The Brownwood Lady Lions’ regular season finale couldn’t have followed a better script.
On Senior Night and Pink Out Night, the Lady Lions tallied their highest point total of the Heather Hohertz coaching era in an 88-31 victory over Llano, which clinched a share of the District 8-3A championship — the first district title in program history.
“We were definitely motivated on Senior Night and wanted to go out and give the fans something to remember us by,” Hohertz said. “I thought everyone played tremendously. We shot the ball tremendously and I think the 88 points tonight is a Brownwood record.”
In their final game at Warren Gym, Lady Lion seniors Keeta Vaccaro, Ashley Vaccaro, Alyson Finnigan and Vici Henry combined to generate 52 points.
“The seniors mean so much to this program,” Hohertz said. “They have taken it to the next level and brought the program its first district championship. They work so hard and I couldn’t have asked for a better group of seniors.”
The Lady Lions (22-6, 9-1), who will be the No. 1 seed from District 8-3A by virtue of winning a coin toss over co-champ Liberty Hill, will face District 7-3A fourth seed Venus at 7 p.m. Monday in Glen Rose in the bi-district round of the playoffs.
“We’re going into playoffs as the No. 1 seed and district champs or co-champs, it’s the first district championship in program history, and we’ll take it,” Hohertz said.
The Lady Lions, coming off a 70-point outing at Gatesville this past Friday, tallied the first seven points of the game Tuesday and never looked back. Brownwood led 24-13 after one quarter, 40-15 at halftime and 66-23 heading to the fourth period.
Five Lady Lions reached double figures in scoring as Keeta Vaccaro tallied a game-high 25 points trailed by 16 from Trejouir Wilson, 11 from Henry and 10 each from Finnigan and Unique Jefferson.
Ashley Vaccaro chipped in six points, Shelbi Winstead added four and three points each came from Kodi Ribble and Allie Standridge.
The Lady Lions drained eight three-pointers, converted 25 of 39 free throws, grabbed 37 rebounds and forced 33 turnovers.
Also Tuesday night, the Lady Lions raised $700 during the Pink Out game, which was presented to Hope From the Heart following the contest.