CO-MVPs: Trish Lopez and Yadi Salinas, EHS
TRISH LOPEZ (sr.) EHS
She scored 13.7 points per game this year and pulled down 12.1 rebounds, including 10 or more in all 14 district games. Lopez was also a force on defense for the Lady Bobcats, averaging 3.8 blocked shots a night. She shot 60 percent from the floor and improved greatly as the line as a senior. A rugged inside player, Lopez became adept at driving to the goal this season, and established herself as one of the Valleyís best. Season scoring high came against Valley View (26).
YADI SALINAS (sr.) EHS
She continued her outstanding play for the third straight season, netting 16.1 points a night with 9.8 rebounds. Along with Lopez, Salinas was the teamís best all-around stat queen, getting 2.1 blocks and steals a game, with 20-plus points 10 times. Her season high was 30 against Alice and P-SJ-A and she dominated La Feria with eight steals and 17 boards. A fine open-court scorer, Salinasí speed and strength made her hard to contain this year.
MADDY LOPEZ (sr.) EHS
The third awesome senior for the Lady Bobcats, she led the team in assists (4.7) and scored 10.6 points, including double figures 20 times. A veteran point guard with a great array of slick moves, she collected 2.7 steals and 4.2 boards a game in 2008-09. Had season highs of 11 assists against Brownsville Pace and 11 rebounds versus Brownsville Lopez, and ran the teamís new inside-out offense to perfection.
BRANDY GARCIA (jr.) NORTH
Garcia led the Lady Cougars to the playoffs for the second straight year, averaging 11.4 points and nine rebounds per game. An outstanding outside shooter, the lefty sacrificed higher scoring nights to man the middle at times for the undersize North contingent, and became a dangerous passer this season. She scored a season-best 22 against Econ and knocked down 34 three-pointers this year.
BECKY DIAZ (sr.) ECON
Despite her teamís subpar season, Diaz was once again one of the toughest kids in the league, getting 13 points a night and placing among the team leaders in steals and assists. She torched P-SJ-A Memorial for 24 points on two different occasions, and got 23 on Pharr North. Diaz was a rough customer inside for a little gal, and her quick release and ability to get a shot off in traffic made her a consistent scoring threat. Shot 80 percent from the free-throw line this year.