By Moses Leos III
A trio of players in double figures Friday guided the Hays Lady Rebels to a dominating 64-38 win over the Anderson Lady Trojans at Bales Gym.
Lady Rebel senior Karlie Schroeder led all scorers with 18 points. Junior Tara Ramsey contributed 14 points and junior Amanda Benjamin scored 10 points.
By virtue of Friday's win, Hays (20-8, 10-2) secures a playoff berth with four district games remaining in the season. It marks the seventh straight playoff berth for the Lady Rebel basketball program.
Hays led 18-7 after the first quarter and held a 27-11 halftime advantage.
The Lady Rebels slammed on the accelerator in the third frame, outscoring Anderson 19-8 to take a 46-19 lead into the fourth quarter.
Physical play and a plethora of fouls dictated play in the fourth period. Hays staved off a late Anderson rally to secure the win.
The Lady Rebels hold second place in 14-6A behind the district unbeaten and state ranked Bowie Lady Bulldogs. Hays travels to play at Austin High on Tuesday.
OTHER FRIDAY SCORES
Anderson 69, Hays 50
Twenty-six points from Kevin Fisher led the Anderson Trojans to a 19-point win over Hays on Friday. Rebel junior Jake Krafka scored 12 points, while Charles Bohannon scored eight points.
Hays (8-2 in 14-6A) falls into a tie with Lake Travis for first place.
Lake Travis 44, Lehman 33
Eight points from Aaron Rodriguez and Robert Salinas wasn't enough for the Lobos to defeat the Lake Travis Cavaliers Friday. Lake Travis led Lehman 24-13 in the first half.
Lake Travis 53, Lehman 39
A 21-point effort from Mandy Karako was too much for the Lehman Lady Lobos in Friday's game in Lake Travis. Lehman senior Kayla Martinez and sophomore Crystal Montoya each scored eight points.
Lehman 2, Hays 0
Hays 1, Lehman 1 (Hays 2-0 in penalties)