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Lady Trojans make it two in a row with win over Warriors
by Bruce Harper
Jan 27, 2012 | 466 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Lady Trojan LaMetra Thomas steps up for a short jumper in the lane against the Victoria West Warriors on Tuesday night. The Lady Trojans captured a 55-53 win over the visitors.
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BEEVILLE – The Lady Trojan varsity basketball girls hung on for a 55-53 win over the Victoria West Lady Warriors on Tuesday night to capture their second straight District 30-4A victory.

The Lady Trojans are 2-4 in district with four games remaining on the schedule as of Wednesday.

“In the first round of district, the Lady Warriors got the best of the Lady Trojans. Tonight, we took care of business,” said Lady Trojan head coach Katina Walker.

“It was a close game throughout the entire game. We played solid defense and finished.”

The Lady Trojans were hot right from the tip-off as they raced by the Warriors 17-9 in the first period. A good combination of a stingy, pressure defense and key scoring from the outside by post Randi Maupin (two three-pointers) kept the Lady Trojans in the lead through the second period as the visitors rallied. It was a 24-21 Beeville lead heading into the locker rooms at halftime.

The Warriors sneaked into the lead early in the third period, 28-25, but the Beeville girls went on a 9-1 run to carry a 34-29 advantage into the final quarter.

The Lady Trojans kept the Lady Warriors at bay most of the fourth, holding a lead of 12 points, 49-37, with about two minutes remaining.

The visitors rallied over the final two minutes and sank a three-pointer at the buzzer to make it look a lot closer than it actually was, as the Lady Trojans captured the two-point victory.

Maupin finished the night with a team-high 18 points. Victoria Elizalde added 15 markers with 11 coming from the charity stripe. Alisa Patterson added 11 tallies in the win. Theresa Amador sank four points, and Brennan Holder made three. Tori Muñoz and LaMetra Thomas each scored two and sparked the Lady Trojans with their tenacious defense.

“I was proud of the way each girl has stepped it up, played as a team on a mission. We play in a tough district. The remaining games will be a fight to the finish,” Walker said.

The Lady Trojan were hosts to the state-ranked Victoria East Titans on Friday night and will travel to Floresville on Tuesday night to tangle with another state-ranked powerhouse.
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