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Sub-varsity girls fall to Wildcats
by Bruce Harper
Dec 14, 2012 | 539 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE — The Gregory-Portland Ladycats sub-varsity basketball teams got two wins on Tuesday night as they dealt the young Lady Trojans losses in the freshman and junior varsity contests.

The freshman Lady Trojans fought an uphill battle as they trailed 10-2 after one quarter. The G-P girls added just two points to their advantage in the second quarter and held a 18-8 margin at the half.

The two squads played evenly over the final two periods, and the 10-point spread was still the margin of victory for the visitors at 34-24.

Tiffany Vargas and Samantha Salazar each had eight points for the Beeville girls. Amber Garcia made four points, and Deziree Mendez netted two as did Mindy Maldonado.

“The first half was filled with too many turnovers, which led to fast break points for G-P. I am proud of the team’s effort to outplay G-P the second half,” said freshman coach Abel Barrera.

“It’s always a tough game when you turn over the ball and allow your opponent to make easy baskets.”

In the JV clash, the G-P girls raced out to an 18-6 lead after the first quarter. The visitors scored the first 16 points of the game before the hosts scored.

The Lady Trojans got back into the swing of things with a good second quarter, outscoring the Ladycats 12-9 to trail 27-18 at the half.

G-P produced 27 second half points while holding the Lady Trojans to 15 to capture a 54-33 win.

Amanda Garza led the Jones JV scoring with 13 points. Margaret Downing followed with nine tallies. Cheyenne Del Bosque sank four, while MacKenzie Harvey, Angelika Ortiz and Tif’Ni Puebla each contributed two. Mari Martinez added one free throw.

The Lady Trojans were in Victoria on Friday night to play the West Warriors. On Tuesday night, the Beeville girls traveled to Gonzales for a non-district contest.
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