East County Sports

Del Lago hands RedHawks third loss




By Dave Dickens



ESCONDIDO (12-7-2021) – As the young Lady RedHawks of Mountain Empire High School have been searching for their first win on the season, the ladies are not matching up against inexperienced ballers, but the ladies are determined and see moments of improvement each game. You know the old saying “Practice makes perfect.” This squad will benefit as they face more teams and finally have the ability to practice in their own gymnasium, around Jan. 11, 2022.


The Firebirds of Del Lago Academy came into this contest with a 2-2 record, and the Lady RedHawks 0-2. 


Mountain Empire came out in the first quarter a little rusty but was showing signs of recognizing how to improve on their shooting percentage and really, improving ball control and communication on the court. 


Unfortunately for the Lady RedHawks, they were unable to score, and the hosts scored six with the leading scorer, Rosyl Chanchico, hitting two buckets along with Rebecca Hernandez, Del Lago winning the first quarter, 6-0. 


The Lady RedHawks played defense well, as they held the Firebirds, to only six points in the first quarter.


Although the second quarter saw the lady RedHawks losing the second quarter as well, 10-3,


Marianna Ibarra hit the bucket for two, and Carli McGhee was 1-for-2 at the free-throw line, leaving the score at the half 16-3.


The host Firebirds came out of the half knowing they needed double-digit quarters to finish off the visiting RedHawks.


Del Lago put up 11 in the third quarter, and 16 in the fourth.


For the Lady RedHawks, Caylee Hodson, a senior, has been playing basketball for quite a while, and as anyone who has seen her play knows, she is typically the most confident as far as shooting the ball, however, the host Firebirds only allowed Hodson one two-point field goal in the third quarter, missing one free throw, and finally, in the fourth, Leticia Cisneros made one of two free throws to score the only point for the Lady RedHawks. 


The final was 43-6, in favor of the Firebirds (1-1), and the lady RedHawks dropped their third straight, falling to 0-3.



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