The Walnut Grove Middle School Ladycats eighth-grade B Team placed third in the first tournament of the season last week.

On Friday night, the Ladycats fought hard against Waxahachie Howard. The team came back from a 17-point deficit and took a one-point lead in the third quarter, but fell short of the win with a 30-24 final score.

Shelby Garcia led scoring with six points, followed by Jewelia Rattanavong, Camille Lowery, Julia Valdez and Rachel Gray with four and Laney Rangel with two.

Saturday, the Ladycats came out strong and won against Waxahachie Finley 23-16. Leading scorers were Jamaiah Satra, Logan Ybarra and Lacey Dagley with three, Ratanavong, Garcia, Lowery, Tori Needles, Katie Greer and Valdez with two each.

The third-place game was played against Danny Jones and the Ladycats came away with an amazing 24-5 victory. Leading scorers were Rachel Gray with eight, Garcia and Valdez with four, Rattanavong, Lowery, Needles and Greer with two.

This team is ready to get this season started and is looking forward to future accomplishments.