The All-West Texas Basketball Super Team included players from Ballinger in the Class 3A division. The selections are made each year by the San Angelo Standard-Times.

The All-West Texas Basketball Super Team included players from Ballinger in the Class 3A division. The selections are made each year by the San Angelo Standard-Times.

Ballinger Bearcat Chance Parker, was selected MVP for the Super Team.Super Team. An imposing big man, the 6-foot-5 Parker finished his distinguished career with a sensational senior season. He averaged 18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, 1.5 assists and 1.7 steals per game. He was named the District 4-3A MVP for the second time as a senior, leading the Bearcats to a 24-9 record and a bi-district title. Along the way, Parker was named the MVP at tournaments in Ballinger and Coleman, and he was on the all-tournament team in Christoval.

Ballinger Coach Jamal Anene shared Coach of the Year honors with Brian Blackburn of Wall. In Anene's second season running the show for the Bearcats, Ballinger was one of the most-improved squads in West Texas in 2017-18. The Bearcats finished 24-9 overall and placed second in District 4-3A. Anene guided Ballinger to a bi-district victory and a near-comeback win over Canadian in the area round.

Parker was also chosen for the Super Team, along with fellow player senior Xavier Nunez.

A first-team pick in district, Nunez accounted for 12 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals per game. He was a four-year varsity player and two-time all-district player. Ballinger went 24-9 and reached the area round of the playoffs.

On the girls basketball side in District 4-3A, Lady Cat Kinlee Bowman was the standout player for the 2017-18 season.

he District 4-3A co-offensive most valuable player, Kinlee Bowman helped lead the Lady Cats to the second round of the playoffs, where they lost again to No. 1 Canadian but played the Lady Wildcats much closer. She averaged 12 points and six rebounds a game for Ballinger, which finished with a 24-11 record.

Other Lady Cats selected for the team included Sydney Bowman, who helped lead the Lady Cats to the second round of the playoffs and Vivian Guerrero, named the District 4-3A newcomer of the year.

Information from the San Angelo Standard-Times was used for this report.