Written by Corbett Smith
Girls basketball player of the week (2/6): Celina's Kynzie Newman
What she did: She helped Celina (28-3) to its second straight undefeated district season. On Tuesday against Van Alstyne, Newman had 33 points, seven rebounds, nine steals and two blocks.
Who she is: A 5-11 senior shooting guard
The stats: She’s averaging 17.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 5.1 steals. Newman has scored more than 2,000 points and made more than 300 3-pointers in her four-year career.
She said it: “I’ve been playing since I was 6. I’ve never had any private lessons; it just came to me. … Being good at it and loving it, it’s a perfect combination.”
Coach said it: “She pretty much does it all for us: steals, rebounds, she’s a great shooter. And she plays hard all the time.” — Jordan Davis
Did you know? She has signed with Abilene Christian to play basketball. Newman was also a standout volleyball player.
7 3s, 34 pts. vs. Arl. Sam Houston
17 pts., 5 assists., 5 steals
31 pts. vs. Rockwall-Heath
30 pts., 17 rebs, 10 blks. vs. Molina
37 pts. vs. Carr. Ranchview
31 and 34 pts. in two wins
Avg 17 pts., 12 rebs in two wins
John Paul II
42 pts., 12 stls., 15 rebs in 2 wins
27 and 25 pts. in two wins
26 pts. vs. Covenant