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LaFayette’s Feliah Greer wins third straight Player of the Year award

After failing to win a playoff game for 15 years, the LaFayette girls’ basketball finally broke through when it defeated Ohatchee in front of its home crowd on Feb. 11. When the score went final, the team erupted.

In that game, junior forward Feliah Greer scored 25 of the team’s 64 points. At Jacksonville State, Greer continued her dominant pace, scoring 26 points while adding three steals.

“I just wasn’t intimidated because I had played on a college floor before,” Greer said.

Greer dominated all year long, as she was able to lead all Chambers County girls in points per game, scoring 25 points a game.

“You always know what you’re going to get from Feliah,” LaFayette head coach Fred Bridges said after the team’s win against Ohatchee.

Alongside being a strong scoring presence, Greer was able to make plays for her teammates, finding them down in the paint and in transition for easy scores. She averaged eight assists a game this year.

She was one of Bridges’ main players on defense, as she averaged four steals a game.

This complete performance throughout the year is why Greer was named the All-Valley girls’ Player of the Year.

This is the third year in a row that Greer has been named the player of the year.

“I just want to win it next year too, so I can have a clean sweep,” Greer said.

Ever since she transferred to LaFayette three years ago, Greer has been a constant force for the Bulldogs.

As a freshman, Greer averaged 18 points and 18 rebounds a game. As a sophomore, she increased her stat line, averaging 27 points, 19 rebounds, five steals and five assists a game.

Her junior year was still dominant, but it was different at the same time.

The Bulldogs started the year off slow, losing their first five games. The system was different under first-year coach Bridges, and it took some time to get used to. The system that Bridges implements is advanced because it relies on screens instead of just ball movement, which is a common high-school offense.

It took some time to get the team acclimated to the new offense, but when they did, the Bulldogs took off, winning seven of their last 10 regular-season games. They also dominated their area tournament, winning both games by a combined 29 points.

“I think our coaching staff has things moving in the right direction,” Greer said.

With basketball over with until next school year, Greer will turn her attention to defending both of her state championships in track, as she won both the shot put and javelin as a sophomore.

After failing to win a playoff game for 15 years, the LaFayette girls’ basketball finally broke through when it defeated Ohatchee in front of its home crowd on Feb. 11. When the score went final, the team erupted.

In that game, junior forward Feliah Greer scored 25 of the team’s 64 points. At Jacksonville State, Greer continued her dominant pace, scoring 26 points while adding three steals.

“I just wasn’t intimidated because I had played on a college floor before,” Greer said.

Greer dominated all year long, as she was able to lead all Chambers County girls in points per game, scoring 25 points a game.

“You always know what you’re going to get from Feliah,” LaFayette head coach Fred Bridges said after the team’s win against Ohatchee.

Alongside being a strong scoring presence, Greer was able to make plays for her teammates, finding them down in the paint and in transition for easy scores. She averaged eight assists a game this year.

She was one of Bridges’ main players on defense, as she averaged four steals a game.

This complete performance throughout the year is why Greer was named the All-Valley girls’ Player of the Year.

This is the third year in a row that Greer has been named the player of the year.

“I just want to win it next year too, so I can have a clean sweep,” Greer said.

Ever since she transferred to LaFayette three years ago, Greer has been a constant force for the Bulldogs.