Lewis and Allen represent their schools on 2017 Hoopla cover

Published 9:27 pm Monday, November 27, 2017

Selma High’s senior guard Kynadra Lewis and Morgan Academy’s junior guard Dione Allen will be the cover athletes for the 2017 Hoopla issue.

Lewis and Allen’s photo won the Hoopla cover contest on Facebook with more than 500 likes. The cover photo was taken at the Songs of Selma riverfront park with part of the Edmund Pettus Bridge set as the backdrop.

Hoopla will be available inside the Wednesday, Nov. 29 edition.

Not only do they get to represent their schools, but both of their teams are still undefeated to start the season. Lewis and the Saints are 5-0 with wins over Dallas County, Francis Marion and a three-game sweep during the second annual Battle at the Beach tournament just before Thanksgiving Day.

“Kyndara Lewis is going to be the leader of this pack,” Selma head coach Anthony Harris said. “She’s been with me ever since she came out the eighth grade…She’s going to be an integral part of our program this year.”

Allen and the Senators are 4-0 early this season with wins over Tuscaloosa, Lee-Scott and a two-game sweep to win the Morgan Invitational tournament during the Thanksgiving break.

“Dione Allen is the catalyst of the team,” Morgan head coach Mark Knight said. “He’s sort of like the captain on the floor… He’s the spark plug, and he runs the floor well and plays really good defense.”

Every school in the Dallas County area was represented in the contest, and their representatives will be pictured inside the issue. Ambreya Snow and Mark Young Jr. represented Keith High School. Derrick Griffin and Kamyra Glover represented Southside High School. Domeria Pratt and Justin Bufford represented Ellwood Christian School. Ke’onna Pope and LaDarius Furlow represented Dallas County High School. Hannah Bains and Ethan Cargill represented Meadowview Christian School. Abigail Lane represented the Lady Senators, and Korbyn Kelly for the Selma Saints.