WOODLAND ACRES MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL NEWS

 

Woodland Acres Basketball Game Recap - Alice Johnson

Woodland Acres Middle School battled Alice Johnson Middle School January 12th.


7th Grade Gold Team:
The Gold team played a very strong game that ended with a WAMS 18-16 victory.  The Hornets started early making easy buckets giving the confidence and momentum.  As the clock counted down Alice Johnson whittled away at the WAMS lead but the Hornets’ defense went into lock-down mode in the fourth quarter.  The Hornets were able to hold off the advancing Alice Johnson team and guarantee their victory.  Alexiz Ortiz and Jesus Arellano were the offensive and defensive players of the game.

 

7th Grade Black Team:
The Black team lost to Alice Johnson 7-38.  Alice Johnson came out of the tip attacking and pressuring the Hornets creating chaos for the Hornets.  Alice Johnson took advantage of the Hornets poor decisions and mistakes creating a very lop-sided game.  Jonathan Rojas did well offensively and Oscar Nunez contributed on the defense.


8th Grade Gold Team:
The Gold team lost in a nail-biting, overtime thriller to Alice Johnson by a 27-29 score.  The WAMS Hornets controlled the game and played hard but fell just short in the final minutes of overtime.  Oscar Galvan made big plays on offense while Gerardo Hernandez did a great job of boxing out, rebounding, and blocking shots.

 

8th Grade Black Team:
The Black team played a very aggressive and exciting game versus Alice Johnson this past Thursday night as they won 50-27.  The Hornets dominated with an up-tempo pace and their press which forced Alice Johnson mistakes.  Offensively, John Victoria and Logan Fajardo paced the Hornets.  Defensively, Kevin Costilla and Antonio Zamora did a great job at getting steals and protecting the basket.


On Deck:
The WAMS ballers will be battling Anthony Aguirre next week.

 

 

Woodland Acres Basketball Game Recap - C.E. King

Woodland Acres Middle School vs North Shore Middle School


7th Grade Gold Team:
The Gold team’s defense was solid and forced several turnovers giving the Hornets several opportunities to score, however the offense struggled converting on those opportunities.  The Hornets worked hard and inched themselves back within striking distance but North Shore held onto the lead and the 15-28 victory.  Luke Kirchner was the offensive MVP and Jakob Neece was the defensive MVP.

 

7th Grade Black Team:
The Black team lost to North Shore 15-26.  The Hornets played a tough, intense game against the Mustangs.  They hustled on defense creating multiple scoring opportunities on offense giving the Mustangs fits.  The intensity level was so high the Mustangs had to make multiple adjustments in order to maintain their lead.  The Hornets battled all game but North Shore managed to hold them off until the buzzer sounded.  Offensively, the Hornets were led by A.J. Flores and defensively Bernardo Vasquez anchored the team.


8th Grade Gold Team:
The Gold team fell behind early but fought their way back in the game only to ultimately lose 23-41.  Ricardo Garcia was the heart of the team with his hustle on both sides of the ball.


8th Grade Black Team:
The Black team lost a lopsided 15-51 game to North Shore.  The Hornets lacked fight and effort which in the ended prevented the team from stealing a win.  Antonio Zamora was the outstanding Hornet performer for the game.


On Deck:
The WAMS basketball teams will be facing off against Alice Johnson when they return from the Holidays.

 

 

Woodland Acres Basketball Game Recap - C.E. King

Woodland Acres Middle School squared off against C.E. King Middle School December 8th.


7th Grade Gold Team:
The Gold team, sadly, did not give their best effort or show the true character against King Middle School as they lost a tough game by a score of 4-45.  There were a few individual bright spots in the game but not enough to gloss over the poor overall performances.  Luke Kirchner did some good things on offense, while Jesus Ramirez played tough defense.

 

7th Grade Black Team:
The Black team started off well against the Panthers but it was a short-lived success as the Panthers increased the defensive pressure.  The Hornets failed to consistently find or even take advantage of offensive opportunities and the Panthers finished the game with a 13-48 win.  Matthew Olmeda played well on the offensive side of the ball and Bernardo Vasquez played well defensively for the Hornets.


8th Grade Gold Team:
The Gold team played in a competitive game against C.E. King Middle School but created too many turnovers to take earn the win.  C.E. King defeated WAMS 16-23.  Offensively the Hornets received contributions from Oscar Galvan, Ricardo Garcia, Antonio Guerra and Jahary Colon.  Defensively, Oscar Galvan played aggressively all game.

 

8th Grade Black Team:
The Black team won a scrappy, high scoring game against King to put them at 2-0 in district play.  The Hornets started off somewhat unorganized but managed to re-gain control in the second half.  The Hornets maintained control throughout the remainder of the contest finishing off the game with a 51-35 victory.  John Victoria, Mauricio Perez, and Antonio Zamora made big contributions on both sides of the ball for the Hornets.


On Deck:
The WAMS program will be competing against North Shore Middle School next.

 

 

Woodland Acres Basketball Game Recap - Null Middle School

The Woodland Acres Middle School vs. Null Middle School on December 1st.


7th Grade Gold Team:
The Gold team came out against Null with some feisty defense that created turnovers and Hornet points.  However, the Hornets found it difficult to capitalize on the many opportunities the defense created keeping the score much closer than is should have been.  Ultimately, the game came down to the final possession with 3 seconds left and the Hornets with an opportunity to take the lead.  The shot bounced off the rim and the Hornets fell short by a score of 13-15.  Brandon Guerra was the offensive player for the game and Jacob Garcia was the defensive player.

 

7th Grade Black Team:
The Black team played a tough game against a strong Null basketball team on Thursday evening.  The Hornets played some hard-nosed defense creating problems for the Null Stallions on the offensive side of the ball.  Null responded by pushing the ball down low to their big man which proved to be too much for the Hornets to defend.  The offense had moments but lacked in consistency throughout the game which in the end stymied their scoring.  Null defeated WAMS 27-42.  Daniel Almazan was the offensive player and Carl Niemi was the defensive player.


8th Grade Gold Team:
The Gold team’s lack of execution on both offense and defense resulted in their first district loss to Null by a 19-43 score.  Israel Escudero was the offensive player of the game and David Estrada was the defensive player of the game.

 

8th Grade Black Team:
The Black team started off their young season with a big district win against Null Middle School giving them a 1-0 district record.  The Hornets took control of the game in the second half with an aggressive defensive run.  The Hornets pulled out a full court press that led to offense for them and a 39-30 victory.  John Victoria was the leader on the floor for the Hornets as well as a dominant force with his steals and scoring.  Antonio Zamora and Kevin Costilla also made big contributions on the defense.


On Deck:
The WAMS teams will be playing C.E. King next week.

 

 

Woodland Acres Basketball Game Recap - Galena Park

The Woodland Acres basketball teams met up against the Galena Park Yellowjackets for a pre-district warm up game on the 17th of November.


8th Grade Gold Team:
The Gold team lost a tough game to the Yellowjackets by a score of 25-38.  The Hornets struggled throughout the game as they were unable to really get anything going with any consistency.  Ricky Garcia and Raul Nunez made several steals in an effort to decrease the Yellowjacket lead and Oscar Galvan worked hard on offense.  Ricardo Garcia-Almazan was recognized for his outstanding performance on the floor.

 

8th Grade Black Team:
The Black team was dominated by the GPMS team by a score of 19-60.  The Hornets struggled rebounding, missed lay-ups, and never were able to get on track.  Antonio Zamora was recognized for his outstanding play during the game.