Weatherford Democrat

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February 2, 2014

WHS girls set up showdown with NC

— By GREG WEBB

The Weatherford Lady Roos entered Friday’s District 3-5A game needing some help from Arlington Martin, counting on the Lady Warriors to take care of business against North Crowley to keep WHS alive in the postseason hunt.

And while Martin provided the needed assistance (just barely, holding off the Lady Panthers, 45-43), Weatherford needed little help in securing its own victory while celebrating Senior Night, handily beating Fort Worth Paschal, 47-22.

Forced to the perimeter by the Lady Roo defense, Paschal’s guards failed to find the range until late in the game. Conversely, senior Abbye Shearmire found her range early on, stroking a pair of three’s and contributing eight points to Weatherford’s 13-1 lead at the end of the opening period.

While the rest of the half was relatively uneventful for either offense, the pace picked up for the WHS girls in the latter quarters. By the end of the third, Weatherford had built a 34-6 lead, with the final eight minutes dedicated to spreading minutes among the Roo roster by head coach Darryn Shearmire.

Abbye Shearmire finished with a game-high 17 points, including four successes from beyond the arc. Kyra Hasley and Kaelin Davis followed with seven and six points, respectively, for the Lady Roos.

The encounter with North Crowley’s Lady Panthers is set for Tuesday at North Crowley High School. In the Lady Roos’ first meeting with NC, a hyper-active perimeter defense and effective collapsing into the paint to neutralize North Crowley’s “big” provided the winning formula for WHS (48-45). Weatherford will need to muster a similar effort, though challenged by the rematch being in and less-friendly environment.

Playoffs essentially begin now for the Lady Roos — win and head to the playoff brackets. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

The Weatherford varsity boys had a decent start against Paschal on Friday, hanging around at the end of the opening quarter in hopes of gleaning some of the energy from the home crowd (which included Weatherford and Notre Dame grad Kapron Lewis-Moore, now a member of the Baltimore Ravens).

The short-handed Roos could not keep up with the Panthers’ offense for the balance of the night however, and Weatherford succumbed to the running-shooting Panthers, 57-27. WHS’ Sam Couch led the Roo scoring with nine points. The Kangaroos will close its season at North Crowley on Tuesday, taking the court after the girls’ varsity game.

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