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Lady Mustangs sweep Dripping Springs in district for sixth straight season

DRIPPING SPRINGS — Foul trouble allowed the Marble Falls High School girls basketball team to force its will on Dripping Springs and sweep the Lady Tigers in District 25-4A for the sixth consecutive season.

Leading 35-31 headed into the final period, the Lady Tigers lost one of their top post players early. The Lady Mustangs outscored Dripping Springs 14-2 in the fourth for the 49-33 victory.

“She was having a pretty strong game,” Marble Falls head coach Chris Jost said about the Dripping Springs player. “Then in the fourth, we got a run.”

Also, Marble Falls played well on the road, he said, which is important considering the Lady Mustangs must win at Leander Rouse later in January.

“I think we got off to a good start,” Jost said.

Junior guard Emily Klingsporn, who was moved to the varsity shortly after Marble Falls beat Dripping Springs on Dec. 11, dropped in 10 points, including two 3-pointers in the second period. Jost said those six points helped give the Lady Mustangs a 25-23 halftime advantage.

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TOP PLAYERS: Sarah Stripling 21 points (10-of-14 from the foul line) 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists; Emily Klingsporn 10 points

ON OFFENSE: Points – Blanca Fonseca 5, Katy Bartels 4, Hayley Fishbeck 3, Hannah Wall 2, Reann Hall 2, Teagan Hall 2; assists – Fonseca 2, Kaitlyn Naumann 1, R. Hall

ON DEFENSE: Steals – Fonseca 2, Bartels 1, Wall 1, Naumann 1; rebounds – T. Hall 3, R. Hall 2, Fishbeck 2

RECORDS: Marble Falls is 18-10 overall and 4-3 in District 25-4A; Dripping Springs is 1-6.

UP NEXT: Marble Falls vs. Leander, 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Max Copeland Gym, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls

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Cedar Park Vista Ridge, 7-0

Leander, 4-2

Marble Falls, 4-3

Leander Rouse, 4-3

Cedar Park, 3-4

Dripping Springs, 1-6

Leander Vandegrift, 1-6

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