The Minarets girls varsity basketball team (3-15, 1-4 West Sequoia League) continued league play in Parlier (6-10, 3-3 WSL) on Jan. 23,, losing to the Panthers 42-36.
Parlier took a first quarter 12-10 lead and went into the break ahead 20-15.
The Lady Mustangs would be fouled 10 times in the first half, but would miss 7 free throws.
To start the third period, a quick layup by Mustang freshman Taylyr Moglia would get the game within 3 points, but during the third period, the Panthers built up a 7 point lead. In the fourth quarter, the Panthers would get a 12 point lead with 3:23 remaining.
Mustangs baskets by sophomore Breanne Williamson, senior Ellery Meade and junior Sierra Stalter would get the Mustangs within 6 points in the last two minutes, but that was as close as they would get before losing 42-36.
Minarets leading scorer was Meade with 14, with Stalter adding 12. Williamson grabbed 11 rebounds.
Blue Raiders too much for Mustangs
Last Friday, Minarets played the WSL undefeated Lady Blue Raiders of Caruthers (14-5, 5-0 WSL).
Caruthers, coached by Anna Almedia, has been one of the most aggressive and physical teams the Lady Mustangs have played all year, and Friday’s matchup would be no different. Caruthers would keep all 5 of their starters in for most of the game with a full court press the entire game.
The speed and intensity would be difficult for Mustangs to handle as they fell to the Blue Raiders 62-18 in O’Neals. Meade would have a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Minarets played in Riverdale (2-16, 0-5 WSL) on Tuesday, and travel to Fresno Christian (13-4, 4-2 WSL) Friday.