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Wildcat girls tumble Lady Trojan varsity
by Bruce Harper
Feb 06, 2014 | 38 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Lady Trojan Margaret Downing takes an off-balance shot at the rim and is fouled with a push from behind during the first half of Friday’s game with the Calallen Ladycats. The visitors captured the win, 41-31, over the Beeville girls.
Bruce Harper photo Lady Trojan Margaret Downing takes an off-balance shot at the rim and is fouled with a push from behind during the first half of Friday’s game with the Calallen Ladycats. The visitors captured the win, 41-31, over the Beeville girls.
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BEEVILLE – It was not a good night for the Lady Trojan varsity basketball team last Friday. The visiting Calallen Wildcats got a little payback with a 41-31 victory over the Beeville girls.

The Lady Trojans defeated the Wildcats by one point in the first round of district play.

The night started off in a festive mood with Parents Night, and the two Lady Trojans seniors on the team were honored for their contributions to the program. Marissa Rodriguez and Cheyenne Del Bosque played their last home game on Friday night.

The game itself was played in what looked like slow motion over the first period, at least in the scorekeeper’s perspective. Neither team could find the basket.

The Calallen girls managed to record four points in the first eight minutes. The Lady Trojans made just one free throw to trail 4-1.

Calallen woke up and took advantage of the multitude of turnovers from the Lady Trojans to score 21 second quarter points. The Lady Trojans could only muster four to stay in single digits for the first half. It was a 25-5.

The Beeville offense finally kick-started itself in the third with 15 points, and the defense was respectable, holding the Ladycats to eight markers. It was 33-20 as the teams entered the final eight minutes.

The Lady Trojans slowed the Calallen offense down again in the final period, holding the visitors to another eight tallies. The Beeville girls added 11 points to make the final somewhat respectable 10-point contest.

“It was one of the ugliest games we have played this year. We shot 36 percent from the field, and 14 percent from three-point land. We had over 30 turnovers,” said Beeville head coach Lisa Hess.

“The girls made a good comeback after being down 20 points, but we are still not playing every quarter and every minute of the game like we need to.”

Ciara Garcia led the Beeville scoring with 13 points and she pulled down 11 rebounds. Margaret Downing finished with eight points and hauled in four rebounds. Jocelyn Guzman finished with three markers and nine rebounds on the night. Mackenzie Harvey and Audrey Carranco each contributed three points and Marissa Rodriguez had two.

The Lady Trojans wrapped up their season with a road game in Corpus Christi against the Tuloso-Midway Cherokees on Tuesday night.
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