WOODLAND ACRES MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL NEWS

 

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.