Lady Guard finish strong at Franklin tournament

The Lady Guard posted victories over Moody (39-33) and Aggieland Homeschool (44-41) on Saturday in the final day of tournament play at the Franklin Tournament.

Brook Hill also grabbed a 60-43 win over Rudder JV after being stopped 61-40 by Grapeland. Adding in Thursday’s losses and Brook Hill went 3-3 at the tournament as the Lady Guard keep preparing for their TAPPS District 2-4A opener on January 5, 2016 against Dallas Christian.

The Lady Guard (8-9) have one more game before that league opener on Friday at Elysian Fields.


Lady Guard 39 Moody 33

Jordan Phillips and AD Kuechle led the way for Brook Hill, combining to score 18 points and grab 13 rebounds in a hard-fought victory over the Class 2A Bearcats.

Charlie Niles was played a big role in the win with five steals, three assists and six points.

Brook Hill led 9-8 at the end of the first period and lengthened it out to 19-14 at halftime. The Lady Guard increased things a little more, 31-22 entering the fourth period. Moody made a run late, but the Lady Guard closed out the six-point win.

Lady Guard Stats

Scoring (39): Mia Martinico 5, Lauren Eden 6, Gracie Helmers 2, Charlie Niles 6, Emily Webb 2, Jordan Phillips 9, AD Kuechle 9.

3-Pointers (2): Mia Martinico 1, AD Kuechle 1.

Free-Throws (9): Mia Martinico 2, Lauren Eden 2, Jordan Phillips 1, AD Kuechle 4.

Rebounds (31): Mia Martinico 4, Lauren Eden 2, Gracie Helmers 1, Charlie Niles 5, Emily Webb 6, Jordan Phillips 6, AD Kuechle 7.

Assists (10): Mia Martinico 2, Lauren Eden 3, Charlie Niles 3, Emily Webb 1, AD Kuechle 1.

Steals (9): Lauren Eden 1, Charlie Niles 5, Jordan Phillips 1, AD Kuechle 2.


Lady Guard 44, Aggieland Homeschool 41

Mia Martinico made 7 of 9 free throws as she led Brook Hill with 15 points in a three-point win over Aggieland Homeschool.

Lauren Eden also scored in double figures with 11 points with Charlie Niles delivering a team-high 11 rebounds.

Brook Hill connected on five 3-pointers in the victory with Martinico and AD Kuechle hitting two a piece.

The game was close throughout with Brook Hill trailing 15-14 at the end of the first period, but was able inch ahead 30-29 at halftime. Neither team could muster much offense in the second half with the Lady Guard outscoring Aggieland 5-3 to lead 35-32 entering the fourth. Brook Hill closed it out in the fourth period.

Lady Guard Stats

Scoring (44): Mia Martinico 15, Lauren Eden 11, Charlie Niles 6, Emily Webb 4, Jordan Phillips 2, AD Kuechle 6.

3-Pointers (5): Mia Martinico 2, AD Kuechle 2, Lauren Eden 1.

Free-Throws (7): Mia Martinico 7.

Rebounds (37): Charlie Niles 11, AD Kuechle 8, Jordan Phillips 7, Mia Martinico 6, Lauren Eden 1, Gracie Helmers 1, Emily Webb 3,

Assists (10): Mia Martinico 6, Charlie Niles 2, Jordan Phillips 2.

Steals (10): Charlie Niles 5, Lauren Eden 2, Gracie Helmers 2, Mia Martinico 1.

Blocks (2): Emily Webb 2, Charlie Niles 1.


Lady Guard 60, Rudder JV 43

Brook Hill took control early and never blinked in a 17-point win over Rudder JV. The Lady Guard led 10-7 at the end of the first and 24-12 at halftime. Brook Hill took a 37-31 lead into the fourth and ran away from Rudder after that.

Mia Martinico scored 13 points and finished one rebound shy of a double-double with nine boards. Lauren Eden also nearly had a double-double with 15 points and eight rebounds.

Brook Hill received eight-point efforts from Kay Kay Smith, Charlie Niles, Emily Webb and Jordan Philips.

Lady Guard Stats

Scoring (60): Lauren Eden 15, Mia Martinico 13, Kay Kay Smith 8, Charlie Niles 8, Emily Webb 8, Jordan Phillips 8.

3-Pointers (6): Kay Kay Smith 2, Lauren Eden 2, Mia Martinico 1, Jordan Phillips 1.

Free-Throws (12): Mia Martinico 6, Emily Webb 2, Kay Kay Smith 2, Lauren Eden 1, Jordan Phillips 1.

Rebounds (31): Mia Martinico 9, Lauren Eden 8, Charlie Niles 5, AD Kuechle 4, Emily Webb 2, Jordan Phillips 2, Kay Kay Smith 1.

Assists (13): Mia Martinico 8, Emily Webb 3, Lauren Eden 2.

Steals (21): Emily Webb 6, Kay Kay Smith 5, Mia Martinico 4, Jordan Phillips 4, Lauren Eden 2.

Blocks (1): Emily Webb 1.

Grapeland 61, Lady Guard 40

The Lady Guard fell behind early 22-10 after the first period and trailed 36-16 at halftime. The deficit was 57-32 entering the fourth period.

Mia Martinico scored 12 points to lead the Lady Guard with Emily Webb and Kay Kay Smith each finishing with eight points.

Lady Guard Stats

Scoring (40): Mia Martinico 12, Kay Kay Smith 8, Emily Webb 8, AD Kuechle 6, Lauren Eden 4, Jordan Phillips 2.

Assists (1): Emily Webb 1.

Steals (1): Emily Webb 1.