The Beeville girls jumped out to an early lead with an 11-2 run to start the game. The visitors held a 15-7 lead at the end of the first quarter as the Lady Horns fought to get back in the contest.
That eight-point lead grew to a 13-point margin early in the second quarter as the Beeville girls opened up a 20-7 advantage by scoring the first five points of the period.
George West got as close as seven points at 20-13 with 6-0 run, but the Lady Trojans closed the second quarter by adding one more point to their margin as they took a 25-17 lead into halftime.
Beeville’s Ciara Garcia paced the Lady Trojans in the first half with 11 points, working deep inside and getting several baskets on put-backs.
The Lady Trojan defense continued to pressure the ball and created GW turnovers that led to transition baskets in the third quarter. The visitors hit for 13 points in the third while holding the home team to nine. The Lady Trojans held a 38-26 advantage.
The Lady Horns were able to reduce two points from the Beeville lead, but it wasn’t enough, as the JHS ladies captured the 51-41 victory.
Bethany Brysch kept the Lady Horns in the game in the second half with a fine performance, knocking down an assortment of short jumpers for 12 second half tallies for GW.
“Our confidence never was scarred, our problems were in turnovers, and not getting the breaks on the fouls,” Coach Thompson said about the Lady Horn loss. “ Beeville shot 22 free throws and we shot 8.”
“We played team ball which will be a plus down the home stretch in district play,” she said.
Leading the scoring and the boards for George West was Bethany Brysch with 18 points, 13 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 block, 1 assist and 1 deflection. Marley Snider followed with 8 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals, 6 assists and 3 deflections. Erin Snider had 7 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 assists and 4 deflections. Kaylee Brysch had 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal and 2 blocks. Mary Cansino added 2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 deflection. D’Nessa Franklin had 2 points and 2 rebounds, Kate Jimerson had 4 rebounds and 1 steal, Victoria Wasicek grabbed 2 rebounds, Taylor Thompson had 1 steal and 1 deflection, Bella Chapa had 1 steal, Allison Bryce and Briana Salazar also fought hard for the Lady Horns.