Nobody can blame the Yavneh boys’ basketball team if the players are a little tired.
The Bulldogs closed out their season with four games in five days.
Yavneh suffered a 68-46 loss to Trinity Christian on Feb. 15 and defeated First Baptist, 63-59, on Feb. 16, which forced a fourth-place tiebreaker with McKinney Christian the next day.
The Bulldogs dropped that contest, 52-47, but still made the playoffs.
Yavneh traveled to Lubbock Christian for a Friday morning TAPPS 3A bi-district game, and the 9 a.m. tip didn’t do Yavneh any favors. Lubbock Christian outscored Yavneh 20-9 in the first quarter and raced to a 66-39 win.
Steve Levine led Yavneh with 12 points and four assists, while Jonathan Ochstein had nine rebounds.
Yavneh finishes the season at 21-12 and graduates seniors guards Jacob Lampert, David Steinbrecher, Levine, Sammy Weyser, wing Will Naxon and forward Ochstein.
Frisco swimmer wins gold
Frisco’s Hailey Jenkins earned a gold medal this past weekend at the UIL state swimming and diving meet in Austin.
Frisco scored 187 points to lead all Class 5A teams. Houston Stratford was second with 156.5 points.
Jenkins was a key component of the girls’ 200-yard medley. She swam the third leg, helping Frisco to a second-place 1:48.56 time — .43 seconds behind Stratford.
Jenkins was previously featured in a TJP article for the European Maccabi Games.