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Lexi Moss of the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins gets in the face of a Robstown opponent during a game on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Staff photo by Dan Parker

Lexi Moss of the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins gets in the face of a Robstown opponent during a game on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Staff photo by Dan Parker

The Lady Marlins saw some bright spots last week, despite not placing in a tournament played in Thrall.

Some individual Port A players put in strong performances.

And, a few days before the tournament, the Lady Marlins got their first home win of the year during a game against Robstown.

Back to Thrall: The tournament involved eight teams. The Lady Marlins first faced off with Bruceville-Eddie and lost, 48-21.

Playing well at first, the Port Aransas girls were within 9 points of their opponents at halftime.

But, “in the second half, the pressure just got to us a little bit,” said Stephanie Cowen, coach of the Lady Marlins.

Lady Marlin scorers
Kali Moore – 4
Ellis Burrill – 11
Lexi Moss – 3
Alvira Scott – 3

The Lady Marlins then suffered a heartbreaker, falling to Sommerville, 37-34, in overtime.

But the game did give the Port A girls a chance to try some close-game strategies.

“Although it didn’t end well, and we were disappointed, if we see that (situation) in a district ball game later in the year, we’re better prepared,” Cowen said.

Lady Marlin scorers:
Eva Baker – 9
Emma Sullivan – 3
Kali Moore – 2
Ellis Burrill – 12
Lexi Moss – 2
Alvira Scott – 4
Brooke Jones – 2

The Lady Marlins faced an uphill battle against Stony Point, a 6A high school. Port Aransas is a 2A school.

The Port A girls lost, 53- 11.

“I’m proud of how our kids competed,” Cowen said. “With (Stony Point’s) size and athleticism, we were outmatched. But we competed well. They got after them. The score doesn’t necessarily reflect it, but (the Lady Marlins) didn’t lie down and accept it. I was proud of them.”

The Lady Marlins fell to Thrall, 25-18.

“It was one of those where we look back and know it was a winnable ball game,” Cowen said.

The Lady Marlins got into a bit of a hole early, with consecutive turnovers. They fought back to make it competitive, but mental mistakes and late turnovers cost them.

Lady Marlin scorers:

Kali Moore – 2
Ellis Burrill – 8
Lexi Moss – 5
Alvira Scott – 3

The Lady Marlins beat Hyde Park, 36-13.

The Port Aransas girls scored a number of nice transition baskets.

“For me, the second half was probably the best basketball we’ve played in a while. Some things clicked for us,” Cowen said. “I thought that was the perfect way to end the tournament.”

Eva Baker – 10
Kali Moore – 5
Ellis Burrill – 11
Lexi Moss – 4
Alvira Scott – 2
Brooke Jones – 4

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the Lady Marlins beat Robstown, 35-24.

“Robstown was super athletic and had a lot of kids they could run at us,” the Lady Marlins’ coach said. “Definitely, they put a lot of ball pressure on us, but our kids really handled that.”

Lady Marlin scorers
Eva Baker – 8
Kali Moore – 2
Ellis Burrill – 12
Lexi Moss – 4
Alvira Scott – 6
Brooke Jones – 3

The Lady Marlins were scheduled to face off with London in a home game on Tuesday, Dec. 6, after deadline for this edition of the South Jetty.

They next were to play in a tournament in Flatonia from Thursday to Saturday, Dec. 8 to 10.

Contact Dan Parker at dan@portasouthjetty.com

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