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Lady Bears defeat Poteet, fall to Yoakum


LA VERNIA After splitting their district games with Poteet and Yoakum last week, the Lady Bears stand at 7-3 in District 28-3A play, and are currently in third place, with the playoffs right around the corner.

The Lady Bears began last week by hosting the Poteet Agates in La Vernia. The Lady Bears were in control of the game the entire time, and ended the evening with a 51-24 win.

La Vernia jumped out to a 15-4 advantage after the first period of play, and outscored Poteet 11-3 in the second period to take a 26-7 advantage into the locker room. The third period was much closer, but the Lady Bears still outscored Poteet by a point, and breezed into the final eight minutes with a lead of 38-18. With the addition of 13 fourth-period points, La Vernia added a mark into their wins column.

Brooke Martinez led the Lady Bear offensive with 12 points on the night, followed by Kristine Key and Taylor Penshorn with 9 points each.Madison Towns scored 7.

The Lady Bears then traveled to Yoakum Jan. 27, to face the state’s No. 1-ranked team. The Lady Bears had trouble keeping pace from the onset, and eventually fell 67-23.

The Lady Bulldogs took a 16-4 lead over La Vernia in the first period, and were up 33-8 at the break. Yoakum added 17 points in each of the third and fourth periods, while La Vernia pitched in another 15 second-half points.

Key led the La Vernia scorers with 5 points, followed by Towns and Kelsee Penshorn with 4 points apiece. Alex Cruz and Cat Reed each scored 3 points, and Taylor Penshorn and Lashondra DuBose dropped in 2.

La Vernia was scheduled to face the district’s second-place team Jan. 31, as the Lady Bears played host to Sam Houston. The team will conclude its district schedule in Gonzales next Tuesday, Feb. 7. Gonzales is just a game behind La Vernia, and their matchup to close out the season could determine who advances into the playoffs.

La Vernia def. Poteet, 51-24.

Lady Bears: Points: Brooke Martinez-12, Kristine Key-9, Taylor Penshorn-9, Madison Towns-7, Kayla Markgraf-5, Kelsee Penshorn-5, Cat Reed-2, Lashondra DuBose-2. Overall Record: 14-13. District Record: 7-2.

Yoakum def. La Vernia, 67-23.

Lady Bears: Points: Kristine Key-5, Madison Towns-4, Kelsee Penshorn-4, Alex Cruz-3, Cat Reed-3, Taylor Penshorn-2, Lashondra DuBose-2. Overall Record: 14-14. District Record: 7-3.

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