Improving to 3-2 in district play with the win over Arlington, the Lady Roos stay at home for their next meeting, hosting Paschal with a 6 p.m. start on Tuesday. There will be extra fans at Roo gymnasium, as the WISD will recognize its younger cagers on Middle School Night.
In contrast to the ladies’ game, the Roos match with the Arlington Colts saw most of its points scored in the first half. WHS guards Collin Boswell and Lawson Priess found the hoop from long range in the opening quarter, but the Weatherford perimeter scoring was not consistent enough to keep pace with the Colts.
The Arlington post player drew attention, and four 2-shot fouls, hitting seven, and adding two more baskets to provided the lion’s share of scoring as the Colts took a 7-point edge into the quarter.
Arlington had no shortage of been players, nor shooters, and kept the pressure on Weatherford, who lost the District 3-5A contest, 63-42.
Down by 17 coming out of the locker room in the second half, the Weatherford defense came out strong and busy, trying to neutralize the Colts scoring that had maintained momentum through the first half. The Roo defenders had a degree of success, cutting Arlington’s first-quarter production in half by allowing just 10 points, but could not make up any lost ground.
In an effort to keep fresh legs on the court as much as possible, Weatherford head coach Terry Ferguson platooned his 10 players, with measured success defensively, but the Roos could not find a hot hand to close the deficit.
Tony Rodriguez had his burst of offensive production in the second quarter, scoring seven of his 10 points on the night. Boswell finished with eight, and Connor Turan had a couple of threes in the second half for six points.