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Strong first half leads Lady Eagles over Kittens
by Bruce Harper
Jan 01, 2012 | 649 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
YORKTOWN – The Pettus Lady Eagles doubled up on their host in the first half of last Friday’s basketball game and went on to record a 37-32 victory over the Kittens.

The Lady Eagles hit for 13 first period points, while the Pettus defense kept the Yorktown girls to only six markers. The scoring slowed a little in the second eight minutes, but the Pettus girls padded their lead by outscoring the Kittens 9-5.

It was a 22-11 score at the halftime break.

Yorktown came out firing in the third period and got back in the game by hitting 10 points. The Lady Eagles had trouble scoring and added just five points to their side to make it a 27-21 contest.

The teams picked up the action in the final period, and the teams played evenly down the stretch. The Lady Eagles added 10 points, and the Kittens hit for 11, but they fell short.

Victoria Arrisola led the Lady Eagles in scoring with 14 points. Arrisola also worked hard on the boards, pulling down nine rebounds for head coach Darcy Siddon.

Chloe Garza and Madi Garza each scored six points. Chloe came up with seven steals in the game to go along with five assists. Madi finished with an identical seven steals and contributed three blocks on defense. Destiny Carrillo and Ashley Duran both recorded four points in the win. Ryan Grayson contributed two points and helped on the boards with nine caroms. Hailee Schauer made one point.

The Lady Eagles competed in the George West tournament earlier this week. The Pettus girls will host Ganado on Tuesday night and will open district play with a home game against Falls City on Friday.
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