12-15-2016 Tri-City Area Sports

Hartford overwhelms Eau Claire, wins 72-6

 Hartford’s varsity girls’ basketball team certainly played to their strengths Tuesday, December 6 as they routed visiting Eau Claire 72-6.

Hartford scored 39 points in the first period and tapped in another 15 all the while holding the Beavers to four total first half points.

MAKIN’ HER WAY THROUGH THE AIR… Ma-rissa Beraza makes her way through the air towards the basket last week Tuesday. Be-raza scored eight points and had four assists and three steals in the Indians’ 72-6 winning effort over Eau Claire. (TCR photo by Kristy Noack)

Hartford scored 10 points in the third period and held Eau Claire scoreless to take a 64-4 lead into the fourth and final period.

Eau Claire scored two points in the fourth while Hartford added another eight for the win.

Hartford’s Mikenzie Chambers led the Indians with 18 points, two assists, and two rebounds. Cora Wesaw scored 11 points and had three assists. Amara Wesaw landed 10 points, three rebounds, one assist, and two steals.

AJ Jackson tallied nine points, two rebounds, and one steal. Marissa Beraza scored eight points with four assists and three steals. Elly Valdes landed five points and had two boards and one steal. Jessica Cortes gave the Indians five points in the winning effort. Angela Saldana and Madisyn Earls scored two points each, with Saldana adding three assists and two steals. Megan Nelson shot 100% from the charity stripe, landing her two attempts for her two points.  Nelson also had two rebounds and three assists. Madison Garland was tough on defense for Hartford, notching three steals.

Hartford head coach Lee Mireles was very pleased with his team’s effort. “I feel that we moved the ball well. Our defense was good. We did a good job getting to the basket. We didn’t settle for the outside [shots] as much. I think we had a good effort by our girls.”

The Indians were scheduled to face Lawton on the road Friday, December 9 but that game was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Watervliet wins first game of season by blistering Bloomingdale

 Watervliet’s girls’ varsity basketball team opened their season with two losses the first week of competition. So, it was no surprise that the squad was gunning for their first win early last week.

And they got it: the Lady Panthers hosted Bloomingdale and blew the Cardinals out of the water, winning 62-36.

MIZWICKI MAKES A MOVE… Logan Mizwicki drives into the paint as Watervliet hosted Bloomingdale. The Lady Panth-ers crushed the Cardinals 62-36. Mizwicki scored 22 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and had seven steals. (TCR photo by Kristy Noack)