The Lady Broncos were less successful than the boys team Friday night when they suffered a 46-51 loss to Lorenzo.
They couldn’t seem to defend early in the game, and suffered more than a few stinging turnovers from the Lady Hornets.
They were down 10-17 at the end of the first quarter, then barely ahead in the second when senior Bethany Flores landed a three-pointer, and back down 28-34 at halftime and 34-41 at the end of the third.
"Our defense was definitely lacking in the first half, (but) we played better in the second,” said Head Coach Ryan Bobo. "Bethany Flores had the best game she’s probably ever had.”
Scorers included Tamara Vela 3-1 5-6 14, Lexy Silva 3-0 8-13 14, Flores 2-1 2-2 9, Kelsey Saenz 3-0 6 and Katlen Davila 1-0 1-1 3. The Broncos landed 16 of 22 free-throw attempts for 73 percent and the Lady Hornets 16 of 20 for 80 percent.
The Broncos and Lady Broncos will travel to Wilson Tuesday, then be back home Friday to host Ropes. While Petersburg has nearly clenched the boys district championship, the Broncos and Eagles will likely contend for the number-two spot. The Lady Broncos, at 6-5 in district at 14-14, could still have a slight chance at a playoffs spot.