The Beeville girls were hot right from the opening tip, both offensively and defensively. Stockdale could manage only four first period points while the Lady Trojans poured in 26 markers. Several points came off their transition game by forcing turnovers that led to easy baskets.
The Lady Brahmas regained their composure in the second quarter and played evenly with the Beeville girls. It was a 43-21 contest at the half as both teams scored 17 points.
The Lady Trojans stepped up their defensive efforts in the third period and held the Brahmas in check. The Lady Trojans poured in 20 third period points and added seven points to their already double-digit lead. It was a 63-34 game entering the final quarter.
The Lady Trojans slowed the pace in the final minutes, hitting for just six points and the Brahmas rallied with 12 markers, but it was no where near enough to scare the Lady Trojans. The Beeville girls recorded their ninth win of the season against three losses.
Victoria Elizalde led the way as she poured in 29 points on the night. Elizalde also pulled down seven rebounds and came up with three steals in the win. Theresa Amador added 14 points and Ciara Garcia made 11. Brennan Holder contributed eight points. Point guard Tori Munoz dished out five assists to her teammates.
“We started and ended the game the same, which is a great thing for us. We attacked the basket and talked on defense,” said Lady Trojan head coach Katina Walker.
The Lady Trojans compete in the Bishop Badger tournament this weekend and will start District 30-4A play on Tuesday night when the Gregory-Portland Ladycats visit Beeville.
The JV and freshman teams were combined for a sub-varsity tilt as the home team fielded just one sub-varsity team. Audrey Carranco and Mackenzie Harvey off the junior varsity squad played with the varsity and the freshman girls played with the JV.
“Margaret Downing, Sophia Galindo, Cheyenne Delbosque and Angelika Benavides did an amazing job from the JV,” said JV coach Brittainie Zinsmeyer.
Freshman Amanda Garza also drew praise for her coach. “She really stepped up a lot. She did a good job controlling the ball,” Zinsmeyer said.
The Lady Trojans had trouble at the free throw line throughout the contest and got nipped by the young Lady Brahmas 44-41.