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LadyBulldogs receive all-district awards, selected for all-star game

By Sandy Jennings BCC Staff Writer

After finishing their 2016-17 season in a three-way tie for second in District and a Bi-District Championship, Bandera LadyBulldog Basketball celebrated a plethora of All-District awards and qualified three LadyBulldogs for the Chicken Express All-Star game to be played in Kerrville, later this month.
“We had a great, remarkable season and I am so proud of this team and all the accomplishments they have accomplished,” Girls Basketball Head Coach Casey Botos said.
Senior Alex Bauml took top honors earning Division 4A District 28 Offensive Most Valuable Player. Bauml is a LadyBulldog Basketball four-year letterman, receiving All-District awards all four years in her leadership position of Point Guard. Bauml was selected to play in the 2017 Chicken Express All Star Game in Kerrville.
First Team All-District awards were earned by senior Keleigh Schmidt for her role as a shooting guard for the LadyBulldogs. Schmidt will also represent Bandera in the Chicken Express All-Star Game.
The third member of the LadyBulldogs selected as a member of the Chicken Express All-Star team is junior Mariah Antonino. The all-star team consist of only 30 players representing divisions 2A–6A of girl’s basketball across south Texas. Playing post for the LadyBulldogs, Antonino received Second Team All-District awards.
“I’m super proud of these young ladies,” BISD Superintendent Regina Howell said.
Senior McKenzie Owens received Second Team All-District awards for her contributions as a post on the LadyBulldog team.
LadyBulldogs receiving Honorable Mention All-District awards were Sydney Graves, Alia Henderson and Kendra Shaw.
In the superlative arena with Bauml were Abby Spugin (Fredericksburg) selected District MVP, Alexis Martinez (Hondo) Defensive MVP and Brae Harris (Hondo) Newcomer of the Year.