Yavneh teams start district with victories

Staff report

The Yavneh boys’ and girls’ basketball teams opened Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools District III-3A play this week, with both claiming at least one win.
Here’s a roundup of the first week:

Girls (8-9, 1-1 III-3A)

The girls’ team opened district play with a 41-23 victory over Cristo Rey. Yavneh opened the game with a 13-4 run in the first quarter and essentially put the game away with a 16-3 advantage in the second quarter. Senior Anna Wernick scored 17 points, while junior Gabbe Krasovitsky and sophomore Jessica Lampert both scored six.
Against Dallas Covenant, Yavneh struggled to a 5-2 lead in the first quarter before Covenant took a 14-12 lead into halftime. Covenant extended its lead in the second half for Yavneh’s first district defeat, 27-20. Wernick led the team with 15 points and five rebounds. Lampert had three points and four rebounds.
After this week’s press deadline, the girls traveled to Dallas Lutheran. They host Lakehill Preparatory at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11.

Boys (19-0, 2-0 III-3A)

The undefeated, No. 1 Yavneh boys’ basketball team opened district play with a commanding 85-6 victory over Cristo Rey. The Bulldogs scored 31 points in the first quarter and cruised to the easy victory with three players scoring in double figures: senior Pierce Bell (22 points), sophomore Mason Schwaber (14) and senior Griffin Levine (11). Nine total players scored.
In its second district game, Yavneh faced a tougher foe, but emerged with a 57-44 victory over Dallas Covenant. Yavneh outpaced Covenant with double-digit scoring in each of the first three quarters before Covenant’s 16-9 fourth-quarter push made the score closer. Junior Ofek Reef led all scorers with 18 points, while Levine was right behind at 17. Reef posted a double-double with 17 rebounds, while the team combined for 14 assists.
After press deadline, the boys faced Dallas Lutheran on Tuesday night. Lakehill Prep travels to Yavneh at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11.

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