KINGSVILLE-After pulling an upset against the favored Tuloso-Midway Cherokees Jan. 15, the Calallen Lady Wildcats won their third straight district game Friday night, beating the H.M. King Lady Brahmas, 35-25.
Though the game was played with many sloppy shots from their end, Calallen head coach Beverly Barker was just satisfied to get the victory.
"I'm glad we won," Barker said. "It wasn't a very good performance, but it's good to have the win."
The Lady Cats shot well in the first quarter, scoring 15 points, including an 11-0 run to start the game. The Calallen defense held its own against the Lady Brahmas, who only scored two points in the quarter from Melanie Melton.
The opening quarter was dominated by Calallen's Amanda Haven, who scored nine of her game-leading 17 points in the opening quarter.
Haven also finished the game with six rebounds, five steals and three assists.
"Her leadership is extremely important," Barker said. "We play as good as she does when she does well. She plays to the best of her ability."
The game slowed down tremendously in the second quarter.
While H.M. King struggled to get six points, the Lady Cats only managed two.
At halftime, Calallen had a 17-8 lead.
Scoring was nearly impossible for Calallen in the second half.
Calallen scored only nine points in the third quarter, with seven of those points coming on free-throw shots.
"It's been a concern for us this season to continue getting our momentum," Barker said. "We need to focus more on staying disciplined for the whole game."
The Lady Brahmas did try to make it a game in the fourth quarter, but the lead was too big for any chance of a comeback.
The lone bright spot for H.M. King came from Shasha King, who scored 13 points with five rebounds and two steals.
Calallen played Alice on Tuesday and will head to Flour Bluff to face the Lady Hornets Friday night at around 6:30.