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La Feria holds off Port Isabel

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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 11:39 pm

PORT ISABEL — The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons trailed the La Feria Lionettes by as many as 20 points during the first half but managed fight their way back into the game by the end of the fourth quarter.

In the end, the deficit proved to be too much.

After a Sabrina Garza bucket brought the Lady Tarpons within two points with 3:55 to play, they ran out of gas and scored just two points the rest of the way, and the Lionettes hung on for a 49-45 District 32-4A win Friday night.

The Lionettes built a 28-8 lead by the early second quarter and went into the break up 14 before the Lady Tarpons outscored them 25-15 in the second half.

Both teams struggled down the stretch with key players in foul trouble, recording two combined field goals during the final 5:36.

“ We got into foul trouble quickly again (in the second half),” La Feria coach Angel Martinez said. “It’s kind of tough when your starting guards are on the bench and you are playing with guards who don’t normally bring the ball up the court. We managed to get through that adversity, and luckily our half-court defense did a great job against (Port Isabel).”

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