Sports Briefs, Jan. 12

January 12, 2013

LADY PIONEERS WIN TWICE

The North Central Texas Lady Pioneers garnered victories in each of their first two Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools 2-A basketball games.

Both games were on the road.

The two-time defending state champions (14-2 overall) disposed of Wichita Falls Notre Dame 37-20 as Shelby Lyle scored 14 points and Sara Etherington added 13. Then, in a 66-4 rout of Brownwood Victory Life, Lyle led with 17 and Cynthia Rivas scored 16.

NCTA is ranked 15th in the state among small private schools.

Also scoring for the Lady Pioneers against Victory Life were Anna Strickland and Jenni Chen with eight each and Melissa Rivera with six.

Also scoring against Notre Dame were Rivas with eight and Rivera with two.

The Lady Pioneers were hosting Wichita Falls Christ Academy last night and are home to Fort Worth Covenant Classical Tuesday at 6 p.m.

PIONEERS GET FIRST WIN IN TAPPS DISTRICT

The North Central Texas Pioneers evened their Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools District 2-A record at 1-1 Tuesday with a 79-37 victory at Brownwood Victory Life.

Victory Life was coached last season by Kirby Rasco, who is now the head coach at NCTA.

Elias Fekadu led the Pioneers (3-11 overall) with 22 points, including three 3-pointers. Caleb Finley added 14 points with a pair of 3-pointers.

The Pioneers hit six treys in all.

Ten players scored for NCTA, including Jared Dodson, Cale Dodson and William Wayman with eight points each; Zach Pate added five, including a 3-pointer; Tyler Hoskins, Ken Reita and John Durant each scored four; and Cole Rasco added two.

The Pioneers were hosting Wichita Falls Christ Academy last night and will host Fort Worth Covenant Classical Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

LADY INDIANS CLIMB A NOTCH IN TGCA RANKS

The Lipan Lady Indians moved up one spot in this week’s Texas Girls Coaches Association Class A Division II state rankings.

Lipan is now second in the state behind Evant. The Lady Indians are also second in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches rankings.

Lipan entered last night’s District 17-A game at Gorman with a 20-3 overall record and a 2-0 league mark. All three losses have come to larger programs.

KC FREE THROW CONTEST SET

All Granbury boys and girls, ages 10– 14, are invited to participate in the Knights of Columbus Annual Free Throw Contest on Saturday, Jan. 27 at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church’s New Life Center.

The contest is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Awards and photos will immediately follow. All contestants will be recognized for their participation and will receive a certificate.

There is no entry fee. All winners advance to the next level of competition.

HS BASEBALL CAMP

The 2013 Granbury Pirates High School Youth Baseball Camp is scheduled for Feb. 16.

The camp is for youngsters in kindergarten through eighth grade.

The camp sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. with a lunch break from noon to 1. Participants are required to provide their own lunch.

Participants are expected to attend both sessions if they register. They will receive instruction from high school coaches and players on the drills in the GHS program.

Contact 817-243-4398.

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