MMS girls split with Gregory-Portland
by Bruce Harper
Nov 21, 2008 | 798 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Moreno Middle School Lady Trojan basketball teams were on the road on Monday as they traveled down Highway 181 to Portland to tangle with the G-P ladies.

The eighth-grade ladies swept past their Ladycat opposition while the seventh-graders dropped both of their contests.

The eighth-grade “A” team used a stout defense and some good inside play to down the G-P girls 36-24. The win improves the girls’ record to 2-0 on the season.

“The girls played a tough game against G-P. They all stepped up and played a strong defensive game,” said MMS coach Nidia Barrera.

“The girls did a great job tonight.”

Leading the way for the Lady Trojans was Randi Maupin with 13 points in the win. Heather McKinney added 10 tallies while Victoria Elizalde and Thersa Amador both recorded four points for the MMS girls.

The “B” game was all Beeville as the Lady Trojans never let up and dominated the Gregory-Portland Ladycats 42-8. The win runs the B team record to 2-0. No other details were made available on the 8B contest.

The seventh-grade “A” team had a tough night as the G-P offense was working on all cylinders. The home-standing Ladycats rushed out to an early lead and never looked back. G-P captured a 37-8 win in the A match-up. The Lady Trojan defense stiffened in the second half as they held the hot-shooting Ladycats to just eight points.

“The girls gave up too many open shots in the first period and we just couldn’t find our rhythm,” said coach Linda Luna.

“We just could not get it together offensively and that hurt us.”

The eight points were evenly distributed between four Lady Trojans. Lisa Tamez, Marissa Rodriguez, Priscilla Koenig and Alyssa Bates all scored two in the loss.

The “B” game also went to G-P. The final was a 20-8 win for the Ladycats. The offense struggled but the defense held pretty well in the loss. Brianna Saenz, Kennedy Trevino, Brittany Torralva and Jenny Moreno each scored two points for the Lady Trojans.

“We still have a lot of skills to work on in practice. The next few weeks we plan to work hard to fix our weak areas,” said coach Amber Thompson.

The MMS girls were back in action on Thursday as the “A” squads competed in the Alice tournament that runs through the weekend.

The next home game for the young Lady Trojans will be on Dec. 1 when the Flour Bluff Lady Hornets travel to Beeville to meet the MMS girls. The games will begin at 5 p.m.
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