UHS girls prep for district opener
The Uvalde Lobos upped their current winning streak to three games as they defeated the Natalia Mustangs, 40-15, in basketball competition Monday afternoon at Natalia.
Ahead by a score of 9-2 at the end of the opening period, the Lobos blew the game open in the second period as they scored 18 points, while shutting out the Mustangs.
Up by a half-time advantage of 27-2, the Uvaldeans coasted through the second half as Uvalde High School head basketball coach Fortino Patiño went to his bench early and often as the Lobos eased their way to victory.
A’Taisha Carroll and Rayleigh Watson both scored in double figures to lead Uvalde offensively.
Carroll netted 14 points, while Watson totaled 13 points.
Watson scored eight of her points in Uvalde’s big 18-point second period.
Others scoring for the Lobos Monday included Violet Gomez with five points, Sarrah Luna with four points, and Cecilia Cantu and Gaby Victorino each with two points.
Klarissa Sonora, Lenisa Tomasini, Desirae Garcia, Nataly Santos, and Liza DeHoyos played but did not get into the Uvalde scoring column.
Mariah Joseph had eight points to lead Natalia.
With the win, Coach Patiño’s Lobos now have a season record of 3-6.
The Lobos will be back in action next Tuesday when they open District 28-5A action at home against the Southside Lady Cardinals.
Last Friday night, the Lobos racked up a 52-38 victory over the Carrizo Springs Lady Wildcats.
Down 9-8 at the end of the first period, the Lobos came back to take a 19-18 half-time lead over the Carrizo Springs girls.
The Lobos broke the game open with an 18-8 scoring surge in the third period and they added 17 points in the final period on the way to their lopsided win over the Wildcats.
A’Taisha Carroll and Rayleigh Watson scored in double figures for the Uvalde girls.
Carroll, who scored 17 points in the second half, finished with 21 points, while Watson netted a total of 11 points.
Others scoring for the Lobos were Violet Gomez with seven points, Nataly Santos with five points, Gaby Victorino with four points, and Desirae Garcia and Cecilia Cantu each with two points.
Carrizo’s leading scorers were Destiny Davila with 12 points and Brylee Sweetan with 11 points.
Following the Thanksgiving weekend, the Lobos will begin District 28-5A basketball competition Tuesday when the Uvalde girls host the Southside Lady Cardinals.
The varsity game in Uvalde High School’s Harvey Kinchlow Gym will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Preceding that game will be a 5 p.m. junior varsity contest, while the freshman teams will do battle in UHS’s Oscar Cruz Gym beginning at 5 p.m.
One week from today, the varsity Lobos will be at Hondo for competition in the Hondo High School Invitational basketball tournament.
On Dec. 10, the Lobos will host the Lytle Pirettes in non-district action, before resuming district play with a matchup against the Medina Valley Lady Panthers in Kinchlow Gym set for Dec. 13.
Varsity tip-off time for the Lytle and MV games is set for 6:30 p.m., while the sub-varsity games will get underway at 5 p.m.
The Lobos will close out the pre-Christmas portion of their basketball schedule with district action at Southwest Legacy on Dec. 17 and at home against Southwest on Dec. 20.