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Marble Falls girls basketball squad falls to Leander Rouse in district contest

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF

LEANDER — The Marble Falls High School girls basketball team lost 42-28 to Leander Rouse on Jan. 3.

The game was close for three periods. The Lady Mustangs trailed 5-2 after the first quarter, 11-9 at the half and 22-17 going into the final quarter.

With about six minutes left and leading 25-21, the Lady Raiders finally pulled away with a 15-0 run.

“We had a couple of bad defensive possessions,” Marble Falls head coach Chris Jost said. “They looked like the district leader they are.”

Rouse hit four 3-pointers during the final period.

The Lady Raiders opened the second half with a 7-0 run, but the Lady Mustangs wouldn’t stay down for long thanks to scoring from the foul line and finishing plays.

Two games remain in the first round of District 25-4A play, and Marble Falls is still looking for its first victory. The Lady Mustangs welcome Leander Vandegrift on Jan. 7 and end the week with a trip to Cedar Park Vista Ridge on Jan. 10.

“We’re at a point where we need a win,” Jost said.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

ON OFFENSE: points (Marble Falls) – Sarah Stripling 6, Blanca Fonseca 6, Teagan Hall 6, Molly Myrick 3, Haley Stephens 3, Aspen Woerner 2, Reann Hall 2

SUBVARSITY RESULTS: Marble Falls freshmen lost 40-21; Marble Falls junior varsity lost 43-28.

RECORDS: Marble Falls is 12-1 overall and 0-4 in District 25-4A; Rouse is 16-6 overall and 4-0 in district.

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

DISTRICT 25-4A STANDINGS:

Rouse, 4-0

Vista Ridge, 3-1

Cedar Park, 3-1

Leander, 2-2

Vandegrift, 1-3

Dripping Springs, 1-4

Marble Falls, 0-4