MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL
Lake Travis 51, Marble Falls 7th B 15 on Feb. 7
ON OFFENSE: Points – Nick Veloz 4, Grant Fletcher 4, JoJo Wooten 3, Chase Laake 2, Jake Lamberth 2
ON DEFENSE: Latham Nakhleh, Laake, Luis Arregin
QUOTABLE: “The Mustangs never found their groove offensively but played with a lot of heart and intensity,” Marble Falls coach Joel Herring said.
Burnet 8th A 44, Gatesville 20 on Feb. 4
BURNET — The Burnet Middle School eighth-grade boys basketball team completed the past two years with an overall record of 23-4 and a district mark of 19-1. Three of the losses were to Lake Travis, while the other was to Liberty Hill.
“This group has really worked hard, and I feel like they have really matured into young men who will go into high school and will be successful,” Burnt coach Glen Hafley said. He added a special thank-you to Terry Cavender, mother of Kyle Cavender, who has coached the team during the summer.
ON OFFENSE: Points – Kyle Cavender 11, Jacob Scott 9, Jemal Alexander 7, Nathan Evans 6, Caelin Graves 4, Cash Ringstaff 3, Ryan Robertson 2, Carlos Herrera 2
ON DEFENSE: Drew Kiser, Hunter Blair
QUOTABLE: “We had many opportunities to score early in the game due to our smothering defense and great ball movement, but, for some reason, the ball just would not go in the basket. The boys really turned it on in the fourth,” Hafley said.
RECORDS: Burnet 8th A is 11-2 overall and 9-1 in district for a co-championship.
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL
Lake Travis 35, Marble Falls 7th A 20 on Feb. 7
ON OFFENSE: Points – Maria Gonzales 5, Aileen Nerry 5, Jirah Roberson 3, Brianna Little 2, Sarah Williams 2, and Aubree Adams 2, Kache Jerome 1; rebounds – Lyndsi Woods, Adams and Aileen Nerry
ON DEFENSE: Anna Herrington, Madison Fields
QUOTABLE: “The girls played their best game of the year on the defensive side of the ball. The Lady Mustangs frustrated the Cavaliers all night and never let them get comfortable in their offense. To play such an explosive team and for the girls to compete to the end and never give up shows how much they have improved over the last few months,” Marble Falls coach Craig Orton said.
Marble Falls 7th B 27, Lake Travis 26 on Feb. 7
ON OFFENSE: Points – Elicia Gonzales 11, Summer Riley 8, Rachel Mintz 3, Sarah Cauble 2, Emily Seyfried 2, Tianna Brown 1
ON DEFENSE: Cauble led in steals; Seyfried, Minitz, Brown
QUOTABLE: “It was a very intense game, and I’m so proud of the girls. They have been working hard, and it paid off,” Marble Falls coach Heather Wilson said.
Marble Falls 8th B 45, Lake Travis 11 on Feb. 7
TOP PLAYER: Meghan Owens 22 points, 11 steals and assists leader
ON OFFENSE: Points – Stefanie King 8, Brynn Reeder 6, Angelica Knapp 4, Corey Oppenheim 3, Joy Plunk 2
ON DEFENSE: Rebounds – King 8, Sessily Northam 8
RECORDS: Marble Falls 8th B is 7-2 in district.
Marble Falls 8th A 55, Lake Travis 34 on Feb. 7
ON OFFENSE: Points – Molly Myrick 16, Morgan Hagood 11, Aspen Woerner 6, Skyler Noack 6, Alicia Williams 6, Sydney Gibson 4, Tiffany Dunavant 4, Sophie McCannon 2
Gatesville 31, Burnet 7th A 21 on Feb. 4
ON OFFENSE: Points – Marissa Escamilla 7, Heather Hoefling 6, Baby Romero 2, Chelsea Bible 2, Savannah McHam 2, Alyssa Arnold 2
QUOTABLE: “I am very proud of these young ladies and the improvements they made throughout the season. They put in many hours of practice and left everything on the court at the end of the day. I am grateful to have worked with this particular grip of girls, and I can’t wait to see their accomplishments,” Burnet coach Holly Hafley said.
RECORDS: Burnet 7th A is 6-4 in district.
Burnet 8th B 28, Gatesville 17 on Feb. 4
ON OFFENSE: Points – Julia Taylor 7, Brainna Barr 6, Alyssa Untermeyer 6, Kiley Burton 3, Amber Sapp 2, Amy Hubbard 2, Ceria Walters 2
ON DEFENSE: Courtny Simpson, Catlyin O’Hair, Tara Evers,Sophia Rodriquez
QUOTABLE: “Using a pressure defense and offense that made their coach smile, the Lady Pups quickly caught up and extended their lead until the final buzzer,” Burnet coach Stuart Beckwith said.
RECORDS: Burnet 8th B is 10-4 overall and 8-2 in district play.
Gatesville 32, Burnet 8th A 29 on Feb. 4
ON OFFENSE: Points – Amy Bullock 7, Reagan Winkler 6, Reagan Giesenschlag 5, Sierra Wilkins 4, Samatha Hawkins 3, Izzy Ramon 2, Natalie Frank 1, Kelli Gideon 1, Kianna Moss 1
ON DEFENSE: Lexey Parker, Mallory Alvarez
QUOTABLE: “The girls started quickly and had the lead until the last two minutes. Turnovers and missed free throws proved to be the downfall. We missed 15 free throws, and, when Gatesville started fouling late in the game, that really hurt us,” Burnet coach Stuart Beckwith said.
RECORDS: Burnet 8th A is 6-4 in district.