WOODLAND ACRES MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL NEWS

 

Woodland Acres Basketball Game Recap - Galena Park

The Woodland Acres basketball teams met up at Galena Park High School to battle the Galena Park Yellowjackets for their final game of the season on Thursday, February 1st.


7th Grade Gold Team:
The Fighting Hornets played a strong first half against the GPMS Yellowjackets behind the outstanding play of Joshua Griffin and Austin Eriabia.  The Hornets were able to take a 13-8 lead into intermission.  The Hornets came out strong in the second half holding the Yellowjackets to 3 points to take the victory 19-11.  Joshua Griffin led the team with 10 points.


7th Grade Black Team:
The Black team lost a close 18-19 game to the Yellowjackets.  WAMS led early but allowed the Jackets to tie the score at halftime.  The tough defense of the Hornets kept the game close throughout, but the Jackets managed to put in the last shot and earned the victory.  Elijah McNeil scored 7 points while Jesus Galvan and Roger Boquera led the Hornets on defense.  Roger blocked shots and snatched rebounds while Jesus helped out with quick hands and steals.
8th Grade Gold Team:

 

8th Grade Black Team:
The Black team started slow as several scoring opportunities slipped between their netted wings.  Eventually, the Hornets made a push on defense and battled back to within 5 points of the Yellowjackets.  Unfortunately, the Hornets failed to maintain the momentum and the Yellowjackets were able to pull out the 39-22 win.  Bernardo Vasquez was the MVP for the night.


On Deck:

The WAMS programs will be preparing for the upcoming track season.

 

 

Woodland Acres Basketball Game Recap - Cunningham

Woodland Acres Middle School versus Cunningham Middle School

 

7th Grade Black Team:
The Black team lost to Cunningham 20-45.  Jesus Galvan scored 6 points and Roger Barquera scored 5 points.  Jesus Galvan led the Hornets on defense with some timely blocked shots and a dominant game on the boards.


8th Grade Gold Team:
The Gold team lost a tough game to the Cunningham Wildcats this last Thursday night.  The Wildcats came out in attack mode which prevented the Hornets from finding a rhythm.  Cunningham rolled to a 21-78 win.  Jesus Ramirez was the outstanding performer for Woodland Acres. 

  

8th Grade Black Team:
The Black team struggled mightily on both offense and defense against Cunningham Middle as the Wildcats defeated WAMS 28-76.  The Hornets took the court with exactly five players and no substitutes.  Cunningham took advantage of the deficient Hornet bench as they moved the ball around wearing down the Hornets until easy buckets were inevitable.  The Hornets did fight back into the game behind some solid defense but the numbers and early damage were too much to overcome.  Bernardo Vasquez was the outstanding player for WAMS.


On Deck:
The WAMS teams look to improve and finish strong in their final game against the Galena Park Yellowjackets.  The games will be at Galena Park High School’s Competition Gym.

 

 

Woodland Acres Basketball Game Recap - Alice Johnson

7th Grade Gold Team:
The Gold team played a very strong game that ended with a WAMS 13-0 victory.  The Hornets battled early only scoring 1 point in the first half.  Austin Erebia and Jesus Galarza came out in the second half with energy and led the Hornets to a 12 point half and a scoreless game for the opposition.

 

7th Grade Black Team:
The Black team lost to Alice Johnson 3-48.  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.  The Hornets defense was led by Jesus Galvan and Roger Barquera who were crashing the boards and blocking shots and Elijah McNeil led the team with 3 points.


8th Grade Gold Team:
The Gold team lost a lopsided 13-39 game to Alice Johnson.  The Hornets came out flat and put themselves in a hole early.  They did bring more energy and aggression as the game progressed, but errors and cold shooting prevented a win.

 

8th Grade Black Team:
The Black team lost a 30-56 game to Alice Johnson.  The young Hornets showed no fear of Alice Johnson and played aggressive from buzzer to buzzer.  Unfortunately, the Hornets only had 7 players and as the game wore on the guys wore down.  Jacob Rivera played hard for the Hornets.

 

 

Woodland Acres Basketball Game Recap - Tournament

7th Grade Gold Team:

The Woodland Acres 7th gold team played in the annual tournament this last weekend.  The Hornets lost their first game 8-24 and their second game 15-31.  The Hornets started strong against Shotwell in their first game but couldn’t maintain the momentum.  The Hornets moved onto the consolation game against Plummer.  The Hornets struggled scoring and Plummer took the win.  Jesus Ramirez scored 27 points throughout the entire tournament.

 

8th Grade Black Team:
The Woodland Acres 8th black team started their tournament day against Shotwell.  The Hornets played short-handed and struggled to compete with an aggressive Shotwell team who won the game 40-69.  Daniel Almazan was the outstanding player for the game.  The black team played Grantham in their second game which was even more difficult as the team was running on fumes from their earlier game.  Grantham defeated WAMS 69-18 and Jesus Ramirez was the player for the game.

 

 

Woodland Acres Basketball Game Recap - North Shore Middle

7th Grade Gold Team:
The Gold team started slow and gave North Shore an early advantage that proved too difficult to overcome.  The Hornets battled back in the second half but lost 44-11 with Austin Erebia scoring all 11 points for the Hornets.

