Mustangs go 2-1 in Fowler Tournament

The Minarets girls basketball team went 4-1 last week including two wins in the Fowler Redcat Invitational Tournament.

On Dec. 1, the Mustangs warmed-up for the tournament with a 49-21 lopsided win over Tranquility.The Mustangs dominated from tip off to the final buzzer building a 36-14 half time. lead. Dec. 5th

The team then traveled to Fowler for the tournament, losing its opening game to Lindsey 44-34. The teams were tied at 33-33 going into the final period, but fatigue on the part of the Mustangs seemed to be a factor in the closing minutes as the Mustangs surrendered easy baskets in the closing minutes of the game.

After the loss to Lindsey, the Mustangs went on to win its final two games of the tournament to win the consolation bracket. Minarets beat the Parlier Panthers, and ended the tournament with a 49-31 win over Firebaugh.

Two Mustangs, both juniors, Kalea Kamalani and Danielle Johnson, were named to the All-Tournament team.

The Mustangs played Orosi Monday and host Orange Cove at 5 p.m. tonight (Thursday). Minarets will participate in the Parlier Tournament Jan. 8 - 10.