NEEDLES — Lady ’Stangs varsity basketball asserted their dominance on the road in two NIAA 2A South League games last week: posting a 43-18 win over Lake Mead on Feb. 4 and extending that to a 45-12 win over The Meadows on Feb. 7.
The girls owned an 8-2 league record going into a conference contest against Mountain View in The Corral Feb. 11. They beat the Lady Saints 55-14 on the road Jan. 14.
Needles led 12-10 after one, 22-12 after two and 33-13 after three quarters of play against the Lady Saints Feb. 4. Marie Mills led the scoring with 17, including a 3-for-4 performance at the free throw line. Te’ Limon knocked down six two-point field goals and went two-for-two at the stripe. Nearly all Needles’ girls posted defensive stats, collectively grabbing 17 rebounds, forcing 16 turnovers and stealing the ball 11 times.
No. 4 L. Ramos led the scoring for the Lady Eagles, hitting three two-pointers for six. No. 42 L. Mendoza scored four.
Senior Riley Breaux got a workout against The Meadows on Feb. 7, pulling down a quarter of the Lady ’Stangs’ 20 rebounds and scoring nine.
Needles’ shut their host’s scoring efforts down entirely in the first quarter while they posted 19; then finished out the half up 27-2.
Rylee Chavez, Ally Pletcher and Mia Andrews all scored two-point field goals in the third with Pletcher adding a free throw to put the team up 38-4.
On reduced duty to give the less experienced players some court time Mills still led all the scoring done with 12 points. Jordyn Breaux who — like Mills, Riley Breaux, Clarisse Chavez and Te’ Limon — sat out the third stanza, scored seven.
No. 11 A. Kokinda led the scoring for Meadows.