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Marble Falls girls begin basketball season with win

Marble Falls sophomore guard Morgan Hagood looks for a running lane to start a fast break during the 65-41 win against Salado on Nov. 11. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro


MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School girls basketball team began the season in impressive fashion, defeating Salado 65-41 on Nov. 11.”They’re young like we are,” Marble Falls head coach Chris Jost said. “But I thought the kids played with a lot of energy.”

The Lady Mustangs (1-0) got a hot start from sophomore guard Molly Myrick, who buried back-to-back 3-pointers in the first 68 seconds for a 6-0 lead. Junior post Reann Hall added a turnaround jumper, while junior guard Yvonne Espinosa drove down the middle of the lane for a lay-up to complete a 10-0 run.

“That decided the game,” Jost said. “They were tired. We got tired, and we showed resiliency. It’s good to build our confidence.”

By the end of the first quarter, Marble Falls led 17-4 and never looked back.

Even when the Lady Eagles (0-1) made the defensive adjustments to not give driving lanes or open looks at the basket by the guards, the Lady Mustangs made them pay with post players Aubrey Adams, Bailey Adams, Aspen Woerner and Hall. All four scored at least six points.

“We took what they gave us,” Jost said. “They gave us a lot of open looks. Their defense broke down a lot, and the opened the lanes.”

About the only negative were the number of turnovers. In the first half, Marble Falls committed 17, so Jost said he challenged his players to cut that number in half in the final two periods. They tallied eight more.

“I can live with nine or less in a half in playing that style,” he said. “We were hitting shots. I didn’t think we had a lot of bad shots.”

Overall, the coach said he enjoyed seeing his players contribute on both ends where the guards and posts equally contributed to the overall point totals.

“It’s nice to have that balance,” he said. “I thought our team played unselfishly.”

ON OFFENSE: Points – Molly Myrick 15 points (three 3-pointers), Aspen Woerner 12, Reann Hall 10, Aubrey Adams 9, Yvonne Espinosa 9, Bailey Adams 6, Morgan Hagood 4
SUBVARSITY RESULT: Marble Falls junior varsity lost 42-27. Brynn Reeder led with nine points.
RECORDS: Marble Falls is 1-0; Salado is 0-1
UP NEXT: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Marble Falls vs. Temple at Max Copeland Gym, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls