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In addition to the individual standouts from Saturday’s Queens of the Hardwood, we also touch on the top teams who went unblemished in showcasing their talents. Out of the twenty-four teams only seven remained undefeated after day one.
SAHE GOLD JK (2-0)
One of the most consistent programs in San Antonio continues to develop talent at every level. SAHE came out the gate showcasing an overall balanced effort as five players scored in double figures in a 76-67 win over Austin Elite RFW. Ramsey Robledo (’23, 5’11”) came out hot knocking down three from long distance and finishing with a team high 20 pts. As a team, SAHE knocked down 10 threes and carried the hot shooting into the second game of the day vs SA Unite. Kastyn Young (’23, 5’11) helped SAHE get back into the hot streak knocking down threes in leading SHAE to a 62-38 win while finishing with a game high 13 pts. As a team, SAHE knocked down 19 threes on day 1.
Boerne Bears (2-0)
The Bears took the court with some very young familiar faces with ’24 Averi Aaron and ’24 Abby Smith. In the first game of the day for the Bears, Averi Aaron showcased an all-around game as she was knocking down threes, cleaning the boards, and setting up teammates. Aaron was a very difficult match-up in a 51-47 win over STX Lady Hoops, finishing with 25 pts. The second game required a little more from point guard ’23 Jamie Ruede as the Bears played without Smith. The hardnosed point guard was applying pressure to a very talented SAHE 2026 squad. The duo of Ruede and Aaron were a bit too much for SAHE 2026 as the Bears edged them out 44-38.
SAHE Gold 2025 (2-0)
Once ’25 Mia Ramos (5’10”) took the court it was evident who the top player on the team was. SAHE took on SA Lady Hoops Carolina Blue in game one, with a 59-40 victory as Ramos and ’25 Meagan Reibel combined for 36 points. Ramos led the team with 16pts in the victory. Game 2 was no different as Ramos showed she was still the best player on the floor as SAHE Gold 2025 took down Players First 51-36.
SAHE Silver AM (2-0)
One thing you need to know about any SAHE squad is they can shoot. Four players scored in double figures in a 61-53 win over Centex Attack. Nearly all of Madison Mckinnon’s 13 pts came from behind the arc as she had four of the teams eight threes. ’23 Kaleigh Warner (6’0”) got into the mix as she led the team with 17pts in the second win of the day over SA Lady Hoops Carolina Blue, 49-38. ’23 Mariah Dotson chipped in with 12 pts, all coming from behind the arc.
SA ISLANDERS (2-0)
The Islanders showed a well-balanced game vs SA Unite in a 48-25 win. ’25 Laura Sierra looked like another post player who could make a name for herself in years to come. Sierra led the team with 12 pts, but it was in the manner she scored and hustled for loose balls and rebounds. Game two showed a completely different type of game for the SA Islanders as they knocked down eight threes in a 53-25 win over Boerne Extreme. ’23 Viviana Moreno had half those threes and led the team with 22pts.
Player First Basketball (2-0)
Much could be said for a team that goes undefeated on the first day but not necessarily have that one player who stands out more than the others. PFB plays as a cohesive unit, and it doesn’t matter who is knocking down buckets as each player contributed almost evenly on the stat sheet. PFB started the day off with a blowout win over Boerne Extreme 40-15 and continued with a 49-25 win over SA Unite.
SA Lady Hoops Maroon (2-0)
A team of 2026s, they can really put points on the board as SA Lady Hoops won 54-26 over the CTX Lady Knights and 64-25 over SA Infinity Green. Sara McFarlin was getting buckets in game one as she dropped 14 pts to lead her squad. In the second game of the day the Lady Hoops had four players in double figures as Simone Pryor led the team with 14pts.
Sunday will kick off the day in the open division with the final pool play for the number one seeds who will battle it out in the final game. The Elite division could have a potential matchup between SAHE Gold JK and Boerne Bears.