The 2019-2020 basketball season has been a whirlwind for the Lakeway Christian girls basketball team.
In their affiliate year as a member of the TSSAA, the Lady Lions started the year off with five straight wins. Then, Lakeway went to the She Got Game Classic in Georgia, taking down IMG Academy and Winter Haven (FL). To cap off the year, the Lady Lions won the NACA National Invitational Championship.
And now, they have two players on the TN Report All-State Division II-A team.
Juniors Maggie Vick and Jordaynia Ivie were both selected to the 18-person team earlier this week. The All-State team was selected by high school coaches in the state of Tennessee.
It was Vick’s second selection to the team as she was selected after her sophomore season last year. This is Ivie’s first time being selected.
“I am beyond grateful to make the all state team for the second year in-a-row,” Vick said on Wednesday. It is an amazing honor not only for me but for my team and for our growing program at Lakeway Christian Academy.”
Vick has been a staple in the Lakeway Christian girls basketball program for the first two years of existence.
After a successful first year, Vick was the leader for the Lady Lions this past season, averaging 13.5 points per game and 8.5 rebounds. In the NACA National tournament, Vick had a double-double in all four games and was named the tournament’s offensive MVP. Vick was also named to the Division II-A All-District team.
Following the season, Vick committed to Iowa State to continue her basketball career after her senior season next year.
“She has embraced work ethic and accomplished some of her goals,” Lakeway Christian coach Randy Coffman said. “She wanted to be a Division I basketball player and that has come to fruition with her commitment to Iowa State. Her work ethic has been off the charts the last year. She has gotten so much stronger.
“I have told her that I have been blessed to coach division one athletes, and they’re wired differently. And it is just so exciting to watch Maggie be wired that same way.”
Coming off a successful first season at Lakeway Christian, Ivie was an easy call as well for the all state team.
Leading the team in scoring, Ivie averaged 16.2 points per game, 6.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists and three steals during the 2019-2020 season. Ivie scored 25 points, had five assists and six steals in the NACA National Championship game and was named the tournaments defensive MVP.
Along with Vick, Ivie was named to the Division II-A All-District team for her performance this season.
“Jordaynia is a do it all player,” Coffman said. “What makes her special is that people who play with her get better by being on the floor with her. Her unselfish attitude and play really tends to lend itself to the team.
It took her a little while with the other girls a year ahead of her in our system with how fast we play and what are solid shots for us.
But she really came into her own the last 10 games of the year.
She was averaging 20 plus a game, seven rebounds and six assists (the last 10 games) and multiply games where she had six to eight steals.”
Next year will be different for the Lady Lions with their first year of officially being a member of the TSSAA. Fortunately, for them, they will also be returning all but one player. Ivie and Vick will be asked to be the leaders on the team.