Five Seahawks earn All-Metro Conference honors
Metro Athletic Conference coaches voted Tuesday in Dallas to award all-conference honors to five members of the Lamar State College-Port Arthur men’s basketball team.
Sam Stelly, a freshman forward from West Brook High School in Beaumont, was selected for the All-Metro Conference second team after leading the Seahawks in scoring (16.8 points per game) during the 12-game MAC schedule.
Lamar State head coach Don Bryson said Stelly was one of the reasons the Seahawks were able to finish fourth in the seven-team conference.
"Sam was very consistent. He scored 16.8 points-per game during the conference schedule," Bryson said. "He always took good shots and got a lot of offensive rebounds."
Stelly scored in double figures in 10 conference games, was the leading scorer in five games, the leading rebounder in six games and had five double-double games.
Sophomore forward George Williamson from Vidor, who led the team in scoring for the season (14.9 ppg) and set several records including single-game scoring (34 points) and total season points (404 points), received third team honors.
Sophomore guard Noah Cole from Vidor also was named to the all-conference third team. Cole received honorable mention after the 2006-07 season.
Sophomore forward Cody Guidry from Hamshire-Fannett High School, the Seahawks’ leading rebounder this year, received honorable mention along with freshman guard Jason Williamson, George’s brother.
"We had a great year, but we’re disappointed that George and Noah didn’t make a higher team because they were an important part of our success," Bryson said. "But the numbers during the conference schedule favored the kids from the Dallas schools."