BASKETBALL: Lady Apaches tomahawk Sealy, 66-54


The Gonzales Lady Apaches raced out to a huge lead and never looked back as they defeated the Sealy Lady Tigers, 66-54, at home Tuesday, Dec. 7.

A big factor in the victory for the Lady Apaches (5-10) was their perimeter game. Gonzales played “bombs away” against Sealy and connected on 11-of-24 three-point attempts, shooting 45.8 percent behind the arc.

The sweet spot on the floor for the Lady Apaches was definitely the right side of the three-point line, where they made 60 percent (9-of-15) of their trey attempts. By comparison, the Lady Tigers went 0-for-7 from long distance for the entire game.

Gonzales hit the ground running with all cylinders firing early in the game. The Lady Apaches revved up to a 17-6 lead at the end of the first period and increased that advantage to 40-19 at the break after a 23-13 second period.

In the third period, Gonzales upped their lead to its highest point at 56-31 as the Lady Apaches continued to hit shots from outside and generate points off turnovers. The Gonzales defense was able to force 33 Lady Tiger miscues, as opposed to 25 by the Lady Apaches. That led to a 27-14 advantage in points off turnovers for Gonzales.

The Lady Apaches called off the dogs somewhat in the fourth period, which allowed Sealy to outscore them 23-10 over the last eight minutes, trimming the final margin of victory from 25 to 12. Much of that came from personal fouls called against Gonzales, which committed 26 in the game, compared to just 8 by the visiting Lady Tigers.

Bella Aguero and Kelly Breitschopf led the Lady Apaches with 13 points each and both hit three treys. Aguero added four assists and four rebounds, while Breitschopf had four assists and three rebounds. Madison York had nine points and three boards. Audrey Martinez had eight points and a team-high seven assists.

Other scorers included Delaini Seger-Gordon (six points, five rebounds); Kilee Schwausch (six points); Sydney McCray (five points); Niyahna Lowery (two points, three rebounds); McKenzie Hodges (two points); and Macy Sample (two points).

Gonzales is on the road Friday, Dec. 10, at Mathis.