The JV ladies fell just a bit short at SGP last night in their final game of the season, 41-44. Despite the loss, it was a great competition, and the Lady Panthers battled all the way to the final tick of the clock. The young team finished with a strong overall record of 18-9 and 5-9 in district.
The WGMS Lady Cats 8th A team basketball girls competed in their District tournament this past weekend. The girls played Coble Thursday night and played an intense game but came up short 43 to 47. The leading scorers were Jaida Klor 20, Brooke Greeson 7, Brooke Boisvert 6, Allie Smith 5, Kenzie Thorne and Kennedy Miller 2 and Georgia Capell 1. Then on Saturday morning the girls played Frank Seale and played a great game and won 39 to 12. Leading scorers were Brooke Greeson and Jaida Klor with 9, Sky Reynolds, Kennedy Miller, and Georgia Capell 6, Brooke Boisvert 2 and Celeste Carreon-Hall 1.
The Lady Cats moved on to the Consolation game vs Howard. The game was very intense from the start with several lead changes throughout the game with WGMS ahead 34 to 30 end of the third quarter. The Lady Cats rallied in the 4th quarter and poured it on Howard and won the game 53 to 35. Leading scorers were Jaida Klor 14, Brooke Boisvert 12, Kennedy Miller 10, Georgia Capell 8, Brooke Greeson 4, Allie Smith 3, and Sky Reynolds 2. The 8th A team Lady Cats finished the season with a District record of 3-4 and overall record of 7-6. I am very proud of our basketball team and the girls accomplishments this season! Go Cats!
This past weekend the WGMS 7th Grade A Girls Basketball team traveled to Howard for their District Tournament. Winning two of their three games the girls ended their season winning the Consolation bracket. Thursday evening the Lady Cats lost their first game of the tournament to Worley 39-46. Down 25-26 heading into the fourth Worley outscored the Lady Cats 20 to 12. Leading the way with 12 points was Riley Stover. Other Lady Cats to get in the book were Emma Arnold 10, Heidi Allen 6, Rayshauna Beason 5, Shelby Garcia with 4 and Emma Pulido with 2. It was a tough start to the tournament but the Lady Cats would finish strong defeating Jobe and Danny Jones Saturday morning. With their first game Saturday morning the Lady Cats managed to jump out to an early lead against Jobe and went into the half with a 18-6 lead. The second half was identical to the first with very aggressive play on defense and great passing on the offensive end. Leading the way with 11 points was Heidi Allen. Other Lady Cats to score were Emma Arnold 6, Shelby Garcia 4, and Riley Stover, Kialy Coleman, Erin Frey and Rayshauna Beason with 2 each. The Lady Cats went on to beat Jobe 32-20. Once Jobe was out of the way it was time for Consolation against Danny Jones. The last and final game of the season proved to be a great match-up for the Lady Wildcats. With several lead changes throughout the game the girls managed to hold off Danny Jones with a 46-40 victory. Saving their highest output in points for their final game of the season, these young ladies battled to the very end. Down by 6 at the half Lay Cats fought back in the third and the fourth and with just several minutes remaining in the game the Lady Cats took a lead and never looked back. Leading the way at the scores table was Riley Stover with 15 points (7-8 from the free throw line). Other Lady Cats to score were Shelby Garcia with 10, Heidi Allen 9, Emma Beard 6, Emma Arnold with 4 and Kialy Coleman with 2. After a slow start to the beginning of their season the Lady Wildcats went on to win 4 of their last 5 games of the season. Congratulations on all the hard work this year girls.
The WGMS 8th Grade B Team Lady Cats finished the season with a district record of 4-3 and came into the district tournament in 4th place. The Ladycats played Worley Thursday night and came away with an exciting victory, tieing the game in the last minute with a shot from Courtney Harrison and winning the game with a shot from Savannah Justice in the last 7 seconds and Kelsea Duke playing outstanding defense. The team went on to play Howard but came away with a loss of 31-18. Savannah Justice, Caroline Traylor, and Courtney Harrison all contributed 4 points, and Rileigh Tanguma, Kelsea Duke, and Claire Rodgers each scored 2. The girls played a great game, but couldn't quite get ahead of Howard, who went on to win the tournament. The last game was against Danny Jones for 3rd place. The Ladycats fell short with a loss of 35-30, with Caroline Traylor scoring 6, Kelsea Duke and Kyra Stepney 5, Savannah Justice and Rileigh Tanguma 4, and Courtney Varner, Kira Rodgers, and Courtney Harrison all scoring 2. The team played hard all season and were very excited to end the season with a winning record and to place 4th in district. Thanks for a great season Ladycats, you represented WGMS very well! Congratulations!
