JV girls capture second place at Badger tourney
by Bruce Harper
Nov 30, 2012 | 969 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BISHOP — The Lady Trojan junior varsity basketball squad is playing well and captured a second place trophy at the Bishop Badgers’ tournament in mid-November.

The Lady Trojans opened with the contest against the Aransas Pass Lady Panthers. The Beeville girls more than doubled up on the Panthers, capturing an easy 38-16 victory to advance in the winner’s bracket side of the tournament.

Lady Trojan Audrey Carranco tossed in 26 points to lead all scorers and out-point the entire Panther team by 10. Sofia Galindo added eight points, while MacKenzie Harvey and Angelica Benavidez contributed two each in the win.

The second round match-up had the Beeville girls on the court with the Mathis Pirates. The Mathis squad met a tough defensive effort and managed just six points for the game. The Lady Trojans sailed past the Pirates 40-6.

Carranco made 14 points, while Harvey hit for nine markers, including one long-range jumper for a trey. Benavidez recorded eight points and Alexis Treviño contributed seven. Galindo added two to the A.C. Jones totals.

The tournament’s semifinals had the Lady Trojans playing the Kingsville Academy girls. It was a little closer, but the offensive prowess of the Beeville girls led the way to a 45-31 win to advance them into the championship game.

Carranco led the scoring attack with 21 points, Galindo worked inside for 16 tallies. Harvey contributed six points, and Benavidez added two.

The victory put the Lady Trojans into the title match against Tuloso-Midway. The Cherokees were a tough test for the Beeville girls. The T-M girls scraped by with a close 37-31 win to claim the tournament and put the Lady Trojans in second.

Carranco fired in 16 points in the contest, while Galindo added eight. Benavidez contributed four markers, and Caitlin Ortiz recorded two. Treviño sank one free throw.

“These basketball players are striving to be at the top and with their great attitude and work ethic they should go far in district play,” said coach Gracy Bryce, substituting for JV coach Brittainie Zinsmeyer at the tournament.

The Lady Trojan JV girls will host their own tournament this week. It begins on Thursday and ends with the finals on Saturday.
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