JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF
MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School girls basketball team defeated Temple 51-37 on Nov. 12 to start the season at 2-0.
The Lady Mustangs cruised to a 17-4 lead after the first quarter that went to 28-12 by the half.
“This senior group is talented and plays well,” Marble Falls head coach Chris Jost said. “The younger kids have someone they can look up to. The girls were really excited after this game.”
Last season, Marble Falls was 0-2 after the first two games. The difference 12 months later comes down to one factor, Jost said.
“We’re hungry,” he said. “Our kids are playing with a lot of confidence. They’re enjoying it from the get-go. We’re playing two big 5A schools. They get us ready for the games to come, especially district.”
The Lady Mustangs defeated Copperas Cove 53-39 to open the season Nov. 5.
The coach said he was pleased with the production from the post players, noting sisters Reann and Teagan are performing well, and freshmen Molly Myrick and Aspen Woerner and junior Hannah Wall also contributed.
“Molly has instincts, she can finish plays, she hits free throws,” he said. “Hanna and Aspen played good defense. So from that standpoint, so far, so good.”
Senior guard Sarah Stripling led the Lady Mustangs on Nov. 12 with 19 points, and Jost said she distributed the ball well when she wasn’t driving to the basket. Now he would like for her to look for her three-point shot more.
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ON OFFENSE: points – Sarah Stripling 19, Reann Hall 10, Haley Stephens 8, Blanca Fonseca 8, Teagan Hall 4, Molly Myrick 4
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Marble Falls is 2-0
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Marble Falls junior varsity (2-0) won 33-20; Marble Falls freshmen (2-2) won 42-35 in overtime.
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“It’s amazing how (the subvarsity teams’ wins) affects the mentality of the varsity,” head coach Chris Jost said.
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6:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Marble Falls vs. Kerrville Tivy at Max Copeland Gym, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls