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Marble Falls girls lose to Leander Rouse

LEANDER — The Marble Falls High School girls’ basketball team’s 52-47 loss to Leander Rouse on Jan. 29 came down to two things, according to head coach Chris Jost.

The Lady Raiders outrebounded the Lady Mustangs 19-14 and made four more field goals.

“We gave up just enough to get beat,” Jost said. “Maybe one a quarter. And we lost by five.”

Marble Falls trailed 11-8 after the first quarter but took a slight lead in the second. The Lady Mustangs’ leads, though, weren’t by more than two or three points. By contrast, the Lady Raiders led by as much as seven with 3 minutes 34 seconds remaining in the game.

Marble Falls junior guard Blanca Fonseca scored 20 points, a new career high.

“Blanca attacked the basket,” Jost said. “I think she had a feeling she could do that.”

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TOP PLAYERS: Blanca Fonseca 20 points (5-of-10 field goals, 10-of-12 free throws), 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 4 steals; Sarah Stripling 17 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 4 steals

ON OFFENSE: Points – Teagan Hall 6, Hayley Fishbeck 4; rebounds – Teagan Hall 1, Fishbeck 1; assists – Fishbeck 2, Katy Bartels 1

ON DEFENSE: Steals – Bartels 6; rebounds – Fishbeck 2, R. Hall 2, T. Hall 1, Hannah Wall 1

RECORDS: Marble Falls is 19-12 overall and 5-5 in District 25-4A.

UP NEXT: Marble Falls vs. Leander Vandegrift, 7 p.m. on Feb. 1 at Max Copeland Gym, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls

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DISTRICT 25-4A STANDINGS

Cedar Park Vista Ridge, 10-0

Leander, 8-2

Leander Rouse, 6-5

Marble Falls, 5-5

Cedar Park, 4-6

Leander Vandegrift, 2-8

Dripping Springs, 1-10

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