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Lady Texan Basketball's Season Ends in Area Round of Playoffs

February 20, 2024

The Wimberley HS Lady Texan basketball team had its best playoff finish since the 2015-16 season, advancing to the area round of the 4A playoffs and finishing with a 23-16 overall record. The Lady Texans finished 7-5 in the traditionally difficult District 27-4A. The team swept Bandera, Canyon Lake, and Davenport and split two games against Navarro. Fredericksburg and Boerne finished 1st and 2nd in the district and also played in the 4A-Region IV final (Boerne advanced to the state tournament, extending the streak of a team from WHS's district making state, to five straight seasons.)

In the bi-district round of the playoffs, the Lady Texans faced a rematch from the 2023 bi-district playoff against La Vernia HS. A year ago, La Vernia won by 23 points, but the tables were turned in 2024 as the Lady Texans won 46-43. The win broke a six-game playoff losing streak and marked the first time the Lady Texans advanced to the second round of the playoffs since a 2016 bi-district win over Salado. In the area round, WHS played competitively versus Navasota HS, which came into the game ranked #16 (Texas Association of Basketball Coaches) with a 31-3 season record. The Lady Texans hung close, before losing late, 50-46.

Several individual milestones were achieved during the season. On November 28th against Lago Vista, junior guard Lily Dela Rosa surpassed the 1,000 point mark for career points. She finished her third varsity season with a career total of 1,416 points. A week after Dela Rosa's achievement, fellow junior Campbell Woodward also went past the 1,000 career points mark in a tournament game at Navarro. At the same tournament, junior Laney Hennessee broke the WHS career (recorded) rebounds record previously set by Aubrey Schoenert. Hennessee set the mark with her 608th career rebound, and finished the season with 775 career rebounds. 

Multiple players received postseason honors for their play during the season:

Lily Dela Rosa, junior - Named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) All-State team. Named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) Region 4 team. Named First Team All-District 27-4A for the second consecutive season. Lily led the team in scoring (14.2 points per game), assists (2.6 per game), steals (3.6 per game), and free-throw shooting (71.4%). Also averaged 4.7 rebounds per game.

Campbell Woodward, junior - Named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) All-State team. Named First Team All-District 27-4A for the second consecutive season. Campbell was second on the team in scoring (13.6 per game), third in rebounding (5.9 per game), and led the team in blocks (0.7 per game).

Baylee Gold, senior - Named Second Team All-District 27-4A. Baylee averaged 5.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.7 steals per game. Was Honorable Mention All-District a year ago. Named to the TABC Academic All-State team.

Addie Laney, junior - Named Second Team All-District 27-4A, also received one vote for District Newcomer of the Year. Addie averaged 5.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.9 steals, and led the team in three-point shooting (26.2%).

Laney Hennessee, junior - Named Second Team All-District 27-4A for the second consecutive season and was one vote shy of being the district's Defensive Player of the Year. Led the team with 8.0 rebounds per game and third in scoring (6.1 per game). Also averaged 2.0 steals per game.

Raygan Pack, senior - Named Honorable Mention All-District 27-4A. Second on the team with 2.0 assists per game. Also averaged 4.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.0 steal per game. Named to the TABC Academic All-State team.

Rylee Jackson, senior - Named to the TGCA Academic All-State team.

In addition, all nine varsity players were named to the Academic All-District team. This includes the seven players mentioned above, as well as Jade Duncan and Reagan Olmer.

The Lady Texans were led by head coach Caleb Hall and assistants Ryan Durkin and Jacqueline Johnson.

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