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+; @hfprebelsports 3RD HIGH SCHOOL Hays CISD School Board approves $122M design of third high school. - Page 3B @hfplobosports Janua 25, 2017 BY MOSES LEOS III Hays a step closer to Strong guard play Travis, which had aver- news@haysfreepress.com possibly securing a during the course of the aged 50 points per game, playoff berth, head game guided Hays' of-to only 31. coach Danny Preuss fense. Preuss said physical It took less than two felt it also avenged two Three Rebels finishedplay and better decision quarters Tuesday for early season losses to the in double figures with making assisted with the Hays Rebels to serve Cavaliers. senior guard Choon Hee the improved defensive up some old-fashioned "I think they played Chae scoring a game effort. But paying at- revenge, with a chip on their high 17 points. Junior tention to detail, along A 17-2 second quarter shoulder tonight. Evenguard Gabby Bosquez with keeping Lake Travis blitz provided momen- when things didn't go had 14 points and senior from driving the lane, tum for Hays to cruise their way, they stuck to it guard ]aden Williams were pivotal factors for past the Lake Travis and overcame some dif-had 11 points, success for the Rebels, Cavaliers in a 54-31 rout ficult moments," Preuss The Rebel defense, he added. at Bales Gym. said. "They did a goodhowever, stole the show While the win pushes job." as the group held Lake REBEL GIRLS HOOPS 2B PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III Hays Rebel senior guard Choon Hee Chae (22) pushes against a Lake Travis Cavalier defender as she attempts to drive the baseline Tuesday at Bales Gym. PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III Lehman High's Kenny Hen- demon forwards a pass to a teammate during a home game played at the Lobo Den in December. Henderson was the leading scorer in the team's close loss to the Le- ander Lions Thursday. BY LOGAN MCCULLOUGH news@haysfreepress.com Mental mistakes late in the fourth quarter crushed the Lehman Lobos Chances at upset- ring the division-leading Leander Lions Friday night at the Lobo Den. A pair of late free throws with less than four seconds left in the game allowed Leander to secure a 47-45 comeback win over Lehman. The game began in Lehman's favor as they played with excellent spacing, stretching Lean- der's defense out and hit- ting multiple wide-open three-point attempts. Seven of Lehman's nine first quarter shot attempts came from beyond-the-arc. Leading 13-11 going into the second quarter, Lehman continued to execute on offense in the second frame. Their passes were sharp, accu- rate and were performed with a certain level of confidence. Although the mo- LOBO BOYS HOOPS, 2B PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III Hays Rebel sophombre Devon Flurnoy smashes a forehand shot during an exhibition match against a Lehman Lobo opponent at the Debbie Cook Tennis Center. Both the Hays and Lehman boys and girls tennis teams com- peted in a scrimmage in preparation for the spring season, which opens this week. BY LOGAN MCCULLOUGH news@haysfreepress.com Preparing for future matches was the approach Lehman Lady Lobo head soccer coach Nauri Garcia took during Friday's non- district tilt with the Anderson Lady Trojans. Lehman, however, got a little more than what they bargained for as a physical Lady Trojan squad emerged with a 3-1 win at Lobo Field. But for Garcia, learning from mistakes made during the match provided the necessary adjustments for district play, which begins this week. "It stinks that we lost at home, but they gave us a good example of what we're going to face this year in the district we're in," Garcia said. "We're adjtisting to what we felt we needed to do for district matches." Communication issues were a prevalent problem the Lobos worked to rectify in the match. Garcia said the team was a "little quiet," particularly in the midfield. LOBO GIRLS SOCCER 2B PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III Lehman Lady Lobo Michelle Ardon jostles for positioning with an Ander- son Lady Trojan player during Friday's nondistrict game at Lobo Field. PHOTO BY TRACY STIRMAN Hays High's Caleb Barks- dale rises to the air to make a play on the ball during the first half of Tuesday's district game against the Lake Travis Cavaliers. BY MOSES LEOS III news@haysfreepress.com Hays soccer coach Ja- son Burnett only needed one word to describe his team's 3-1 loss Tuesday night to Lake Travis. "Fortitude," Burnett said. The Rebels needed fortitude- and then some - to stave offthe Cavaliers offense, which attempted 26 shots in the match. Hays was short one player when Antonio Rios was ejected via red card. When the ball dribbled past him, and only the goalkeeper stood in the way of a likely goal, Rios made a last-ditch effort to stab at the ball. He tripped the Lake Travis player instead. 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