The Pershing County High School girls basketball team won two road games this past week. On Tuesday they edged ahead of Dayton in a close win 39-34. This past Thursday, in their first league game of the season, the Mustangs blew away Coral Academy 57-8.
The Dayton Dust Devils continue to improve as a team. Pershing County hustled for the five-point win. According to Lee Houston the Dust Devils exposed some areas the Mustangs need to work on.
“We came out of the game happy about the win but the need to box out and rebound better was apparent,” he said.
At the half the score was nearly tied (17-15) with the Mustangs up two. Pershing County pulled ahead in the fourth quarter.
Kaydance Happy led the scoring with 12 points and eight rebounds.
Raegan Burrows had ten points and eight steals. Presley Burrows added eight points and 14 rebounds.
Pershing County lands league win at Coral Academy
Houston had a few words of advice for the Mustangs before their first league game of the year against the Coral Academy Falcons.
“I told the girls to focus on playing Mustang basketball and try to put some points on the board,” he said. The girls took Houston’s words to heart, outscoring Coral 27-4 in the first quarter.
“Our pressure got to them early and we were able to turn steals into points,” he said. “They also had no answer for Kaydance as she scored 18 first half points.”
The 35-point lead rule took effect in the second half with a running clock.
Happy led the scoring with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Raegan Burrows had ten points and eight steals.
Presley Burrows added eight points, 10 rebounds and seven steals. Kylee Fuller scored six points.
With the wins the girls stand at 8-4, overall, and 1-0 in the 2A North.
JV girls play hard
The JV girls scores were not available at press time but they continue to gain experience.
They now have a couple of games under their belts against Coral Academy and Dayton. Damien McKinney coaches.
“We look forward to a great week of practice to prepare for Yerington on the road and Silver Stage at home,” said Houston.
The JV and varsity girls play Yerington on Friday, Jan. 7. Saturday, Jan. 8, Pershing County hosts the Silver Stage Nighthawks.
The JV girls will sit this one out. Stage has no JV girls team. The JV boys play at 12:30 p.m. The varsity girls tip off at 2 p.m.
The varsity boys play at 3:30 p.m.