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    Centennial senior guard Kertisa Amos earned first-team honors on the recently released District 5-5A girls basketball team. BURLESON STAR/RICKY MOORE

Centennial’s Amos makes 5-5A first team

Kertisa Amos’ name will go down in the annals of the Centennial girls basketball program as one of the top Lady Spartans to ever hit the court.

Recently, the senior guard capped her career with first-team honors on the District 5-5A girls basketball team.

Amos was the lone member of the first-team from Centennial.

“It’s really tough in our district to make first-team with so many competitive teams and strong players,” Centennial coach Valerie Wootan said. “It’s a big honor for her and we are really proud of her.”

Amos left her mark on the program by playing all four years.

As a freshman, she was named the District 8-5A Newcomer of the Year. Amos’ sophomore season was cut short by a season-ending injury in the second game of the season. She bounced back as a junior earning first-team honors on the 9-5A All-District team.

This season, Amos played a major role for the Lady Spartans, who finished third in the 5-5A with a record of 9-5 in district play and 20-15 overall.

The senior led the team in scoring with 15.9 points in the 13 district games. She shot 38 percent from the field and made 14 of 43 three-point shots (33 percent) and hit 73 of 109 free throws (67 percent). Amos averaged 6.7 rebounds per game and a team-high 2.7 assists per game. She also had squad-high 38 steals and 32 deflections.

For her efforts, Amos also garnered a spot on the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Region I All-Region Team.

The Lady Spartans made the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season under Wootan’s direction. Centennial fell to Fort Worth Arlington Heights in the bi-district round of the playoffs. In Wootan’s seven season’s at Centennial, the Lady Spartans have made five playoff appearances.

“The team made great strides this year and improved a ton from start to finish,” Wootan said. “I am very proud of what they accomplished this season.”
Centennial produced three second-team all-district players in senior guard Ne’Khyria Rogers and sophomore guard Trystan Clark.

In 5-5A play, Rogers averaged a team-high 6.9 rebounds per game and was second on the team with 8.7 points per game. She finished with 33 deflections and 28 steals. Clark shot 44 percent from the field in district play. She averaged 8.6 points, 4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. The sophomore finished with a team-high 48 deflections and 33 steals.

Senior post Jolie Johnson was the team’s lone honorable mention selection. Johnson averaged 4.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. She shot a team-best 46 percent from the field.

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