JV Girls show grit during tournament play

Image: Italy’s JV Girls Take It On The Chin — Italy’s #20 Danielle Baugher takes a hard foul across the chin on her way to the basket against the Rice Lady Bulldogs Saturday at the Italy Coliseum. Italy was handed their 2nd loss of the afternoon by Rice 29-26.

The Italy Coliseum – Italy hosted a JV basketball tournament Saturday, Jan 17. The Lady Gladiators JV tangled with the Blooming Grove Lady Lions in game one and the Rice Lady Bulldogs in game two. Both were physical confrontations proving our girls are not made of sugar and spice and everything nice.

Italy JH showcases skills against Red Oak

Image: Paola Mata Is Money — Italy’s #2 Paola Mata hits this beautiful running jumper against the Red Oak Faith Family Lady Eagles Thursday inside the dome. A relentless Italy squad won the game 47-6.

At Home In The Dome – The Italy JH boys and girls squads put on a show for their fans. A mixture of 7th and 8th grade boys “B” squads competed in a scrimmage that came down to the last second. Then the Italy JH boys and girls “A” squads both defeated their Red Oak Faith Family challengers.

IHS Varsity Girls unable to hold-off Indian attack

Image: Tournament Champions — The Waxahachie JV Lady Indians won the Italy Invitational Tournament with a decisive victory over the Italy Lady Gladiators by a score of 53-39 in the Championship game.

The Varsity Lady Gladiators sporting their black uniforms were pumped up to battle the Waxahachie JV Lady Indians in the Italy Invitational Tournament Championship. The Lady Gladiators were forced to ‘circle the chariots’ since the Lady Indians were shooting jumpers and layups like precision arrows in this game.

Lady Gladiators tip-off basketball season

Image: Lady Gladiators Begin Their Season — The Varsity Gladiators hosted the Lady Bulldogs from Dawson Tuesday night.  Their season has begun.

The Italy Lady Gladiators JV and Varsity squads tipped-off their 2008-2009 basketball seasons Thursday night at the Italy Gladiators Coliseum. The Varsity girls were outfitted in brand new uniforms as they competed against the Dawson Lady Bulldogs in a very physical ball game.