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East Titans topple Lady Trojans
by Bruce Harper
Jan 31, 2014 | 27 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lady Trojan guard Audrey Carranco drives to the basket from the top of the key against the Victoria East Titans on Friday night. The visitors captured a 54-31 win as the Beeville girls struggled to score.
Lady Trojan guard Audrey Carranco drives to the basket from the top of the key against the Victoria East Titans on Friday night. The visitors captured a 54-31 win as the Beeville girls struggled to score.
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BEEVILLE – The Lady Trojan varsity basketball team had its best scoring quarter of the game in the first period Friday night, but could not stay close to the Victoria East Titans the rest of the way as the visitors captured an easy 54-31 victory.

The Lady Trojans hit for 11 first period points but found themselves behind the Titans, 19-11, as the game came to a close. The Beeville girls could not improve on the first quarter scoring and never got any closer to the East girls. Beeville was out-scored 11-8 in the second period to make it a 30-19 contest at the half. Both teams struggled to score in the third quarter, but the Titans added two more points to their advantage, 9-7. It was 39-26 heading into the final stanza.

The Lady Trojans were cold from the field, missing from close and long range. Beeville scored a meager five points in the final quarter while the visitors added 15 tallies to run away with the win.

“We missed a lot of easy buckets in the loss to Victory East. We shot 23 percent from the field, and 53 percent from the free throw line,” said Jones High head coach Lisa Hess.

The Lady Trojans held the Titans to a modest 54 points with their tough man-to-man defense.

“Defensively we played hard, and never gave up. We gave up 11 points in the second quarter, nine of those from the free throw line, and we held them to nine points in the third quarter,” Hess said.

The Lady Trojans faltered in their shot-making and could not sustain a viable offensive attack against the Titans.

“Offensively, my leading scorers have to show up, and we have to have more balanced scoring from other starters,” Hess said.

Audrey Carranco led the Beeville scoring with 11 points and helped out on the boards with seven rebounds. Ciara Garcia finished with six points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Jocelyn Guzman added four points. Mari Gonzales and Margaret Downing each helped out with three. Marissa Rodriguez and Tiffany Vargas both contributed two markers.

The Lady Trojans were in Port Lavaca on Tuesday night and will host Calallen on Friday night. The Beeville girls will close out their regular season next Tuesday with a road game at Tuloso-Midway.
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