WCS basketball teams heads to the playoffs

02/11/2014 2:08 PM

02/11/2014 2:09 PM

The Weatherford Christian School Lions and Lady Lions began the week on Feb. 4, facing Victory Baptist Academy.

The Lady Lions went on to beat Victory, 35-26.

At the end of the first quarter, WCS was ahead, 8-4. With 4:37 left in the first half, the Lady Lions took a timeout after Victory tied the game, 10-10. WCS regrouped and went into halftime leading, 22-14.

For the rest of the game, the Lady Lions kept the momentum and the lead to win the game.

Sophomore Hannah Burks led the team with 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals. Senior Ashleigh Garvin added 8 points, 7 steals, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. Sophomore Hannah Floyd was solid with 8 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 steal.

“We had a very good defensive effort,” said Coach Debby Steensma. “We made some changes which helped us shut them down and we did a good job of making the easy shots. This win showed they are putting it together to win pivotal games like this.”

The Lions contained Victory as they cruised to a win, 53-22.

Senior Patrick Binzer led the team with 20 points, 12 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 assists. Sophomore Austin Wheeling was solid with 8 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals.

“This was a game others got a lot of playing time tonight,” said Coach Jim Steensma. “Joseph Shinsky and Harley Jacques did well on the boards. Austin Norman was good on defense. Even with the good things, we have to stop turning the ball over so much.”

On Friday, the Lions and Lady Lions traveled to take on Azle Christian School for the final district game of the season.

For the Lady Lions, they went on to lose a tough one, 23-14.

Returning from halftime, WCS trailed, 15-5. Shortly into the fourth quarter, the Lady Lions trailed by just one point, 15-14. WCS could not stop Azle as they finished the game on an 8-0 run.

“I was disappointed in the girl’s defense and they could not get any shots to fall,” said Debby Steensma. “We had an opportunity to win district, but we let it slip through our hands.”

The Lions lost, 54-25.

“We had a great first quarter,” said Jim Steensma. “It was the same mistakes of turnovers and not blocking out that hurt us in the end.”

The Lions (5-10, 3-5) and the Lady Lions (6-11, 3-3) begin the playoffs this week.

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