Lady Guard drop first contest in district play, currently hold 5-9 overall record

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Brook Hill Lady Guard 2, Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill Lady Devils 52, FINAL

BH: 0 0 0 2 - 2

MPCH: 12 14 13 13 - 52

Back in basketball action recently was the Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity basketball team, as the team participated in the Bishop T.K. Gorman Basketball Tournament, held Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 28-30.

In the first round of the Bishop T.K. Gorman Basketball Tournament, the Brook Hill Lady Guard battled against the Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill Lady Devils.

The Lady Devils were able to start the contest with a strong performance on both sides of the ball, scoring a total of 12 points offensively, while also using their defensive abilities to hold the Lady Guard silent, with no points.

In the second quarter of play, the Lady Devils continued to add to their totals and separate from the Lady Guard, as Chapel Hill outscored Brook Hill, 14-0. At the halftime break, the lady Devils and Lady Guard headed into the locker room with Chapel Hill holding a 26-0 lead over Brook Hill.

After returning to the court for the second half of basketball, the Lady Guard’s offense still faced difficulty from the Lady Devil defense in the third quarter of play, as Brook hill remained scoreless, while Chapel Hill’s offense added 13 more points.

In the fourth quarter, the Lady Devils left no doubt as to the eventual outcome of the contest against the Lady Guard, as Chapel Hill outscored Brook Hill, 13-2, en route to the Lady Devils claiming the win over the Lady Guard, 52-2.

The lone two points collected by the Lady Guard in the contest against the Lady Devils was collected by Mary Roberts.

Brook Hill Lady Guard 29, West Rusk Lady Raiders 28, FINAL

BH: 4 9 8 8 - 29

WRHS: 6 9 6 7 - 28

In the second round of the Bishop T.K. Gorman Basketball Tournament, the Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity basketball team faced off against the West Rusk Lady Raiders.

The Lady Raiders and Lady Guard battled ferociously in the first quarter of play, attempting to influence the flow of momentum. West Rusk was able to take an early advantage, scoring a total of six points, compared to the Lady Guard’s four points.

In the second quarter, the squads from West Rusk and Brook Hill were evenly matched in terms of their offensive output, with both teams netting nine points. At the halftime intermission, the Lady Raiders held a 15-13 lead over the Lady Guard.

After resuming play in the second half of the contest, Brook Hill’s offense was able to start the third quarter with determination and purpose, as the Lady Guard scored a total of eight points, compared to the six points netted by West Rusk, with the game now tied, 21-21.

In the decisive fourth quarter, the Lady Raiders and Lady Guard used every weapon available in their offensive and defensive arsenals to attack their opponent. At the final buzzer, it was Brook Hill who came out on top, outscoring West Rusk, 8-7, en route to claiming the win, 29-28.

Yet again, Roberts proved to be the offensive leader for Brook Hill in their contest against West Rusk, collecting a total of eight points in the contest.

Other significant contributors for the Lady Guard against the Lady Raiders included Kaitlynn Rhea, with seven points; Ke’Airra Christopher, with five points; Asia McGowen, with four points; Grace Helmers, with two points; and Alyssa Luker, with two points.

Brook Hill Lady Guard 33, Whitehouse Ladycats 54, FINAL

BH: 3 15 9 6 - 33

WHS: 17 12 14 11 - 54

In the third game of the Bishop T.K. Gorman Basketball Tournament, the Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity basketball team was pitted against the Whitehouse Ladycats.

Whitehouse’s offense was able to start the game with a strong push, scratching and clawing at the Brook Hill defense for 17 points in the first quarter of play, compared to the three points collected by the Lady Guard.

In the second quarter, Brook Hill marched its way to a strong offensive showing, as the team attacked and outscored Whitehouse, 15-12. As the two teams headed for their respective locker rooms for the halftime break, the Ladycats held a 29-18 lead over the Lady Guard.

After returning to the court for the second half of play, Whitehouse was able to move the ball down the court efficiently in the third quarter of play, allowing the team to amass a total of 14 points, compared to nine points added by the Brook Hill offense.

