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FebrUarY13,2o03&apos; ....... spans Page 11,ThOTfee Pres00 Freak bounce drops Hays girls from basketball playoffs BY BILL PETERSON Editor AYS CISD-Well, one can't xpect the same team to play in the RegiOn IV Championship Game every year. After two conseutive seasons as one of the last eight surviving high school girls basketball teams in Texas, Hays fell from this year's playoffs early this year with a 49-46 loss Tuesday night to San Antonio Reagan at Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz. The game went into too many twists and turns for com- plete detail, but a few were deci- sive. First, the Rebels began the game in a 20-3 deficit, which didn't bode well for the future. As if that weren't enough, the events Hays coach Donny McDonald into a rare strategy. "We just started out con- fused," McDonald said. "We finally just said, 'Forget every- thing,' and went into a man-to- man press, which we never do" By the middle of the third period, the Rebels moved into the lead and the account was squared, 37-37, at the end of the third period. The Rebels contin- ued to work through a tight game in which their combina- tion of their own post players, Reagan's two best post players and frequent referee whistles led to all the inside players holding four fouls at the end of the game. Uncharacteristically, Hays did most of its scoring from the free throw line, with Amanda Swofford scoring eight of her team-leading 13 points from the line, while Jamie Reeder scored seven of her 12 points in that fashion, the Hays post players - Melissa Dahlstrom, Ashley Rogge and Anna Breyfogle - scored six points each. With 46 seconds remaining, Hays held a 46-45 lead and inbounded the ball. Unfortunately for the Rebels, Reeder's inbounds pass bounced off Dara Schmidt's head and right into the hands of a charg- ing Reagan player, who ran to an uncontested layup. Two more free throws for Reagan finished the game. "If the ball would have bounced out of bounds, or to the right or two the left, it probably would have been all right," McDonald said. "But it just went right into her hands. It was the freakiest thing I ever saw." The Rebels ended their sea- son 20-11. For their success this year, the Rebels often struggled. But hope is always around the comer for the Hays girls' pro- gram and next year already is looking good for McDonald, especially since his team loses only three seniors - Dahlstrom, Schmidt and Reeder. "I told them today that I'm ready to start practicing for next year tomorrow," McDonald said Wednesday. In particular, McDonald said, he's looking forward to moving Swofford from the point to a wing, if Melissa Galtan, a sophomore next year, is ready for the varsity point. Swofford worked the point this year by default, as the Rebels had no one better for the job. Join Now 66% Off Service Fee Hays boys drop final two hoop games of the season BY BRENT STRONG Staff Writer AYS CISD-Poe Shelton and his Hays High School boys basketball team woke up from their nightmare Tuesday night after finally finishing a tor- tured season of unyielding drub- bings. There will be no more one- quarter letdowns to sweat out or academic ineligibility to combat. No more mounting frustration over the highs of beating Westlake and the lows of losing all but one other district game. The Rebels finished the sea- son with the same result they tried all season in vain to avoid - a loss. District 25-5A power- house Bowie coasted to a 52-41 victory last Friday and Crockett took its turn on the Rebels with a 76-63 romp Tuesday night. In the end, the Rebels were 8-23 overall and 2-12 in the dis- trict. The Bulldogs held the Rebels to 14 points in the first half of their tilt last Friday. High scorers for Hays were Thomas Leisering with 13 points, followed by Quinton Putman with 9. Hays put up a better show Tuesday night against Crockett, trailing only 29-24 at half. But Crockett's high scoring third quarter broke open a 16-point lead and propelled the Cougars to the victory. Looking to next season, Shelton loses