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SPORTS Hays Free Press January 20, 2016 / PHOTO BY RAFAEL MARQUEZ Four Del Valle Cardinal defenders watch as Hays Rebel junior guard Charles Bohannon (center) skies to the rim for a layup during Friday's district game at Bales Gym. BY MOSES LEOS III moses@haysfreepress.com An emphasis on defen- sive stops during practice last week paid dividends for the Hays Rebels Friday at Bales Gym. Hays' ability to limit Del Valle's offense in critical situations, primarily a last second shot attempt at the buzzer, provided the Reb- els a thrilling 67-66 win in front of a raucous and wild crowd. "It was stressful, but it was a good team win. We played good and in the end we pulled through for a defensive stop," Hays senior guard Dustin Bruno said. "That's what we needed, we've been working on it in practice. I'm glad we could pull it together." Obtaining defensive stops was the focus for head coach Sam Lunz, who said the Rebels "haven't done a good job with it." In addition, the Rebels also focused on finishing possessions and taking care of the basket- ball. "We have to value pos- session and the basketball. The turnovers were a lot less and the defense was better," Lunz said. "There were a lot of points scored, but we won the game." Guiding the Rebel effort was Bruno, who scored a team high 18 points in the ball game, 14 of those points in the first quarter. Helping the Rebels was the shooting of senior Charles Bohannon's 12 points, while Dawson Mo- reland had 11 points. "I knew I had to come out with a hot hand... to have this confidence," Bruno said. "I knew if I had this confidence [in shootingl, (the team) would follow." With the second half of district on the horizon, Bruno said the win was important for team mo- mentum. "That's the momentum we needed," Bruno said. "Coming together as a team with this win, we got the ball rolling and we're ready." A full story on Friday's game can be found online at haysfreepress.com BY SPENCER SPILMAN ease and kept the Akins' news@haysfreepress.com offense to a minimum. Both teams caught fire in the second quarter, es- The Lehman Lady pecially from long-range. Lobos hosted the Akins Akins sophomores Lady Eagles Friday night Denae Lofton and Gina in the Lobo Den in a high Sweeney couldn't miss firing shootout, from the three-point line. While the Lady Lobos The Lady Lobos struggled hung tough for the most to keep up despite con- of the game, Akins' sharp tinning to score points. shooters were too much Lofton led all scorers to handle as the Lady with 23 points as she Eagles ran away with a scored almost whenever 70-52 win. she wanted to against Lady Lobos freshman the Lehman defense. Makayla Coy finished She helped lead the Lady with a team high 16 Eagles to a 38-29 half- points and added 14 time lead after a high rebounds. Senior Natalia scoring second quarter. Barajas added 12 points Akins' lead grew to 57-40 and senior Crystal Mon- heading into the fourth toya finished with nine in quarter. the game. A full story of Friday's Lehman dominated game can be found the first quarter. The online at haysffeepress. Lady Lobos scored with com. WaLk ins weLcome! CaLL 512.504.9442 for an appointment. PHOTO BYCHAPARRAL PHOTO Lehman Lady Lobo freshman post Makalya Coy avoids an Akins Eagle defender's attempt at a block as she takes a shot Friday at the Lobo Den. -- GRAND OPENING- m)i mm mm Im mm m m mmm mm m mm m mm m | m m mmm ~ m m $20 off your tattoo when you donate a 14 Lb. bag I I ' (or Larger) of dog food for our Doggie charities. I I I- mm m Imm mum m m m m mm mm m mm m mml m mm J KYLE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III For more information visit www.k' dekc corn A competitor readies to complete an attempt at the squat station during Saturday's powerlifting meet at Joe Graham Gym. Be- low, Lehman High powerlifter Evelyn Ramirez locks her arms as she readies to make an attempt during the bench press event at the Hays Rebel powerlifting meet at Hays High. Craps, Blackjack. Roulette Poker and More Over $2500 in merchandise and gift cards, $1000 raffle Tickets are $35 at the door (Includes admission, 1OK in poker chips, and one reserve raffle ticket) + STAFF REPORT first place overall. The Lobos cruised to the win by The clacking of weight scoring 59 points with the plates and the shouts and second place team scoring screams of encouragement 33 points. were on full display Satur- Lehman's boys powerlift- day as Joe Graham Gym was ing team finished tied for the site for the Hays Rebel sixth place with 23 points, Powerlifting meet. and were only four points Hays and Lehman High out from third place. powerlifting teams par- Lehman Highs Alexis Ysla ticipated in the event, along claimed the Hays High meet with several other schools, best lifter award in the 165 including San Marcos, to 220+ pound division. Lockhart, Del Valle and The Hays and Lehman Dripping Springs. powerlifting teams will The Lehman girls' pow- compete next at the Lehm- erlifting team emerged an Invitiational, which will from the meet claiming be held on Jan. 29. Lehman High individual results FIRST PLACE FINISHERS Anamarie Fajardo - 105 Ibs. class Kali Palomarez, Girls 132 Ibs. class Alexis Ysla, Girls 165 Ibs. class Evelyn Ramirez, Girls 220 Ibs. class, Abel Longoria, Boys 220 Ibs. class Melysa Alvarez, Girls 220+ class SECOND PLACE FINISHERS: Julissa Gonzalez, Girls 105 ]bs. class Victoria Smith, Girls 114 Ibs. class Rubylee Perez, Girls 132 Ibs. class Julian Mata, Boys 148 Ibs. class Justin Arismendez, Boys 198 Ibs. class Seauanna Watson, Girls 220+ Ibs. class THIRD PLACE FINISHERS Gabby Martinez, Girls 198 Ibs. class Carl Furgeson, Boys 220 Ibs. class FOURTH PLACE FINISHERS Armando Vargas, Boys 148 Ibs. class FIFTH PLACE FINISHERS Alivia Fajardo, Girls 123 Ibs. class Mia Palomarez, Girls 165 Ibs. class Brian Prickett, Boys 275 Ibs. class. 6IOBETBOTTEItS