By Sarah Christensen
The Lund High girls’ basketball team is in a good position headed to the Regional Tournament following three wins in the last two weeks.
“I think that if we keep it up and keep playing well, we have a good chance of going to the state tournament,” said point guard Alondra Dowl
Most recently, The Lady Mustangs fought hard for a win against White Pine’s junior varsity team. They won by only one point, with the final score being 38-37, after a foul shot by freshman Sierra Hyde put the Mustangs one point ahead with four seconds left on the clock.
On Feb. 14, the Mustangs had a showdown with the second place Tonopah Muckers. After a slow start, the Lady Mustangs came roaring back in the second half to take and keep the lead for a 49-43 win and sole possession of second place in their division.
The win give them a first-round bye in the region tournament. They will play the winner of the Round Mountain – Tonopah game on Friday Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. at Chaparral High School in Las Vegas.
The Lady Mustangs are 9-7 on the year and 6-2 in league.
The boys’ team is also doing well. Even though they’re young and inexperienced at basketball, they always give their all on the court.
The White Pine JV boys recently defeated the Mustangs 55-36 in Lund. They have a 2-13 record and are playing as a JV team this year, in order to give them some good experience on the court before they head onto the varsity court in a year or two.