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Shooting and solid defense leads to 5 victories

The Lady Hornets shooting was way ahead of the other Division IV teams as Beatty went 5-1 over the weekend.

Beatty played three games in the Beaver Dam Tournament on Friday and was 3-0. They beat Beaver Dam JV 23-8, Water Canyon JV (Utah) 43-2 and Indian Springs 24-13. On Saturday the team went to the Snake Pit Classic and went 1-1. They beat Indian Springs 34-16 and lost to Fredonia (Arizona) 43-30.

Finally on Tuesday, they came home and played Indian Springs again and beat them 41-14.

Hornets coach Aimee Senior was proud of the way her team played.

“The team played well and they have lots of hustle, good defense, and are attacking the basket pretty well to start the season,” the coach said. “Our shooting percentage is not good, but that is something we always struggle with, all season long.”

The coach said they even went to the Beaver Dam Tournament minus two players.

“It was good experience for all of the players that went,” she said. “They got a lot of playing time and time to get rid of first-game jitters.”

Against Indian Springs on Tuesday, Senior said the team played good defense.

“We were stealing the ball and forcing the other team to turn the ball over,” she said.

The team led 21-3 at halftime.

The team travels to Tonopah today for an important league contest.

Beatty Girls stats:

Andrea Leon, Denise Gonzalez and Alexia Gill all scored 8 points, Jasmin Pelayo scored 7. Maggie Cathcart, Denise Gonzalez, Arianna Oseguera, and Karina Villanueva all played good defense, stealing the ball and forcing the other team to turn the ball over.

-Contact sports editor Vern Hee at vhee@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @vernheepvt


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