Ward's Offensive MVP nod highlight's Seguin boys All-District honorees
Posted on 3/13/2017 6:52:00 AM.
 
Senior post Cedric Ward led Seguin in scoring (16.1), rebounding (9.4) and field goal percentage (.570) this past season.  
 
(Seguin) - Seguin High School senior Cedric Ward was named the Offensive MVP of District 26-5A for the 2017 boys basketball season, and was joined by five other Matadors on the All-District team.

Ward, a 6'4" post, led Seguin in scoring (16.1) and rebounding (9.4) and hit 57 percent of his field goal attempts.

Jay Sayles, a 6'6" senior forward, was voted to the All-District first time. He was the Matadors' top defensive player and finished the year with averages of 9.5 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.3 blocked shots, and 1.9 steals per game.

Shooting guard Tyler Fricke and point guard Mark Garcia, both seniors, landed on the All-District second team.

Fricke was Seguin's top perimeter threat, averaging 11.4 points per game while draining 38 percent of his threes and 81 percent of his free throws.

Garcia averaged 5.7 points to go with a team-high 3.9 assists, and produced the season's most memorable moment with a buzzer beating, game winning shot from half-court in Seguin's 71-68 bi-district playoff win over Austin-Lanier, the program's first post-season victory since 2005.

Senior wing Xavier Bateman and sophomore forward Trystin Silas made the All-District Honorable Mention list. Bateman 8.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game while shooting 41 percent from three-point range. Silas averaged 4.5 points as a starter in his first season of varsity basketball.

The Matadors finished second in District 26-5A and notched an overall record of 17-14 under ninth-year head coach Dwayne Gerlich. After picking up the program's first playoff win in 12 years, Seguin fell to Angleton in the second round of the 5A Region IV bracket.


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