Lady Marlins put big ‘D’ on Woodsboro
An improving defense and a sense of composure served the Lady Marlins well in hosting the Lady Eagles of Woodsboro on Friday, Jan. 28. The girls used both to pull out a 50-42 win in a game that saw them lose a 10-point lead at one juncture but regain the advantage and the win.
“We had to make some adjustments in the ballgame, and our kids executed very well,” said coach Stephanie Cowen.
“Once again when we pushed the ball in transition, it gave us the opportunity to get some easy baskets and the lead. Their inside game is a difficult match up for us, but our post kids really worked hard and our guards kept the pressure on the ball that helped create some turnovers.’
The varsity girls’ record is now 4-2 in district and 18-10 overall; there was no junior varsity game, as Woodsboro no longer fields a JV team.
Tarryn Murray and Chelsea Perez topped the Lady Marlins’ scoring column, Murray with 12 and Perez with 11. Savannah Ortiz hit nine, Kelsey Ortiz put in eight and Savanna Nixon and Kalani Balcom each hit five points.