Lady Longhorn basketball coach Jennifer White might be sprouting a few gray hairs after watching her team battle through two squeakers — edging Mingus 49-46 on Jan. 13, but three days later dropping a 58-54 gut-wrencher to Blue Ridge.
With the split, the team stands 9-8 overall and 0-1 in Section III play.
In the win over Mingus, a fourth quarter rally in which the Lady Horns outscored the Marauders 17-13 sealed the win.
White praised Chioya Hill for her play, which included 20 points and 15 rebounds.
The coach also lauded Katelyn Curtis for her defensive efforts, Molly Davis for playing the entire game and Ari Paulson for her eight points, five rebounds, and two steals and two assists.
Harley Turney finished with a fine floor game that included four steals and five assists.
“The girls played incredibly hard,” said White.
The Lady Horns return to play today, Jan. 20, at Salt River.