Lady Guard split bouts against Tyler HEAT, Grace Community

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Brook Hill Lady Guard 40, Tyler HEAT 35, FINAL

TH: 9 6 10 10 - 35

BH: 5 13 15 7 - 40

The Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity basketball team resumed action last week, as the team returned to the friendly confines of Herrington SportsCenter for a non-district bout against Tyler HEAT Tuesday, Jan. 23.

In the first quarter, the visiting Tyler HEAT sparked their way to an early offensive advantage, capturing the game’s opening quarter momentum with nine points, compared to the home team Lady Guard’s five points of offensive production.

Brook Hill marched its way to a strong offensive performance past the Tyler HEAT defense in the second quarter, as the Lady Guard outscored Tyler HEAT, 13-6, allowing Brook Hill to take an 18-15 advantage against Tyler HEAT as both teams headed for the locker rooms.

After making their way back to the hardwood for the second half of basketball action, the home team Brook Hill continued to attack their opponent with a sharp offensive attack, as the Lady Guard netted a total of 15 points in the third quarter, compared to the 10 points amassed by Tyler HEAT.

In the fourth quarter, Tyler HEAT attempted to make the Lady Guard sweat by going on an offensive run late. Despite the final push rally by Tyler HEAT, Brook Hill was able to hold on to its earlier lead, as the Lady Guard claimed the win in the matchup, 40-35.

Mary Roberts was the offensive leader for the Lady Guard in the team’s victory against Tyler HEAT, scoring a total of 12 points, including two three-pointers, in the game.

Other significant contributors for Brook Hill against Tyler HEAT included Alyssa Luker, with seven points; Ke’Airra Christopher, with six points; Grace Helmers, with five points; Kaitlynn Rhea, with five points; Grace Yeager, with three points; and Asia McGowen, as two points.

Brook Hill Lady Guard 28,

Grace Community Lady Cougars 78, FINAL

GC: 26 17 15 18 - 78

BH: 10 5 6 3 - 28

After claiming the victory against Tyler HEAT, the Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity basketball team resumed district play last week, as the team hosted a district showcase against the Grace Community Lady Cougars Friday, Jan. 26, at Brook Hill’s Herrington SportsCenter.

In the first quarter, the visiting Lady Cougars went on a strong offensive run to being the contest, scratching and clawing at the Lady Guard for 26 points, compared to Brook Hill’s 10 points of offensive production.

Grace Community continued to find their way to offensive success against Brook Hill in the second quarter, as the Lady Cougars outscored the Lady Guard, 17-5. At the halftime break, the teams headed for the locker rooms with Grace Community holding a 43-15 lead over Brook Hill.

After making their way back to the court for the second half of district basketball action, the home team Lady Guard was unable to withstand the offensive tenacity of the Lady Cougars in the third quarter, as Grace Community netted a total of 15 points, compared to the six points amassed by the Lady Guard.

In the fourth quarter, the eventual outcome was without a doubt, as the Lady Cougars put forth the offensive power to remain in complete control of the contest, allowing Grace Community to outscore Brook Hill, 18-3, en route to the Lady Cougars claiming the district win over Brook Hill, 78-28.

Rhea was the leading scorer for the home team Brook Hill against the visiting team Grace Community was Rhea, collecting a total of 10 points in the contest.

Other significant contributors for the Lady Guard against the Lady Cougars included Luper, with eight points; Christopher, with three points; and Helmers, with three points.

With a record of 1-1 last week, the Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity basketball team currently stands with an overall record of 6-12, 0-4 in district play.

Next week: Friday, Feb. 2 – Brook Hill at Bishop Gorman.

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