Last night was a rematch of Lavaca vs Hackett, this time at Hackett. The Arrows brought the Junior High Lady Arrows and both boys and girls high school teams. Both of the lady Arrow teams came into the game solidly in 2nd place in District and the boys were leading the district, with Danville only two games back. We are coming down the stretch and every game is vital. The first time these teams met, at Lavaca, the Junior Arrows (boys) played to a five point victory while both high school teams completely dominated the Hornets. Last night the Hornets were looking for payback.
First up…The junior ladies would tip-off the evening. This was a close game that resulted in a two point victory for Lavaca Junior High, 27-25. Rylie Green led the team with 17 points, Anna Todaro tacked on another 7. This was a big win for the Junior Lady Arrows. Coach Vire had this to say, “We fought extremely hard tonight to pull this one out. Hackett played a very physical man defense and we struggled in the third quarter. We found ourselves down by two in the fourth. But Rylie (Green) did a good job of penetrating and getting fouled. She was 6-6 at the line and had 5 big ones in the fourth. Tonight was our last conference game and we will finish with a record of 5-1. We will be the runner up. I’m am extremely proud of this group of girls. They have come a long way from the start of the year I’m glad that they are seeing that their hard work has paid off.”
The Senior Lady Arrows picked up right where they left off in the first meeting. In the first meeting the Lady Arrows rolled to a 67-25 victory. Last night not much changed the Lady Arrows were victorious by a score of 52-26. Avery Green and BethAnn May led the team in scoring with 13 points each and Hope Headley add another 12. Coach Wyles was pleased with his Lady Arrow’s performance last night saying, “The girls played with good energy offensively and defensively tonight. We kind of got off to a slow start, but Hope (Headley) hit two big 3’s and got us rolling offensively. Beth Ann (May) played very physical inside against Hackett’s big girls. Avery (Green) and Sierra (Lamb) did a very good job of attacking off the dribble and getting to the rim tonight. Skylar (Hyatt) had another big night on the boards and played well defensively, despite giving up a lot of size most of the night.”
Last night was a rough night for the Arrows Senior boys team. They had a hard time getting anything to go their way in the first half. All teams will have off nights and the Arrows are no different. What makes a team great tough is the ability to keep fighting when they are down. The legionary coach Nick Sabin puts it this way, “One thing about championship teams is that they’re resilient. No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity.” And that is what the Golden Arrows did last night. The Arrows went into halftime down by 14. Coach Reed challenged them to execute and the team responded. Jordan Fenner led the Arrow comeback with a double/double having 18 points and 10 rebounds. Andrew Wright added another 10. When the final buzzer sounded the Arrows had battled back to sting the Hornets by a score of 47-41.
Next up for the Arrows will be Tuesday night at home against JC Westside.