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Lady Bears hit rough patch

Lady Bears hit rough patch
Kelsee Penshorn pushes the ball down the court for La Vernia during a recent district game.

LA VERNIA After a fantastic 14-2 start to the season, the La Vernia Lady Bears basketball team has been on a skid, dropping its last six games to fall to 14-8 on the season. La Vernia’s last win was Dec. 17 against Wimberley.

The Lady Bears hosted a tournament in La Vernia Dec. 27-28, but had a rough go on their home court, falling to Clemens, Lytle, and Schulenburg. The Lady Bears then fell to New Braunfels Canyon on News Years Eve, and continued the skid with a district loss on Jan 5 to Sam Houston.

With the tournament season behind them, and the district schedule now in play, the Lady Bears must refocus their efforts and right the ship. La Vernia has a great roster filled with talented athletes this season, and the Lady Bears spent several of the season’s early weeks among the state’s top-ranked Class 3A teams.

The Lady Bears were scheduled to face Somerset Jan. 8, though results were unavailable as of press time. La Vernia will be at home again this Friday, Jan. 11, as the team takes on the Lady Eagles of Pleasanton. A home game against Hawkins and a road trip to Poteet will finish off the first round of district games.

Lytle def. La Vernia, 39-37.

Lady Bears: Points: Brooke Martinez-9, Autumn Light-8, Taylor Penshorn-6, Mackenzie Ford-6, Kelsee Penshorn-4, Alisen Saenz-2, Shelby Ellis-2.

Schulenburg def. La Vernia, 45-33.

Lady Bears: Points: Taylor Penshorn-12, Autumn Light-9, Madison Towns-3, Mackenzie Ford-3, Kelsee Penshorn-2, Brooke Martinez-2, Jennifer Skrzycki-2. Overall Record: 14-6.

N.B. Canyon def. La Vernia, 53-32.

Lady Bears: Points: Kelsee Penshorn-15, Taylor Penshorn-6, Autumn Light-4, Madison Towns-2, Brooke Martinez-2, Jennifer Skrzycki-2, Mackenzie Ford-1. Overall Record: 14-7.

Sam Houston def. La Vernia, 53-34.

Lady Bears: Points: Taylor Penshorn-9, Autumn Light-9, Brooke Martinez-5, Madison Towns-4, Shelby Ellis-3, Kelsee Penshorn-3, Mackenzie Ford-1. District Record: 0-1. Overall Record: 14-8.

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