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McEachern, Richardson take center court at GHAGBA All-Star Game

Huffman's Kelsie McEachern (L) and Splendora's Emily Richardson (10) once opponents prepare to take the court on Saturday as teammates.
Huffman's Kelsie McEachern (L) and Splendora's Emily Richardson (10) once opponents prepare to take the court on Saturday as teammates.
Lou Roesch

Once opponents, two of the finest basketball talents in the Houston area take to the court on Saturday, April 05, 2014 as teammates showcasing their talents in the Greater Houston Area Girl's All-Star Basketball Game at the University of St. Thomas.
Kelsie McEachern of Huffman-Hargrave and Emily Richardson of Splendora were selected as members of the 1A-3A squad. The two were the only players selected from outside the greater Houston area to play in the annual event.
McEachern, a 5’11” guard captained the Huffman-Hargrave Lady Falcons to their best season ever in 2014. The 20-6 Falcons earned BI-District Championship honors behind McEachern’s 17.3 points per game average. McEachern, a four sport all-district athlete, sets the example on and off the court said Huffman-Hargrave Head Coach Amy Daniels.
“Kelsie leads by example. Her work ethic is second to none,” said Daniels. “She speaks only when needed and that’s what makes her leadership and her influence so effective with her teammates and our younger players.”
The perennial all-district player set the Huffman- Hargrave career scoring record in 2014 finishing her career with 1,294 points. The UT-Tyler commit has also been named to the Texas Girl’s Coaches Association’s 2014 All-State Academic Team and the 2014 All-State Blue team which will square off against the red team in a McEachern’s final farewell match on Saturday, July 11, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.
Richardson, the Splendora floor leader, led the Lady Wildcats to their third consecutive District 22-3A basketball title in 2014. Adept at playing all five positions on the floor, her resume reads like a who’s who of basketball. District 22-3A MVP in 2012, two-time Defensive Player of the Year (2013, 2014) All-State in 2012 and 2014 are among the many accolades, the future Southern Methodist University player has earned.
First year head coach Randy Romines said there is nothing his point guard can’t do on the court.
“Emily is the complete player. She can play all 5 positions on the floor from point guard to center,” said Romines. “She plays the game like it was intended to be played. She has the offensive tools and range to keep opposing teams off balance. She is a quality defensive player. She sets the tone.”
Richardson completed her season year averaging 12.3 points, pulling down 9.2 rebounds per game, recording 3.4 steals and dished out 3.1 assists.
“With those numbers, she will be a solid collegiate player,” Romines continued.
The Greater Houston Area All-Star Game tips off at noon.

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