Beating two teams in a row is a big step for the Lady Mustangs. Having struggled earlier in the season, they are turning it around and are now 4-3 in district and 6-16 overall.
Taking down Dilley on December 28th, Natalia came out strong and held Dilley to 10 points in the first half. Up 20-10 at the beginning of the third, the Lady Mustangs best quarter was in the third. They scored 23 points and held Dilley to just 10. Natalia took the win 31-29!
Jelli Padilla led with 20 points, Tina Fulton 16, Yahdi Lujan 5, Kylee Spangler 4, McAiyla Ruiz 4, Angelina Dunes 3, Bella Martinez 2, Trista Vera 2, Allison Crowther 2 points, M. Albarado 1 point.
Taking down West Campos 56-17, on Friday night, the Lady Mustangs held them to five points or less each quarter. Spangler led with 13 points, 5 rebounds. Fulton had 11 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals. Lujan had 8 points, 7 steals. Padilla 7 points, Ruiz 6 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals. Vera 4 points. Martinez 3 points. Fulton 2 points, 4 rebounds, 5 steals. Duenes 2 points. Albarado 4 rebounds, Jones 4 rebounds.
“It was a really good week for us because I thought the girls played great defense and really pushed the tempo of the game to suit our style of play in both games. Our senior leadership is helping our younger players figure out their roles on the team and doing a great job of leading the team on and off the court. Our team chemistry is really clicking right now and that’s all thanks to those seniors. We have a tough road game Tuesday at Karnes City, but I believe the girls will be ready to give their all and do what they can to help our team improve. We’re not really focused as much on the wins and losses as we are on how we are improving from day to day, week to week. I think that helps the girls stay focused on just playing and not get caught up in are we winning. As we get better the wins will come,” said Coach Steven Spangler.
By Dicy Chambers