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Putting up a shot, Maya Alas 27 makes the free throw putting the Lady Warriors in the lead. The Warriors gained a large lead over the Mustangs with the end result having a 10 point score gap.

Freshman Basketball Demolishes Manor 37-17

Maddy Yendle, Reporter December 7, 2023

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, Freshman women's basketball took on Manor High School in a tough battle that concluded with a well-earned win 37-17. The first quarter started with the Lady Warriors losing the...

Firing from the 3-point line, Hadyn Espinoza 26 flicks her wrist and aims for the basket. With no defense on her, Espinoza took a shot at the attempt of putting her team up in points.

JV Women’s Basketball Overcomes Late Surge by Manor to Win 38-34

Isabelle Horonzy, Reporter December 7, 2023

The JV women’s basketball team faced off against, and defeated Manor High School 38-34 in a close match on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Rising up for the tip-off, Lola Proano-Montana ’26 gave the Warriors...

Getting ready to make a play, Isabella DAlessandro 25 runs the ball down the court and settles down her teammates. She prepared her teammates for a motion offense which the team worked on all week in practice.

Varsity Women’s Basketball Hit Roadblock in 48-36 Loss to Manor

Sawyer Grimaldi, Sports Editor December 7, 2023

As the buzzer rang out at the end of the game on Tuesday, Dec. 5, the varsity women’s basketball team lost to the Manor Mustangs 48-36. The Lady Warriors came into the game on a hot streak, winning...

Taking the wide open layup Abby thailing 26 jumps up with no defenders in front of her. The Lady Warriors have worked on upcourt passes and good offensive looks this season.

JV Girls Basketball Overcome Early Struggles Beating Pflugerville 40-30

Isabelle Horonzy, Reporter December 1, 2023

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, JV women’s Basketball took on Pflugerville High School in a heated match up. The Warriors had a close game but ultimately came out with the win. The final score was 40-30. The...

Ava Sartor 25 blocks a Pflugerville player. Lady Warriors defense has improved throughout the season, consistently blocking the opposing team throughout the game.

Varsity Girls Basketball Beats Pflugerville 48-35 in Tight Game

Alessandra Ashford, Opinions Editor November 29, 2023

On Tuesday, Nov. 29 varsity basketball played against their Austin-area foes, beating the Pflugerville Panthers 48-35. Throughout the entire game, Westwood played consistent strong defense against...

Making a layup Charlie King 27 soars up to the rim to lay it in. He dodged a block after running across the court to make the basket, and gave the Warriors a brief lead.

Freshman Basketball Suffers Loss to Johnson in Back-and-Forth Game

Sydney Fuller and Madison Kennedy November 16, 2023

On Friday, Nov. 10, the Freshman Orange basketball team took on the Johnson Jaguars in their debut game of the season, giving up a lead, and losing to the Jags 49-43. As the clock began to tick,...

Lola Valentina 26 traps the opponent in the corner while playing tight defense. The Warriors shut the Kangaroos down for the most part only allowing 51 points.

JV Girls Basketball Falls to Killeen 51-36

Isabelle Horonzy, Reporter November 14, 2023

On Tuesday, Nov. 7,  JV women's basketball played an intense game against Killeen High school. The Lady Warriors pushed hard, trying to keep pace with the Kangaroos through the entire game, but fell...

Indy McBrearty 25 goes up for a layup during the first half of the game. McBrearty is a started as a guard for the warriors varsity for the first team this year.

Varsity Basketball Loses Opener to Johnson 61-55

Sawyer Grimaldi, Sports Editor November 12, 2023

On Friday, Nov. 10, varsity basketball opened their season taking on the Johnson Jaguars in what became a true back-and-forth fight between two teams coming off of playoff seasons the year prior. Despite...

Coach Kelli Payton talks to the Lady Warriors before the game. Coach Payton thinks that the win will give the Lady Warriors more confidence.
Its always nice to set the tone early., Coach Payton said. The fans in the stands were great, and getting a win in front of them will hopefully keep them coming, as well as attract more people. This gave our girls confidence in the fact that they know they can compete with any team we face.

Varsity Girls Basketball Outlast Killeen 53-49 in Home Victory

Alessandra Ashford, Opinions Editor November 9, 2023

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Westwood’s Varsity Warriors edged out a victory against the Killeen Kangaroos in the first home game of the season. The final score was close, at 53-49. The crowd watched anxiously...

The debate surrounding the basketball greatest of all time (GOAT) player has ignited several conversations. However, in the end, there can be only one GOAT, and that is Lebron James.

Adding Fuel to the Flame: LeBron James is the Basketball GOAT

Indy McBrearty, Reporter May 7, 2023

One of the great debates in NBA history is regarding the greatest of all time (GOAT). Recently, two players seem to be fighting for the number one spot of all time: LeBron James and Michael Jordan. Each...

After a long and hard-fought regular basketball season, the NBA playoffs are ready to begin. Photo courtesy of Katie Haugland Bowen.

NBA First Round Playoff Predictions

Sawyer Grimaldi, Sports Editor April 21, 2023

With the conclusion of the play-in tournament, the NBA playoffs have finally arrived for every basketball fan around the world to enjoy. This season brought many ups and downs for all 30 teams and their...

The Longhorns recently finished their season led by second-year head coach Chris Beard.

Horns Up: Recapping UT’s 2022-23 Men’s Basketball Season

Indy McBrearty, Reporter April 6, 2023

The 2022-23 season was of high aspirations for many fans. The Longhorns started the season with second-year head coach Chris Beard, who had completely changed the culture for the players and fans at UT...

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