JV Girls’ basketball tips off the season

Team has series of games and tournaments to start the season


Jack Densmore

Sophomore Madison Lawton dribbling down the court. Lawton scored six points in the game.

The JV Basketball team was defeated by the Rouse on Tuesday, November 10, 52-17. Sophomore Sydney Morris scored seven points overall in the game and sophomore Madalyn Lawton scored six.

“It was our first game,” sophomore Madison Lawton said. “We ran our defense right but we couldn’t get any good reps because of our offense. Our shots weren’t falling and no one was crashing but to rebound. The Rouse girls had been playing together for a longer time than us.“

In the first quarter, Morris made a shot from the three point line then another basket. In the second quarter, Niya Gadison and Lawton scored. The third quarter ended with no scores. The JV team’s next game was at McNeil where the girls lost by three points.

“We could have won the game but we got siked out towards the end,” Lawton said. “Our goal for that last play was to get the ball in and shoot but there was a bad pass and we couldn’t get one last shot up.”

The East View tournament had different results at the beginning when they won their first game against Bowie. The score was 26-13. The game was followed by some losses.

“We fought really hard at the tournament and we won the first game,” freshman Rachel Besse said. “For the rest of the tournament we tried our hardest throughout a couple losses.”

On November 24 the girls faced Round Rock and lost with a score of 18-46.

“That game we were missing three players,” Coach Rich said. “It was right before the holiday season and we hadn’t had time to build chemistry. Round Rock is a really tough opponent which is why we play them pre season, but the girls stayed strong and it was a good game.”

The girls then faced the Hendrickson Hawks in a home game. The score was 42-69 with the JV team suffering a setback in the first quarter. The freshman and JV team played and lost, but Coach Rich saw it as a good game for the team.

“We were really competitive in the game,” Rich said. “What had happened was our first quarter wasn’t strong and we were down by 12 points. But for the other quarters we matched them point for point and played aggressively. Madelyn made some good 3 point shots. Lot’s of players stepped up and the team really started to mesh together.”

From the 3-5th of December was the Lake Travis tournament. It was held at Lake Travis. The Lady Lions played against Copperas Cove and Westlake on Thursday. The game against Copperas Cove was lost by a score of 25-62. The Westlake game was lost by 41-56.

“Copper Cove was a super athletic team,” Rich said. “They were huge but we didn’t come out aggressive during that game. It was tough but west lake we play through at competition. They beat us through their free throw line and ours didn’t fall through.”