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WHS Lady Eagles outfly PHS in play-in contest
by Bruce Harper
Feb 16, 2012 | 894 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Pettus varsity player Victoria Arrisola makes a short jumper in the lane against Woodsboro during Saturday’s “play-in” contest for third place in district. The Woodsboro girls won the Lady Eagle battle with a strong third quarter, 45-26.
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GOLIAD – It was a battle for third place, the final playoff spot in District 31-A, and it was also a battle of the Lady Eagles. Both the Pettus and Woodsboro Lady Eagles finished in a tie for that final spot in the postseason action, and the “play-in” contest was held Saturday afternoon on a neutral court in Goliad.

The Woodsboro girls exploded offensively in the third quarter to pull away for a 45-26 victory and a spot in this week’s bi-district contest against La Villa in Bishop.

“I thought the girls did a great job defensively and did a great job of making all the changes we had been working on in the past two weeks, but we couldn’t get anything to fall, and Woodsboro could,” said head coach Darcy Siddon.

Both sides were a little tight over the first eight minutes. Neither side shot well, and the 9-9 score at the end of the period was all the teams could muster.

The turnovers for the Pettus girls began to mount in the second quarter as the WHS girls got a few baskets inside for a slight 20-16 advantage.

The Woodsboro girls continued to dominate inside and, helped by several more Pettus miscues, the WHS girls fired in 20 points in the third period to pull away from the Pettus Lady Eagles. Inside shot after shot bounced off the rim and/or backboard for the Pettus girls. Nothing was falling through the nets.

The Bee County girls added just six points in the third to fall behind 40-20 heading into the final stanza. The pace slowed in the fourth quarter with the WHS squad taking their time. The Pettus girls still could hardly buy a basket. The WHS girls added five points over the last eight minutes, but they stayed in front easily as the Pettus team could cut just one point off their big deficit.

“We are losing some great seniors, but I am excited for the future of Lady Eagle basketball because of the program these ladies are building. It was a great season that sadly ended too early,” Siddon said.

The Pettus girls got 11 points from Savannah DelBosque. Haille Schauer followed with four tallies. Schauer also pulled down seven rebounds and came up with five blocks and one steal on defense. Chloe Garza added three points to go along with three steals and four assists. Madi Garza worked hard on the glass with 10 rebounds and also came up with three steals on defense. Destiny Carrillo hit for two points as did Ryan Grayson. Grayson also helped clean up the glass with six rebounds and four blocks against Woodsboro. Victoria Arrisola recorded one point but hauled in five rebounds and added four steals on the defensive end. Tristian Moore also came up with one steal in the Lady Eagles’ season finale.
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