HIDALGO — The Rio Grande Valley Flash snapped their two-game losing streak in convincing fashion by defeating the Arizona Storm 16-2 on Friday night at State Farm Arena.
Jorge Duran scored five of the 16 goals for the Flash and assisted on one goal. Juan Jalomo, Erick Flores, Jorge Quiroz and Damian Garcia scored two goals apiece in the victory. Jalomo had an assist, Quiroz had three assists and Flores had two helpers.
The Flash scored in every period and went 3 for 4 in the power play.
The Storm scored in the first and last quarter of the game and failed on their lone power-play opportunity.
The next game for the Flash is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at State Farm Arena against the Rockford Rampage.
UTPA women strong defensively in win over Texas Southern
EDINBURG – The University of Texas-Pan American Broncs women’s basketball team held the Texas Southern University Tigers without a field goal during the first seven and a half minutes of a 65-46 victory on Friday at the UTPA Field House.
The Broncs (5-6) held the Tigers (2-7) to 18.2 percent shooting during the first half (4 for 22) and 36.7 percent (11 for 30) overall. Additionally, the Broncs held the Tigers to 7.4 percent shooting (2 for 27) from behind the arc.
The Broncs shot 52 percent (26 for 50) from the field and 46.2 percent (6 for 13) from behind the arc.
Sophomore Jasmine Thompson hit her first nine shots from the field and finished 10 for 12 to lead the Broncs with a career-high 21 points, tying her career-high with seven rebounds for the second game in a row. Senior Ce’Monay Newell hit three 3-pointers for the second straight game, finishing with 11 points.
Kayla West led the Tigers with 14 points, seven of which came from the foul line. Morgan Simmons scored 11 points on 5 of 7 shooting, recording 10 rebounds and four blocks for a double-double.
Down 2-0 early, Thompson hit a field goal to tie the game and spark a 16-3 Broncs run, capped by a Thompson layup that made it 16-5 with 13:36 remaining in the first half.
The Broncs went up by as many as 18 in the first half, at 30-12 on a jumper by Thompson with 5:35 remaining. The Tigers closed the half on an 8-2 run to pull within 12.
The Broncs went up by 15 at 40-25 on a Thompson jumper two and a half minutes into the second half, but a pair of layups by Gianne Fleming sparked a 6-0 run that pulled the Tigers within nine. The Tigers were within 44-35 with 12:34 remaining, but a Newell 3-pointer sparked a 13-2 run to make it 57-37 and put the game out of reach.
The Broncs return to action with the start of a six-game road trip at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, against TCU.
-- UTPA Services