LJHS Lady Lions challenge Barton


8th Grade “A”
The Lady Lions’ 8th grade “B” team traveled to Barton Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 3, for a disappointing 31-32 defeat.
“This was a close fight to the finish,” said Coach Stephanie Roberts. “The game came down to the last few seconds. Overall, the girls played very well and had great sportsmanship. Again, I am proud of the way

we played.”
Pulling down offensive rebounds for Lockhart were Moore with one, Pfefferkorn with five, Martinez with one, and Aguilar with two rebounds.
Scoring for the Lady Lions were Gabbie Cox with three points, Alyson Gonzales with six points, Meredith Moore with four points, Karoline Pfefferkorn with three points, Sydney Porter with three points, Chelsy Martinez with 10 points, and Victoria Aguilar with two points.
Defensively, the Lady Lions did well on rebounds and forcing turnovers. Cox grabbed a rebound and made a steal, Gonzales grabbed a rebound and made a steal, Moore grabbed two rebounds and made three steals, Pfefferkorn grabbed six boards and made five steals, Martinez grabbed two rebounds and made four steals, Porter pulled down three rebounds and Aguilar made six steals.
The Lady Lions will face Wallace on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m. for their last game of the season.
(Courtesy of Stephanie Roberts)
8th Grade “B”
Once again, the 8th grade Lady Lions’ “B” team dominated their opponent, demolishing the Barton Bobcats, 43-21, on Thursday, Feb. 3.
The Lady Lions started strong, as Vanessa Gonzales took the opening tip down for a layup and was fouled. Although she missed the free throw, the opening play set the tone for what would become a blow-out.
Shelby Ohlendorf led the team during the first quarter with four points. Heather Schulle chipped in with two first-quarter points and three rebounds. The Lady Lions finished the quarter with an 8-5 advantage.
Lockhart had a strong second quarter scoring 14 total team points, led by Britney Johnson with six points. Johnson also had a tremendous game on the boards, pulling in a game high 11 rebounds. Heather Domel chipped in with four second-quarter points, and the Lady Lions led at halftime, 22-13.
The team struggled in the third period, managing only six total points. However, strong defense allowed them to maintain a comfortable lead, as the Lady Lions held Barton to a single point. Ohlendorf led the scoring in the third with a beautiful coast-to-coast left handed lay-up. Shelby Henrichs chipped in with two points and two assists in the quarter.
In the final period, the Lady Lions came out in full force, creating numerous Barton turnovers with hard-nosed, man-to-man defense. Youlee Merida converted a three point play, as she was fouled on a lay-up. Once again, Domel was the fourth quarter hero, as she sank four perimeter shots, scoring eight fourth quarter points. She finished with a game high 12 points.
“The girls are playing much like an “A” team, and there isn’t a “B” team in the area who could beat them right now,” said Coach LeAnn Sibley.
The girls have one game left, at Wallace, on Feb. 10. They beat Wallace 38-7 back on January 6.
(Courtesy of LeAnn Sibley)
7th Grade “B”
The Lady Lions’ 7th grade “B” team added another win to their record defeating the Bobcats from Barton Middle School 16-11.
The Lions played good defense and took good shots to close out the half 9-2. Returning from half time the Lady Lions increased the intensity and held the Bobcats to seven points, while adding their own seven point to the scoreboard.
Scoring for Lockhart was Kaela Amirkabirian with five points, Ashley Koehler with three points, Audrey Valdez with two points, Jackie White with two points, Christina Knudsen with two points and Kelsey Daily with two points.
Aggressive hustle and play came from Jocelyn Coleman, Brittany Joseph and Cortney Ferris.
The Lady Lions are now 7-2 in district and 9-2 overall. Their next game will be against Wallace on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 5:30 p.m.
(Courtesy of Alisha Homann)


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