All-Leader Girls Hoop Team: OF’s Fregia nets MVP

Published 9:52 am Friday, February 23, 2018

It was another exciting season for our local girls basketball teams as three of them punched their tickets to the playoffs in what was a tough District 22-4A district.

The Orangefield Lady Bobcats stormed to a 26-10 record to capture the second-place playoff berth.

Coach Jennifer Willis’ Lady Bobcats battled hard all year. Led by outstanding guards Faith Fregia and Emmi Lummus and “double-double machine” in senior Cameron Choate.

Orangefield held their own against fierce competition throughout the season and finished a solid second-place in 22-4A behind 22-4A champion Silsbee before bowing out to Huntington in the bidistrict round of the postseason.

The Bridge City Lady Cardinals made a strong second-half push to capture the third-place playoff berth.

Some of the best games to attend all season were the big battles between the Lady Cardinals and the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears. Both teams split their 22-4A games with LC-M winning a thriller in overtime at Bridge City and the Lady Cards returned the favor at LC-M to set up a big battle for the third-place tiebreaker at LC-M, which the Lady Cardinals were able to squeeze out.

Bridge City went on to take down Lufkin Hudson in the bidistrict round before bowing out to then ranked. No. 4 in the state Houston Wheatley in the area round.

The Lady Bears punched in their playoff ticket despite having such a young team as they also battled hard all season long before falling to District 21-4A champion Diboll in the bidistrict round.

The West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs finished with a 1-9 record in a rugged 22-4A but were very competitive and return most of their team intact next season.

So it’s time to pick the All-Orange Leader 2018 Girls Hoop Team.

It wasn’t easy picking the Most Valuable Player because several girls deserved the honor.

This year’s MVP goes to Orangefield’s Faith Fregia. Fregia helped sink opposing defenses not only with her long-range shooting but her drives as well. She averaged 21 points a game during the district season and also averaged three steals and four rebounds a contest.


Here is the 2018 All-Orange Leader Girls Basketball Team:

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Faith Fregia, Orangefield

OFFENSIVE MVP: Chelsea Perry, LC-M

DEFENSIVE MVP: Emmi Lummus, Orangefield

COACH OF THE YEAR: Jennifer Willis, Orangefield



Cameron Choate, Orangefield

Diamond Judge, WO-S

Madison Fischer, Bridge City

Kassidy Wilbur, Bridge City

Jacie Miller, LC-M

Maysen Tyler, Bridge City


Madison Fischer, Bridge City

Jayme Deutsch, Orangefield

Aniah Hicks, Bridge City

Taylor Decker, Orangefield

Karly Rogers, LC-M