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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Arrows: 7th grade and Junior High Basketball close out regular season play.


Thursday night the Lavaca 7th grade finished their season with a big wins against Mountainburg. Coach Vire had a lot to say about the girls team. He is excited about seeing just how good they can be. “The girls ended the season with a 9-1 record this year. I thought the girls came along well as the season went on. I’m looking forward to getting this group going through a year of offseason and working on some fundamental skills and helping them get stronger. We have a lot of work to do this offseason but this group has a very high ceiling” he said.

7th grade girls getting after it.

Coach Graves is also excite to get busy during the off season. The 7th grade boys finished the season at 8-2. Coach Graves said, “They are good group of guys and I am looking forward to getting to work with them this off season, as we prepare them to step up into Junior High basketball.”

7th grade boys running the court

The Junior High Lady Arrows had a difficult night Thursday losing to Mountainburg 37-22. Rylie Green led the team with 13 points. This was a non-conference match up and did not count in the conference standings. The Junior Ladies Arrows had finished their conference schedule up with a close win against Hackett 27-25. The Junior Ladies will have the two seed in the District Tournament which will be the 4th through the 9th of February at JC Westside. Coach Wyles says “this next week of practice, we are going to focus of us and be ready to go for the tournament next week. I am excited for them. Getting conference runner up shows the work that they have put in all year has paid off.”

Junior girls working hard

The Junior Arrows boys team just keeps on doing what they do……WIN. They are undefeated and Conference Champions having closed their season with back to back wins against Mountainburg and Hector. Last nights win, moved them into the one seed for the District Tournament. If you haven’t watched this team don’t miss your chance to see just how good they are. Coach Reed is proud of his team, as he should be, he had this to say after Thursday’s Mountainburg game, “Junior boys played really hard last night. These guys keep feeding off each other’s energy and they are competing at a high level. Luke Watson led us in scoring with 17 points. Drake had a huge night rebounding and controlling the paint against a bigger team.”

Junior boys…total domination

Lavaca should be very proud of the entire basketball program at Lavaca Public Schools. All of the teams from 7th grade to senior high are playing very well. The coaches are building a program that will have Lavaca a force to be reckoned with for years to come.

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