No. 19 Cowgirls win 32-1A opener



McMullen County’s Caeli Taylor (2) shoots a three-pointer. SAM FOWLER | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

McMullen County’s Caeli Taylor (2) shoots a three-pointer. SAM FOWLER | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

The no. 19-ranked Mc- Mullen County Cowgirls kept up their red-hot ways with a dominant win over Runge to open play in District 32-1A on Friday.

The Cowgirls won 56-8 behind a dominant performance from Caeli Taylor.

Taylor led the way in scoring for the Cowgirls with 19 points. Brenda Beyer was second behind her with 10 points in the win.

McMullen County jumped out to a 14-3 lead in the first quarter.

The Cowgirls then buckled down and played stout defense to hold the Yellowjackets scoreless in the second quarter and take a 22-3 lead into halftime.

McMullen then got a 22-point outburst in the third quarter to take a 44-6 lead into the final period.

The Cowgirls capped off the win with a 12-2 run in the fourth quarter to seal the emphatic win.

McMullen County’s 10-game win streak has stretched over a month in length. Their last loss at the time of publication was to Thorndale in the Tilden Classic semifinals.

The Cowgirls (18-2, 1-0) were announced as the no. 19 team on the Jan. 13 rankings released by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

McMullen County will put their streak on the line with games at Bruni on Jan. 14 and Austwell-Tivoli on Jan. 17.

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