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Section B HaysFreePress,com Wi? HONO Lehman and Hays high school bands receive 2011 District and Region Band honors. -Page 3B December 14, 2011 Page 1B m anyon over Nicole AIcantara (pictured) and Rachel Caiabrese combined for 32 points for Hays Tuesday night at Canyon but it wasn't enough as the Couga- rettes had a 24-2 run in the first half that paved the way to their 58-43 win in the district opener for both teams. PHOTO BY CYNDYSLOVAK-BARTON FROM STAFF REPORTS Lindsey McCurdy and Nicole point play. Flanagan, who well, and outscored the Cou- Alcantara from the right wing scored 15 points in the first garettes 28-23 after the break. If the Hays girls basketball cut Canyon's lead to 12-11 half, added another 3-pointer "We battled in the second team is going to contend for with just over two minutes to before Hays got its first point half," Preuss said. "We played the District 27-4A title the Lady play in the first quarter but it of the quarter on a Jennifer with the aggressiveness we Rebels will have to raise their was all Cougarettes from there Colonnetta free throw with 59 should have had the entire level of play a few notches from until halftime, seconds left until halftime, game." where it was Tuesday night at Chamaya Turner started McCurdy added another Calabrese led Hays with 18 NewBraunfels Canyon. things off for Canyon (11-5, 3-pointer for Hays before the points while Alcantara fin- Canyon went on a 24-2 run 1-0) with a pull-up 17-footer break, but the damage had ished with 14 points for the in the first half and en route to and teammate Jackie Schaake been done, and Canyon led Lady Rebs. a 58-43 victory in the district followed with a 15-footer from 35-15 heading into the locker Hays (8-11, 0-1) will have to opener for both schools, the left wing. room. get over this loss quickly, as the "We just had a lack of effort Turner then zipped a pass to "When you don't compete Lady Rebels wilt play two key in the first half," Hays head Kelsey Flanagan, who nailed against a team like Canyon District 27-4A games before coach Danny Preuss said. a 3-pointer and then followed they are going to get you," Christmas. "They shot 52 percent from that up with a long two-point- Preuss said. The Lady Rebs host defend- the field and that's easy to er, and Canyon led 25-11 with Hays came out with more ing district champion Smith- do when you're getting wide three minutes left in the first passion in the second half, as sonValleyFridaynightatBales open shots like they were. half. Alcantara and Rachel Cala- Gym in a game scheduled to We have to step up our play Schaake continued the im- brese took turns driving to the begin at 7 p.m. Hays then hosts defensively when we're going pressive run. as she drove coast basket to give the Lady Rebels rival Lehman, which has never through bad stretches on of- to coast for a layup. She was scoring opportunities, beaten the Lady Rebels, next fense." fouled in the process and con- The Lady Rebs turned up Tuesday for a game scheduled Lady Rebel 3-pointers by vetted the traditional three- their defensive pressure as totipoffat2:30p.m. O Hays High teams finish fourth in local hoops tournament BY JASON GORDON freepresssports@yahoo.com The Rebel Classic started out almost perfectly for both the Hays High boys and girls basket- ball teams. Both coasted to fairly easy victories in their first two games of the tourney. Unfortunately for both teams, the rest of the tour- nament didn't go as smoothly. Still, both the Hays High boys and girls advanced to the tournament's semifinals and ultimately fin- ished in fourth place. San Antouio Churchill beat Lucas Lovejoy in the finals to win the giris title, and McNeil defeated Lanier to win the boys Rebel Classic crown. A total of 30 boys and girls teams competed in the tournament. "It was a great tournament," Hays High head coach Danny Preuss said. "We played well but had a game in the semifinals where our shots just weren't falling~ but overall we had alot of compliments from other coaches who definitely want to co me back next year. The com- petition level was high on both the boys and girls side." Hays High boys coach Dean McMullen agreed. "I'm already getting calls from schools that want to come back,!' McMullen said. "It's always a very well run tournament and this year was no exception." On Thursday, the Hays boys pulled away from St. Michael's in the second quarter and cruised to a 71-41 win behind 14 points from Hayden Cagle, 13 from Caleb Kimbro, 10 from Trey Johnson and eight points from IsaiahWtlliams. Later that evening against Crockett, two monster slam dunks from Cagle and two Johnson three-point- ers in the first quarter sparked the Rebels to a 64-45 victory. Cagle led Hays with 15 points, while Williams and Kimbro added 12 each. In the tournament semifinals, Hays lost 48-39 to Lanier on Friday night, and then the Rebels