2019 All-Leader Girls Hoop Team: Lady Cat Fregia MVP again

Published 12:28 pm Wednesday, February 20, 2019

It was another action-packed season for our local girls basketball programs with three of them landing postseason berths.

After a brilliant run in Class 4A in which they finished second-place in District 22-4A play in which they went 26-10, the Orangefield Lady Bobcats upped the ante this season.

Coach Jennifer Willis saw her Lady Bobcats drop down a classification to the 3A ranks and Orangefield prospered mightily.

The Lady Bobcats stormed to a 29-7 record and dominated District 22-3A action, going a perfect 14-0. They smashed Hemphill in the bidistrict playoffs and advanced to the area round.

Two first-year head coaches worked hard to get their two squads involved in postseason play as Eddie Michalko led the LC-M Lady Bears to the playoffs as did Lance Robertson at Bridge City.

The Lady Bears had their best record in years, ringing up a 22-11 mark and finishing third in a highly competitive District 22-4A race.

Robertson helped guide the Lady Cardinals to a 22-14 mark, including a big last game regular season win against Lumberton that sealed the fourth-place playoff berth.

So without out further ado, it’s time to pick the 2019 All-Orange Leader Girls basketball team.

The Most Valuable Player of the Year for the second straight season is Orangefield junior Faith Fregia. Fregia was a thorn in opponents’ sides all season again, whether it was a hard sprint drive to the basket or three-point missiles that hit their mark. Fregia averaged 21 points a game and three steals for Coach Willis, who is our Coach of the Year.

The Offensive MVP goes to standout LC-M junior point guard Chelsea Perry. Perry was so instrumental in leading the Lady Bears to a 22-win campaign.

Perry filtered in nearly 17 points a game to go along with eight rebounds and five assists and will be a key cog once again going into her senior campaign.

The Defensive MVP honor goes out to Lady Bobcat standout senior Emmi Lummus. Lummus had a tremendous four-year run in a Lady Bobcat uniform. Her commitment and hustle was so inspirational to the rest of her teammates as she set the tone. As a senior, Lummus averaged 10 points a game, to go along with five assists and five steals.

Here is the 2019 All-Orange Leader Girls Basketball Team:

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Faith Fregia, Orangefield

OFFENSIVE MVP: Chelsea Perry, LC-M

DEFENSIVE MVP: Emmi Lummus, Orangefield



Hannah Wiegreffe, Bridge City

Karly Rogers, LC-M

Diamond Judge, WO-S

Jacey Bourque, Orangefield

Madison Fischer, Bridge City



Zaria Johnson, LC-M

Jayme Deutsch, Orangefield

Tatum Garlington, Orangefield

Britney Wyatt, LC-M

Brielle Butler, LC-M

Gabby Tims, WO-S