ended with them being the District 5-5A champions. It was St. Amant’s second straight district title.

The Lady Gators finished the regular season with a 19-9 overall record. That was good enough to earn them the No. 8 seed in the Class 5A playoffs. As a result, for the second straight year, St. Amant hosted a first-round playoff game.

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