Undefeated Lady Pirates head to playoffs

Undefeated and ready for more, the Lady Pirates will play Palacios in Goliad on Thursday, February 11th. Tipoff is 6:30pm.
In their last three games the Lady Pirates took down the Lady Aggies, Lady Badgers, and the Cowgirls. Beating Poteet on February 2nd, Lytle easily won 67-17 and earned the District Champion title in the process. “We held Poteet to 4 points at the half; forced Poteet into 42 turnovers. We collected 32 steals off our press and scored 34 points in transition. We continue to give all our credit to our defensive effort every win the team has racked up. We are now 12-0 in district with 2 games remaining our next goal is to finish with a perfect 14-0 record. We are now 19-5 for the season. The girls moved up to #20 in the rankings. The last time the girls won district was before my time back in 2011. The last 7 years paid off last night when we accomplished this great achievement with the obstacles we are facing in the world right now. The girls have stayed focused and dedicated since day one and their work ethic was rewarded last night. I think it is still sinking in but I think once that trophy arrives it will be the icing on the cake. It was a great team win and accomplishment and it could not of happened to a better group,” said coach Lori Wilson.

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Noelia Medina with 19 points, 4 rebounds, 2 deflections, and 1 block. Caylssa Sevier had 17 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 deflections, 9 steals and 1 block. Kylie Mask had 13 points, 3 assists, 3 deflections, 5 steals, and 1 block. Fizz Hutton had 13 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 11delections, 9 steals, and 2 blocks. Cadee Martinez had 6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 6 deflections, and 5 steals. Clarissa Ramos had 2 points, 3 rebounds, 5 deflections, 1 steal, and 1 block. Abby Moreno had 2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, and 2 blocks. Alex Naeglin had 1 point and 2 rebounds. Katara Whitfield had 1 point and 1 steal.
Against Karnes City on Friday, the Lady Pirates took them down in a intense game. Friday night will be a night for these girls and community to remember for a lifetime. The girls beat Karnes City 47-43 in front of a packed gym defiantly playoff atmosphere. An excited Coach Wilson reported, “We came out strong and were up 16-5 at the end of the 1st quarter. Karnes City battled back and outscored us in the 2nd and 3rd quarter. Then the 4th was back and forth but some clutch free throws by Noelia Medina and a steal by Kylie Mask at the end gave us breathing room and we put our faith in our defense and it came through for us again. We scored 27 of our points on Karnes City turnovers. We were 12-18 from the free throw line and we collected 17 steals. This was a great team win we only had 8 suited out so everyone contributed on this big win. We celebrated our Seniors they have been great role models this year and are leaving a legacy for the future of the basketball program. These girls have worked so hard and I am so happy they are seeing that hard work and dedication pays off. After the game we had the girls cut down the net and just enjoy the moment of the success they have achieved. Memories like this will last a lifetime it was an amazing night here in Lytle!”
Sevier had 18 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 deflections, and 3 steals. Hutton had 15 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 7 defections, and 4 steals. Mask had 4 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 defections, 7 steals, and 1 charge. Martinez had 4 points, 5 rebounds, 1 defection, and 1 steal. Naeglin had 3 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 steal. Medina had 3 points they were the clutch free throws to seal the game, 1 rebound, 1 defection, and 1 steal. Ramos 1 charge.
In a quick turnaround, Lytle traveled down to Cotulla for a make up district game.
The girls had to wake up early Saturday morning and head down to Cotulla to do a makeup game. This 75-36 win put the Lady Pirates in an uncontested first place district seat and ready for their playoff.
Sevier with 24 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 6 deflections, and 4 steals. Hutton with 11 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 deflections, 10 steals, and 1 block. Medina had 15 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 deflections, and 1 steal. Cade Martinez had 10 points, 3 points, 1 assist, 2 deflections, and 4 steals. Mask 3 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 defections, 4 steals, 1 block, and 1 charge. Whitfield had 4 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 defection. Ramos had 3 points, 1 assist, 1 defection, and 2 steals. Naeglin had 2 points and 3 rebounds. Hutton had 1 point and 2 rebounds.
Lytle will play Palacios in Goliad on Thursday February 11th Tipoff is 6:30. Good Luck and Let’s Go Pirates!
By Dicy Chambers
Sports Writer