LA VERNIA -- With a 27-point third-period effort, the Lady Bear basketball team closed out its 2012-13 regular season with a blowout win over Poteet, 59-19.
The Lady Bears hosted the Poteet Agates in their final District 28-3A game of the season Feb. 5. The Lady Bears weren’t all that hospitable, though, and mauled the visiting team by 40 points.
La Vernia jumped out to an early lead in the first period, scoring 13 points for the Blue and White, while holding Poteet to just 2. The Agates came on in the second period, but the Lady Bears continued to outscore the visiting team, and held a 22-10 lead at halftime.
The third period was an absolute blowout, though. The Agates were once again held to just 2 points throughout the eight-minute session, but the Lady Bears hung 27 on the board, and took a 49-12 lead into the final stanza. Poteet played a bit better and scored 7 points in the final period, but La Vernia once again outscored Poteet during the period, and locked up a 59-19 victory for the team’s final regular-season game.
The win locked La Vernia into the district’s third and final playoff position, as Sam Houston took top honors in 28-3A, and Somerset finished second.
The Lady Bears were scheduled to face Fredericksburg during the bi-district round of competition Feb. 12 in Dripping Springs, though results were unavailable as of press time. Fredericksburg finished second in District 27-3A, two games behind district champion Boerne, and with an identical district mark as Navarro.
With a win over Fredericksburg, the Lady Bears would advance to the area championship round to be played later this week. With a loss, the season comes to an end for La Vernia.
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La Vernia def. Poteet, 59-19.
Lady Bears: Points: Kelsee Penshorn-6, Autumn Light-4, Cat Reed-3, Madison Towns-3, Taylor Penshorn-2, Mackenzie Ford-2, Brooke Martinez-2, Jennifer Skrzycki-1, Alisen Saenz-1. Assists: Light-5, Saenz-2, Martinez-2, T. Penshorn-1, Skrzycki-1. Rebounds: K. Penshorn-9, Martinez-5, T. Penshorn-5, Skrzycki-4, Towns-3, Saenz-3, Ford-2, Light-2, Shelby Ellis-1. Steals: Light-4, K. Penshorn-4, Ford-3, T. Penshorn-3, Reed-2, Saenz-2, Towns-1, Ellis-1, Martinez-1. Blocks: Light-1, Martinez-1. District Record: 6-4. Overall Record: 20-11.