Well folks it is like knight and day with this season. Tonight the Lady Falcons took on the Gilbert Christian Knights who currently lead 3A Metro East. I was going to start this off titled “in the land of giants” but decided to go another route, but seriously they were ALL tall. Tonight marks the best performance of the season. Even though we knew this was going to be a very very tough game.
The Lady Falcons showed what they were made of. Before the game coach Alley gathered his girls just off the court and laid out the plan. “Control what we can control. #1 protect the ball; make good decisions with passing and dribbling. #2 play hard on defense; out hustle them, make them uncomfortable, be a pest. #3 work to get a clean open shot on offense, take what’s there and don’t force it.” Well the Lady Falcons did just that. They took what the coach had said and executed the game plan. Though the final Score was 56-19, the Lady Falcons fought the whole game.
Leading the way was senior captain Cianya Murillo, who took the offensive fight on her shoulders. She led the way with shots taken, had 5 points and 3 steals. She was just too quick for most of the Knights but she just needed a little more composure and would have easily had 20 points on the night.
Junior captain Abbie Barajas had a heck of a night down low. Even though she was surrounded by girls at least 5 to 6 inches taller than her, she still ended up with a team high 9 rebounds. Abbie also had 2 points and 5 blocks. Junior Markita Echeverri had her best game to date. Going 75% from the free throw line and out hustling the much larger, taller opposition.
Gen Agasaulio had probably her best performance as well. Hitting a team high 6 points, 1 block and the 1 steal. More importantly, she only had 4 turnovers all game! Dayanna Morgan and Sharon Larsala also each bad 4 rebounds on the night.
Well with the Holiday break coming up, be sure to check your calendars for the next time the Lady Falcons are in action!