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MISSION – Rene Garza’s squad was in a must win Tuesday night. A loss would have nearly mathematically eliminated the Lady Eagles from a postseason berth. Didn’t happen. Garza’s team came up big, beating the McHi Lady Bulldogs, 44-35.

Mission (17-9, 7-5) was led by Alexandria Cedillo who scored a game high 25 points. Cedillo was especially clutch in the fourth as she went nine of ten from the free throw line to ice the game. Teammate Carolee Lopez chipped in with twelve points.

Garza said following the game he was hoping to contain the McHi shooters, especially Arie Guerra. For the most part, said Garza, he felt his team was able to do that. Further, the coach was pleased with his team’s ability to break the McHi pressure defense.

By winning, Mission is still within one game of La Joya. Ironically, the two teams are scheduled to play Friday night. If the Lady Coyotes win then the Eagles season will be all but officially over. However, a win will give the two teams a tie in the standings. If the two teams finish tied then a coin flip will come into play.

Box Score:

Mission- 8   9   10  17 - 44

McHi-     7  8    6    14 -35

Other Games-Girls

La Joya 79 Memorial 48: The Coyotes are now set for a showdown with Mission

Sharyland 77 Palmview 41: With McHi losing to Mission, Sharyland has now moved back into second in district play.

Veterans Memorial 35 Roma 27: The Patriots have sealed themselves as the runner-up in District 32-4A.

Juarez-Lincoln at Brownsville Veterans Memorial: TBA

Other Games-Boys

McHi at Mission: TBA

Sharyland 62 Palmview 50: The game was a bit closer than the final scores indicates. The Lobos played well but the Rattlers controlled this game throughout.

Roma 55 Veterans Memorial 39: Despite the loss, Vets is still not eliminated from the postseason.

Juarez-Lincoln at Brownsville Veterans Memorial: TBA

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