The Winters Lady Blizzards split games this past week and ended the first half of District 7-2A action, tied for third place with Ozona and Irion County.

The Winters Lady Blizzards split games this past week and ended the first half of District 7-2A action, tied for third place with Ozona and Irion County.

On Tuesday, the Lady Blizzards hosted the Miles Lady Bulldogs, coming away with a 42-16 win. The first quarter saw Winters jump out to a 8-3 lead, behind two 3-pointers by Aimee Green. In the second, the Lady Bulldogs were able to cut the lead to 16-10 at half-time. In the third quarter, the Lady Blizzards outscored Miles, 17-6, behind eight points from Monique Carrillo and two more 3-pointers from Green, to make the margin 33-16 going into the final period. In the fourth quarter, Winters’s defense did not allow a single point from the Lady Bulldogs, outscoring them 9-0 for the final 42-16 score.

Carrillo had 22 points, seven rebounds and four steals, while Green had 12 points and six assists. Karlee Busher and Baily Knight each grabbed 11 rebounds. Skylar Lee added seven points, while Marley Smith had four steals. In JV action, the Lady Blizzards defeated Miles’ JV, 22-6. Miranda Rodriguez had 10 points, while Querstin Lara had four.

On Friday, the Lady Blizzards wrapped up the first half of District 7-2A with a heartbreaking, 35-34, loss to the Irion County Lady Hornets. The Lady Hornets, armed with two 6-foot post players, dominated Winters, taking a 27-16 halftime lead. In the third quarter, the Lady Blizzards’ defense kicked in, as they outscored Irion County, 6-2, making the score 29-22 going into the final period. In the fourth quarter, Winters went on a 10-2 run, taking their first lead of the game, 32-31, with a minute left. However, the Lady Hornets would outscore the Lady Blizzards, 4-2, for the final 35-34 margin. Marley Smith had 10 points, while Aimee Green and Cha-Cha Lovelace both had five.

“I was very proud of how we fought back in this game,” said Lady Blizzards coach Val Acree. “Their two posts are beasts inside and we pretty much shut them down in the second half. This game could’ve gone either way, unfortunately it didn’t go our way. But, considering that four of our last six games are at home, I like where we are.”

The loss drops the Lady Blizzards to 3-3 in district play and 16-11 on the season.

The JV game was very similar, as the JV Lady Blizzards lost, 22-21. Jezebel Gonzalez had eight points. The JV Lady Blizzards are now 6-9 on the season and 2-3 in district play.

Winters had an open date on Tuesday, then face the second place Forsan Lady Buffs on Friday. The JV girls will play at 4 p.m. and the varsity girls play at 6:30 p.m.