closed out See REBEL CLASSIC, pg. 2B PHOTO BY CYNDYSLOVAK-BARTON Hays post Hayden Cagle stretches toward the goal against an overmatched St. Michael's player as teammate Stephen Ayala looks on during opening-day action at the Rebel Classic. Both the Hays High boys and girls teams won their first two games in the tourney before dropping their next two. The Lehman girls went 1-3 at the Classic. San Antonio Churchill beat Lucas Lovejoy in the finals to win the girls title, and McNeil defeated Lanier to win the boys Rebel Classic crown. PHOTO COURTESYOF TEXASSTATE UNIVERSITY Eddie Rios scored eight straight points for the Bobcats, including back-to-back three-pointers late in the game, but it wasn't enough to beat the Longhorns in Austin on Saturday. Still, Texas State kept its streak of home wins, which now stands at 15, alive with a narrow win over the University of Houston. to Horns FROM STAFF REPORTS The Texas State men's basket- ball team lost to the University of Texas 86-52 Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center. The loss snapped The Bobcats' three-game win- ning streak. Texas stepped up its defense to hold Texas State to a season-low 25.9 percent (15-of-58) shoot- ing from the floor. The Bobcats were also outrebounded 42-27. The Longhorns were also able to score 14 points off 14 Bobcat tumovers. Eddie Rios was able to score eight straight points for the Bob- cats, including back-to-back TEXAS STATE BASKETBAU., pg. 2B S ct opener to + Lehman's Anissa Robles goes up for an easy layup during Leh- man's 56-40 loss to Cle- mens in the District 27-4A opener for both schools. The Lady Lo- bos will look to rebound from the defeat with another dis- trict matchup at Lockhart Friday night. PHOTO BY JUDY COOPER BY WES FERGUSON our game. We let them dictate our through the opening quarter on her shorter Lobos defender for an offense to us. We have to buy into a basket off the glass by 6-foot-1 easy bucket in the paint. wes@haysfreepress.com the fact that (our system) works, post Ariana Gallegos. But the Buf- Two subsequent turnovers by the It's been there. We've played better faloes' 6-footer Zenobia Winbush Lobos resulted in five points by the Clemens stilled Lehman's high- teams than that and been success- answered with a bank shot of her Buffaloes'ZareiaMoore, whopicked octane transition game with a half- ful." own from the free throw line. off a pass and went the distance for court trap on Monday night at the Even so, there's no denying the The Buffaloes then pressed se- a layup, then nailed a three pointer Lobo Den, and a trio of tall Buffalo Lobos started 7-2 with Cheatham nior point guard Amara Smith into with three seconds left to give the defenders took away the Lady LO- but have lost five of seven games throwing a pass out of bounds, and visitors a 32-20 halftime edge. bos' post game in the paint, withheroutofthestartinglineup. Winbush took advantage of the Winbush led all scorers with 23 Lehman resorted to a stringThe Lobos (9-7, 0-1) will have a turnoverwithajumpshotfromone points. Smith paced the Lobos with of outside jump shots that just chance to rebound Friday at Lock- step within the three-pointline.The 17, while Gallegos added 8 despite wouldn't fall on their home court as hart, a team they have already ball rattled around the rim and fell fouling out midway through the the girls basketball team dropped beaten in tournament action this in, giving the Buffaloes a lead they third quarter. its District 27-4A opener to the Buf- season. Coy said she will have to never relinquished. "I think that we were nervous in faloes 56-40. see more inspiration from her play- The deficit widened until a cou- our first district game," Coy said. Lehman was playing without for- ers if they hope to claim a second ple of minutes to go in the sec- "We'll evaluate to see what we did ward Bria Cheatham, who suffered win from the Lions. ond quarter, when Lehman's O1- wrong and beat them the second a season-ending knee injury two "If we play like tonight, we won't ivia Marzullo tried to rally her team time around." weeks ago. But head coach Jamie beat them again," Coy said. "We with a running jumper from the Lehman will have another shot Coy rejected the notion that her mentally weren't there. I obviously free-throw line, bringing the score against Clemens (6-14, 1-0) on Jan. players were still reeling from the didn't prepare them. I put the blame to 25-20. 17 in Schertz. Cheatham, a junior, loss of their leading scorer and re- onmyself." ButtheBuffaloesansweredagain. saidshewillhavesurgerynextweek bounder. Lehman hung with Clemens for With Lehman's inside enforcer Gal- to repair a torn meniscus. "It's not Clemens. We beat our- the first several minutes on Mon- legos sitting on the bench with foul "I'm done for the season," selves," Coy said. "We didn't play day, capturing a 10-7 lead midway trouble, Winbush extended over Cheatham said. qr