Lady Horns Stampede 48-14 Over Mustangs

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The Longhorn girls varsity basketball team (2-0) soundly beat the Mogollon-Heber team 48-14 on Tuesday night.

“They’re playing really strong as a team,” said head coach Jen White.

White praised senior Katelyn Curtis for getting her teammates to play together and work as a team.

The team is still improving its read and react offensive strategy, but its defense was strong.

Ari Paulson handled the job as floor general well, leading her team in assists as point guard.

Defensively, Harley Turney played what White called “an unreal game” with seven steals and solid man-to-man defense.

The game’s highlight occurred in the final seconds of the first half when Tianna Lopez hit a half court shot that sent the crowd into frenzy.

“It was a moment out of a movie,” said White.

In the low blocks, three-year letter winner Choiya Hill dominated with a team high of 12 rebounds and six points.

What the game revealed was the Lady Longhorns need to work on taking care of the ball and committing fewer turnovers under pressure.

Next up is the Tuesday, Dec. 6 home game, the first of the season, which pits the Lady Longhorns against the Mingus Marauders.

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