AREA GIRLS HOOPS: No. 1 Wall Cruises to Coveted Whataburger Tourney Title
SAGINAW, TX-- The no. 1-ranked Wall Lady Hawks completed an undefeated run to the Whataburger Tournament Championship on Saturday.
After opening the tournament with a win over 4A Seminole, the Lady Hawks proceeded to beat Panhandle 49-40 and Liberty Christian 50-45 on Friday. That set up a meeting with defending Class 1A state champ Nazareth the next day.
Nazareth kept pace with the Lady Hawks by holding even at 12-12 after the first quarter. Nazareth then took an 18-15 lead into halftime after holding Wall to a field goal and free throw in the second quarter.
Behind Sam Rocha's six points and a three pointer from Sawyer Lloyd, Wall was able to regain a 25-24 lead entering the fourth quarter.
The Lady Hawk defense then put the clamps on the Swiftettes to outscore them 8-4 in the final quarter for the 33-28 win.
Lloyd finished as the team-high scorer with 13 points. The senior point guard was named the tournament MVP after leading the Lady Hawks to the title.
Rocha and Jayden Fiebiger each finished with seven points in Wall's lowest scoring game this season. Both were named to the All-Tournament team.
The Lady Hawks have now won their last eight games with a legitimate shot at finishing the regular season with just one loss.
Wall (15-1, 4-0) will get back into district play on Jan. 4 with a home game against Brady.
Parmer Earns All-Tourney Honors as Lady Cats Finish Strong at Caprock Classic
After splitting their first four games, the Central Lady Cats closed out the Caprock Classic tournament with a dominant 54-41 win over Lubbock Coronado.
The Lady Cats jumped out on Coronado early, holding them to just two points to take a commanding 14-2 lead after the first quarter. Senior point guard Parris Parmer led that first quarter charge with six points.
In the second quarter, Central stayed hot with five of their 10 players scoring to extend their lead to 31-12 at the half. Layla Young was 3-of-4 from the free throw line in the quarter and scored eight points in that frame.
Coronado heated up in the second half with 29 points, but the Lady Cats never went cold to pick up their third win of the weekend.
Central had three players score in double figures. Anjelina Humphreys was consistent with seven field goals for 14 points. Parmer and Young each had 10 points for Central.
Parmer led the Lady Cats in scoring for the whole tournament with 68 points in their five games. That was good enough for the senior to earn a spot on the All-Tournament team.
Central (19-5, 3-0) will resume play in District 3-6A on Jan. 4 at Abilene High
Robert Lee Claims Concho Classic Tourney Crown With Dominant Win Over Sonora
In a rematch of their second round meeting, the Robert Lee Lady Steers prevailed 49-23 over the Sonora Lady Broncos for the Concho Classic championship.
The Lady Steers held a two-point lead after the first quarter where the two teams combined for 10 points.
Robert Lee then picked up a head of steam offensively in the second quarter. Behind a pair of three pointers and eight points from Julissa Ureno, Robert Lee took a 22-10 lead into halftime.
With a pair of threes from Braylee Hood, the Lady Steers stayed hot in the third quarter to extend their lead to move their lead to a more comfortable 36-14 mark.
Hood would finish as the game-high scorer with 15 points.
Robert Lee (13-3, 2-1) resumes play in District 11-1A with an away game at Blackwell on Jan. 4. Sonora (18-5, 2-2) gets back into District 4-3A at TLCA on Jan. 4.
Also in the Concho Classic, Winters was able to knock off TLCA 64-27 in the consolation bracket.
Christoval Girls Take Third at Eula Holiday Classic
The Christoval Lady Cougars had the best showing of area teams at the Eula Holiday Classic over the weekend.
The Lady Cougars went 3-1 over the weekend to claim third place at the tournament. Christoval started the tournament off with a 46-43 win over Holliday. They followed that up by narrowly beating Class 3A Eastland.
Then, the Lady Cougars lost their only game of the tournament in a 52-41 result against host Eula. Christoval responded by beating Hermleigh 39-30 in the third place game.
Ballinger and Brady were also in action at the tournament.
The Lady Bearcats dropped their first two games to Eastland and Holliday before beating the Eula JV 50-12 to go 1-2 for the weekend.
The two District 4-3A representatives were also scheduled for fourth round consolation games, but the scores were not reported.
Christoval will open District 7-2A play with a home game against Winters on Friday, Jan. 4. Brady travels to Wall on Jan. 4, while Ballinger travels to Jim Ned on Jan. 3.