Last night, the Lady Pirates opened up their second half of the season against the Lady Dogies from Pearsall. In the first game of the season, the B team was outscored 13-2 and wasn’t in the game. Tonight the ladies showed their excellent growth as basketball players and tied Pearsall 19 to 19 with Clarissa Ybarra driving the length of the court with 5 seconds left to hit the game tying layup.
The Lady Pirates played excellent defense and were led in scoring by Jackie Hernandez who scored seven points, with 5 for 7 from the free throw line. Clarissa Ybarra added 6 points, Alexia Flores celebrated her birthday by scoring 4 points and using all the fouls she was given on defense. She shot 2 for 3 from the line. Raven Perez added two points. The B team’s record stands at 2-3-1.
Unfortunately the A team had some shooting woes and ran out of steam in the fourth quarter. The Lady Pirates were within 2 to start the 4th quarter, however, were not able to close the game. They were led in scoring by Noelia Medina with 7 points. Danielle Esquibel scored 5 points, RoseCarlie Harold, Morgan Gutierrez, and Adrianna Rios added 2 points each and Abby Moreno added 1 point. Next week, the Lady Pirates travel to Pleasanton take on the Eagles. The A team stands at 4 – 2.
Coaches' Note: Thank you for all the fans and parents who support our program. It means a great deal to the ladies. We hope you will make an effort to see the next home game against Devine in two weeks. We need all the home crowd behind us on that night.