Cupps voted MVP, Garcia selected offensive player of the year, Hohertz named coach of the year

Coming off their first-ever outright district championship, the Brownwood Lady Lions dominated the 5-4A girls basketball all-district roster, earning three of five superlative awards among their seven selections.

Junior Sage Cupps was voted the 5-4A MVP, sophomore Mallory Garcia was selected offensive player of the year and Heather Hohertz was named coach of the year.

Landing on the first team for the Lady Lions were sophomore Ryleigh Dalleh and junior Taytum Sutton.

Receiving honorable mention were seniors Sadie Smith and Tyanne Stewart.

Cupps, a first-year Lady Lion who transferred from May, averaged 12 points, three rebounds and two steals per outing. Garcia, the lone starter back from last year's regional tournament qualifier, generated 11 points, two rebounds and three steals per game.

Dalleh finished the season averaging seven points, five rebounds and three steals per game while Sutton tallied four points, six boards and a pair of steals per contest.

Stewart recorded five points, five rebounds and one steal per game while Smith contributed four points, three boards and one steal on average.

Hohertz guided the Lady Lions to their eighth straight playoff berth, sixth bi-district title and second district championship. In her eight-year tenure at Brownwood, Hohertz owns a 171-83 career record, winning 67 percent of her games.

The rest of the superlative award winners in 5-4A were defensive player of the year Baylie Lindsey, a senior from Sweetwater, and newcomer of the year Mary Lovelace, a sophomore from Abilene Wylie.

Rounding out the first team were Wylie senior Gabby Zullo and junior Julia Lovelace, along with Sweetwater junior Jessica Poe.

Comprising the second team were Wylie senior Claire Allen and sophomore Abbey Henson, Big Spring sophomores Logan Terrazas and Kayleigh Penny, Sweetwater sophomore Tavis Black and Snyder freshman Natalee James.

The Lady Lions finished the season with a 24-9 overall record and 8-0 mark against 5-4A competition.