Ranger roundup

Basketball fell to Judson, soccer played in a tournament and five wrestlers medalled at the LEE invitational


Makana Owsley

Trinity Garrett prepares to shoot a free throw during a win over New Braunfels. Garrett made five of six free throws en route to 15 points in a loss to Judson on Tuesday.

Boys basketball fell to Converse Judson on Tuesday, 73-65, despite strong showings from Austin Kenwisher (17 points) and Devante Mount (16 points). The loss came on the heels of an 80-74 home overtime win over East Central Friday. Mount (20 points), Kenwisher (18 points) and Owen Woodard (17 points) led the way in that game, which (temporarily) vaulted the team into first place in 26-6A. They now stand at 14-8 (3-1 district), and will host Cibolo Steele (13-9, 3-1) on Friday.

Girls basketball fought hard against defending state champion Judson on Tuesday, but Trinity Garrett’s dominant fourth quarter (eight points, three steals) wasn’t enough to overcome an early 10-0 deficit. The 57-49 loss broke an eight-game win streak. The team will travel to Steele (19-7, 5-1) on Friday.

Both the varsity and junior varsity boys’ soccer teams were undefeated throughout their Ranger Classic Tournament. Varsity defeated Veterans Memorial 4-1, and JV also decimated the Patriots 8-0. The varsity boys beat El Paso Pebble Hills 2-0 as well as  Leander 3-0. 

The varsity girls’ soccer team spent their weekend in Round Rock competing in the Leander Grizzly Classic. Though they fell to Liberty Hill and Highland Park, they defeated Leander 5-4 to finish a respectable 1-2 in the tournament. In their game against the Lions, junior Jewel Mann led the team in scoring with a hat trick, and Jadelin Castillo and Esther Hicks scored the remaining two goals. Junior varsity girls will play in their Ranger Classic from Jan. 16-18, before district games begin for both teams on Jan. 24.

Aquatics is gearing up for the district championship meet on Thursday, Jan. 23rd. It will start at 2:30 p.m., and will go until 5:30 p.m. The team is looking to build on momentum from a strong Winter Invitational, which had over 500 swimmers from 10 schools competing. The results are not out yet, but are scheduled to be released within the next few days.

Wrestling competed in the LEE invitational last Saturday, Jan. 11. The varsity girls pulled out a 3rd place finish, with sophomore Sage Benca (2nd), senior Bella Ruiz (2nd) and senior Molly Moczygmba (3rd) each placing in their respective weight classes. On the boys’ side, junior Ryan Benca and senior Jacob Forton placed 1st and 2nd in their respective classes.

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