Wimberley defeats Lady Lions
The Lady Lions traveled to Wimberley to take on the Lady Texans Tuesday night, Nov. 22.
The Lady Texans returning from a state tournament appearance would be a tough foe, but the Lady Lions went into the game with good spirits.
Venoris Carter and Noami Hayes hit the only two field goals for Lockhart in the opening quarter, while Adrian Carter made o
ne of two free throws.
Lockhart trailed behind the Lady Texans 10-5 after the first quarter of play.
The Lady Texans extended their lead to 17 points off of some hot outside shooting. For the Lady Lions, Mariah Carter made two free throws and Adrian Carter added a basket and free-throw. Zenaida Rubio brought down three rebounds, while Christan Kelly completed three assists, a steal and two rebounds.
For the third quarter, the Lady Texans added 22 points to their score.
Mariah Carter would lead Lockhart with 11 total rebounds for the game and two blocks.
Hustling on defense for Lockhart was Cecilya Smith with two steals, Adrian Carter with two blocks, and Christan Kelly with blocks.
In the fourth quarter, senior guard Venoris Carter hit two 3-pointers and gained her career-high of 12 points to go along with a steal and two assists.
The Lady Texans defeated Lockhart, 57-27.
“Our girls just completed eight games in a six day span and tonight was the only game in which we just weren”t there,” Coach David Johnston said. “I”m very proud of them for stepping up to this challenge. The girls will get a well-deserved break for the Thanksgiving Holidays and we”ll hit the courts next week.”
The Lady Lions traveled to Wimberley Tuesday night, Nov. 22, to take on the Lady Texans. After watching the freshman team win in overtime, the junior varsity squad came out fired up.
Despite their enthusiasm, the team fell behind 11-3 as the first quarter ended.
Coach Jennifer Jones rallied her team and the girls scored an explosive 18 points in the second quarter, with 11 points coming from Quandalyn Brite and six points from Chelsy Martinez.
“I”m very proud of the way the girls regrouped after the first quarter and played so well in the second quarter,” said Jones.
In the second half, the lady Lions played an exciting seesaw battle and regulation ended deadlocked at 43 points.
The Lady Lions proved to be too much to handle with aggressive play by the girls and quick coaching decisions by Coach Jones.
The junior varsity squad came out victorious, 48-46, heading into the Thanksgiving break.
“I am happy that we won,” Jones said. “It looked bleak at the beginning, but we never let up. We played hard and we played as a team and that made the difference in the game.”
Q. Brite led all scorers with 13 points, 5 blocks and 17 rebounds. Shaundalyn Brite had five points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Naomi Oliva had 11 points and four assists. Martinez had 12 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots. Oriana Puentes contributed two points and Jaimie Ruiz had five points, four assists and three rebounds.
The Lady Lions freshman team made the trek to the Hill Country to take on the Wimberley Lady Texans on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The Lady Lions earned a hard fought victory in an overtime thriller, 25-23.
Once again, the Lady Lions were faced with a height disadvantage, but showed tremendous poise and determination in getting numerous rebounds and steals.
“Our ability to rebound on the defensive end of the court played a huge role in our victory tonight,” said Coach Jack Davis.
“Even though the Lady Texans were taller than us, we worked very hard at getting good rebound position and blocking out. I am extremely proud of their effort,” Davis added.
Leading the way in scoring for the Lady Lions was Gabbie Cox and Shelby Henrichs with nine points each. Vanessa Gonzales tallied five points and Victoria
Aguilar scored two points.
The Lady Lions were led in rebounding by Aguilar who swiped 10 off the glass. Gonzales came up with six boards followed by Ellen Lewis with three boards. Aguilar had four steals, Cox made two steals and Henrichs had a game-high of four assists.
(Courtesy of David Johnston)