Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Lady Broncs overpower Wellington

Lady Bronco Trevela Dronzek drives the ball to score during their big 50-38 win over the Wellington January 17 in the Bronco Gym. Enterprise Photo / Matthew Martinez

Outstanding basketball was exhibited by the Lady Broncos in their 50-38 win over state-ranked Wellington at home Tuesday night.

Defeating the 10th ranked team was huge for the Lady Broncos and gave them the edge going into the second half of district play.

Clarendon finished the first half 4-0 (17-4) and will end regular season play in less than two weeks.  They will face off against Wellington again on February 3.

Wellington was stunned at the aggressive play by the Lady Broncos.

Defensively, Clarendon was spot on, which allowed them to execute offensively.

It was a close game throughout, and the Lady Broncos trailed by five at the break but came back to take a two-point lead after three.

The final period was the backbreaker for the Lady Rockets as the Lady Broncos poured on the pressure and took a commanding lead with just minutes left.

Wellington committed several last minute desperation fouls to try to stop the Lady Broncos, but they were unsuccessful in their attempts.

Clarendon made 13/18 free throws in the game and had three players finish in double figures.

Coach Molly Weatherred was very pleased with the team effort by the ladies.

“I really felt that the girls played extremely hard Tuesday night,” Weatherred said.

“They did a great job handling the press and keeping their composure throughout the entire game. We had a lot of girls step up and make big plays.

“I thought Trevela Dronzek did a great job attacking the basket and hitting shots early in the game, and Ryann Starnes hit four big shots in the fourth quarter when we were struggling to score. Jentry Shadle and Deborah Howard stepped up and made their free throws when we needed them.”

The ladies will play at Quanah Friday, January 27, and take on Wheeler at home Tuesday, January 31 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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