WALL— The TLCA Eagles and Lady Eagles made the short trip out to Wall for their district matchup on Friday with the Hawks and Lady Hawks.
The Lady Hawks are coming off a loss Jim Ned and needed to rebound against the TLCA Lady Eagles. Wall started off the game with a strong first quarter especially from sophomore Brylyn Watts, who opened with nine points. Senior Kamryn Williams added two points in the first while freshman Abby Herrera with the Lady Eagles scored the only points, two, for TLCA. After one, the Lady Hawk led the Lady Eagles 11-2.
In the second, senior Renly Weishuhn sunk a three-point shot, Williams added four points to the scoreboard, and senior Claire Nelson made three of four free throws. For the Lady Eagles, freshman Layla Green, along with senior Lizzie Lopez, and Herrera combined for five points to make the score 21-7 at halftime.
After halftime, Watts, Williams, and Nelson put up eight points in the third while the Lady Eagles’ Neveah Oviedo and Bice combined for five and after the third, the score was 29-12. Into the final quarter, the Lady Hawks hit quite a run scoring 16 points to TLCA’s two.
The Lady Hawks took the victory over the Lady Eagles 45-14. Wall subbed in their bench for half of each quarter and the Lady Eagles did get a lot of defensive work.
TLCA— Green-4, Herrera-4, Oviedo-3, Bice-2, Lopez-1
Wall— Watts- 15, Willams-12, Nelson-5, Wieshuhn-5, McShan-3, Burk-3, Luther-2
(3s- Watts-1, Burk-1)
- Jim Ned— 8-0
- Wall— 6-2
- Merkel— 6-2
- Ballinger— 4-5
- Clyde— 4-5
- Coahoma— 3-5
- Grape Creek— 1-8
- San Angelo TLCA— 0-8
After the Lady Hawks earned the win, the boy’s teams took to the hardwood in a thrilling district matchup. Both teams were tied for first place with Jim Ned in district and TLCA blacked out the entire visitor side of Wall’s gym.
TLCA’s junior point guard Drew Sherrill and Wall’s senior shooting guard Everson Armstrong were the captains for each team and jumped for the tip off. The Eagles started off hot, scoring 17 points in the first quarter and senior Jalan Johnson and junior Jaidden Villanueva hit two three-point shots to get things going. Wall’s junior shooting guard Augden Hallmark was very impressive, hitting three three-pointers in the first. After one, TLCA jumped out to an early lead 17-9.
Into the second quarter, Sherrill did some work, hitting three shots for six points while sophomore A.J. Ramero hit a three.
Hallmark for the Hawks would sink another three while Armstrong had four in the second. At the half, Wall was in a 10-point hole, 26-16.
After halftime, TLCA’s Villanueva hit a three and senior Isaiah Oviedo added two to the scoreboard. Wall’s Armstong and Hallmark both had threes while sophomore Lane Stansberry hit a two-point shot and one free throw. The Hawks cut the deficit to six points, 31-25.
The final frame saw the Eagles really pull ahead. Junior Luis Casillas had eight points, two three-point shots, and Ramero got involved again scoring four points. Wall had a rough quarter, only scoring three points, a Logan Thomas two-pointer and a Stansberry free throw.
The TLCA Eagles took the victory over the Wall Hawks 43-28.
Before the game, TLCA’s head coach Kent Sherril said he was a little disappointed that certain reporters at the game picked Wall to win.
TLCA— Casillas-10, Ramero-9, Villanueva-8, Sherrill-8, Johnson-6, Is. Oviedo-2
(3s- Villanueva-2, Casillas-2, Ramero-1, Johson-1)
Wall— Hallmark-15, Armstrong-7, Stansberry-4, Thomas-2_
(3s- Hallmark-5, Armstrong-1)
- Jim Ned— 6-1
- San Angelo TLCA— 6-1
- Wall— 6-2
- Clyde— 4-3
- Merkel— 3-4
- Coahoma— 3-4
- Ballinger— 1-6
- Grape Creek— 0-7