Varsity Girls Basketball Update


Siandhara Bonnet

Rayanna Carter defending the ball during the game against the Elgin Lady Wildcats

by Laynie Duplantis, Staff Writer

Leander vs. Elgin 12/30

The last game of 2014 was a great triumph for the Lady Lions. In the first quarter of the game, they scored 22 points, while the Elgin Lady Wildcats only scored six points. The Lady Lions had complete control over the second quarter, scoring 17 points, while the Wildcats only scored 11. The third quarter broke even, and both teams scored 13 points.

Leander lost their grip during the fourth quarter and only scored 11 points while Elgin managed to score 19. However, Leander secured a victory over Elgin with a final score of 63-49. The players who gave key contributions to this victory are junior Rayanna Carter, who scored 10 points and senior Alisa Greene who scored 30 points.

Leander vs. Vandegrift 1/06

For the first game of the new year, Leander kept control of the court the entire game, starting off with 13 points in the first quarter. The Lady Lions kept strong during the second quarter with eight more points at the end of the first half. By the end of the third quarter after scoring an additional 10 points, the girls punched in a victory after scoring another 20 points in the 4th quarter resulting in a final score of 51-29.

The girls who played excellently during this game were junior McKenna Hicks, who scored 12 points and junior Rayanna Carter who scored 14 points.

Leander vs. Cedar Park 1/09

The girls played their most recent game against our classic rivals, the Cedar Park Lady Timberwolves. Unfortunately, Leander wasn’t able to punch in a victory for this game, but the girls still played very well. The first quarter came super close, Cedar Park scored 10 points and Leander scored nine points. There was a little bit of a larger gap between scores. The Lady Lions secured an additional 10 points, but the Lady Timberwolves scored 16 more points. The Lady Lions lost their grip during the third quarter, and weren’t able to come back from it.

“[Something the girls did really well was] their approach the entire game,” coach Jonathan Lamb said. “We just had a couple of mental lapses that cost us [the game].”

The girls scored four points, but Cedar Park scored 13 points.  The Lady Lions pushed on and scored 12 more points, and Cedar Park scored 19 more points. Although the girls weren’t able to walk out with a victory, the girls who played to the best of their ability were senior Sonya Reyes, who scored 8 points, and junior Carolyn Plein who scored 6 points.