The NAIA recently announced the two teams in the return of its Men’s Basketball All-Star game scheduled for tipoff at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, as part of the 2019 NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship in Kansas City, Mo. Among those named to the West Team is Oklahoma Panhandle State University senior guard Breiman Alexander of Marlin.
After winning its bidistrict playoff game, the Marlin boys’ basketball team was knocked out of the playoffs in the area round.
Marlin freshman McKenna Johnson (2) drives in for a layup against Lovelady in a Region III Class 2A quarterfinals game at Jewett Leon High School on Monday night.
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Marlin senior guard Mystique Womack scores a layup in front of Lovelady players as teammate Yasmen Maxwell (5) looks on. Johnson stepped up to run the offense and pick up some scoring slack when Womack was forced to the bench with foul trouble in the first half. The Lady Bulldogs pulled away in the second half and beat Lovelady, 58-43, to advance to the regional tournament Friday and Saturday at Bryan High School.
McKenna Johnson’s contributions to the Marlin girls’ basketball team are usually in a complementary role, playing in the same backcourt as University of Alabama signee Mystique Womack. But with Womack