It wasn’t easy in District 24-5A for girls basketball.
The district featured at times three state-ranked programs including two in the top 10.
On top of that, the Foster Lady Falcons battled through injures to make into the playoffs and reaching the brink of the regional tournament.
The Lady Falcons were rewarded for their success with five selections on the District 24-5A girls basketball all-district team.
The group is headlined by sophomore guard Imani Ivery named the offensive player of the year.
Ivery averaged 14.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.2 blocks per game.
Junior forward Alicia Blanton and senior guard Sharlyne Dimalanta were named to the first team.
Blanton averaged 11.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 1.7 assists per game. The junior Lady Falcon was also selected to the TABC Region III-5A all-regional team.
Dimalanta averaged 8.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.1 assists per game.
Sophomore Sydney Freeman and junior Collins Clark were named to the second team.
Freeman averaged 6.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.1 assists per game. Clark recorded 5.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game.
Head coach Savitria Williams-Smith’s squad reached the regional quarterfinals after defeating Sharpstown 77-25 and Goose Creek Memorial 69-24 before falling to District 24-5A champion Shadow Creek in a hard-fought contest, 55-49.
Foster (23-13, 10-6) reached the third round of the playoffs in back-to-back seasons.