Lady Mountaineers take down the Eagles

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Reserve’s Lady Mountaineers hosted Quemado’s Lady Eagles on Feb. 15, securing a district win with a final score of 53 – 41. This win was worth celebrating for the Lady Mountaineers, after a four-point loss to the Carrizozo Grizzlies on Thursday evening.

The Lady Eagles came into the game with a more significant loss against Cliff from the previous week.

Susann Mikkelson — for El Defensor Chieftain: Quemado’s Autumn Nozie, No. 5, makes a clean stuff on Saturday afternoon against Reserve’s Rachel Nicolds, No 20. The Lady Mountaineers beat the Lady Eagles 53 - 41.

Both teams scored on their first posession, kicking off the game with a two-point tie. Quemado lept ahead on fouls, with two in the first three minutes of the game.

The game held its equalizing pace, ending the first quarter tied 12 all.

The second quarter changed the game, as the Lady Mountaineers pulled ahead with routine plays and a free throw, hitting their shots consistently.

Quemado missed their opportunity to respond with turn overs in the next three posessions, allowing Reserve to expand their lead from three to 10 points. They finally busted the stagnation with two more points on the scoreboard, with under four minutes remaining in the first half.

Reserve’s perseverence in pursuing the rebounds and taking the ball back up helped them pull out ahead of Quemado, and hold onto their lead.

In spite of the loss, the Lady Eagles demonstrated continued progress and marked improvement on their overall skill development.

Lady Eagles’ Tifani Duffey, No. 10, scored the most points, with 18; the Lady Mountaineers high scorers were Kory Nicolds, No. 30, with 15 points and Taylor Mason, No. 3, with 11.