TULOSO-MIDWAY — If the Alice Lady Coyotes were going too make any headway in District 30-5A’s North Zone they would eventually have to knock off of the zone’s front-runners.
They did that Friday night, and what’s more is they did it on the road at Tuloso-Midway against the Cherokees. Alice beat Tuloso-Midway, 56-47, Friday night to move up in the standings. The Cherokees came into the game tied for first in the North Zone with Ray and Gregory-Portland with 4-1 records. The Lady Coyotes trailed at 3-2.
The Cherokees beat the Lady Coyotes to begin zone play earlier this month.
This time around, the teams were even through the first half and tied at 24-24. However, the Alice girls pulled away in the third by outscoring Tuloso-Midway, 20-11.
Sarina Cantu had two three-pointers in the third and finished with eight points. Kayla Escobar added five points and Jakki Barrera had four in the quarter.
Just like they did in Tuesday’s 54-42 win against Calallen, the Lady Coyotes shot well from the free throw line. Alice was 14 of 24 Friday night. They converted six of 10 free throw attempts to put the game away in the fourth period.
Alex Garcia led the Lady Coyotes in scoring with 22 points. Garcia alone converted nine of 14 free throws in the game. Cantu had 11 points and Barrera scored nine.
Alice is 14-14 for the season.
The Lady Coyotes host Corpus Christi Ray at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
McKenzie Hermes led the Cherokees in scoring with 18 points. Emily Cortez scored 14.