The Ball High Lady Tors kept their perfect district record intact by hammering home the Santa Fe Lady Indians in a 59-32 win Saturday in Galveston.
With the win, the Lady Tors moved to 11-0 overall in District 23-5A play while the Lady Indians fell to 3-9.
The Lady Tors never trailed and built a 27-14 halftime lead before holding the Lady Indians to only nine points in the fourth quarter.
“I think in the second half, our girls did a great job of making adjustments and correcting some mistakes from the first half,” said Ball High head coach Amanda King.
Bebe Galloway scored 25 points to lead the Lady Tors, while Ariana Smith had 13 points.
For the Lady Indians, Katy Lackey had 17 points, while Caitlyn Garza scored seven. Only four different Santa Fe players scored baskets.
Ball High went on a 9-2 run to start the game.
A jumper by Galloway gave the Tors a 13-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.
“Ball High is a very athletic team,” said Santa Fe head coach Kristi Henderson. “They’re very disciplined and we have to limit turnovers.”
Shelby Walker hit two free throws to narrow the gap to 10 points with 5:11 left in the second quarter.
“I feel like we could’ve rebounded better in this game,” King said. “I felt like we were weak on the boards. We need to be sure to capitalize on everything that we do on offense.”
The Lady Tors used a 7-0 run to start the second half, and Ball High had a 46-23 lead at the end of the third quarter.
The game was rescheduled from Friday after inclement weather forced games to be rearranged this past week. GISD didn’t have school on Tuesday and Wednesday due to ice and freezing rain.
“I would say that it’s difficult going from practicing every day to having two days where you can’t do anything,” King said. “We tried to ease the girls back into it and made sure they had enough time to shoot around. We made sure they had enough time to respond.”
But King was proud of the way her players dealt with the change in schedule.
“I think the girls came back pretty well,” King said. “I felt like we could’ve done better in the first half. I think that was because of conditioning issues.”