PHOTO / DIANA MEDINA
Smart goes up to block a shot in recent action against Charlotte.
The Sabinal Lady Jackets were the champions of the 55th Annual
Southwest Texas Junior College Tournament.
Lady Jackets champions of SWTJC tourney
Uvalde -- The Sabinal girls’
basketball team won their division of the 55th Annual Southwest
Texas Junior College Tournament, held at SWTJC’s LaForge Hall.
The Lady Jackets earned three wins, opening
with a 52-27 victory over the Uvalde JV in the opening round on
Friday, Dec. 5, then getting past Nueces Canyon 42-34 in the
semifinals later in the day.
On Saturday evening, Sabinal edged Knippa,
49-48, to take the tournament title.
Jordan Jones was named the tournament’s Most
Valuable Player, and Liza Escalante was also an all-tourney
Their championship picks up where the Sabinal
boys’ team left off. The Jackets had won the tourney for the
last five years, but took home the consolation trophy this time
The Lady Jackets will host the Sabinal
Tournament this weekend. They’ll travel to Junction next
Tuesday, Dec. 16.