Thursday, January 7, 2010

Lady Warriors Keep On Winning

By Nicky Romero
For the Mountain Mail

The Socorro Lady Warriors continued their winning ways in their first home game – two months since their first fall practice day. The Lady Warriors defeated Robertson 70-53 on Jan. 2.
“This was a big win for us because in the preseason poll, I had them ranked No. 2,” Socorro coach Joseph Garcia said. “They are a good team and putting up 70 points was key for us.”
Socorro opened the game, outscoring Robertson 20-6 in the first quarter with Roxanne Silva, the state’s leading scorer, scoring the first eight points.
Guard Kianna Gonzales scored 10 points in the second quarter and Silva added eight more as Socorro led 39-27 at halftime.
In the second half, Socorro kept up the pressure and got contributions from Jaden Jones, who had six points and Silva who added 15 more for a game-high total of 31 points.
Gonzales and Samantha Sedillo added five points each in the second half.
“Kianna Gonzales probably had the best game of her career,” Garcia said. “Teams are trying to take out Roxanne, but the good thing that it’s either going to be Jaden, Brittany, or Kianna that helps and scores.
“When we have two or three girls that score like that, we’re going to be tough to beat.”
Socorro shot 53 percent from the field, had 26 rebounds, 17 steals, 21 assists and 21 turnovers.
The Lady Warriors played at Bernalillo on Wednesday and will host Ruidoso on Friday at 7 p.m. and Tohatchi on Saturday at noon.

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