Girls basketball team defeats Lampasas, Salado

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By LAUREN JETTE

The Lady Panthers stayed perfect in district play with a 63-14 win at Lampasas Tuesday night.

On Friday, Liberty Hill traveled to Salado and defeated the Lady Eagles 65-25.

The junior varsity won 71-8.

“Both games went pretty well. We did what we had to do to get the job done,” said head coach Chris Lange. “The girls did a good job in practice taking what we talked about and applying it to both games.

“In the Lampasas game we struggled from the floor shooting the ball, but we still had a lead at the half. The third quarter we picked up our defensive intensity, which I think helped our offense get going,” Lange said.

“Madlyn Cheney got a couple of shots to fall, which helped to take the lid off of the rim. Lampasas had a few outside shooters and we were able to not give up any threes, which is a nice change of pace for us.”

Stats from the Lampasas game: Andrea House 4 points; Madlyn Cheney 7 points; Amanda Boliek 7 points; Bridgette House 7 points; Sedona Prince 14 points; Megan Huppee 6 points; Kandyn Faurie 12 points and Victoria Stephens 6 points.

Stats from the Salado game: A. House 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals; Cheney 2 points; B House 9 points, 3 rebounds; Autumn Lange 1 point, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals; Sarah Buck 2 points; Kaylie Potts 5 points; Allee Nix 1 point, 3 rebounds; Prince 14 points, 10 blocks, 8 rebounds; Huppee 6 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and Faurie 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 6 assists.

With the wins, the Lady Panthers move to 4-0 in district and 25-3 on the season.

In district wins over Llano, Taylor, Salado and Lampasas, the Lady Panthers have outscored their opponents 255-116, with only Taylor scoring more than 30 points. Liberty Hill will look to keep that streak going Friday when the Lady Panthers host district rival Burnet. The Lady Dogs are 3-1 in district with a loss at Taylor, and 12-11 overall.

“They are right behind us with a record of 3-1 in district. Everyone knows that Burnet will bring their A game to our house on Friday. We have to ready to play and take care of business,” Lange said.

“We know they have a couple of girls that can hit some outside shots, we just have to be ready to get out and contest everything. We will not be able to have a slow start like we did in Lampasas and still get a win. This is just another chance to test ourselves and see where we are as a team.”

Freshman and junior varsity will play at 5 p.m., and varsity will take the court at 6:30 p.m.

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