The Tolar girls basketball team improved their district record to 3-2 with a lopsided 50-14 win over Rio Vista Saturday.
The Lady Rattlers were utterly dominant in victory, holding the visitors scoreless in the first half while racing out to a 30-0 advantage on their hapless opponents.
Hannah Peregrino paced the Lady Rattlers on offense with 19 points, while teammate Shelby Nunley added 11. Peregrino also contributed a team-leading eight rebounds and four steals. Nunley had five assists.
Tolar hit 6 of 12 free throws. The Lady Rattlers were also 20-for-56 from the field, including 16-for-39 from 2-point range (41 percent) and 4-for-17 on 3-pointers (24 percent).
Obviously, the Lady Rattlers clamped down hard on the defensive end, as they improved to 12-11 overall. They posted 11 steals as a team, with five different players contributing.
“We came out and played well defensively,” Tolar coach Benita Carlton said. “We need to finish this first round of district strong, and not worry about anybody else but us.”
Maypearl 47, Tolar 42
The Lady Rattlers fell to Maypearl, 47-42, in district paly on Thursday despite 10 points each from Hannah Peregrino and Carly Knapp.
Teammate Breanna Rogers added a team-high five steals and four assists. Peregrino pulled in five rebounds.
Tolar outscored Maypearl 12-11 in the opening quarter, but Maypearl turned it on on the second half. The Lady Rattlers were outscored 17-10 in the third quarter.
“We couldn’t seem to get it together in the second half,” Carlton said. “We got in foul trouble early, and we had some playing out of position due to injuries. We can’t let this game bring us down. We have to refocus for the next two games.”
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Rio Vista 0 0 6 8 – 14
Tolar 15 15 10 10 – 50
Tolar (12-11, 3-2 in 10-2A) scoring – Shelby Nunley 11, Hannah Peregrino 19, Breanna Rogers 8, Taya Vasquez 7, Carly Knapp 4, Logan Chandler 1.
Tolar free throws – 6-12.
Tolar 3-pointers – Rogers 2, Vasquez 1, Nunley 1.
Maypearl 11 8 17 11 – 47
Tolar 13 9 10 10 – 42
Tolar scoring – Meredith Caudle 7, Hannah Peregrino 10, Breanna Rogers 5, Taya Vasquez 6, Carly Knapp 10, Logan Chandler 4.
Tolar free throws – 8-13.
Tolar 3-pointers – Vasquez 2.