Beeville, Tx- The Coastal Bend Athletic Department hosted the Winter Sports Banquet on Monday, April 1st for both basketball programs.
On a nice brisk evening, Men's Head Coach, Carliss Robinson acknowledged the teams successes this past season, as well as thanking them for their dedication, hard work in the class room and on the court, their togetherness and positive attitudes. Coach Robinson also congratulated his team for making Coastal Bend history, having made the Region XIV Basketball Tournament in back to back seasons. Robinson also recognized another feat, having four student athletes named to the All- Region XIV Teams, also a program record.
Coastal Bend Men's Basketball Student Athletes who recieved awards:
- All-Region XIV South Second Team- Sophomore Guard, Royce Hunter
- All-Region XIV South Honorable Mention- Sophomore Guard, Gerald Thomas
- All-Region XIV South Honorable Mention- Sophomore Guard/Forward, Charles Callier
- All-Region XIV South Honorable Mention- Freshman Center, Elijah Moleon
- Most Valuable Player- Sophomore Guard, Royce Hunter
- Offensive Player of the Year- Freshman Center, Elijah Moleon
- Defensive Player of the Year- Sophomore Guard/Forward, Charles Callier
- Cougar Award- Sophomore Forward, Peyton Hardin
- Heart Award- Sophomore Forward, Eric Porter
Coastal Bend Head Women's Basketball Coach, Nathan Purswell spoke about his teams season, school record for conference wins and Regional tournament play-in game. Coach Purswell also thanked his team for sticking together through the riggers of the season, playing hard and being great teammates on and off the floor. Purswell continued to talk about how excited he is about the upcoming season, as he'll be returning 11 student athletes, while acknowleding the sophomores leadership and ground work for the CBC Women's basketball program.
Coastal Bend Wen's Basketball Student Athletes who recieved awards:
- All-Region XIV South Honorable Mention- Sophomore Forward, Emiko Hemphill
- All-Region XIV South Honorable Mention- Freshman Guard, Jada Mitchell
- Most Valuable Player- Sophomore, Emiko Hemphill
- Heart Award- Francheska Aguino
- Rookie of the Year Award- Jada Mitchell
- Most Improved Award- Tianie Johnson
- Coach Award- Aubrey Guerra
At the end of the ceremony, both coaches thanked CBC administration, staffers, supporters, families and the rest of the athletic programs for their coninuous support throughout the season.