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Lady Rangers - Clerc Classic XVIII Champions!!

Kudos to Coach Sipek, Coach Moore and Coach Smith for their continuous guidance, patience, dedication, and determination to our girls' basketball team! Hard work certainly has paid off in getting the Clerc Championship banner!

A special thanks to Sheri Mize for her support and encouragement as well as being our excellent scorekeeper!

See Coach Sipek's summary below

Our Texas Rangers girls basketball team traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Clerc Classic XVIII competition hosted by Model Secondary School for the Deaf (M.S.S.D.) from January 10-14, 2018. The girls opened the tournament as the number one seed and faced California School for the Deaf - Riverside in the opening game on Wednesday night. The Lady Rangers won 52-17 with a balanced scoring attack. There were 4 players who scored 10 or more points in the opening game. In the second game of pool play, the team faced Indiana and won 56-35 (the margin of victory was only four points last year). The keys to success in game two came down to stamina and aggressive defense. Our fast-paced play wore out Indiana (3rd place) in the second half and our lead steadily grew until the final buzzer.

In the fourth consecutive rematch championship game against Maryland, the Lady Rangers found themselves in an early 7-2 hole before they climbed back to a 14-13 halftime lead. The coaches made some halftime adjustments and shut down a solid Maryland team for zero points in the 3rd quarter. In all, Maryland was limited to 6 points (only one made field goal) in the second half of the championship game. The Lady Rangers won the second half with a 23-6 advantage in points. Maryland scored a total of five field goals the entire game. As the players lived up to their #HAVOC mentality, the Lady Rangers won their second ever Clerc Classic championship with a final score of 37-19.

The average margin of victory for the Texas girls team was 25 points during the Clerc Classic weekend.

Michaela Kelley (Sophomore) and Sunita Schmidjorg (Junior) was named to the All-Tournament team. Senior Jaelene Etkie received Most Valuable Player honors.

1,000-point milestone

Sunita Schmidjorg (Junior) reached her 1,000th point in the first quarter of the John Paul II game on January 9th, 2018 at New Braunfels Christian Academy. She became the 6th player in TSD girls basketball history to reach the 1,000 point mark. The all-time record is held by Raylene Lotz (1996-2000) with 1,661 points. Congratulations, Sunita!

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