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Lady Lions end season with loss, 47-31

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Varsity
The Lady Lions traveled to Hendrickson to take on the Lady Hawks for the final game of the 2005-2006 season on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
The Lady Lions struggled early from the floor, but played a solid-man defense that kept them close. Lockhart led 8 – 7 after the first period.
In the second quarter, the Lady Hawks took a commanding lead that Lockhart woul

d not be able to recover. Hendrickson outscored the Lady Lions, 14 – 1.
“We shut down their top scorers, however, they had a well-balanced scoring attack tonight,” said Johnston.
Lockhart again would come out of the half-time break and play a solid third quarter. Lockhart outscored Hendrickson 9-8 in the third quarter.
The Lady Lion tried to make the most of the final eight minutes of the season. Six different Lady Lions would get into the scorebooks. The Lady Lions made 11 for 15 from the free-throw line. However, Lockhart fell 47-31 to Hendrickson.
“We did a great job from the free-throw line tonight,” Johnston added. “The end of the season is very difficult. I”m going to miss this team, this group of young ladies, and this group of seniors.”

J.V.
The J.V. squad traveled to Hendrickson to play the final game of the season on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
Lockhart won in overtime to end their season by a score of 46-43.
The Lady Lions fell behind early. The Hawks were up at the end of the first quarter by the score of 16-8.
“I am not sure if the girls just underestimated them, were tired or what but I am glad they snapped out of the funk they were in,” said Coach Jones.
The Lady Lions outscored the Hawks 11-6 in the second quarter making the score 22-19 at the half-time break.
In the fourth quarter, the Lady Lions were up by two points with 17 seconds left in the game. Instead of running the clock, the Lady Lions choose to shoot one more basket. Hendrickson grabbed the rebound and ran the floor to score with two seconds left, which sent the game into overtime.
Lockhart outscored Hendrickson 6-3 in overtime to get the win.
“We only made eight of 22 free throws. If we had made more free throws, the game would not have been as close. I am proud of how the team fought back from being behind by as many as 10 points early on in the game,” Jones said.
Leading the scoring for the Lions was Quan Brite with 12 points and 17 rebounds. Shaun Brite had 10 points and 17 rebounds. Jaimie Ruiz put in eight points and had five steals while Chelsy Martinez added seven points and had nine rebounds. Oriana Puentes scored four points and Naomi Oliva put in three points and had four rebounds. Rounding out the scoring was Teie Harris with two points and four rebounds.
“This was a fun, hardworking team full of entertaining personalities. Thank you ladies for coming to practice everyday and working hard. Your hard work paid off,” said Coach Jones.
The J.V. squad ended the season with 16 wins and seven losses.

Freshman
The Lady Lion freshman basketball team traveled to Hendrickson High School to challenge the Lady Hawks for their last game of the season on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
This was the epitome of a see-saw game, which saw the Lady Hawks dominate the first quarter. After an intense huddle between periods, the Lady Lions ended with a 17-16 half-time lead.
“They were very efficient in the quarter and hit just about all of their shots against some tough defense,” said Coach Davis.
The fourth quarter saw one last momentum swing for the Lady Lions. The Lady Lions ran out of time and ended up on the wrong end of a 37-36 final score.
“Holding them to zero points in the quarter and making a run of our own really showed the competitive spirit this team has. There was no quit in us tonight. We just ran out of time,” Davis said.
Shelby Henrichs led the team in scoring and assists totaling 11 points (season high) and five assists. Victoria Aguilar netted 10 points, two steals and shared the team lead in rebounds, bringing down five. Vanessa Gonzales scored two points and pulled down five boards. Gabby Cox tallied seven points and contributed two rebounds while Ellen Lewis had her season high of six points and three rebounds.
“We had one of our best defensive efforts tonight but just couldn”t sustain it consistently for all four quarters. If we had had another minute or so, we could have come away with a victory, but I am still extremely proud of their effort and hustle tonight,” Davis added.

(Courtesy of David Johnston)

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