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MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School girls basketball team lost to Leander High 60-48 on Jan. 18.

PHOTO 1: Marble Falls High School senior post Hayley Fishbeck (left) blocks out during a 60-48 loss to Leander on Jan. 18. Photos by Kelly McDuffie

PHOTO 2: Marble Falls High School junior guard Sarah Stripling (right) takes contact while getting to the lane in the Lady Mustangs’ 60-48 loss to Leander.

With two minutes remaining in the first quarter, the Lady Lions broke a 9-9 tie by going on an 8-0 run that forced the Lady Mustangs into a timeout. Though Leander didn’t score again the rest of the period, neither did Marble Falls. And the Lady Mustangs weren’t able to overcome that early run the rest of the game.

Marble Falls Lady Mustangs“Leander came to play,” Marble Falls head coach Chris Jost said. “They came to play from the tipoff and kept us on our heels.”

The Lady Mustangs played better the rest of the game, he added, but the Lady Lions matched them point for point.

“The energy we had in the end, we need to come out with in the first quarter,” he said. “(Leander) executed well; they shot the ball well. We have to dictate to the other teams.”

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TOP PLAYERS: Sarah Stripling 17 points (9-of-13 from the foul line), 4 rebounds, 3 steals; Reann Hall 10, 2 rebounds

ON OFFENSE: Points – Hayley Fishbeck 7, Kaitlyn Naumann 5, Blanca Fonseca 5, Katy Bartels 4; assists – Fonseca 5, Bartels 3, Naumann 1; rebounds – Teagan Hall 4, Fonseca 1

ON DEFENSE: Steals – T. Hall 2, Fonseca 1, Bartels 1, Fishbeck 1; rebounds – Bartels 2, T. Hall 2, Fishbeck 1, Emily Klingsporn 1

RECORDS: Marble Falls is 18-11 overall and 4-4 in District 25-4A; Leander is 5-2 in District 25-4A.

UP NEXT: Marble Falls vs. Cedar Park, 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at Max Copeland Gym, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls

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Cedar Park Vista Ridge, 9-0

Leander, 6-2

Leander Rouse, 5-4

Marble Falls, 4-4

Cedar Park, 4-5

Leander Vandegrift, 1-7

Dripping Springs, 1-8

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