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Lady Eagles defense stops Newton

by Jason Drake

The weather may have caused games to be postponed Friday, but the Lady Eagles came out focused and ready to play on Saturday against Newton. Woodville scored twelve points in each of the first two quarters while only giving up seven points in the first half. "Defense has been our strength all year", said Troy Carrell, coach of the Lady Eagles.

Woodville came out of the locker room in the second half determined. Newton could not manage a point in third quarter and only six in the fourth as Woodville defeated newton 41-13. The win moves the Lady Eagles record up to 22-3 on the year and 11-0 in district. Both the Texas Association of Girls Basketball Coaches and Texas Association of Basketball Coaches have the Lady Eagles ranked number twenty.

Bethany Mitchell led all the Lady Eagles with thirteen points and six rebounds. Four of Mitchell's six rebounds were offensive. Shawnacy Williams scored nine in the contest, including a three point shot. MacKenzie Magallion dished out three assists. Defensively, Kati Crenshaw led Woodville with four steals. Crenshaw was not alone applying the defensive pressure as JuLisa Williams, Shawnacy, McGallion, and Mitchell each forced three turnovers.

Woodville will return to action Friday night as they host Deweyville. The Junior varsities will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity girls and boys. The middle school district tournament was also postponed until Saturday. The boys will play in Kountze and the girls will host the tournament in Woodville. The schedule changed to a single elimination tournament. The winner of the tournaments will be crowned district champions. The Woodville Powerlifting will open its season on Saturday in Colmesneil.

The Woodville Athletic Booster club will hold its annual fund raiser Saturday Night at first Baptist Church in Woodville. There will be a live auction, silent auction, and raffle items.

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