Raton players earn All-district basketball honors

Leroy Chavez — Sports writer

RATON — District 5AAA officials recently released the 2014-2015 All-district basketball teams and four Raton athletes were named to the squads.

Lady Tiger senior Tarryn Trujillo was named to the first team, All-district 5AAA squad, while teammate senior Briana Pais was listed on the honorable mention All-district squad.

“Both girls provided most of the experience that our young team had coming into the season and provided leadership for their teammates,” said coach Victor Esparza. “They both also sustained injuries during the course of the season, but they bounced back and helped make us competitive late in the year.”

Junior Jodas Gonzales and sophomore Johnathan Cabriales were named to the All-District 5AAA boys squad, while senior Connell Ware was listed on the honorable mention All-district team.

“Jodas and Johnathan were positive leaders for our young team,” said Tiger coach Gilbert San Roman. “Jodas was our offensive leader, while Johnathan made a name for himself on the defensive end. Connell played well for us when he was eligible.