Friday April 30, 2021
The Mountain House Mustangs Girls Varsity squad visited Lathrop High School and defeated the Spartans 37-24 in the 2nd game of the home and home between the two schools.
Mountain House started off sluggish but held the Spartans scoreless in the first quarter. Sophomore Sariah Fobert’s aggressiveness around the basket led to 4 free throws and a put back that gave the Mustangs a 7-0 lead. In the 2nd quarter, the Spartans showed more life, but Mustangs senior Maya Gorman led the charge with 4 points. Juniors Elani Khoe and Sophia Gonzalez contributed 2 points each that sparked the Mustangs to a 15-6 halftime lead.
The 3rd quarter, both teams battled each other in a dogfight that with each rebound and loose ball contested, with the Spartans pulling within 4 points until the Coach Reno Ursal called timeout to help the girls gather back their focus. Once play resumed, the Mustangs went on a 6-0 run led by sophomore Cayla Alvarez’s layup make, freshman Niara Mangrum’s nice drive to the bucket and Fobert’s fast break layup.
In the 4th quarter, the Mustangs put the game away with a 14-7 run led by Fobert’s 6 points in the quarter and sophomore Taylor McCutchen’s strong rebounding.
The Mustangs were led by Fobert’s 13 pts, senior Maya Gorman’s 10 pts, Alvarez’s 4 pts and McCutchen’s timely 3 pt in the 2nd half.
Mountain House improves to 3-1 on the season and now prepare for a home and home with Grace Davis High (Modesto CA) on May 6 and 7.