Kylie Marshall of Mansfield Lake Ridge

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Kylie Marshall of Mansfield Lake Ridge

What she did: Marshall averaged 22.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game as Lake Ridge went 2-0 in Class 6A playoff games last week. She scored 23 points in a 49-35 win over Killeen Ellison in a bi-district playoff Monday at Robinson. Marshall scored 21 points in a 49-35 win over Rockwall in a zone playoff Friday at Highland Park.

Who is she: A 5-foot-11 junior shooter. Marshall is recruited by numerous colleges, including Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, TCU, Illinois, Kansas State, Auburn, Wichita State, Florida and West Virginia.

Kylie Marshall of Mansfield Lake Ridge.(Lake Mansfield Landing)

Statistics : Marshall is averaging 21.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 46% on field goal attempts and 36% on 3-point attempts. She helped Lake Ridge compile a 16-14 record heading into a Class 6A Region II quarterfinal against District 11-6A rival DeSoto on Monday at the Arlington ISD Athletic Center.

She said it: “I will remember a play in the fourth quarter in the Ellison game. Kinsea (Logan) got a steal and passed it to Laniyah (Smith) who got it to me and I had a spin move to the basket. The energy was just wild. In this game, I did a good job attacking the rim… This year, I improved my consistency. I might be short on offense and defense in a game, but I can still do the little things to be consistent through four quarters.

The coach said it: “Kylie can shoot from anywhere. During halftime of Ellison’s game, I challenged her not to settle for three, and she really responded. It really showed in his pull-up sweaters. … Over the past year, what she has improved on is her leadership. She’s very respectful and very humble, and now she’s a vocal leader,” – Lake Ridge coach Stephani Gray.

Did you know? Marshall started playing basketball at the age of four, playing at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church. His mother Nikki Sanders Marshall and grandmother Twanna Adams played basketball in high school. Nikki has performed at Duncanville and Manhattan College. … Marshall’s favorite class in school is history, especially the civil rights movement. … In college, Marshall plans to major in mechanical engineering and would like to pursue a career as a mechanical engineer or designer. … Marshall’s favorite dish is chicken alfredo with breadsticks and peach punch. … Marshall’s favorite athlete is Basketball Hall of Fame guard Michael Jordan, who won six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s.

Honorable mention

Player school To classify pos. Notable
Mariah Clayton North Forney Jr. F Avg. 25.0 points as North Forney went 2-0 in the Class 5A playoffs.
Kaelyn Hamilton North McKinney So. g Avg. 19.0 points as North went 2-0 in the Class 5A playoffs.
India Howard copell Sr. F/C Avg. 17.0 points as Coppell went 2-0 in the Class 6A playoffs.
Jasmine Lott Frisco Memorial Sr. g Avg. 17.5 points as Memorial went 2-0 in the Class 5A playoffs.
Amina Mohammad DeSoto Sr. F Avg. 16.5 points as DeSoto went 2-0 in the Class 6A playoffs.
Alisha Nunley Euless Trinity Jr. g Avg. 17.0 points as Trinity went 2-0 in the Class 6A playoffs.
Hallie Rhodes Hurst LD Bell Sr. G/F Avg. 19.5 points as LD Bell went 2-0 in the Class 6A playoff.
Takoya Stallings Sunnyvale Sr. VS Avg. 17.0 points as Sunnyvale went 2-0 in the Class 4A playoffs.
Adhel Tac Southern Grande Prairie So. VS Avg. 15.5 points as SGP went 2-0 in the Class 6A playoffs.
Alisa Williams Denton Braswell Sr. G/F Avg. 21.0 points as Braswell went 2-0 in the Class 6A playoffs.
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