Leander High School's online student-run newspaper

The Roar

Ups and downs

Vista Ridge slips by winning 65-40, Lions beat Dripping Springs 41-38

Sophomore+Kassadie+Sanders+goes+to+take+a+shot.+She+scored+2+points+against+Vista+Ridge.
Sophomore Kassadie Sanders goes to take a shot. She scored 2 points against Vista Ridge.

Sophomore Kassadie Sanders goes to take a shot. She scored 2 points against Vista Ridge.

Jack Densmore

Jack Densmore

Sophomore Kassadie Sanders goes to take a shot. She scored 2 points against Vista Ridge.

by Natalie Ditsler, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Games against Hendrickson and Copperas Cove lead the Lady Lions into district. The first game of district, against Vista Ridge, ended in a loss of 65-40. When playing against Hendrickson the first half against ended with the Lady Lions making 12 points and the last half with 29 points.

“Shots weren’t falling and from there it spiraled out of control to frustration, which led to turnovers, which led to more frustration, and panic,” senior Brooke Wells said.

The game against Copperas Cove ended with a similar score of 60-40. With Vista Ridge as their opponent, the team capitalized on defense. In the first half the team scored 16 points and in the second half they scored 21 points.

We did a great job on the defensive end, but we have been working on making shots and that is exactly how we pulled out a win at drip the other night,”

— Kassadie Sanders, 10

“We did well on defense, rebounding, and boxing out,” sophomore Kassadie Sanders said. “Vista Ridge players are tall and long which required more aggressive play on the glass.”

With the most points made, seniors Rayanna Carter and Izaila “Gigi” Martinez scored a total of 21 points. Senior Andrea Mateo scored 5 points, Kylie Douglas and Wells made two points each. Sophomore Sanders scored 2 points and senior Anastacia “AJ” Luna made 2 points against Vista Ridge.

“We all struggled with making our shots,” Sanders said. “We got off the shots we wanted, they just weren’t falling.”

Dripping Springs fell to the Lady Lions Friday leading forward through district. After their previous experiences with Hendrickson, Copperas Cove, and Vista Ridge, the girls were able to defeat them with a score of 41-38.

“We did a great job on the defensive end, but we have been working on making shots and that is exactly how we pulled out a win at drip the other night,” Sanders said.

This Friday the girls will be playing against Georgetown. It will be an away game.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

Comments are closed.

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Ups and downs

    Varsity Girls' Basketball

    Loss to Floresville ends playoffs

  • Ups and downs

    Varsity Girls' Basketball

    Playoffs begin with a win against Bastrop

  • Ups and downs

    Varsity Girls' Basketball

    Head to head with East View

  • Ups and downs

    Varsity Girls' Basketball

    Seniors sent off with a win

  • Ups and downs

    Varsity Girls' Basketball

    Triumph over East View, loss against Vista Ridge

  • Ups and downs

    Varsity Girls' Basketball

    A game of mentality against the Lady Timberwolves

  • Ups and downs

    Varsity Girls' Basketball

    Lady Lions take on Georgetown, Vandegrift

  • Ups and downs

    Varsity Girls' Basketball

    Varsity Girls’ basketball jumps to new heights against McNeil, Round Rock

  • Ups and downs

    Varsity Girls' Basketball

    Varsity Girls’ basketball starts strong

  • Ups and downs

    Varsity Girls' Basketball

    Lady Lions play into playoffs

Leander High School's online student-run newspaper
Ups and downs