Lady Stangs shoot lights out

Molly Myrick scored four 3-pointers Tuesday night.

By Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls shot the lights out Tuesday night in Gonzales.

The Lady Mustangs used mid-range shots from junior Aubree Adams for 15 points and long range bombs from Molly Myrick to take an emotional 63-58 victory over Port Lavaca Calhoun in a Region IV-5A playoff quarterfinal game at Gonzales High School.

“We got solid games from everybody,’’ Marble Falls coach John Berkman said. “From the starters to some of the role players, everybody contributed. This was fun.’’

Both teams combined for 14 makes for 3-point range. None were any bigger than the “Molly bombs’’ delivered by senior Myrick.

One of her biggest shots was a driving layup for a 58-55 lead with 2:19 left. But her long range shot for a 61-56 lead with 53 seconds left was the sealer almost.

Marble Falls still had to hold off the Sandcrabs who had a steal from junior Stephanie Delgado with 29 seconds left to make things interesting. Calhoun’s Delgado finished with 21 points and Lexi Alvarado added 15, all on long range shots.  

But Marble Falls won for the third time in the playoffs and now will face Corpus Christi Flour Bluff at 6 p.m. Friday at San Antonio’s Northside ISD Complex for the regional tournament. Corpus Christi Carroll and Austin High meet in the 8 p.m. game.

The regional final is 3 p.m. Saturday.

The big turnaround in the game was a 16-2 Marble Falls run with the game on the line.

The Lady Mustangs trailed 41-32 with 3:01 left in the third quarter. Berkman called timeout to regroup.

“We feel like we can play with anybody in the state when we get going,’’ Berkman said. “I just told them to relax we had nothing to lose, we aren’t supposed to be here.’’

Marble Falls started the run with an inside shot from Mya McMillian and a 3-pointer from Myrick.

The duo teamed up for another inside shot from McMillian off a nifty pass from Myrick. Aspen Woerner inside layin with four seconds left in the third quarter cut the margin to 43-41 entering the fourth quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Adams opened with an 8-footer and a 5-footer to take the lead for good at 45-43 wit 7:33 left in the game.

McMillian and Adams scored 15 apiece and Myrick had 14 points.

 

Marble Falls 63, Port Lavaca Calhoun 58

Marble Falls               13        11        17        22        --         63

Calhoun                       11        13        19        15        --         58

Marble Falls (26-10) -- Mya McMillian 15, Aubree Adams 15, Molly Myrick 14, Tiffany Dunavant 9, Aspen Woerner 4, Aileen Neri 4. Morgan Hagood 2.

Port Lavaca Calhoun (24-16) -- Stephanie Delgado 21, Genesis Villarreal 13, Lexi Alvarado 15, Jirah Orta 3, Abby Hroch 2, Madison Escobar 4.

3-pointers - Myrick 4, Dunavant 1, Adams 1, Villarreal 2, Alvarado 5, Orta 1,

 

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