Pleasanton wins pool at St. Michael’s tourney



Pleasanton’s girls basketball team celebrates its pool championship in the Austin St. Michael’s Holiday Tournament on Dec. 29. In the front row (from left) are Messiah San Miguel, Heaven Marquez, Kalyssa Rios, Baylee Bauer and Calli Jones. In the back row are head coach Daryl Rentfro, Kasie Castillo, Brianna Garcia, Kathleen Valadez, Emily Hilburn, Eryn Wilson, Kenly Miller, Harper Brymer, Diamond Brownlee, Madelynn Garza and assistant coach Jose Guajardo. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Pleasanton’s girls basketball team celebrates its pool championship in the Austin St. Michael’s Holiday Tournament on Dec. 29. In the front row (from left) are Messiah San Miguel, Heaven Marquez, Kalyssa Rios, Baylee Bauer and Calli Jones. In the back row are head coach Daryl Rentfro, Kasie Castillo, Brianna Garcia, Kathleen Valadez, Emily Hilburn, Eryn Wilson, Kenly Miller, Harper Brymer, Diamond Brownlee, Madelynn Garza and assistant coach Jose Guajardo. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Pleasanton’s girls basketball team has won five of its last six games.

Each game was marked with high-level defense.

Pleasanton head coach Daryl Rentfro expressed pride in the fact that the team is 12-1 when the team allows fewer than 30 points.

The Eagles (14-13, 2-3 District 4A-30) won all four of their games at the Austin St. Michael’s Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28 and 29, winning their pool.

Pleasanton started with a 45-31 win against St. Andrew’s.

Later that day, Pleasanton beat Providence Catholic 27-17.

On Dec. 29, Pleasanton beat Central Texas Christian 28-24.

The Eagles finished the tournament by beating St. Stephen’s Episcopal 50-29.

On Jan. 2, Pleasanton lost 32-29 at home against Skidmore-Tynan.

The Eagles led 19-13 at halftime.

Baylee Bauer scored 10 points. Madelynn Garza had eight points.

On Jan. 4, Pleasanton knocked off Brooks Academy 66-3.

“Everything came together. The girls shot the ball well and played great defense. We held them scoreless in two quarters,” Rentfro said.

The Eagles led 25-1 after the first quarter and 37-1 at halftime.

The Eagles did not allow Brooks Academy to make a field goal until the last few minutes of the game.

Heaven Marquez scored 12 points. Kenly Miller had 11 points.

Pleasanton lost 62-33 at Gonzales on Jan. 8. Gonzales led 14-2 after the first quarter and 37-18 at halftime. Miller led the team with 13 points. Bauer added 12 points.

The Eagles face a challenge at home when they play La Vernia (21-6, 3-1 District 4A-30) at home on Jan. 11.

The Bears have won six of their past seven games.

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