Arabians pushing forward

Last week was hard on the Arabians when they faced two tough teams on Monday and Tuesday. Now at 5-4 for the season, the Arabians will head to the Marion Varsity tournament this weekend and host the Devine Varsity Tournament December 9-11th.
La Vernia is always a tough team to face, but when the Arabians took them on November 23rd, it was a battle until the end. Devine kept up with La Vernia until the very end of the game when Devine lost by just 6 points. “We struggled some defensively with giving up too many offensive rebounds to a bigger La Vernia team. That gave them some easy second chance points. I thought we did a good job of competing in this game and we shot the ball pretty well in this game as well. We are figuring some things out and we are seeing improvement in lots of categories,” said Coach Jim Sessions.
Lacey Shook 5 points, 1 rebound. Macey Hein 20 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist. Kendall Marek 7 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists. Yessika Garza 4 points, 3 rebounds. Kadence Yeats 5 rebounds. Denise Contreras 4 points, 1 rebounds, 1 assist. Liah Romero 4 points, 7 rebounds. Q1 13-10, Q2 23-20, Q3 31-32, Q4 43-49. FTP 70%. 16 points off turnovers.
Wednesday, the Arabians faced the even tougher team from Navarro. “We struggled with Navarro’s pace of play and we had trouble keeping them out of their transition offense. We left too many points at the free throw line going 6 for 22. Regardless, we did some good things in the game and we showed improvement at times which is key. We just have to get more consistent in our improvement but things are starting to translate to the court. I still think we are going to be pretty good this year, we just need to get some practice time together and that should help get us into a rhythm,” said Coach Sessions.
Andrea Rios 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal. Shook 5 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals. Hein 12 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals, 1 block. Garza 3 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal. Yeats 5 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals. Joselyn Guajardo 1 points, 2 rebounds. Contreras 3 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals. Romero 2 points, 3 rebounds. Q1 11-10, Q2 17-21, Q2 27-36, Q4 31-43.
Make sure to check out Jim Session YouTube page for past Arabian and Warhorse games as well as live streams!
By Dicy Chambers
Sports Writer