by Jason Drake
The Woodville Lady Eagles defeated the Kirbyville Lady Cats 51-36 last Tuesday night. The win completes the undefeated district season by the Lady Eagles. Woodville is moving up in the polls as the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches ranks the girls at 19 and the Texas High School Girls Coaching Association ranks them at 15. The win pushes them to the top seed in the district and facing Garrison Lady Bulldogs in the first round of the playoffs.
The Lady Eagles used a balanced scoring attack in the win over Kirbyville. MacKenzie McGallion led all scorers with 15 points, including nine points from the three point line. JuLisa Williams scored 10, while Bethany Mitchell and Shawnacy Williams scored eight points apiece. Shawnacy added two more three pointers for the Lady Eagles. The Lady Eagles shot five for nine from the three point line for 56%.
Shawnacy Williams played a complete game both offensively and defensively. Shawnacy led the team with six assists and four steals. JuLisa and Mitchell controlled the rebounds with nine and eight respectively. Six of Mitchell's eight rebounds provided the Lady Eagles with second chance scoring opportunities.
The varsity was not the only Lady Eagles to take home a district championship last week. The Lady Eagles seventh grade earned the title last Saturday in Woodville. The District 20-AA tournament hosted teams from Corrigan-Camden, Deweyville, Hemphill, Kirbyville, Kountze, Newton, Warren and Woodville.
Top-seeded Woodville received a bye in the first round. The second round matched Woodville against Kirbyville. Woodville cruised passed the Lady Cats 28-15 to advance to the finals. Shayla Williams led all scorers with 13 points and Keyonna Paire chipped in nine. The finals paired Woodville against Warren. Williams led the Lady Eagles with 13 points in the 33-22 victory over the Lady Warriors. Kaitlyn Odom contributed seven points, while Paire and Yasmeika Douglas scored five.
Woodville finished the season 8-0 in district and 10-2 overall. The only two losses came against 4A Livingston and 3A Huntington in tournaments.