Robert E. Lee went where senior Bre Brooks and junior Ciara Johnson took it last season, and the District 11-5A coaches backed up that statement by choosing both first team on the All-District girls basketball team.
Brooks, a North Texas signee, averaged 18.9 points per game with 9.1 assists per contest to go along with 3.8 steals. An all-district player all four years at Lee, Brooks helped REL post a 22-11 record.
Johnson has also received all-district honors in every year of her varsity career. The shooting forward finished with a team-high 21.3 points per game to go along with eight rebounds per contest. She also had nearly three steals and three blocks per contest.
Lee freshman Tree Brooks (6 ppg, 1.4 spg) shared Newcomer of the Year honors with DeSoto’s Johnesha Major and Longview’s Ravan Chism.
The Lady Raiders finished 5-5 in district play to finish fourth overall.
Leading the way in district was DeSoto and the awards represented this. The Lady Eagles finishing as undefeated league champions for the second-straight year. DeSoto’s Jordan Jones was chosen MVP with teammate Bryce Owens the Offensive Player of the Year and Camesha Davis shared Defensive Player of the Year honors. DeSoto’s Larry Goad was named Coach of the Year.
Girls Basketball Team
MVP — Jordan Jones, Sr., DeSoto
Offensive Player — Bryce Owens, Sr., DeSoto
Defensive Player — Camesha Davis, Jr., DeSoto; Lauren Bradshaw, Sr., Mesquite Horn; Michelle Espinoza, Sr., Mesquite
Newcomer — TREE BROOKS, FR., ROBERT E. LEE; Johnesha Major, Jr., DeSoto; Ravan Chism, Fr., Longview
Coach of the Year — Larry Goad, DeSoto
CIARA JOHNSON, JR., ROBERT E. LEE; BRE?BROOKS, SR., ROBERT E. LEE; Cemetra Jenkins, Sr., Mesquite; Brianna Caro, Soph., Mesquite; Viershanie Lathom, Jr., Mesquite; Nelsha Peterson, Sr., Mesquite Horn; Kristine Smith, Jr., Mesquite Horn; Tyler Hamilton, Jr., Mesquite Horn.
Summer Melontree, Sr., DeSoto; Adrienne Lewis, Jr., DeSoto; Chelsea McHenry, So., Mesquite; DAJAH THOMPSON, SOPH., ROBERT E. LEE; Ashley Rivera, Jr., North Mesquite; Akia Patrick, Sr., Longview; Katherine Hall, Sr., Mesquite Horn.