Print Girls allow too many layups in loss
Written by Staci Gasser   
Thursday, 31 January 2013 00:00

The Mingus Union girls basketball team missed some easy baskets and committed too many fouls in a 66-37 loss to the Prescott Badgers [19-7] at home on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Mingus Union junior Angel Chavez begins a drive down the lane after teammate Monica Soliz sets a screen during a 66-37 loss at home against the Prescott Badgers on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The Marauders are now 6-17 and will face the Sedona Red Rock High Scorpions [11-12] for the second time this season on Thursday, Jan. 31, at SRRHS, then face the No. 1-ranked Division II team, the Bradshaw Mountain Bears [22-1], on Friday, Feb. 1, at Bradshaw Mountain.The Marauders, now 6-17 on the season, felt the effects of missing senior Seairah Ebert, one of their starters, during the Division II, Section II, conference game against the Badgers. Mingus struggled to hit some shots, were out-rebounded by the Badgers and had their top rebounder foul out of the game.

“We were good in spurts, but Prescott is a good team,” Marauders Head Coach Art Moncibaez said. “We passed the ball really well, we didn’t throw the ball away that much and we hit some shots, but we gave away a lot of layups. We tried to press to get a momentum, but they are a good team. They broke the press and made some easy baskets.

“But when you don’t have the people who are playing normally, it’s difficult.”

For the full story, please see the Wednesday, Jan. 30, issue of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.