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Lady Eagles compete at Pirate tourney
by Bruce Harper
Dec 18, 2009 | 573 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Pettus Lady Eagle varsity basketball team traveled to Nordheim over the weekend to compete at the Pirates’ tournament and came home with one victory despite missing a few starters at times.

Mari Carrizales played very well over the three games and was selected to the tournament’s all-tourney team.

The Lady Eagles had a few players missing this weekend due to testing but the younger girls stepped up and played well, according to coach Darcy Siddon.

“Our younger players really stepped it up to show me what they are capable of. We have been struggling with passing the ball and rebounding so we have been working on that in practice and our hard work showed this weekend,” Siddon said.

“We rebounded much better and were passing for assists more than any game we have played so far. If we continue to work hard and make the adjustments we need to, then we are going to be very competitive in district.”

The first round game had the Lady Eagles in against the Nixon-Smiley JV squad. The difference in the game was a strong defensive effort from Pettus in the second quarter when they outscored the young Lady Mustangs 11-4. Pettus captured round one at 36-30 over the Nixon-Smiley girls.

The Pettus balanced scoring attack was led by Shanon Mendez, Lindsay Parker and Hailee Schauer all with eight points in the win.

Round two had the Pettus girls facing the Runge Lady ‘Jackets. It was a back-and-forth game but a cold and slow second and third quarters were a problem for the Lady Eagles.

Runge led by seven, 23-16, at the half and it was 33-20 going into the final quarter. The final was a 46-37 win for Runge.

Parker led the way with 14 points and she pulled down 16 rebounds. Mendez hit for eight points and Carrizales and Garza both had six markers for the Lady Eagles.

The third place game of the tournament had the Lady Eagles on the court with the Falls City JV. It was an 11-point win for the young Beaverettes, 46-37.

Carrizales had 10 points and four rebounds in the contest to lead the way. Simona Ramirez hit for eight points and helped on the boards with seven rebounds.

Hannah Huskey finished the night with two points and three rebounds to go along with one steal.

The Lady Eagles will host the alumni on Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity boys also playing the older/former Eagles on that same night at 7 o’clock.

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