TROY – The Skidmore-Tynan girls basketball team finished off the Troy Holiday Classic with a 16-point win over Bangs on Dec. 28.
The Lady Cats went 3-1 at the tournament with the win over Bangs as well as victories over Mumford and Moody on the first day of the tournament.
The team’s only loss on the road trip was a 53-33 setback at the hands of the host team, Troy.
Skidmore won every quarter on its way to beating Bangs 37-21 on the final day.
The Lady Cats led 10-5 after one, 16-8 after two and 29-17 after three quarters. They outscored Bangs 8-4 in the fourth.
Katryna Hernandez went 7 of 16 from the field and was 3 of 4 at the line to rack up a team-best 18 points.She also grabbed 11 rebounds, recorded three steals and blocked two shots.
Mari Gonzales joined her in double figures in the scoring column with 10 points.
Brittany Hinojosa posted four points, four rebounds and four steals.
Jasmine Terry was held scoreless, but she grabbed eight rebounds and dished out seven assists in the win.
Earlier in the day, the Lady Cats were handed a 20-point loss by Troy.
The hosts won every quarter on their way to the victory, including a 15-7 margin in the second and a 16-10 win in the third.
Hernandez went 7 of 16 from the field on her way to scoring 18 points in that game as well.She led in rebounding with nine and had three steals.
Hinojosa scored eight points, while Gonzales had three points, four boards and two steals.
In their opener at the tournament, the Lady Cats thumped Moody by 19 points, 51-32.
They scored 16 in each of the first two quarters to build a 32-15 lead, then outscored Moody 12-6 in the third quarter.
They led by as many as 27 on their way to the win.
Hernandez led the team in scoring with 27 points on 12-of-18 shooting. She also added four rebounds and two steals.
Gonzales scored eight points and had five steals, while Terry scored six to go with eight assists and three steals.
Hinojosa added five points and seven rebounds.
The Lady Cats followed that up with a 53-13 rout of Mumford.
The Skidmore defense held Mumford to three, four, three and three, respectively, to fuel the victory.
The Lady Cats won every quarter by at least seven points, including the second by 13.
Hernandez led the team in scoring with 11 points to go with 12 rebounds and three steals.
Eight different Lady Cats scored at least three points in the win.
Terry added nine points to go with six rebounds, three assists and five steals, while Hinojosa had nine to go with 15 rebounds. Gonzales added eight points and five steals.
Brianna Flores had five points and five rebounds, while Kaitlyn Salinas added four points and five rebounds.
Pleasanton 26, S-T 12
Skidmore never scored more than five points in any quarter in a home loss to Pleasanton at the DuBose Special Events Center on Dec. 30.
Pleasanton won the first 9-4, the second 9-5 and the fourth 5-0.
Both teams scored three points in the third quarter.
The Lady Cats shot just 12.5 percent from the field for the game, which included misses on all 10 of their 3-point tries.
Hernandez had five points to lead S-T. She also had 12 rebounds and five steals.
Terry added four points, Mayra Salas chipped in two points and Gonzales added one point.
The Skidmore junior varsity team picked up a 25-21 win over the Lady Eagles.
Aryana Garcia had seven points to lead the Lady Cats. Neddia Gonzales chipped in six points, while Makaelah Favre and Kayla Martinez both had four points.
St. Joseph 47, S-T 40
The Lady Cats could never overcome the 19-7 deficit they found themselves in after one quarter in a loss to visiting St. Joseph Friday.
Skidmore cut eight points off that lead in the second and two more in the third, but St. Joseph took the fourth 11-10 to clinch the win.
Hernandez scored 20 points to lead Skidmore in the loss.
Hinojosa hit three triples on her way to nine points, while Salas added five points and Flores scored four points.
The Lady Cats slipped to 15-10 on the year with the loss.
The Lady Cat JV team beat St. Joseph 40-10. N. Gonzales led the way with 12 points, while Savannah Toelken scored eight points. Beliana Tamez and Chloe Gibson both had six points in the win.
The Lady Cats JV team claimed the championship of its own tournament Saturday with a pair of wins over district foes.
The Lady Cats (12-3) bested George West and then Goliad to claim the trophy.
They beat George West 23-21 thanks to a 12-point fourth quarter.
Favre had eight points to lead S-T, while Martinez scored five points. N. Gonzales and Sivounay Ramirez both scored four points.
Skidmore then bested Goliad 23-15 to win the tournament title.
N. Gonzales had a team-best nine points, while Martinez had five points and Toelken added four points.