Lady Longhrons Jessica Aguilera drives the ball down the baseline towards the basket.
The Logan Longhorns defense tries to keep the Fort Sumner Foxes out of the lane.
Following his shot a Fox player rebounds his own ball and puts it in for an easy two points.
The 1-2 Logan Lady Longhorns won 62-56 against the Fort Sumner Lady Vixens.
The Longhorns held onto a 1-point lead against the Vixens at the end of the first half.
Pressure from the Lady Longhorns when the Vixens tried to inbound the ball and move it down court led to turnovers and gave the Longhorns a 7-point lead.
For a time, the Lady Vixens were able to get the ball in the middle of the lane, resulting in easy scoring.
“We just were not rotating like we should have been,” said Lady Longhorns coach Clair Rochor. “We will work on improving or defensive pressure and being aggressive on offense. I feel in four games we will be a stronger team.”
A couple of turnovers and fast breaks from the Vixens closed the gap to 42-39 at the end of the third period.
Halfway through the final period, the Lady Longhorns pulled away with strong scoring from Megan Frost, Nicole Martinez and Delani Hazen. Martinez, however, fouled out with 3 minutes left in the game.
“Winning tonight was great but It is never fun to watch the game from the bench because of fouls,” Martinez said. “I will concentrate on watching my fouls in the future.”
Megan Frost 18 points
Delani Hazen 14 points
Rachael Chavez 22 points
Katie Schade 7 points
The 0-3 Logan Longhorns lost 71-49 to the Fort Sumner Foxes Tuesday in Logan.
In the first half both teams were knee deep in foul trouble. Each team tallied 8 fouls by the end of the first period and each had closed out the the first half with 11.
“There was a lot of physical play out there,” said Longhorns coach Billy Burns. “Both teams have just come off of football and were playing tough tonight.”
Despite the early foul trouble, the Foxes pulled away with the lead. The smallest gap of the night for the Foxes was 15-11 at the end of the first period. For the remainder of the game, the Foxes maintained a 10-point stretch and eventually ended 22 points ahead.
The Longhorns tried to chip away at the Foxes’ lead but pressure from the defensive side of the ball forced the Longhorns to make some risky passes and shooters who out of position and turnovers.
“Fort Sumner played good defense and shot the ball well,” Burns said. “ We owe it to them — they played a heck of a game and won. Their defense stretched us out and caused us to make some bad passes.”
Taylor Smith 19 points
Truitt Frost 6 points
Cass Dimitroff 11 points
Barry Stinnett 10 points.
The Longhorns play at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Route 66 Classic Tournament at Tucumcari.