Lady Eagles at 2018 Edgewood Basketball Tournament

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Lady Eagles Silver Bracket

Consolation Champions

Edgewood ISD Tourney

Paula Hernandez – All Tourney

By: Conrado Perez, Jr. – Eagle Pass Sports Central

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The Eagle Pass High School Lady Eagles varsity girls basketball squad under the guidance of head basketball coach Ruben Besa and assistant coaches Arturo Gonzalez, Jesus Juarez and Norman Carreon ventured to the Alamo City of San Antonio, Texas to compete in the Edgewood ISD Invitational Tournament where they battled against a total of five quality teams utilizing that experience to great benefits as they prepare to kickoff their upcoming respective District 29-6A hard court battles.

The Lady Eagles started tournament action on Thursday with a pair of losses the first at the hands of the San Antonio John F. Kennedy Lady Rockets by the score of 57 to 33 and the second one to the Samuel Clemens Lady Buffaloes by the final score of 60 to 30 but regrouped and reloaded their arsenal for Friday’s action where they managed to earn two big victories coming out of the Silver Bracket.

In their first match on Friday the Lady Eagles tipped-off against the San Antonio YWLA Provets where the Eagle Pass Lady Eagles came out on fire lighting up the scoreboard behind the red hot shooting of Paula Hernandez who recorded a game and team high 21 points in this contest, McKayla Hernandez who pumped in 17 points, Cristabel Martinez 4 points and Rhianna Rodriguez with 7 points while teammate Brooke Diaz simply dominated in the rebounding department as the Lady Eagles came away with a well earned 57 to 21 victory.

In their second game on Friday the Lady Eagles took to the hard court to square off against the always tough Poteet Lady Aggies where once again standout Lady Eagle Paula Hernandez scorched the nets for a team and game high 19 points and getting key scoring contributions from teammates Brooke Diaz with 9 points, McKayla Hernandez 5 points and Cristabel Martinez who helped out with 4 points. Brooke Diaz continued her dominance on the boards with a whopping game high 18 rebounds (10 offensive and 8 defensive boards) as well as in the blocked shot department with two key blocks as the Lady Eagles won their second consecutive game in the tournament by the final score of 38 to 34 to earn a berth in the Silver Bracket Consolation game.

On Saturday the Lady Eagles faced off against a much taller and more experience Alamo Heights squad but the feisty young and much smaller Lady Eagles did not back down from the challenged and battled their hearts out in this game that saw the lead exchange hands back and forth throughout the entire contest but the proud youthful Eagle Pass Lady Eagles prevailed in this contest by the thrilling final score of 38 to 36 behind the scoring of Paula Hernandez who once again took high point scoring honors with 21 points and was selected to the all-tourney team, McKayla Hernandez helped out with 8 points and Brooke Diaz once again pounded the boards for a team and game high 13 rebounds and also had had three huge blocked shots to preserved the victory for the Lady Eagles.

Eagle Pass Sports Central congratulates the mighty Eagle Pass Lady Eagles varsity basketball team on your outstanding showing at the 2018 San Antonio Edgewood ISD Invitational Basketball Tournament and wishes each of you continued success throughout the entire 2018-2019 girls’ basketball season. WAY GO LADY EAGLES!

Game 1 Lost to S.A. J.F. Kennedy 57 to 33

Scoring not available

Game 2 Lost to Samuel Clemens 60 to 30

Scoring not available

Game 3


1 14 1

2 15 10

3 16 9

12 12 1

Final 57 21

Lady Eagles Individual Scoring

Paula Hernandez 21 points 3 rebounds 3 assists

McKayla Hernandez 17 points 3 rebounds 3 assists 4 steals

Rhianna Rodriguez 7 points 4 rebounds

Cristabel Martinez 4 points 4 rebounds 4 assists 4 steals

Anali Balderas 4 points 3 rebounds 2 assists 1 steal

Brooke Diaz 2 points 6 rebounds 3 assists 4 steals

Aiyana Brrientos 2 points 2 rebounds 2 assists 3 steals

Game 4


1 16 11

2 4 9

3 12 8

4 6 6

Final 38 34

Lady Eagles Individual Scoring

Paula Hernandez 19 points 1 rebound 3 assists 3 steals

Brooke Diaz 9 points 18 rebounds 3 assists 5 steal 2 blocked shots

McKayla Hernandez 5 points 4 rebounds 3 assists 3 steals

Cristabel Martinez 4 points 3 rebounds 2 assists

Rhianna Rodriguez 2 points 2 rebounds 1 steal

Aiyana Barrientos 2 rebounds 2 assists 1 steal

Ashley Zamago 2 rebounds 1 assist 2 steals

Ashley Lopez 4 rebounds

Game 5 (Consolation)


1 8 6

2 8 9

3 8 7

4 14 14

Final 38 36

Lady Eagles Individual Scoring

Paula Hernandez 21 points 7 rebounds 2 assists 2 steals

McKayla Hernandez 8 points 5 rebounds 5 assists 3 steals

Cristabel Martinez 4 points 4 rebounds 1 assist

Anali Balderas 3 points 6 rebounds 1 steal

Brooke Diaz 2 points 13 rebounds 1 assist 3 steals 3 blocked shots

Ashley Zamago 3 rebounds