The George Ranch High School girls basketball team battled through a tough district each year since moving up to 6A four years ago.
The Longhorns hadn’t found that breakout moment but head coach Shalesha Pierce’s squad did just that during the 2019-20 season.
George Ranch won a tie-breaker for playoff seeding to earn the No. 2 seed out of District 23-6A en route to winning the program’s first playoff game in 6A.
The reward for Longhorns’ district play was six selections to the District 23-6A girls basketball all-district team.
Senior guard Jaedyn Dunn, junior guard Amillion Fowler, junior forward Gabrielle Owens and sophomore guard Savannah Velázquez were named to the first team.
Dunn averaged 10.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.0 steals per game in her final season with the Longhorns where she earned her 1,000 career point early in the season and later selected to the TABC all-region team.
Fowler averaged 7.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Owens posted 8.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
Velazquez averaged 11.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game.
Senior forward Isabella Little and junior forward Jada Howard were named to the all-district second team.
Little averaged 7.4 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Howard recorded 4.2 pints and 3.0 rebounds per game.
Sophomore guard Rachel Okoye earned honorable mention to the all-district team.
Amillion Fowler, Savannah Velázquez, Jaedyn Dunn, Rachel Okoye, Isabella Little, Gabrielle Owens, Jada Howard, Nyah Swafford, Jasmine Howard, Tiffany Hinojosa were named to the academic all-district team.
George Ranch (29-8, 9-3) were area finalists after defeating Clear Creek 53-38 in the bi-district round before falling to No. 5 Summer Creek 56-45 in the round two.