Arabians win Bi-District championship

In a game of jump balls and offensive fouls, the Arabians faced the Navarro Lady Panthers (20-14, 6-6) in a Bi-District play-off game. The Varsity Arabians team is comprised of Seniors Alissa Stehle, Sierra Pompa, Preslee Quisenberry, Juniors Kaylee Howard, Janaee Wofford, Gabby Rodriguez, Clarissa Zamora, Sophomores Brianna Bowyer, Megan Runyan, Allyson Taylor, Madison Mata, and Freshman Macey Hein with managers Shelby Spivey, Leah Herrera, and Destiny Morales.
Coach Jim Sessions and his team led at the end of the first quarter, but Navarro took the lead and held it until the middle of the fourth quarter. Devine tied the score at 30-30 with 4:08 left in the final quarter and sank a jump shot causing Navarro’s coach to call a time out. Navarro tied the game up at 3:10 and pulled ahead with two free throws at 2:13. In bonus due to too many fouls, Devine sank a free throw making the score 33-34 with 1:04 left. Navarro missed their free throw at 25 seconds and Macey Hein was fouled drove hard to the basket but she sank her shot to make the score 35-34. Navarro was called on a charge under the basket and Devine inbounded from under Navarro’s basket, Maddie Mata threw to Megan Runyan who passed back and Mata was fouled sending her to the line. Mata sank her free throw with 2.9 left on the clock. Navarro grabbed the ball and inbounded but Devine grabbed the ball in the struggle but the scorekeeper didn’t start the clock and sounded the buzzer causing both teams to stop in the confusion. Devine took and missed a shot in the confusion. The referees decided to reset the clock to 2.5 seconds and Devine inbounded the ball under their basket and Navarro fouled Preslee Quisenberry sending her back to the line and she made one to make the score 37-34. Navarro inbounded the pass and attempted a long pass but Hein blocked the pass and time expired.
Alissa Sthele had 2 point, 6 rebounds, 3 steals. Sierra Pompa 8 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Macey Hein 14 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 block. Preslee Quisenberry 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. Megan Runyan 6 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 steal. Clarissa Zamora 1 point and 2 rebounds. Maddie Mata 11 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 block.
By Dicy Chambers
Sports Writer