TAYLOR-Shots for the Lady Ducks fell sparingly Friday afternoon as they hung on to take down the Llano Lady Yellowjackets.
The Lady Jackets jumped out big in the opening quarter, holding the Lady Ducks to just 5 points. In the second quarter the two squads went back and forth with big runs. Taylor started with a 7-0 run and then Llano countered with a 9-2 run. The Lady Ducks managed to keep things close against Llano, yet still trailed by six at the half 20-14.
The defense and offense both woke up for the Lady Ducks in the second half as they out scored the Lady Jackets 13-6 to take a one-point lead heading into the final frame 27-26.
After a bit of back and forth in the closing moments of the game Junior, Josie Lewis sealed the game for Taylor with her shooting. Milano had possession late with a chance to tie but a miscued pass turned the ball over, and the Lady Ducks came away with their 16th win of the season, adding to the graveyard outside the gym.
Senior, Natalie Alderete led the Lady Ducks with 13 points and 7 rebounds, along with Josie Lewis’ 9 points and 8 steals. Lakaysha Davis was a monster on defense swiping 13 rebounds to go along with her 6 steals and 5 points in the game.
“It was an ugly win but, we’ll take it,” Coach Collier said.
The JV Lady Ducks were also successful against Llano winning easily 32-11. In the Freshman game Taylor came away winning a nail biter with a last second free throw 11-10.
The Lady Ducks will take the rest of 2019 off before starting things back up Jan. 3 at home against Normangee.