Lights Camera Action for D-1 Ambassadors

Contributing Editor:
Joseph Dean
This segment is dedicated to the D-1 Ambassadors Varsity girls who suited up with their school teams last night.
Marble Falls 56  Lake Travis 52
I had a chance to be in attendance for this match up between Marble Falls and Lake Travis. Marble Falls jumped out to an early double digit lead on the Cavs behind the play of Sophomore Kiara Etheridge. The lady Mustangs looked good as they executed very well over the course of the game.

2014 G 5’8 Sarah Stripling of Marble Falls played very well. The true freshman has excellent ball handling skills with nice range on her shot. She is ranked #15 in the State in scoring for the class of 2014. Sarah contributed 5 points in the win, but fouled out with lots of time left in the game. Stripling is truly developing her self into a nice prospect in the class of 2014. Sarah suited up with the D-1 Ambassadors Marble Falls group last summer and we look forward to having her return.

2013 F 6’0 Kiara Etheridge is a woman playing among girls. Etheridge notched 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the win. She is also ranked #6 in the State by Max Preps in rebounds per game (12.6) for her class (2013). Kiara suits up with our D-1 Ambassadors Flagship team over the spring and summer months.

(L) Sarah Stripling (R) Kiara Etheridge

2011 G 5’5 Haylea Jackson of Hutto continues to do damage. Haylea is averaging right at 16 per game and gave Manor 22 last night. Jackson is a very quick combo guard with no fear at attacking the rim.She has a excellent skill set and definitely would do great things at the next level. Coaches here we have an unsigned senior who’s ready to play. Haylea suits up with the D-1 Ambassadors Flagship Team. Hutto lost 72-67

2011 W 5’11 Kathryn Tolbert of Hendrickson was a nightmare for Elgin last night. Kathryn dropped 27 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in the win. Kathryn is getting several looks at this time, but still is an unsigned senior. If you are looking for a player to come in and work hard Kathryn is your player. With her size and ability to handle & shoot the ball she will definitely be an asset at the next level. Kathryn suits up with D-1 Ambassadors Flagship

(L) Haylea Jackson  (R) Kathryn Tolbert

2011 G 5’5 Vanessa Winston of Akins High dished out 11 assist in the win against Seguin. Vanessa is a true Pg with a well rounded game. Winston can drop the dimes or put the ball in the hoop. She has excellent ball handles with a nice mid range shot. Vanessa defends very well and really understands the game. Vanessa will be an asset player at the next level. Vanessa suits up with our D-1 Ambassadors Flagship Team.

2011 F 5’10 Danielle Lofton of Akins High gave you 29 last night. Danielle has really improved her perimeter game and will burn you from deep. She has nice size with great footwork around the basket. Danielle is also a beast on the boards. Danielle suits up with the D-1 Ambassadors Austin Elite Group. Great asset player for the next level

(L) Vanessa Winston  (R) Danielle Lofton pictured with D-1 Ambassadors Austin Elite

2011 G 5’8 Rebeekah Knudson of New Braunsfel had 20 points in the win against Sam Houston. Knudson is super quick with excellent defensive footwork. Knudson has great ball handling, passing, and shooting skills. Look for Rebeekah to do great things at the next level as her recruiting has really heated up in the past week. Rebeekah suits up with the D-1 Ambassadors Flagship Team

2011 W 5’10 Julie Direnzo of new Braunsfel notched 16 last night. Julie has tremendous leadership skills and it shows on the floor. Julie can get it done in all areas especially on the boards. Julie suits up with the D-1 Ambassadors Flagship Team.

2011 G 5’2 Heather Hewitt of New Braunsfel can get it done. Heather is a true Pg with excellent skills. Heather truly understands how to get a team into their sets. She continues to show great leadership and will burn you from the perimeter. Heather will definitely do good things at the next level.

(L-R) Heather Hewitt Julie Direnzo Rebeekah Knudson

2012 G 5’10 Tabatha Richardson-Smith of Seguin has truly elevated her game. tabby is averaging 15 points & 10 rebounds per game. Tabby has excellent ball handling with the ability to attack the rack. Tabby is ranked in the states top 40 in scoring & rebounds. She is quickly emerging as a top prospect in the area. Tabby suits up with the D-1 Ambassadors Flagship Team.

2013 W 5’11 Rachel Purl of Vista Ridge has adequate size with a nice frame. Rachel has excellent range on her shot and moves very well without the ball. Rachel suits up with the D-1 Ambassadors Austin Elite Group. Purl will also be a next level player with the potential to be a D-1 prospect in the class of 2012.

(L) Tabatha Richardson-Smith (R) Rachel Purl

(L) 2011 G 5’0 KaylinMonroe of Manor High is a Cat quick guard with automatic pull up. Small, but plays big with great intensity. Kaylin added 21 in the books last night.

(R) 2011 G 5’0 Kayrin Monroe of Manor High is a quick point guard with nice range from the perimeter. Kayrin added 8 in the loss to Hutto

Both sisters suit up with nthe D-1 Ambassadors Austin Elite




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