RHS girls outlast Socorro

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By Dave Kavanaugh

Outscoring their visitors 17-10 in the final quarter Tuesday night, the Robertson Lady Cardinals  dispatched Socorro 68-55 in non-district girls’ basketball action.


Robertson improved to 10-10 overall; Socorro fell to 11-12.

The final score was hardly indicative of a game with six ties and eight lead changes. The Lady Cards were up only four early in the fourth quarter before making a 10-4 run to go ahead by double digits.

The visiting Lady Warriors enjoyed a 41-34 advantage after a 12-1 run that started late in the second period and lasted until the 5:51 mark of the third, when a Kendra Montoya layup broke a string of nine uninterrupted Socorro points.

Miranda Segura made several important plays for the Lady Cards on both sides of the ball and delivered one of her better offensive outputs with 13 points.

Segura’s fast break score with 21 seconds left in the third resulted in an old-fashioned three-point play to break a tie and give her team a 48-45 lead they would not relinquish.

Abbey Bradley scored 10 first-quarter points — six on old-school three-point plays — and Robertson finished the opening period ahead 19-17.

Socorro’s Maria Alderete accounted for six of her side’s 18 points in the second quarter, and sharpshooter Ashton Monette’s three-pointer lifted the Lady Warriors to a 35-34 edge at the half.

That run continued until Montoya broke the spell with her first of 10 third-quarter points.

Following Segura’s three-point play, Montoya finished the period by drawing a foul in the open floor and smartly starting a shooting motion, resulting in a three-shot trip to the charity stripe. She sank all three free throws for a 51-45 RHS lead.

Bradley and Heather Aragon combined for 11 in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Unofficial scoring, RHS: Abbey Bradley, 18; Heather Aragon, 13; Kendra Montoya, 13; Miranda Segura, 13; Santana Aragon, 2; Kerstin Morgan, 2; Chaylene Sena, 2; Amber Yara, 2; Caitlin Diefendorf, 1.

Socorro: Ashton Monette, 17; Amanda Saenz, 8; Ashley Pyke, 7; Maria Alderete, 6; Bryahna Baca, 6; Dezirae Armijo, 5; Theresa Chavez, 3; Amber Willie, 2; Gaby Alvarado, 1.