Girls Basketball Dominates Playoffs



Anna Adams, Staff Writer


Varsity Girls

On Saturday, February 20, the varsity girls basketball team competed in the Area Round. Although they lost to Georgetown by 53-26, the Panthers ended their season with a record of 24-4; leading players include MaKenzee DeCock with 9 points and Clara Arroyos with 6 points and 8 rebounds. The undefeated district champions traveled to San Antonio on Monday, February 21, to claim their Bi-District Champions title by beating Sam Houston by 64-41. Spectacular performances include: Ileana Morales- 16 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists; Katie Burris- 11 points, 3 3-pointers, 9 rebounds; Kaylyn Persyn- 14 points, 6 rebounds.


Players selected for the 28-5A Girls Basketball All-District Team include:

Most Valuable Player- Ileana Morales

Defensive Player of the Year- Kaylyn Persyn

1st Team All-District- Clara Arroyos and MaKenzee DeCock

2nd Team All-District- Katie Burris

Honorable Mentions- Giovanna Ruiz and Morgan Henrich


In the Academic All-District, players include:

Ileana Morales

Corina Castanon

MaKenzee DeCock

Morgan Henrich

Clara Arroyos

Kaylyn Persyn

Aubree Davidson

Kylie Mutz

Varsity Boys

On February 21, the boys defeated Floresville by 56-42. Notable scorers were Cristian Romo with 14 points and Christopher Child with 17 points.

Before the snow hit, Medina Valley beat Southwest by 66-56, earning the Panthers a spot in the playoffs.

JV Boys

Also on February 21, the Panthers bested Floresville by 59-40. Great scorers include Tanner Vaughn with 12 points, Gavin Wheeler with 9 points, and Jalen McBride with 13 points. The Panthers now have a 6-2 district record.

Freshmen Boys

On February 16, the freshman A-team beat Floresville by 78-54. Star players include Lorenzo Morales, Carter McCray, and Sebastian Garza.

On the same day, the freshman B-team grappled with Floresville but lost by 40-38. Awesome effort was shown by Daniel Shultz, Joel Tovar, and Angel Saucedo.


Boys Varsity

On February 16, Southwest Legacy was no match for the Panthers as the latter won by 3-2. Important players include: Travis Barton- 2 goals; Vicente Gonzales- 1 goal; Gabriel Human- 2 assists; Aspen Garcia- 1 assist.

Varsity Girls

On the same day, the ladies went undefeated against district opponent Southwest Legacy with a winning score of 2-0. Special players include Brooke Piper, Alyssa Salazar, Mykelti Griggs, and Nadia Reyna.

JV Girls

On the same night, the girls overpowered Southwest Legacy by 2-1. Great players include Audrey Koonce and Jillian Bettice.



On February 15, Hannah Dowell, Marin Castiglione, and Natalia Hernandez competed in the Pleasanton Golf Tournament. Dowell individually placed in the top five and the team is headed toward district.


On February 17, the boys golfed at the Pleasanton Golf Tournament. Roman McNelly, Luke Krieger, Cameron Stone, and Alex Roth collectively placed 1st as a team. Roth individually placed 2nd and Levi Keith individually placed 1st. The team looks forward to district.

Great job, Panthers! Keep up the outstanding work!