Shorthanded Lady Cats drop home tilt


WAELDER — This current holiday break comes at a pivotal time for the young Waelder Lady Wildcats. Injuries have plagued the girls basketball team early in district and it showed last Thursday, Dec. 20 in Waelder’s 47-6 loss against the Round Top-Carmine Cubettes.

“Yeah, all our key players are hurt right now,” Waelder head coach Ronnie Ellis admitted. “I only got five players. On top of that, they’re only freshmen and sophomores, so they’re pretty young. We’re shorthanded, it’s going to be tough until our key players get back.”

With just five players dressed, the Lady Cats went down early, taking a 29-3 deficit in the first half. Waelder’s lone goal was a three by Raven Rodriguez with 4:34 left in the first.

Undermanned already, the Lady Cats played down one player after Rodriguez picked up her fifth foul with 7:06 left in the third quarter. With just four players to play against, the Cubettes were able to defend the Lady Cats without much trouble, ultimately knocking off Waelder 47-6 by the end game.

Waelder’s next district game is a road game on Friday, Jan. 4 against their rivals, the Moulton Bobkittenz. Moulton is currently ranked sixth in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 1A state poll. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.