The 7th Grade Lady Dillos finished the season on a 10 game winning streak and ended with a 13-3 record. We saw lots of improvement in the girls and their the ability to get tougher as the way got tougher. Tori Bauerschlag, Shellby Buttler, McKenna Maxcey, Hailey Osbourn, Valerie Salinas, Joy Trujillo, and Ashlyn Turner all worked together as a team which allowed the girls to have the record they did.
When we went to Early, we got into severe foul trouble with our outside girls which affected our ball handling and exterior defense. This was when the bench had to come in and help hold off Early. A rough game with the Ladies finally prevailing 33-29. No score book, so no line score.
At Coleman, we started out slow as Coleman used a basket and free throws to get an early lead, but our young ladies turned it on to lead 8-5 at the quarter and 19-9 at the half. We came out with a bad third quarter as Coleman scored 9 points in that quarter, as much as the first half. Our ladies only scored 7 in being outscored. Then our defense reasserted itself and shut down Coleman with 2 points while scoring 15 in the last quarter with the final score being 41-20.
Coleman 5 4 9 2 20
San Saba 8 11 7 15 41
Bangs came to town with a very aggressive style of play that caused the game to almost get our of control early. San Saba could not shoot the ball because they would get fouled. The problem being that San Saba did a poor job of shooting free throws. In the first half, only making 2 of 12. This let Bangs stay in the game. In the third quarter, only 3 points were scored, all by San Saba. Bangs seemed to get very frustrated as they fouled many times trying to get the ball. San Saba ladies kept their cool under very trying circumstances. San Saba shot 20 free throws in the last quarter, making 10. The San Saba defense let up by giving up 6 field goals in the last quarter. Comanche scored 6 field goals in one quarter once. Again, San Saba could not shoot for getting fouled.
Bangs 8 5 0 12 25
San Saba 10 8 3 16 37
By being aggressive on offense and playing tough defense, our young ladies started shooting more free throws than the opponents. Over at Brady, we saw this again as San Saba kept passing inside and were fouled. By making 6 free throws in the first quarter, San Saba took an 8-4 lead. Turning up the heat on defense led to 0 points for Brady in the second. San Saba only made 8 field goals, but made 13 free throws. San Saba made no field goals in the last quarter, but made 3 free throws.
Brady 4 0 2 8 16
San Saba 8 9 9 3 29
Coleman came to town for the last game of the season. A very rough game with people knocked to the floor much too much. Coleman jumped out to a 11-10 lead in the first quarter and extended that to 15-10 at the half. Coming out for the third quarter, our young ladies turned up the intensity on offense and defense and outscored Coleman 13-2 in that quarter. By San Saba hitting only 2 of 10 free throws in the last quarter, Coleman was able to hang around. San Saba finally prevailed with a couple of 3 pointers and another basket to win the game.
Coleman 11 4 2 8 25
San Saba 10 0 13 10 33
The B team did a great job having the first winning record in a long, long time. San Saba did not score in the second half at Early and ended up down 15-10. At Coleman, San Saba prevailed 13-4, followed that up with a 18-13 victory over Bangs, squeaked by Brady 12-10, then beat Coleman 9-4, scoring the last six points after the lights came back on after being off for about 30 minutes. The girls ended up with a 7-4-1 record winning the last 4 in a row. Members are Josie Dawson, A.J. Gamboa, Casandra Gonzales, Meredith Meador, Jessica Ramirez, Shea Scott, Lauryn Tatsch, Stephanie Villa, and Jennifer Watkins. A great year for the 7th Grade Girls.