Last night the 8th grade Lady Pirates were able to fly the W flag for both games. The B team began the night by scoring 26 and beating Pleasanton 26 – 15. The team had a one point lead after the first quarter but went on a 12 to 2 run in the second quarter to have a lead at half of 18 to 7. Clarrissa Ybarra had her best quarter scoring 6 of her 12 points. It was a team victory with all but two of the ladies scoring. We only scored two points in the third quarter but were able to hold off the Eagles by limiting them to 2 points in the fourth quarter. The scoring totals were Clarissa Y – 12 points, Alexia F and Neyda M. with 4 points, Marissa F, Jackie H and Layla M with 2 points apiece. The B team record stands at 1 and 1 for the season.
Last week we beat Pearsall by one and this week we won with a last second three point shot by Noelia Medina to eek out a 28 – 26 victory. We came out of the gate slow by letting the Eagles take an 8 point lead before we scored a basket. We had the complete team this week and it helped to give the ladies rest and not lose skill. The girls battled back to take a three point lead at the end of the first quarter, 11 – 8. We had our poor quarter in the second scoring only a point. With one minute left Pleasanton had a 26 -25 lead. We got the ball back by the scorer’s table with 5 seconds left. Noelia Medina was coming back from resting her knees last week and I asked her where she felt comfortable to shoot. She set up by our bench on the three point line. RoseCarlie Harold inbounded the ball to Danielle Esquibel and she made a great pass to Noelia. It was a beautiful shot because I had a perfect vantage for the swish as time expired. The scoreboard says it all.
We were led in scoring by Danielle E. with 9, Morgan G and Clarissa R added 4, Alex N., Kylie M, Abby M, and Adrianna R added 2 apiece and of course the game winning shot by Noelia put her in the book with 3 points.
Coach's Note: It was one of the most thrilling games I have had the privilege to coach. Thank you to all the parents and fans who came out to see such excellent games. The A team will take their perfect record to Devine to attempt to maintain perfection after Thanksgiving. The 8th grade ladies and Coach Cameron and myself would like to wish everyone a restful Thanksgiving and a festive time with family. I am very thankful for all the fine people I get to work with and all the students who trust me enough to share their lives with me.