03 Feb 2024 Lexy Heston – Vilonia (501 Basketball Team 2024)
Lexy Heston and the Vilonia Eagles are still flying high after a trip to the 5A championship game last season.
“My favorite basketball memory was last year when we won against Parkview for the No. 1 spot in conference leading into the state tournament,” she said. “Coach Simon was really into it with all of us. Overall, it was just a very hyper and fun game to experience. This season, my goal is to be a leader for the team. Not in just scoring or rebounds but someone for all the girls to look up to and be there to ask questions.”
Heston averaged 8.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.6 steals per game last season, helping lead Vilonia to 29 wins.
“She started every game until she got injured in the quarterfinals of the state tournament,” said Vilonia Head Coach Jeremy Simon. “She had to sit out of the semifinals and tried to play in the finals, but she was too injured to compete at a high level. Lexy is a great leader for this team, and she is a player that a lot of younger athletes at Vilonia look up to.
“I have very high expectations for Lexy this season, and I believe she has a chance to be an all-state player. We will need her to be more aggressive on the offensive end. We need her to rebound hard and defend well. I need her to play with a lot of intensity and toughness and be the leader of this team.”