What a game! The La Vernia Lady Bears rallied for comeback during their Jan. 10 district opener against Wimberley, winning the game, 71-48.
The Lady Texans caught the Lady Bears by surprise at the start of the game, turning the tip into 2 points and quickly pulling ahead to 4-0.
La Vernia Head Coach Kyle Sivadon called a timeout and settled the girls down. The Lady Bears slowed their pace and worked the ball inside, where Heaven Muenster and Sarah Jarzombek anchored the pivot point, and Ciara Jenschke and Jordan Luensmann took their shots from outside.
At the end of the quarter, the scoreboard had the Lady Bears ahead, 17-9.
Wimberley was ready for play after the quarter, driving downcourt and putting up the first 2 points, while their defense stayed in a zone defense, preventing the Lady Bears from coming inside.
The two teams traded baskets until the Lady Texans sank two 3-pointers. Combined with several free-throw points, the half ended with the Lady Texans ahead, 35-33.
Wimberley got things going again in the second half with several points. La Vernia responded with a full-court press defense. This proved too much for the Lady Texans to overcome, and the Lady Bears began to score from inside and outside the paint, racking up 23 points during the quarter to put them ahead, 56-39.
Coach Sivadon rested his starters during the last quarter. When the final buzzer sounded, the Lady Bears had romped Wimberley, 71-48.
The Lady Bears had three players in double figures: Jenschke with 16 points, Muenster with 14 points, and Luensmann with 10 points.
La Vernia went on to win against Gonzales, 82-54, on Jan. 13, raising their overall record to 17-12 and their district record to 2-0. They played Austin Eastside Memorial Jan. 17, and will hit the road Jan. 20 to take on Navarro.