Corona girls big winners

By Todd Fuqua

Corona’s girls basketball team hasn’t had the best of seasons, but they are still able to get a few wins when they need.

Their latest was a 49-4 victory over Lake Arthur, Jan. 25, to even their District 3-1A record at 1-1.

Almost every Cardinal got on the board, with Allison Martin leading the way with 16 points and Faith Riley with 14.

Katie Martin had 9, Alondra Maldonado 6 and RJ Lucero 4.

“The only one that didn’t score was Alissa Mulnix, and I don’t know how that happened,” said Corona coach Denise Martine. “This was a really good place for us to really put what we had been practicing to work.”

With only six girls on their roster, Corona (4-14) doesn’t get much of a chance in practice to work a lot of teamwork skills, making the games crucial as experience.

“We are very lucky that we have parents that come and practice with us, but there are just some things we don’t get to,” Martin said. “Everyone got to sit on the bench at least, which is nice for some of the girls. It was a great confidence for everyone.”

Things get more difficult for the Cardinals, as Hondo comes to town, Jan. 30. The Eagles fell to Mesilla Valley, 60-54, on Jan. 27.

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