 

7th Grade Black Team:
The Black team lost what turned out to be a thrilling game to the North Shore ballers by a score of 35-47.  WAMS led early but the Mustangs managed to creep back into the game tying the game at the half.  The Hornets kept within reach of the Mustangs behind some timely three point shots, but the Mustangs were able to hold off the Hornet offense and take the “W”.  Elijah McNeil scored 14 points for the Hornets while Jesus Galvan and Caleb Kirchner grounded the Hornet defense.  Jesus pulled down rebounds and had some blocked shots while Caleb tallied some steals.


8th Grade Gold Team:
The Gold team laced up their sneakers and stepped on the floor against their north side rivals.  It was a long night for the Hornets as they were plagued with the injury bug.  Despite the injuries, the Hornets hustled and played aggressively all night falling short to the Mustangs 23-58.  Jesus Ramirez was the player of the game for the Hornets.


8th Grade Black Team:
The Black team lost a lopsided 16-57 game.  The Hornets had far too many turnovers giving the Mustangs the lead and the momentum from the beginning.  Carl Niemi was the player of the game for the Hornets.


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

The Woodland Acres Middle School vs. C.E. King Middle School on December 7th.


7th Grade Gold Team:
The gold team defeated C.E. King 20-18 in a grinder that came down to the final basket.  C.E. King led 11-8 halftime, but the Hornets fought and scraped their way back into the game pulling ahead 20-18 at the end of the fourth quarter.  Austin Erebia scored 11 points for the Hornets.

 

7th Grade Black Team:
The black team lost to C.E. King 23-61.  The Hornets were led by Nate Montano who scored 7 points and Roger Barquera scored 6 points.  Jesus Galvan led the defense with multiple blocks and numerous rebounds.


8th Grade Gold Team:
The gold team lost to the C.E. King Panthers 29-58 in the third game of their 2017-2018 season.  The Hornets had some key players missing due to injuries but played competitively regardless.  Adan Soto earned recognition for his outstanding play.

 

8th Grade Black Team:
The black team didn’t start their third game of the season as they struggled against the pressure of the Panthers.  The pressure created multiple turnovers and led to the C.E. King 79-20 victory.  Jesus Banda played well for the Hornets.


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

 

 

Woodland Acres Basketball Game Recap - Null Middle

The Woodland Acres Middle School vs. Null Middle School on November 30th.


7th Grade Gold Team:
The gold team lost to Null 18-37.

 

7th Grade Black Team:
The black team lost to Null 14-46.


8th Grade Gold Team:
The gold team played their second game of the season against the Null Stallions.  The Hornets were looking to improve from their previous outing before the Thanksgiving holiday.  The game began with the Hornets playing some aggressive offense, driving the lane getting to the free throw line.  Unfortunately, the Hornets were unable to capitalize on all their opportunities.  The other obstacle was the size advantage Null had over the Hornets making it difficult to secure rebounds and loose balls.  WAMS was able to show improvement but in the end the Null height proved too much as they won 52-22.  Jesus Ramirez earned recognition as the best player of the game.

 

8th Grade Black Team:
The black team started their second game with some new starters who created turnovers with some aggressive defense.  Sadly, the black team struggled to capitalize on many of those turnovers and the aggressive defense led to the Stallions finding the free throw line early in the game.  Despite WAMS difficulties scoring they managed to stay within reach of the Stallions until the end of the game.  Null won 39-26 and Carl Niemi earned MVP honors.


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

 

 

Woodland Acres Basketball Game Recap - Galena Park Middle

The Woodland Acres basketball teams met up against the Galena Park Yellowjackets for a pre-district warm up game on the 16th of November.


7th Grade Gold Team:

The Fighting Hornets fell behind 20-9 in the first quarter against the Yellowjackets, but managed to transform a “no quit” attitude into an outstanding early season game.  After giving up 20 points in the first quarter the Hornets held the Jackets to 5 points for the remainder of the game as Diego Ramos and Jesus Galarza’s defense created scoring opportunities for WAMS.  The Hornets made a defensively led comeback that fell just a single point short as GPMS won 25-24.  Austin Erebia scored 15 points as he led the comeback with the help of Jesus and Diego’s game changing defense.


8th Grade Black Team:
The black team experienced the same single point loss as the gold team in their first outing against GPMS.  The Yellowjackets managed to hold off the Hornets and took the 32-31 victory.  Roger Barquera and Jesus Galvan led the Hornets in rebounding and blocked shots.  Offensively, Tua Agaalii scored 7 points and Elijah McNeil led all scorers with 21 of WAMS 31 points.  The Hornets had control of the ball in the final possession but the last shot didn’t fall for the Hornets.


8th Grade Gold Team:
The gold team played in their first game of the 2017-2018 basketball season and took early control off an opening 3-point bucket.  The quick offense was coupled with some aggressive defense that kept the Yellowjackets on their heels early in the game.  The Hornets continued to fire away as they looked to build on the score, but the shots failed to fall and GPMS capitalized on missed shots.  The Yellowjackets won 46-28 and the Hornets look to improve over the break.  Brandon Guerra played well in this first outing of the season.

 

8th Grade Black Team:
The black team played their first game of the season against the Yellowjackets of GPMS.  The Hornets started the game slow and found themselves behind quickly.  In the second quarter the Hornets made a furious comeback pulling within two points of the Yellowjackets.  However, the Hornets were unable to sustain the momentum and the Jackets pulled away winning the game 46-28.  Brandon Vasquez played exceptionally well in this early stage of the season.


On Deck:
The Woodland Acres basketball program will being playing Null Middle School when the students return from Thanksgiving break.