seniors Kyle Kimbro, Dylan Jones, LaKeith Calvin, Luke Fowler, Brandon Martin and Ty Calvin. That leaves him with his starting point guard, sophomore Ryan Kimbro, and starting post player Thomas Leisering, among oth- ers. Seven of the thirteen players on the team will be returning, along with some new players from the junior varsity squad. Rebel Statistics GIRLS BASKETBALL UIL Playoffs First Round SA Reagan 49, HAYS 46 San Antonio Reagan -- Claussen 16, Eubank 10, Tomaszewski 8, Murphy 4, Lewis 4, Smith 3, Ernke 2, Coiten 2. HAYS- Reader 12, Swofford 13, Dahlstrom 6, Rogge 6, Leisering 3, Breyfogle 6. Reagan 17 16 4 12--49 HAYS 3 25 9 9--46 BOYS BASKETBALL Bowie 52, HAYS 41 Bowie -- Panner 12, Jackson 7, Percenti 6, M. Griffin 5, Williams 5, Gorton 5, Wamsted 5, Ortiz 3, Thonhoff 2, Collier 2. HAYS-- Leisering 13, Putman 9, R. Kimbro 5, K. Kimbro 4, McMillan 3, Garcia 2, Mazurek 2, Fowler 1. Crockett 76, HAYS 63 Crockett-- Anguiano 19, R Garcia 18, Bedford 17, Carter 10, Ragan 6, Willaims 3, Smith 2, C. Garcia 1. HAYS--- Calvin 14, Kimbro 8, Fowler 8, Mazurek 8, Jones 8, Leisering 7, Garcia 4, B. Holland 4, M. Holland 2, Keller 1. Crockett 9 20 30 17--76 HAYS 10 14 19 20--63 HAYS 4. Aklna 0 Goals- HAYS: Rodriguez 3, Parker 1. Assists--- HAYS: Parker 2, Martinez 1. HAYS 3 1 Akins 0 0---0 HAYS 4, Bowie 1 Goals-- HAYS: Duggan 2, Rodriguez 2; Bowie: Green 1. Assists- HAYS: Muzquiz 2, Parker 1, Robbins 1. HAYS 0 4--4 Bowie 0 1--1 GIRLS SOCCER HAYS 8, Aklna 0 Goals-- HAYS: Nielson 2, Humphries 2, Higgins 2, Scurlock 1, Pulis 1. Assists- HAYS: Pulis 2, Nielson 1, Humphries 1, Higgins 1, Lowe 1, Vallejo 1. HAYS 4 4--8 Akins 0 0---0 UPCOMING GAMES Friday, February 14 Boys Soccer HAYS at Crockett at Burger Stadium, 7:45 p.m. Girls Soccer HAYS vs. Crockett at Barton Junior High, 7:45 p.m. Tuesday,.February 18 Girls Soccer HAYS at San Marcos, 7:45 p.m. Friday, February 21 Boys Soccer HAYS vs. San Marcos at Bob Shelton Stadium, 7:45 p.m. Saturday, February 22 Girls Soccer HAYS at Austin High at House Park, 10:30 a.m. II 8 p- 21 -< m Local Libra.. Events CHILDREN'S STORYTIME at the Kyle Community Library Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. CHILDREN'S STORYTIME at the Buda Public Library 10:30 a.m. KUNDALINI YOGA at the San Marcos Library on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays of each month at 6 p.m. Bring a towel or blanet to sit on. Everyone welcome. Hours of Operation: Basil Anthony Moreau Library Kyle (Buda Public Library) Community Library Monday 10am-8pm Monday 11 am-5pm Tuesday 10am-8pm Tuesday 10am-8pm Wednesday 10am-8pm Wednesday 10am-Gpm Thursday 10am-8pm Thursday 10arn-8pm Friday 10am-5pm Friday 10am-Gpm Saturday 10am-5pm Saturday 9am-3pm Sunday Closed Sunday Closed San Marcos Wimberley Village Public Library Library Monday 10am-9pm Monday 10am-8pm Tuesday 10am-9pm Tuesday 10am-Gpm Wednesday 10am-9pm Wednesday 10am-8pm Thursday 1Oam-9pm Thursday Closed Friday 10am-Gpm Friday 10am-Gpm Saturday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am-4pm Sunday lpm-Gpm Sunday Closed Bowie 5, HAYS 1. "Swofford is a very good rebounder, she probably has the only true jumper on the team and she has a nice baseline move," McDonald said. 'Those ihings are kind of lost on the point. I think she'll really shine. She did not complain one time about being on the point this year. She kind of sacrificed her year for the team." McDonald also said he believes Kelsey Nichols will be ready to help more next year in the backcourt. Up front, the Rebels can count on being young and strong. Rogge gained valuable experience on the varsity this year as a sophomore, while Breyfogle should be ready to make similar contributions for her sophomore season. It shouldn't be forgotten, either, that a junior varsity team that finished as unbeaten district champions this year should be able to provide other role play- ers as needed. Next year, perhaps, the Rebels will last a little longer. This year, the bounce didn't go their way. Introducing a place where your dreams are our goals. 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