“We didn’t come out and play like we did on Tuesday against Woodsboro, and Port Aransas came out and shot the ball extremely well,” said Pettus head coach Darcy Siddon.
The home team led 13-6 by the end of the first eight minutes but shut down the Lady Eagles almost completely in the second period. The Marlins were out front 30-9 at the halftime break.
“We had a good third quarter, but it was a little too late, and we couldn’t transfer the steals into points. We struggled on the boards and shooting against Port A’s man defense,” Siddon said.
The Lady Marlins out-scored the Eagle girls by 10 over the second half and went on to cruise to the victory.
Madi Garza led the Pettus scoring with seven points. She also came up with five blocks and four steals on the night. Victoria Arrisola followed with six markers. Ryan Grayson finished with five points, and Hailee Schauer hit for four. Destiny Carrillo recorded three points, and Chloe Garza contributed two to go along with five blocks and four steal on defense. Chloe also dished out four assists.
The Lady Eagles finished third in the district race through the first round of competition.
“We are excited to be sitting in third at the end of the first round and hope to keep that position or move up in the district ranking so we can have a playoff spot,” Siddon said.
The Lady Eagles sport a 16-11 overall record, while the Lady Marlins are now 12-5 through last Friday’s game.
The Lady Eagles traveled to Falls City on Tuesday night and will host Kenedy next Tuesday evening.