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The Lady Mustangs lost 66-46 to Cedar Park High in a contest the Lady Timberwolves seized control of early with a 17-8 lead in the first quarter.

Still, Lady Mustangs head coach Chris Jost said his players didn’t go down without a fight. Trailing 37-23 at halftime, Marble Falls scored a quick bucket to begin the third quarter, got a steal and then a 3-pointer from junior guard Sarah Stripling all within 30 seconds.

But Cedar Park called a timeout and then scored three consecutive 3-pointers, essentially putting the game away. In all, the Lady Timberwolves hit 10-of-14 3-pointers.

“We had some opportunities early in the paint and couldn’t cash in on those,” Jost said.

Jost hopes the lack of confidence from some of his players changes before facing Leander Rouse on Jan. 5.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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TOP PLAYERS: Sarah Stripling 23 points to lead all scorers (11-of-11 from the foul line, 4-of-8 from 3-point line), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals

ON OFFENSE: Points – Emily Klingsporn 9, Reann Hall 4, Kaitlyn Naumann 3, Blanca Fonseca 3, Hayley Fishbeck 2, Teagan Hall 2; assists – Shelby Jordan 1, Fonseca 1, Fishbeck 1; rebounds – R. Hall 2, T. Hall 1, Naumann 1

ON DEFENSE: Steals – T. Hall 3, Fonseca 1, Fishbeck 1, R. Hall 1, Naumann 1; rebounds – Fishbeck 4, R. Hall 1, T. Hall 1; blocks – R. Hall 1

RECORDS: Marble Falls is 15-9 overall and 1-2 in District 25-4A.

UP NEXT: Marble Falls vs. Leander Rouse, 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at Max Copeland Gym, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls

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DISTRICT 25-4A STANDINGS

Cedar Park Vista Ridge, 3-0

Cedar Park, 3-1

Leander, 2-1

Leander Rouse, 2-2

Marble Falls, 1-2

Dripping Springs, 1-3

Leander Vandegrift, 0-3

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