Cormier played a key role in Midland’s success, averaging 17.3 points, 3.6 assists and 2.3 steals per contest. He was most effective from long range, shooting 44.6 percent from beyond the three-point line (83-186). He finished the season with 468 total points.
Handy was also a force to be reckoned with, averaging 15.4 points and nine rebounds a game. The District 5-AAA MVP also totaled four blocks and four steals per game.
Their respective coaches, Todd Briley (Midland) and Timmy Jones (Church Point) were also recognized on the All-Parish team as Coaches of the Year.
Joining Briley and Cormier on the boys’ team are fellow Midland Rebel Miles Sonnier, Crowley’s Dexter Scott, Notre Dame’s Nick Zaunbrecher, Church Point’s Torey Boudreaux and Iota’s Jordan Sylestine.
Zaunbrecher was Notre Dame’s top scorer, averaging 15.6 points while pulling down 8.7 rebounds. He also averaged 2.4 steals and two assists.
The honorable mention list is made up of Midland’s Colby Gantt, Crowley’s Michael Harmon, Notre Dame’s Charlie Ropp, Church Point’s Kaliup Citizen, Rayne’s Darius Bonhomme, Northside’s Pierce Rivera and Iota’s Colby Wickman.
Joining Jones and Handy on the girls’ team are Church Point’s Deniseo Citizen, Crowley’s Sharae Henry, Notre Dame’s Taylor Simon, Iota’s Allison Baggett and Midland’s Sharae Primeaux.
Simon led the Lady Pios into the playoffs for the second straight season, averaging 13.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 4.2 steals.
Earning honorable mention status on the girls’ team are Northside’s Tori Clement, Midland’s Patricia Garrie, Notre Dame’s Celia Charles and Kylie Pannell, Crowley’s Lavetta Chaisson, Rayne’s Trysteen Teer, Church Point’s Alicia Arceneaux and Iota’s Jade LeJeune.