McMullen Co. hoops teams crush Knippa

Cowgirls cruise to 75-12 victory


McMullen County’s Ryleigh Kuehlem passes the ball to a teammate during the game against Knippa last Friday night STEPHEN WHITAKER | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

McMullen County’s Ryleigh Kuehlem passes the ball to a teammate during the game against Knippa last Friday night STEPHEN WHITAKER | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

The McMullen County Cowgirls have gotten off to a flying start this season. The Cowgirls entered their home game against Knippa last Friday night with a 3-0 record after outscoring Waelder, Nordheim and Orange Grove 165-67. The closest margin of victory had been the 44-27 win over Orange Grove last Tuesday night.

On Friday night before the home crowd the Cowgirls jumped on the Knippa Cowgirls early and coasted to a 75-12 win.

“We’re in a position where we are still new to our season and we have a lot of things to work on,” Head Coach Shannon Taylor said following the Cowgirls win over Knippa last Friday night. “We’ve gotten more confident on our shots, but we still have some shots we are missing that we can be making.”

The Cowgirls opened the game by scoring the first 17 points of the game. Knippa was able to put in a 3-point shot in the final minute of the first quarter to avoid a scoreless quarter. The second quarter was just like the first. Mc- Mullen County dominated, outscoring Knippa 18-2. Knippa’s only points in the second quarter came on two free throws in the final minute of the quarter.

“We did good on defensive rebounds and getting the ball out on offense,” Charity Harris said.

The Cowgirls were able to use every player on the roster in the game on Friday.

“We still have things we can work on,” Chloe Taylor said. “We can make better shot decisions and finish better underneath the basket.”

McMullen County will be back in action next Tuesday night when they travel to face the Yorktown Wildcats for a game scheduled to start at 6:15 p.m.

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