Warriors roll past Lamar

Marcus Gutierrez By Marcus Gutierrez

Jan. 9, 2018 at 10:21 p.m.

Carrie Lacy and the Victoria West Warriors' confidence is high early in District 27-5A play this season.

The junior guard and the Warriors were looking to continue their succes with a fast start against Rosenberg Lamar Consolidated on Tuesday.

"In basketball, when you're on the court, sometimes it just clicks for your team," Lacy said. "Sometimes we're on and sometimes we're off, but tonight we were on throughout the game."

Lacy scored a team-high 15 points as West routed Rosenberg Lamar Consolidated 62-44 for its fifth straight district win of the season at the West gym.

The Warriors' (21-6, 5-1) fastbreak offense got off to a hot start by outscoring the Lady Mustangs 24-6 in the first quarter.

Lacy scored seven of her 15 points in the first quarter, while sophomore post Jozelyn Washington added nine points for the Warriors.

"When we start out fast, it gets us really hyped up," Lacy said. "We don't get too high, low, or big-headed. We go into every game treating it like just any other team."

Washington finished with 13 points for the Warriors.

"We started quick," said junior post Kennedy Youngblood, who scored five of her seven points in the first quarter. "We have been practicing to get the ball out and push it down the court. We did that and were able to put points on the scoreboard."

"I thought we started out well," said West head coach Sandra Jimenez. "Overall, the starters were together and they're playing with a lot of confidence right now."

The Warriors' defense held the Lady Mustangs (8-13, 2-4) to four points in the second quarter and West led by as many as 24 points in the quarter.

West went into the locker room at halftime with a commanding 35-10 lead and never looked back.

"We just talk out there on the court when we're on defense," Lacy said. "If something goes wrong, we just communicate with each other to make sure mistakes don't happen again. We work as a team on defense."

The Warriors play at Fulshear on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and will look to extend their winning streak to six games.

"We're playing better than we started out with in the beginning of district," Jimenez said. "If we can just stay out of foul trouble we're going to be OK. I like how we have progressed so far in district and we just need to continue to get better as a team."

District 27-5A

Victoria West, 62,Lamar Consolidated 44

Points - (Victoria West) Julie Jimenez 6, Jaclyn Gonzales 4, Carrie Lacy 15, Sara Berengan 2, Audrey Saenz 7, Kennedy Youngblood 7, Jozelyn Washington 13, La Tyrese Herring 7, Taizhae Grant 1. (Lamar Consolidated) Malerie Badillo 7, Destinee Davis 16, Lauren Spencer 2, Hannah Humphrey 6, Jessica McGowan 4, Faith Ojuolape 3, Bella Vinson 6. Halftime - Victoria West 35, Lamar Consolidated 10. 3-pointers - Jimenez 1, Saenz 1, Davis 2.

Records - Victoria West 21-6, 5-1, Lamar Consolidated 8-13, 2-4


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