The relentless defensive and offensive pressure of the Jags was just too much. The Lady Trojans are used to playing a tough, in your face, defense, but the Jags did not seem too bothered with the Beeville effort. The visitors ran out to a 20-11 lead after one period and then stretched it to an 18-point advantage, 48-30, at halftime.
The Jags added another 26 points in the third period on a mix of long-range jumpers and easy, transitional lay-ups. The Lady Trojans hit for 17 points in the period to make it a 74-47 game.
The Lady Trojans hit for 21 points over the final period, but knocked just one point off the Jags’ lead.
The Beeville girls had four players in double figures. Randi Maupin and Victoria Elizalde each finished with 14 points. Theresa Amador and Ciarra Garcia both recorded 11. Alisa Patterson contributed six points, and Tori Munoz added five markers. Krystal Cuellar tallied four, and Paige McKinney contributed three.
The Lady Trojans traveled to Port Lavaca on Tuesday evening to meet the Calhoun Sandies. On Friday night, the JHS girls will host Gregory-Portland.
The loss leaves the Lady Trojans at 0-3 in district and 17-9 on the season.
Bruce Harper is the sports editor at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 123, or at sports@mySouTex.com.