Lady Miners hit the court running to start off the season

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By Frank Smith

The San Manuel Lady Miners varsity basketball team hit the court running at St. Gregory High School in Tucson taking part in the Boyd Baker Tournament on November 19, the Lady Miners took on Benson taking the loss 58 – 27 and also lost a close 35 – 30 game to Desert Christian. The Lady Miners faced off against the host the Lady Hawks from St. Gregory in the first game of the tournament taking the loss 60 – 24. San Manuel was outscored 34 – 16 in the first half and came up short in the second half only scoring eight points to the Lady Hawks 26 for the loss.

Contributing for the ladies was Angelica Zuniga scoring 10 points, pulling down six rebounds, and dishing out one assist, Alexis Garibay scored eight points with one rebound, Analisa Robles scored two points with two rebounds, one steal, and one blocked shot, Kadi Monfred scored two points with two assists, and two blocked shots, Leticia Reidhead scored two points,and Maximilliana Lara grabbed three rebounds, had two assists, and two steals.

In the second game of the tournament for the Lady Miners on November 21st, San Manuel faced Santa Rita taking the 45 – 34 loss, the Lady Miners outscored Santa Rita in the first half 19 – 17 but could not hold on as Santa Rita outscored San Manuel 28 – 15 in the second half for the victory.

Leading the ladies was Alexis Garibay who scored 14 points with one rebound, Angelica Zuniga scored three points, pulled down a team high 19 rebounds, and had two assists, Maximilliana Lara scored six points with four rebounds, and one assist, Analisa Robles scored four points, grabbed seven rebounds, and blocked one shot, Kadi Monfred scored three points with two rebounds, two assists, and one steal, Asha Quintero pulled down nine rebounds to go with two assists, Cierra Austin scored two points with one steal, and Nicole Predgo scored two points.

The Lady Miners made the trip to Immaculate Heart in Tucson on November 27th with San Manuel taking the loss 36 – 35, San Manuel fell behind after the first half 28 – 16 but out played Immaculate Heart in the second half 19 – 8 to come within one basket of the win.

Leading the ladies was Maximilliana Lara who hit for a double-double scoring 11 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, also contributing was Analisa Robles scoring six points, grabbing nine rebounds, and dishing out one assist, Asha Quintero scored six points, pulled down six rebounds, and had two steals, Kadi Monfred scored six points, hauled in six rebounds, and had three steals, Angelica Zuniga scored six points, and collected six rebounds.

Head Coach Dave Jungbluth said, “eadHeaThe Immaculate Heart game was a disappointment losing 36-35. We came out flat and they shot the lights out during the first five minutes of the game. We came back to take the lead with less than 40 seconds left in the game. They came down and shot the ball. The Miners grabbed the rebound. I called a timeout with 35 seconds left in the game. After throwing the ball in Immaculate Heart stole the ball, dribbled the length of the court and made a 10 footer to win the game. Our shooting percentage was not good shooting 22 percent hitting 15 out of 68 shots and went 0 for 9 in three point shooting.”

The Lady Miners traveled over to Oro Valley on November 28th to match up with the Canyon Del Oro Lady Dorados, coming away with a 49 – 20 loss.

San Manuel was outscored 26 – 10 at the half and could not rebound as they fell short again in the second half 20 – 3 to take the loss.

Contributing for the ladies was Leticia Reidhead scoring seven points with one rebound, and one assist, Kadi Monfred scored five points with one steal, Alexis Garibay scored four points with two rebounds, Angelica Zuniga scored two points with two rebounds, and Maximilliana Lara scored two points with three rebounds, Analisa Robles pulled down eight rebounds, Asha Quintero grabbed seven rebounds, with one assist, two steals, and one block.

Coach Jungbluth said, “The CDO game was 49-20, they shot the lights out from the three point range and we struggled again shooting 18% for the game.”

The Lady Miners then headed up the hill to Globe to take part in the Copper Cities Tournament starting on November 29th with San Manuel facing the Lady Braves from San Carlos in the their first game of the tournament.

San Manuel took the 13 point loss 40 – 27, the Lady Miners outscored San Carlos 19 – 18 in the first half but could not keep pace in the second half as the Lady Braves out ran San Manuel 22 – 8 to seal the victory.

Stepping up for the Lady Miners was Alexis Garibay who scored a team high 12 points with one rebound, two assists, and two steals, Angelica Zuniga came up big with eight points, pulling down six rebounds, and taking three steals, Kadi Monfred scored three points, grabbed five rebounds, and dished out three assists, Analisa Robles scored two points and grabbed three rebounds, Maximilliana Lara scored one point and pulled down eight rebounds, and Asha Quintrero scored one point and grabbedfour rebounds.

On November 30, the Lady Miners took on and took down the Lady Vandals from Miami beating them 26 – 14, San Manuel out scored Miami 12 – 3 in the first half and kept the game out of reach by outscoring the Lady Vandals 14 – 11 in the second half to take the win.

Leading the Lady Miners was Angelica Zuniga who scored 10 points, grabbed nine rebounds, had two steals, and blocked one shot, Alexis Garibay scored five points to go along with three rebounds, one assist, and one steal, Analisa Robles scored four points, grabbed seven rebounds, and had one assist, Asha Quintero scored three points, grabbed five rebounds, and had two assists, Kadi Monfred scored two points and pulled down four rebounds, and Maximilliana Lara score two points and pulled down nine rebounds.

San Manuel then matched up with Cibique on November 30th in the next game, taking an 11 point loss 20 – 31, Cibique outscored San Manuel 20 – 14 in the first half and kept the pressure on in the second half to outscore the Lady Miners 11 – 6 for the victory.

Contributing for the ladies was Angelica Zuniga who scored four points, grabbed nine rebounds, had one assist, and one steal, Asha Quintero scored three points with four rebounds, and one assist, Felicia Gomez scored three points with two rebounds, and four steals, Kadi Monfred scored three points and grabbed two rebounds, Analisa Robles scored two points, grabbed four rebounds, and had one assist, Leticia Reidhead scored two points, grabbed three rebounds, and had one steal.

Coach Jungbluth said, “In the Globe Tournament, we were leading San Carlos after the first half but came out flat during the second half. Against Cholla High school, it was close but came out 1 of 18in the second half. In the Cibecue game, the girls played better but not good enough to win, again shooting percentage was low. Miami was 3-0 when they played us, we started strong and played a good first half, in the second half we played poorly until the last four minutes of the game. Against Morenci, who was by far the best team in the 14 team tournament beat us easily with their pressure 52 – 21.”

The Lady Miners will host Thatcher today with the JV playing at 5pm and the varsity will take the court at 6:30pm.

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