The Walnut Grove 7th grade A team finished in second place in the district tournament. In the opening round, Walnut Grove beat Frank Seale 48-45 when Jareth Stearns hit a game winning 3 pointer with 2 seconds left on the clock. Kaden Archie led all scorers with 21 points, and Jareth Stearns added 10 points. The Wildcats also hit 8 three pointers during the game. Jacob Bowers played lockdown defense in the post during the win. In the second round, Walnut Grove beat Wester 57-40. Kaden Archie led all scorers with 27 points, and all 10 Wildcat players scored. In the district championship, the Wildcats lost a tough battle to Danny Jones 66-56. Kaden Archie led Walnut Grove with 14 points, and Jareth Stearns and Garrison Espinoza each scored 10 points. The Wildcats improved as the season went on and are looking forward to a great 8th grade season.
The Walnut Grove 7th grade B team went 1-2 during the district tournament. In the opening round, the Wildcats were defeated by Wester 28-21. Logan Chamberlain and Dylan Mayo played well for the Wildcats. In the second round, Walnut Grove defeated Jobe 40-13. Logan Chamberlain led the Wildcats with 9 points, and Josh Williams added 7 points. In their final game, Walnut Grove was defeated by Worley 46-41. Colin Smith led Walnut grove with 12 points, while Logan Chamberlain added 11 points and Jack Germany added 9 points. The Wildcats had a great season and are looking forward to their 8th grade season.
The Walnut Grove 8th grade A team went 1-2 during the district tournament. In the opening round, the Wildcats pulled off an overtime victory over Coble 40-37. Russell Smith led all scorers with 21 points, and Isaac Rangel added 7 points. In the second round, the Wildcats fell to eventual district champion Danny Jones 72-33. Russell Smith led Walnut Grove with 16 points, Will Traylor scored 5 points, and Isaac Rangel scored 4 points. In their final Walnut Grove game, the Wildcats fell to Howard 51-35. Russell Smith led Walnut Grove with 12 points, and Drake Wayland added 7 points. The Wildcats are excited for the future as they transition to becoming Panther basketball players next year.
The Walnut Grove 8th grade B team went 0-2 during the district tournament. In the opening round, the Wildcats were defeated by Worley 47-20. Christian Robinson, Colton Buttgen, and Brayden Taborsky each scored 5 points for the Wildcats. In the second round, the Wildcats were defeated by Coble 40-36. Brayden Taborskey and Christian Robinson each scored 8 points, and Bradley Needham and Luke Traylor added 6 points each. The Wildcats are excited for the future as they transition to becoming Panther basketball players next year.
The Freshman Lady Panther basketball team took a tough loss Monday night to South Grand Prairie 20-32. They finished the season with a district record of 6:8, and an overall record of 13:11.
The Freshman Lady Panther basketball team lost to Desoto 22-49 Friday night. They will play again Monday night for their last and final game of the season vs. South Grand Prairie at 6:00 in the Koonce gym. They will fight hard to end the season with a record of 7:7 in district play. Come out and support! District record: 6-7, Overall record: 10-13.
The JV ladies completed the upset trend for Friday night by defeating DeSoto in overtime, 37-35. Mackenzie Sweeney, Kaylee Goerig, Ciera Cunning, and Jenna Price had huge rebounding efforts; Goerig and Sweeney led the scoring with 12 and 9 pts. respectively, and Brittany Bailey did a great job running the offense and setting the tempo. Timely contributions were made by Cunning and Price inside, and Price’s two free throws in overtime sent the Lady Panthers ahead for good. It was a tremendous team effort and victory. The only detriment to the game was the loss of Heather Martin to an arm injury. The team is now 18-8 and 5-8 with one game left at South Grand Prairie Tuesday.