Iota coach Stan Baggett is the 2007-08 All-Acadia Parish Girls basketball Coach of The Year for the fourth straight year while his twin daughters, Ashlyn and Caitlyn, have been named this year’s co-Most Valuable Players.
The trio helped guide the Lady Bulldogs to their second straight state championship, despite moving up from Class AA to AAA this year.
Stan Baggett’s team, which went 43-0 and won the Class AA title in 2007, finished the 2007-08 season with a record of 38-4 en route to claiming the Class AAA crown. The Lady Dogs defeated two-time defending champion Capitol in this year’s title game.
The twins, both of whom signed with McNeese State, played major roles in Iota’s success this year.
Caitlyn, the Class AAA All-State MVP and the AAA championship game Outstanding Player, averaged 18.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists this year. During her career, she totaled 2,681 points, 672 steals and 762 assists.
Ashlyn, the District 4-AAA MVP, averaged 18.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.1 steals and 5.7 assists in 2007-08. Her four-year totals were: 2,684 points, 678 steals and 792 assists.
Joining the Baggetts on this year’s squad are Notre Dame’s Ali Lucas, Crowley’s Sharae Henry, Church Point’s Denesio Citizen and Shalene Handy, Midland’s Heidi Boudreaux and Northside Christian’s Sarah Ancelet.
Lucas helped pace Notre Dame to a runnerup finish in District 5-AAA this year with a 6-2 league mark. Her scoring average of 19.6 points was tops in the league. She also pulled down 4.5 rebounds and had 3.4 assists per contest.
Henry was the Ladies leading scorer, averaging 15.8 points. She also averaged 4.0 rebounds, three assists and one block.
Citizen and Handy both contributed to a late-season surge for the Lady Bears that saw them upset Notre Dame in their final regular season game and come up just short in their playoff game against highly-favored Kaplan.
Citizen, the District 5-AAA MVP, averaged 18.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 blocks while Handy, a 6-foot-1 center, averaged 12.0 points, 10.1 rebounds, four assists and 5.2 blocks.
Ancelet, the District 7C MVP averaged 14.2 points and 11 rebounds for the Lady Warriors while Boudreaux averaged 10.3 points for the Lady Warriors.