JV Lady Dogs thwart late charge; 45-42 win brings home district title

Being rewarded for their efforts, the Brady Bulldog girls junior varsity team took Tuesday’s 45-42 win over Wimberley down to the wire as they won their final game of the season that ultimately gave them the district championship. According to coach Chris Wienecke, winning the game Tuesday night gave the Brady girls a chance at being at least co-champions with Burnet, but if Burnet lost their game, the title was theirs. Brady played their game Tuesday evening and were trailing by one at the half. A strong third period put Brady back on top 35-31. Starting in the final period, they maintained a slight lead for virtually the entire quarter as Wimberley stayed within one or two points and even tied it once all the way up to the final seconds of the game. With less than a minute to play in the game, Brady was leading by two when they made a crucial turnover giving the Texans a chance to tie the game. A traveling call gave Brady the ball with 15 seconds and a foul shortly thereafter sent them to the line. Hitting one of two from the free throw line put Brady up by three with only eight seconds to go, but a fiesty defense held the Wimberley team at mid-court and time expired with Brady on top, 45-42. “The girls have come a long way this year,” said Wienecke. “They ended up district champions and I don’t even remember the last time that happened. Some of the parents were so excited that they called me around 10:30 p.m. to tell me that Llano had beat Burnet making us district champions. “The future of Lady Dog basketball looks really bright. It has been a great year and I want to thank all of the parents for their support,” he concluded. The Bulldogs finished up 15-8 on the season and 8-2 in district. Scorers for Brady: Tallie Wright 8, Sanjuana Villalobos 2, Erica Hernandez 6, Chelsea Rutherford 6, Krystal Borchert 12, Kelsey Bailey 2, Meagan Schaffner 4 and Stacy Lohn 5. Score by quarters: Brady 12 8 15 10’45 Wimberley 13 8 10 11’42

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