In the fourth quarter, the Ladycats continued to capitalize on offensive opportunities against the defensive unit for the Lady Guard, as Whitehouse outscored Brook Hill, 11-6, en route to claiming the victory, 54-33.

The Lady Guard’s offense was led in the contest against the Ladycats by Rhea, collecting a total of 19 points, including two three-pointers.

Other significant contributors for Brook Hill against Whitehouse included Luker, with eight points, including two three-pointers; Roberts, with four points; Neely Clark, with three points; and Christopher, with three points.

Brook Hill Lady Guard 28, Tyler HEAT 22, FINAL

HEAT: 12 2 3 5 - 22

BH: 8 5 7 8 - 28

After wrapping up play in the Bishop T.K. Gorman Basketball Tournament, the Brook hill Lady guard varsity basketball team returned home to the friendly confines of Brook Hill’s Herrington SportsCenter for a non-district matchup against Tyler HEAT Tuesday, Jan. 2.

In the first quarter, Tyler HEAT and Brook Hill both began with strong offensive showings, with Tyler HEAT netting a total of 12 points, compared to the eight points of opening quarter offensive production by the Lady Guard.

Brook Hill was able to grab an advantage against Tyler HEAT in the second quarter of play, as the Lady Guard outscored Tyler HEAT, 5-2, cutting Tyler HEAT’s advantage to a 14-13 lead over Brook Hill at the halftime intermission.

After coming back to the hardwood for the second half of the contest, the Lady Guard’s offensive production was able to march the team down the court in the third quarter of play, as the home team Brook Hill amassed a total of seven points, compared to the three points collected by Tyler HEAT.

In the fourth quarter, the Lady Guard’s offense continued to overwhelm the competition, as Brook Hill outscored Tyler HEAT, 8-5, en route to claiming the victory, 28-22.

In the victory over the visiting Tyler HEAT, the home team Brook Hill squad was pushed by the offensive production of Luker, collecting a total of 10 points in the game, including two three-pointers.

Other significant contributors for the Lady Guard against Tyler HEAT included Helmers, with eight points, including two three-pointers; Rhea, with five points; Christopher, with two points; Grace Yeager, with two points; and Roberts, with one point.

Brook Hill Lady Guard 28, Grace Community Lady Cougars 62, FINAL

BH: 2 5 12 9 - 28

GC: 21 12 13 16 - 62

With the win over Tyler HEAT in their column, the Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity basketball team began their District schedule with a matchup against the Grace Community Lady Cougars Friday, Jan. 5, at Grace Community School.

In the first quarter of play, the home team Lady Cougars scratched and clawed their way past the Lady Guard defense, scoring a total of 21 points, compared to the two points collected by Brook Hill.

Grace Community continued to race away with a strong offensive push in the second quarter of play against Brook hill, as the lady Cougars outscored the Lady Guard, 12-5. At the halftime intermission, the teams headed for the locker rooms with Grace Community holding a 33-7 lead over Brook Hill.

After resuming play in the second half of the district contest, the offensive abilities of both Brook Hill and Grace Community were on full display during the third quarter, as the Lady Cougars netted a total of 13 points, compared to Brook Hill’s 12 points of offense.

In the fourth quarter, the Lady Cougars’ offensive power was too much for the Lady Guard defense to handle, as Grace Community outscored Brook hill, 16-9, en route to claiming the victory, 62-28.

The Lady Guard offense was led by Christopher in the contest against the Lady Cougars, collecting a total of eight points in the game.

Other significant contributors for Brook Hill against Grace Community included Helmers, with six points; Rhea, with three points; Luker, with two points; and Roberts, with two points.

With a record of 2-3 in their five most recent games, the Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity basketball team currently holds an overall record of 5-9, 0-1 in district play, on the 2017-2018 season.

Next week: Friday, Jan. 12 – Bishop T.K. Gorman at Brook Hill.

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