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MMS girls cage Calallen Wildcats in three of four
by Bruce Harper
Dec 19, 2012 | 706 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CALALLEN — The Moreno Middle School Lady Trojan basketball teams enjoyed their trip to meet the Wildcats last Thursday evening, winning three of the four hoop contests.

Both seventh-grade teams defeated their host counterparts. The B team girls captured a 22-14 victory.

“The girls really turned it around in this game. We weren’t able to score at all in the first quarter but after the break the girls came out and worked together as a team to put up 22 points,” said coach Lorayne Chandler.

Virgina Delgado and Cynthia Cosneros shared scoring honors for the young Lady Trojans with eight points apiece. Lauryn Botello, Briana Moreno and Victoria Trevino contributed two markers each in the win.

The 7A team put up 33 points in their 33-24 win over the Ladycats. Raeann Flores led the squad with 12 markers. Kailey Perez followed with nine points while Kaitlyn Pelitire added six. Kayla Johns furnished four points and Saleen Flores made two markers.

“We came out strong in the early part of the game but struggled a bit in the second quarter. It was tied at 10-10 at the half,” said coach Michelle Mertz.

“The girls settled down in the second half and played the game like they were supposed to, playing as a team.”

The 8B team suffered the lone loss of the night, 19-15, with the Calallen girls getting the win.

The Beeville girls were up by one late in the game but the Wildcats got to the free throw line and made their shots and hit one put-back to vault ahead of the Lady Trojans.

“It was a tough loss, but there was much to learn from our game. I was proud of the girls offense when they would take more time to wait for a good shot, good clean passes, and reset the plays,” said coach Sonia Cano.

“There is still much work to be done but on but these girls are a determined bunch doing better each game.”

Emilie Bozant led the Beeville scoring with eight points. Marissa Cisneros added three points while Brittani Lucio and Ashleigh Barrientes made two.

The 8A team took care of the home team 31-27. Alyssa Silva led the way with seven points. Maricella Gonzales followed with six. Makayla Martinez, Abigail Traylor, Michaela Chavarria and Alyssa Medina all had four points in the win. Brianna Bunton sank two.

“We made adjustments in the second half on defense by moving our feet and using the correct hand to deny the pass,” said coach Linda Luna.

“After getting the lead at the end of the third period, the Lady Trojans never let the Ladycats take it back from them.”

The Moreno teams host Gregory-Portland on Thursday night. The games begin at 5 p.m.
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