The Ball High Lady Tors remained undefeated in District 23-5A (10-0), after they thumped the Texas City Lady Stings, 58-30, on Thursday.

The Lady Tors have now defeated the Lady Stings by an average 21 points in their two wins.

“We weren’t as happy with the way we played Texas City the first time,” said Lady Tors head coach Amanda King. “We definitely wanted to make sure we stayed focused in this game and play to our potential, and we did.”

The Lady Tors started out the game on a 21-3 hot streak between the first and second quarters. The Lady Tors’ defense gave up just one field goal in the first quarter, coming from Coral Kovacevich.

“We were just trying to put a lot of pressure on their guards,” King said. “We knew they weren’t as experienced as some of our guards, so we tried to take advantage of it.”

The Lady Tors’ defense held the Lady Stings to single-digits in the first and third quarters. The Lady Tors didn’t run much press in the game, but when they did it worked to perfection.

The Lady Stings could never recover from such a massive lead that the Lady Tors built at the beginning of the game. The Lady Stings’ best quarter came in the fourth quarter, where they scored 11 points.

The Lady Tors’ defense turned into offense having three players finish with double-digit points. Bebe Galloway led the way with 15 points. Ariana Smith had 14 points and Nina Kovach had 12 points.

The lone bright spot for the Lady Stings was Tahjea Smith. She finished the game with 16 points, which was more than half of the Lady Stings’ total points.


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