Stripling scores 31 in first basketball outing
The Marble Falls girls’ basketball teams made a
good showing in scrimmage action at Round Rock McNeil on Saturday in the team’s
lone pre-season scrimmage.
The freshmen team won by three points while both
the JV and varsity teams rallied from double-digit halftime deficits before
losing by three.
In the varsity scrimmage, the Lady Mustangs
jumped out to an early 11-4 lead before McNeil used 21-4 run to build a 39-26
halftime advantage. The Lady
Mustangs picked up their defensive intensity, forcing McNeil into 18 second
half turnovers, but still trailed 56-45 midway through the final frame.
A late 13-5 charge, finished off by Emily
Klingsporn’s 3-pointer with two minutes left, put the Lady Mustangs in striking
distance. However, neither team
scored again, and McNeil escaped with a 61-58 win.
The Lady Mustangs got a strong effort from their
starting five, led by Sarah Stripling’s 31 points and eight rebounds, and a
12-point, 13-rebound effort from Reann Hall. Teagan Hall had six points and
five steals, Blanca Fonseca chipped in 10 assists and five steals, and Haley
Stephens added six rebounds and five steals.
The Marble Falls girls open regular season play
on Nov. 5, at Copperas Cove, and then play at Temple on
Nov. 12. The home opener is against Kerrville Tivy No. 15.