Lady Wolverines Lasso the Lady Longhorns!


Dayanara Delgado

Taytum Goodman gets to shoot because the Lady Longhorns got a Technical.

Grace McIver, Writer

The  Lady Wolverines took on the Longhorns last Friday in Lazbuddie. The girls won with a score of 66-40. They had a tight game until the end, but they stayed strong until the very end, earning them the upper hand on the Lady Longhorns.

The starters for the game were senior Halee Toscano and juniors Taytum Goodman, Emma Samaron, Sydney Furr, and Jasmine Garcia.  

“Going into the game, we knew we had to give it our all and work hard together as a team,” junior Bella Gonzales said.  

However, they struggled to keep the communication with each other. Due to such an issue, the score became very close, and the quarter wrapped up with 21-7 illuminating on the scoreboard. Despite the early complications, the girls worked hard to correct it and keep the lead.

“I think we did really good. There was a lot of teamwork, and we passed the ball a lot to get everyone to score,” Garcia said. “Overall, I’m happy that we came out with a win.”

At the end of the second quarter, with a score of 34-19, the girls went into halftime with high hopes of remaining at the top of their game. 

“After halftime, we went back into the game with the mindset that we were just going to do our best and try to get a good win,” Gonzales said.

In the third quarter, the Lady Wolverines did not make as many buckets as they did the previous quarters; in fact, Lazbuddie outscored the girls by six points. With that, the girls buckled down, and came back for the win in the last quarter, finishing off the game 66-40. 

“After halftime, Lazbuddie came and outscored us 17-11. I think it woke them up; after that, we outscored them 21-4 in the fourth,” Coach Jeri Been Goodman said. 

During the game, there were some challenges that arose for Springlake-Earth, especially heading into the fourth quarter with Furr and Samaron both tallying four fouls against them. Later, Furr fouled out after taking a foul meant for Samaron and gaining her fifth for the night.

“It was really funny that I got the foul meant for Emma, but either way, one of us would have fouled out,” Furr said.  

Junior Emma Samaron going in for a lay-up. (Dayanara Delgado )

Despite the foul trouble, Samaron knows that the team saw the score and fouls as motivation to pull through until the very end.

“I think seeing the score so close was motivation for us to play harder even if that meant a couple more fouls than normal,” Samaron said.  

Even with the 26-point lead, the score was a little closer than what the Lady Wolverines expected. Heading into their next games, the girls are fully prepared to practice harder and better themselves for when they face Lazbuddie and other teams in the district once more. 

“That win encouraged me to try harder and do my part to help the team,” Samaron said. “Our next game is against Kress, and I’m excited to play them after just barely losing by 1-point last time we went against them.”